Graduate Management News

January 2017

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Research Insights: January 2017 Featured Content

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

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Eight Insights About B-School Alumni Entrepreneurs

How much they work, how much they earn, their perspective on the value of a b-school degree           

January 17, 2017

Data from the 2016 Alumni Perspectives Survey indicates that about 1 in 10 business school alumni are entrepreneurs. Here are eight insights about these self-employed business school graduates. Read more.

Master in Management Programs Reverse Trend of Slowing Application Volumes

European programs reported particularly strong numbers in 2016, especially from international candidates.

January 12, 2017

After three years of slowing application volume growth, Master in Management programs held steady in 2016, with a majority of programs reporting growing application volumes. Read more.

Employers Signal Healthy Demand for B-School Grads in 2017

Seven in 10 companies agree that recruiting business school graduates is a priority in their 2017 hiring plans.

January 10, 2016

This year is shaping up to be positive for job-seeking business school graduates, as 83 percent of surveyed companies have plans to hire business school graduates this year, as revealed in the findings from GMAC’s annual Year-End Poll of Employers. Read more.