ERIC Number: ED309662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Design for a Survey of New Matriculants in Graduate Schools of Business and Management. First Results from the GMACs New Matriculants Survey. GMAC Occasional Papers.
Stolzenberg, Ross M., Ed.
The design of the Graduate Management Admission Council's (GMAC) New Matriculants Survey, which gathered data on 2,053 first-year students at 91 U.S. graduate schools of business and management in 1985, is described. The basic purposes and parameters of the GMAC Survey (requests for proposals) are explained, and the GMAC survey design is detailed. This survey provides a representative national sample of graduate management students who are newly matriculated. This sample may be used for comparison of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students to other interesting student groups. It may also be used for analysis of the career decisions of MBA students and potential MBA students. The survey asks for information on personal and family background, occupational history, educational background, financial status, personality characteristics, attitudes, decisions on graduate education, and expectations on type and quality of employment. Six appendices are as follows: table of relative efficiencies from different disproportionate allocations among school strata; summary of representative indicators from surveys related to the GMAC MBA Matriculant Survey; in-scope and out-of-scope programs for the GMAC Survey; issues explored in preliminary survey of schools; schools contacted in preliminary survey; and annotated bibliography. The MBA New Matriculants Survey questionnaire is included. Response rates and sample sizes by stratum and primary sampling unit are noted. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.