RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - Prospective MBA students will be able to quiz admissions professionals from dozens of the world's top business schools during a global online event developed and managed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The GMATCH Virtual MBA Fair, scheduled for November 22 and 23, will enable people interested in attending full-time MBA programs to speak directly with admissions officials, learn effective self-marketing strategies and chat with alumni and current students -- all from the comfort of their own computer and at no cost.
More than 40 business schools have signed up to participate in GMATCH, including London Business School, INSEAD, the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Nanyang Business School.
GMATCH -- the first truly global virtual fair bringing together business schools and potential students regardless of their location -- will be open for four hours on each of the two days it occurs and is structured so people in different time zones may participate when it is most convenient for them. The November 22 session is optimal for people in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The session set for November 23 is aimed at individuals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.
"Today's global economy means international recruitment is particularly important for MBA programs around the world," said Julia Tyler, GMAC's executive vice president of member services and school marketing. "GMAC is pleased to play a key role in helping business schools and students tap the power of technology to connect with each other conveniently and effectively, no matter where they happen to be."
The innovative GMATCH concept employs a rich graphical interface featuring virtual booths and a multimedia auditorium stocked with material about each participating school's programs as well as management education in general. Participants will be able to use webcams to enable face-to-face interaction.
Students can register for GMATCH by visiting www.g-match.com. Details for schools interested in exhibiting during the virtual fair are at www.gmac.com/gmatch. Questions about GMATCH may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (www.gmac.com) is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has a European office in London. The GMAT® exam was created in 1954 and is used by nearly 5,000 graduate management programs at approximately 1,900 business schools around the world to assess applicants. The GMAT -- the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide -- is continuously available at more than 530 test centers in over 111 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at www.mba.com.