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ERIC Number: ED540690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Global Management Education Graduate Survey, 2011. Survey Report
Schoenfeld, Gregg
Graduate Management Admission Council
Each year for the past 12 years, the Graduate Management Admission Council[R] (GMAC[R]) has conducted a survey of graduate management education students in their final year of business school. This Global Management Education Graduate Survey is distributed to students at participating business schools. The survey allows students to express their opinions about their education, the value of their degrees, and what they intend to do with their degrees after graduation, among other topics. GMAC also captures some post-graduation employment information through the survey, although a complete jobs picture is not possible due to many respondents who reported that they were continuing with a current employer, starting up their own businesses, or not yet searching for a job. This report explores the responses of 4,794 recent or soon-to-be graduates at 156 business schools worldwide. Responses from an additional 1,181 graduate management students who indicated they would be graduating in 2012 were collected in the study and will be supplied in the benchmark reports that their respective schools receive as a benefit of participation in the survey. Indicative of graduate business education's global reach, this 2011 survey drew responses from far and wide: 1,456 (35%) of survey respondents were citizens of countries other than the United States and 20 percent of respondents were attending schools outside the United States. The graduate management program types represented in this analysis consist mainly of MBA programs, in which the vast majority of respondents (88%) were enrolled. Of this majority, 40 percent were enrolled in two-year full-time programs, 22 percent in one-year full-time programs (this includes all full-time programs with a duration of less than two years), 22 percent in part-time programs, 5 percent in executive programs, 4 percent in flexible programs, 4 percent in online/distance-learning programs, and 3 percent in joint-degree programs that include an MBA. In addition, two categories of master's business programs are included: "quantitative" master's programs (accounting, economics, finance, and taxation) and "qualitative" master's programs (management, international business, human resource management, marketing, project management, real estate, and business information technology). Among the 12 percent of non-MBA program respondents enrolled in master's programs in business, 56 percent were students of quantitative master's programs. GMAC developed this survey to provide school administrators with information to help gauge what student needs are being met, what services students value most, and what services might yet present challenges and require market-wide improvements. (Contains 6 tables and 19 figures.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)