Graduate Management News

September 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Research Insights: September 2016 Featured Content

Stay ahead of the latest industry trends by reading this month’s featured content from GMAC Research Services.

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To Fill Data Analytics Roles, Employers Seek More Than Just Technical Skills from B-School Grads

Survey data from corporate recruiters highlights demand for stats-savvy problem solvers and communicators.

September 15, 2016

Overall, 72 percent of employers who participated in the 2016 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey indicated that they plan to hire recent business school graduates this year to fill data analytics positions. Results reveal that employers are looking for much more than technical skills. Read more.

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Western Europe Inches Closer to U.S. in Competition for International Candidates

Survey data reveal which aspects of each study destination international candidates find appealing.

September 8, 2016

Though the results of the 2016 Prospective Students Survey show that the United States remains the preferred study destination of the majority of internationally minded candidates, the share of these candidates preferring Western Europe is trending upward. Why do candidates prefer each destination? GMAC has the data. Read more.

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Hiring Managers Eye MBAs as Catalyst for Growth and Source of Innovative Thinking

Seasoned recruiters who work with b-schools also weigh past success with MBA recruits as hiring factor.

September 1, 2016

The results of a General Population Employer Survey, which GMAC conducted simultaneously with the Corporate Recruiters Survey in February and March of this year, revealed that innovative thinking, overall, was the top reason survey respondents expect to recruit MBA candidates in 2016. Read more.