Graduate Management News

October 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Research Insights: October 2016 Featured Content

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Insights Employer Funding

Employer Funding for Professional MBAs Hold Steady in 2016

Bucking the long-term trend, some professional MBA programs report a steady or growing percentage of students receiving employer funding this year.

October 18, 2016

Countering a long-term trend, the results of GMAC’s 2016 Application Trends Survey indicate that some professional MBA programs, notably executive MBA and part-time MBA, anticipate increases in the percentage of incoming students receiving some level of employer funding in 2016, compared with last year. Read more.

Insights Paying for School

To Pay for B-School, More Candidates Than Ever Expect Scholarship Aid

Recent survey findings reveal that more than a quarter of 2016 incoming full-time MBA students will receive some level of merit scholarship.

October 13, 2016

Overall in 2011, GME candidates from around the world planned to cover 21 percent of the cost of their degree with funds from grants, fellowships, and/or scholarships. In 2015, that figure rose to 26 percent. What forms of aid are business schools providing candidates? GMAC has the data. Read more.

Insights Women Candidates

Where Are Women in Graduate Business School?

You’ll find them a-plenty in non-MBA master’s programs, especially the ‘hot’ new quant programs; less so in full-time MBA classrooms.

October 6, 2016

Women are holding their own in the incoming 2016–2017 classes at graduate business programs worldwide—overall they represent 44 percent of the total applicant pool compared with 56 percent for men. But their representation varies considerably across the applicant pools of different program types. Read more.