Findings relate to applications for graduate business and management programs in the 2018-2019 academic year. By program type, survey respondents include 571 MBA programs, 482 business master’s programs, 14 post-graduate programs, and 20 doctoral programs.
The report uses two approaches to assess changes in application volume to graduate management programs. Absolute change analysis involves comparing the number of applications received by programs that responded to both the 2017 and 2018 Application Trends Surveys. Relative change analysis involves monitoring the number of programs that report either an increase or decrease in applications compared with the prior year.