2017 Application Trends Survey Report: A survey has been conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The survey titled ‘2017 Application Trends Survey Report’ includes analysis of data submitted by 965 graduate management programs representing 351 business schools and faculties located in 45 countries worldwide, including 40 US states and the District of Columbia. It is a detailed report which is beneficial for students looking forward to do MBA from US, UK, Canada, Europe and other foreign B schools. Here are some must-know facts cited in the 2017 GMAC Application Trends Survey report:-
Do size and popularity matter?
– According to the survey, size and popularity matter. Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) graduate business programs with 201 or more class seats report increased application volumes this year compared to 39 percent of programs with 50 or fewer seats, as per the survey data.
– The survey finds that the international demand shifting away from US. The report data suggests that programs in Europe and Canada are about twice as likely to report growth in international applicants compared with the U.S. Moreover, it says that across all program types, just 32 percent of US programs report growing international application volumes in 2017 compared with 49 percent in 2016.
Even after Brexit, about two-thirds of programs in the United Kingdom (65%) have seen international demand grow.
Canadian and European MBA
77% percent of Canadian programs reported increases in international applications (46% in 2016) as well as 67 percent of European programs (65% in 2016).
Women make gains: Survey
“This year women represent 42 percent of the total applications received by participating survey programs, up from 37 percent in 2013,” reveals the survey report.
“Most program types have experienced an increase in the representation of women in the application pipeline. Specifically, among MBA programs women represent 39 percent of applications, up from 33 percent in 2013,” the survey adds.
Quick facts: Full-Time Two-Year MBA Programs in India
– Eighty-three percent of programs reported receiving more applications in 2017, compared with 2016.
– Receiving an average of 40.3 applications per seat, the full-time two-year MBA programs located in India are the most competitive programs. Unlike their counterparts around the world, applicants to these programs generally have little to no previous work
FULL REPORT: https://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/admissions-and-application-trends/2017-application-trends-survey-report.aspx