Women and Graduate Management Education 2012 (GMAC® Data-To-Go)

March 01, 2012

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012, GMAC prepared this Data-To-Go as a summary of current data about women in the business school pipeline.

Overview

Findings in this Data-To-Go are derived from several sources of GMAC test taker and survey information in 2011-2012.

Key points include:

  • Record levels of women taking the GMAT® exam, particularly in the growing economy of China. In testing year 2011, a total of 106,800 GMAT exams (41.4%) were taken by women worldwide, setting a new record in both the number and share of exams taken by women. Source: GMAC Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test Candidates, 2007–2011
  • Increased demand for specialized master’s programs being fueled in part by interest from younger women. For example, 50,541 (54%) of women GMAT examinees were younger than 25 years of age in testing year 2011. Source: GMAC Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test Candidates, 2007–2011
  • Overall, 84% of the women in the class of 2011 were employed at the time of graduation, and nine out of 10 said they got the type of job they wanted. Source: GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, 2012