September 2021 PDF 62k Download Overview According to a recent GMAC survey, four in five students enrolled in a business school report that their graduate management education prepares them for leadership positions. The findings indicate that the value proposition of a graduate management education as a ground for preparing leadership talent remains strong among students even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quick Facts Overall, 81 percent of students agree that their graduate business education prepares them for leadership positions, with business master’s (75%) students less likely to agree with the statement on leadership preparation than MBA students (87%). Regarding gender, female students (82%) agree with the statement on leadership preparation at a similar level as male students (79%). This signals the importance of the business school experience as a catalyst for the future pipeline of women leaders in business. Finally, the survey data suggests no major difference in the perspectives of students graduating in 2021 (81%) compared to those graduating in 2022 (80%). Access the related research blog here.