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 provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry as well as resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey.

Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment. In addition, more than 12 million prospective students a year trust GMAC’s platforms, including mba.com, GMAC Tours, and BusinessBecause, to learn about MBA and business master’s programs, connect with schools around the world, prepare and register for exams, and get advice on how to successfully achieve their business education and career goals. GMAC is a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

For additional information on getting involved with GMAC 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.

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.