Graduate Management News

July 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Deadline Extended! It's Not Too Late to Participate in the 2015 App Trends Survey!

The deadline to participate is now extended to Friday, July 24!

App Trends

Now’s your chance to participate in GMAC’s annual assessment of application volume trends for graduate management programs, offering timely insights into demographic shifts and other factors defining the candidate pools for the coming year’s application cycle. This year’s survey questionnaire has been updated with new content to better meet your needs, based on your many requests for additional analysis of survey findings.

How do you participate?

Reminder emails with a link to get started went out July 15. If you didn’t receive an invitation email—or if you are new to your school’s admissions or program office or to GMAC’s applications trends research—then visit to sign up and ensure that your programs are represented in GMAC’s application trends analysis for the coming school year. 

What do you get for participating?

Schools that participate in the Application Trends Survey gain a competitive advantage over their peers through exclusive participant benefits:

  • Early Receipt of Survey Findings – gain critical industry insights before they go public
  • Interactive Data Reports – an incredibly powerful tool to create customized views of data by a number of variables, including citizenship, region, work experience, age, gender, and academic qualifications.
  • Benchmark Report Tool - create instant benchmark reports comparing your programs’ responses against those of your peers. (Visit the Benchmark Reports web page on for a new demo of our interactive and benchmark report tool.) 

2015 Application Trends Survey ReportWho can participate?

All graduate management programs worldwide are eligible to participate, regardless of location, affiliation, admissions structure, whether or not your school is a GMAC member, and regardless of whether you accept the GMAT® exam as part of your admissions process. We encourage the participation of all your graduate business programs: full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online/hybrid/flexible MBA, specialized master’s, and doctoral programs.