About Us

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global, mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools.

We are committed to the work you do every day.

Founded in 1953, GMAC is actively committed to advancing the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students.

We own and administer the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam. First administered in 1954, today, it is relied on by more than 7,700 graduate programs worldwide, and 9 out of 10 new MBA enrollments globally are made using a GMAT score.* The GMAT is the most widely used exam for graduate business school admissions, and more than 200,000 candidates take the GMAT exam every year.

Our other premier assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment, specifically designed for Executive MBA programs around the world.

The Council is based in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom, India, and China. For information on assessments, study tools and services for candidates, visit www.mba.com.

For additional information on getting involved with the Council or to access resources for the graduate management education community, please visit the following pages:


Market Intelligence

Professional Development & Events

Publications & News

Reach & Recruit Candidates

*Top 100 Financial Times full-time MBA programs

Our Vision, Mission, Purpose & Values: Driving Everything We Do


A world where every talented person can benefit from the best business education for them.


Provide the tools and information necessary for schools and talent to discover and evaluate each other.


To ensure talent never goes undiscovered.


  • Courage: We are courageous in challenging the status quo.
  • Creativity: While doing so, we need to be creative in how we solve problems. Without courage and creativity, we will not stay relevant.
  • Listening: To act with courage and creativity, we listen to the market and our stakeholders and act on what we hear.
  • Collaboration: Action requires collaboration. We cannot accomplish our mission as individuals or even as one organization.
  • Integrity: Above all, we act with unfailing integrity to ensure honesty and fairness. 

By living these values day to day, we seek to build lasting connections within our organization and the education community, both today and for the future.

GMAC's Code of Ethical Behavior affirms our values, our mission and vision,
and affirms our commitments to each other and to our stakeholders.

Our members support our values and adhere to our membership policies. As an organization, we value and pursue strong, creative relationships with organizations whose missions reflect our commitment to excellence in graduate management education. We also benefit from our partnerships with leading higher education and technology organizations, including Pearson VUE, our global GMAT exam administrators, and ACT, Inc., our partner in developing the GMAT exam. These partnerships help us deliver unparalleled value to our graduate management community.