Research Insights: July 2017 Featured Content

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Jul 18, 2017


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Insights Analytics

Demand for Analytics Goes Beyond Master of Data Analytics Programs

Full-time MBA candidates increasingly expect data analytics to be a part of their course load.

June 13, 2017

Data from the 2017 Prospective Students Survey indicate that the growing interest in data analytics goes beyond merely those considering analytics programs.  Almost half of all business school candidates (47%) consider data analytics a “must-have” in their ideal graduate business programs. Read more.

Insights Pipeline

GMAT® Pipeline Sees Rise in Younger Talent


Nearly half of GMAT exams taken between July 2015 and June 2016 were taken by candidates younger than 25 years old.

July 11, 2017

The growing proportion of younger talent in the global candidate pipeline is driven mainly by citizens of East Asian and European countries. Read more.

Insights Employers

What Employers Are Looking for in 2017 Business School Hires

When hiring for mid-level positions, corporate recruiters consider communication skills to be the most important.

July 6, 2017

New data from the 2017 Corporate Recruiters Survey reveal that oral communication and listening skills top the list of proficiency areas employers expect. Read more.