2008-2012 World Geographic Trend Report

TY 2012 World Geographic Trend Report Cover

February 27, 2013


The World Geographic Trend Report for GMAT Examinees focuses on mobility trends around the world in TY 2012. Score-sending data reveal two key types of information related to examinees’ geographic program preferences. First is absolute change in the overall number of GMAT score reports that are sent each year, which reflects the physical size of the annual student pipeline. The second type of information is relative change, which measures the proportion of total scores sent to a given country or region and reveals structural changes in market share.

Quick Facts

  • GMAT testing reached 286,529 exams taken in TY 2012, representing the greatest annual total ever with an 11 percent increase from TY 2012 and a 16 percent increase from TY 2008.
  • GMAT examinees sent 831,337 score reports to management programs around the world in TY 2012. Business schools in the United States received 76 percent of these score reports, down from 81 percent in TY 2008.