2006 Application Trends Survey: Executive Summary Report

Overview

This document provides context and a holistic view of the 2006 Application Trends survey results. The 2006 survey tracked the percentage changes in the number of graduate business school applications for enrollment in the 2006 school year compared with the number of applications for the 2005 school year. Business schools reported the percentage changes overall and for specific subgroups of applicants, including domestic, foreign, female, and US minority applicants.

In the report, we highlight how business school application volume has changed, the types of programs most affected, and the external factors that might influence these trends, including special outreach for recruiting population subgroups, academic qualifications of applicants, and changes in the targeted entering class size.