Graduate Management News

December 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

2016 Topics in Review and a Nod to Our Contributors

Graduate management professionals from around the world generously share their insights and expertise in Graduate Management News on behalf of the industry.

Contributor recap

One of the main goals of this publication is to provide a forum for graduate management professionals to share knowledge. What better way to hone your skills and reach your recruitment goals that through the insights and experience of your peers?

Thanks to all of our 2016 contributors for helping us bring to you a wide range of feature articles, covering topics related to the graduate management education profession, including tools to recruit and market to students, tips to achieve gender parity and diversity in the classroom, and ways to leverage technology, among many other topics.


In case you missed the many topics we featured in 2016, here’s your chance to take a look back. 


Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Careers

Diversity & Global Classrooms

  • Encouraging GME in Africa. In February, we heard from Kathleen Gleed, Senior Director of Admissions and Chief Diversity Officer, Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Davis, about the launch of the first-of-its-kind Center for African Diaspora Student Success at UC Davis, which aims to encourage more underrepresented minorities consider, prepare for, and apply to business school.
  • Recruiting women for b-school and going beyond “what’s in it for you.” In March, Dalia Pineda, Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate Professional Programs, University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, shared her experiences recruiting female candidates. Specifically, she focused on the obligation to know your prospects, students, and alumni at a level that is deeper than what is covered on their resumes. Learn how you, as admissions professionals, can take a step further in the conversation about women in graduate business education.
  • Add global business experience to your MBA program. In April, Michael Langley, Associate Director, MBA Admissions & Corporate Outreach, at the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, advised to differentiate your graduate business program through global learning – both literally and figuratively. Discover how taking a journey during students’ academic progression influences their worldview and impacts their perspective on business.
  • Recruiting a diverse classroom – the view from HKUST. In August, we heard from Phebe Loo, Assistant Director of Marketing & Admissions, MBA Programs, HKUST Business School, about how diversity influences the HKUST MBA program, the culture it creates, and how it attracts and recruits students from all around the world. Discover how and why diversity is a value embedded in every decision HKUST makes.
  • Diverse classrooms create transformative leaders. Also in August, and in keeping with the diversity theme, we heard from Rebecca Baer, Director of MBA and Certificate Programs at Miller College of Business, Ball State University, who shared her insights into why diversity in the classroom is vital to helping students avoid an ethnocentric approach to management. Learn how working with a diverse group of people can help students succeed as business leaders.

Reaching & Recruiting Students

Thanks to all of our 2016 contributors!