This report is based on findings from the 2007 mba.com Registrants study, which included individuals who registered on mba.com between September 1, 2006, and August 31, 2007. The document is organized into five sections. The first section provides an overview of the four main world regions. Each subsequent section corresponds to a particular world region—Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific Islands; Europe; North, Central, and South America; and Africa and the Middle East. The emphasis in this report is on similarities and differences within each world region. Report release date: 2008.