Graduate Management News

September 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Plenty of Professional Development Opportunities in a Packed Fall Season

The GMAC professional development calendar is jam packed with enriching opportunities across the globe.

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Whatever your experience level, if you’re affiliated with a school that uses the GMAT exam, there's a GMAC professional learning program that’s right for you. Be sure to take advantage of regional events and webinars, all designed to help you expand your network and gain the industry knowledge you need to drive your success.

  • In October, join us for the 2014 Admissions Institute for New Professionals (GMAC office, London, UK, Oct. 12-15). Master the Admissions process while strengthening your professional network in this inaugural certification program. Designed around three Admissions competencies to help participants master the admissions lifecycle, this pro-gram is unlike anything currently offered in the market.
  • Also in October, take a deep dive into the results of the 2014 GMAC Application Trends survey results during an informative webinar (Oct. 29, 2014 at 11 am EDT, 4 pm GMT). This is our annual look at the latest survey results, where we will break down the data and answer questions about how MBA programs are faring this year vs. Master’s program, the state of applications, among other topics.
  • In November, East and West will converge in Shanghai for our 2014 Asia Pacific Conference (Nov. 2-3 at Fudan University School of Management, Shanghai). Built around a theme of “building engagement,” this year’s event is designed to help you attract, develop, and manage talent—candidates, students, and alumni—in the networked age.
  • Finally, kick off the new year back in the US for the 2015 Leadership Conference (Jan. 20-23, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA), where professionals from around the world gather in an intimate setting to learn, share ideas, and discuss top-of-mind industry issues. In addition to participating in the many substantive sessions and workshops, attendees also will have ample opportunity to network with colleagues.