Hate has no place in our world

Reston, Va. (March 25, 2021) — The graduate management education community is wonderfully diverse. Each year, business schools welcome students from around the world to continue their journey toward achieving their potential.

As a community that values diversity, we are greatly saddened and disturbed to know that people of Asian heritage are reporting experiencing acts of discrimination and violence. The uptick in crimes, racist acts and bullying against individuals of Asian heritage, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders cannot stand. One act of this nature is too many.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) believes in the free flow of talent, and that people should be able to study in the location of their choice at the program that is the best fit for their goals. We are committed to creating opportunities for more students to pursue their dreams of attaining an MBA or business master’s degree― and to do so in a safe and welcoming environment. In our world of graduate management education, hate has no place, as today’s students of different cultures and heritages learn and develop into tomorrow’s global leaders and innovators. In this world, respect works hand in hand with growth.

As GMAC reiterates our commitment to supporting global diversity in the candidate pipeline, we remain dedicated to our ongoing efforts to maximize access for a diverse and inclusive pool of students to the opportunities provided by graduate business schools in the U.S. and around the world.

We stand with our staff, school colleagues and candidates in solidarity against anti-Asian hate.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, GMAC creates solutions and experiences that enable business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate, and connect with each other.

GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry, as well as tools, resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment; GMAC also owns and administers the NMAT by GMAC (NMAT) exam and the Executive Assessment (EA). BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

To learn more about our work, please visit gmac.com.

Media contact:

Teresa Hsu, Senior Manager, Media Relations, GMAC +1 (202) 390-4180 or thsu@gmac.com