GME Admissions Reporting Standards

The purpose of the GME Admissions Reporting Standards is to aid in creating trust, educating junior colleagues or those new to GME admissions, and standardizing reporting, so candidates can accurately compare across programs. In response to requests from the membership, GMAC formed a task force at the beginning of 2019 to revise the MBA Reporting Criteria (in effect 2000 to 2013) into new GME Admissions Reporting Standards ("Standards"). These new standards are intended to align with the transformation of our industry and today's best practices.
You can download a copy of the Standards below (under Related Resources) to serve as a reference as you update your marketing collateral/properties and prepare submissions to ranking publications. We have also extracted the tables and made them available for you to capture and save your data conveniently.

Per the task force's recommendation, GMAC will review (and revise as needed) the Standards on a two-year cycle. The 2022 task force is currently reviewing the Standards and plans to release revisions at the beginning of 2023. In the meantime, if your program complies with the 2020 standards, you may request an updated 2022/2023 badge by emailing datastandards@gmac.com.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please email membership@gmac.com.

2022 Task Force to Review the Standards

GMAC extends our sincerest gratitude to the current task force for the many hours of work in revising the Standards and making themselves available for conferences, webinars, and Zoom calls to address the membership questions. 

  • Marci Armstrong: Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business
  • Eric Askins: University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • Jason A. Brown: Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School
  • Laurel Grodman: Yale University - Yale School of Management
  • Valerie D. James: University of California – Davis Graduate School of Management
  • Elaine Jun: Stanford University - Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Betsy Kacizak: University of Wisconsin – Madison Wisconsin School of Business
  • Danielle Richie: The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Meredith Curtin Siegel: Boston University - Questrom School of Business
  • Adam Smith: New York University - Stern School of Business
  • Nita Swinsick: Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
  • Stephen Sweeney: Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business
  • Sabrina White: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
  • Kelly Wilson: Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business