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, which were endorsed by GMAC membership in the summer of 2020, are intended to align with the transformation of our industry and today's best practices. 

A recommendation of the 2019 Reporting Standards Task Force was that the Standards be reviewed every two years to ensure they continue to guide schools in distributing reliable, accurate, useful, and comparable GME Admissions data for prospective students and rankings organizations. To that end, a new Taskforce (listed below) was organized at the beginning of 2022 to tackle this important work. After reviewing and analyzing market data and securing feedback from you- colleagues in GME- the Task force released an updated version of the GME Admissions Reporting Standards to serve as a reference as you update your marketing collateral/properties and prepare submissions to ranking publications. You are invited to download a copy of the Standards below. Tables have also been extracted and made available for you to conveniently capture and save your data.

Schools should begin leveraging these standards for cohorts starting the summer/fall of 2023. If your program complies with the 2022 Standards, you may request an updated 2023/2024 badge by emailing

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please email

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