Graduate Management News
 

July 2007

  What's New

GMAC™ Begins Test of GMAT™ Fee Waivers

”We won’t let the cost of the test be a barrier for anyone seeking graduate management education,” GMAC Chief Client Officer Nicole M. Chestang announced at the GMAC 2007 Annual Industry Conference in Philadelphia last month. GMAC is initiating a fee-waiver program for the GMAT exam.

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  Effective Practices

The Power of Computerized Adaptive Testing

As part of the ongoing commitment by GMAC to ensure the quality and integrity of the GMAT, we continuously assess the exam to make improvements. In June, as part of this effort, GMAC sponsored its first conference on computerized adaptive testing (CAT).

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  What's New

Georgetown Wins Inaugural TeamMBA Award; “TeamMBA Week” Announced

The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University is the inaugural recipient of the TeamMBA Award, which recognizes a business school that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community service. Monica Gray, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions at Georgetown, accepted the award at a presentation last month during the GMAC Annual Industry Conference in Philadelphia.

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  Biz Buzz

BIZ BUZZ

Around the world in graduate management education.

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  What's New

GMAC™ to Pilot Post-Admission, Diagnostic Tests in Accounting, Finance, and Statistics

Many business school professionals seek better ways to evaluate incoming students' proficiency in core subjects, in part because some introductory b-school courses assume basic levels of understanding. In response to this need, GMAC is developing new diagnostic assessments in finance, accounting, and statistics.

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  Data & Trends

GMAT™ Registration Volume Surpasses 127,000

GMAT registration continues to rise.

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  What's New

GMAT™ Bus Gears Up For Fall Tour

Coming off a strong debut year, the GMAT Mobile Test Center is getting ready to go on the road again this fall. Bringing the Graduate Management Admission Test to sites around the U.S. is part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to making the test more accessible to prospective graduate business students.

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  Recap

GMAC™ Conference Challenges Attendees to "Reach Beyond the Horizon"

From Thursday’s kick-off orientation for first-time attendees to Saturday’s closing photo montage, the GMAC 2007 Annual Industry Conference was a fast-moving, information-packed event. Nearly 750 school professionals—an all-time record—met in Philadelphia in mid-June to share ideas and network.

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  Data & Trends

News You Can Use

According to GMAC data, the number of graduate business programs worldwide is rapidly growing.

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  GME Jobs

New Openings in Graduate Management Education

Looking for something new? Check out the open positions around the industry (and around the world).

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  People on the Move

People on the Move

See what's new with your colleagues across the industry. Send promotion and hiring announcements to gmnews@gmac.com for inclusion in future editions of this newsletter.

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