ERIC Number: ED309661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Demographic and Family Characteristics of First-Year Students in U.S. MBA Programs. First Results from the GMAC's New Matriculants Survey. GMAC Occasional Papers.
Stolzenberg, Ross M.; And Others
Basic data about the demographic and family characteristics of first-year students at American graduate schools of business and management are presented, based on the Graduate Management Admission Council's New Matriculants Survey. Three sections are as follows: (1) individual demographic characteristics (distributions and crosstabulations of individual demographic characteristics); (2) marital and family characteristics (marital status, spouse characteristics, and children); and (3) family background (characteristics of father and mother). Results include such facts as: about two-thirds of matriculants are males; about one out of every eight matriculants is a foreign student; two-fifths are currently married; about two out of three spouses have a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree; two-thirds of the spouses work at least 35 hours a week; about one-fifth of the respondents have one or more children whom they support; males are one and one half times as likely as females to have one or more children to support; about one out of 10 married respondents expect to remain childless; fathers of one third of respondents were employed in executive, administrative, or management occupations; mothers of about a third of the respondents attained a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree; and the mothers of about half the respondents worked for pay. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.