MBA Application Trends

MBA APPLICATION TRENDS

US and European MBA admissions is becoming increasingly competitive for international applicants due to their increased application volumes

Full-Time Two-Year MBA Programs Reporting Increases in Application Volumes, by Citizenship, World Region, and Overall


Full-Time One-Year MBA Programs Reporting Changes in Application Volumes, US and Europe, 2014

United States

  • Overall41%
  • Domestic41%
  • Foreign41%

Europe

  • Overall38%
  • Domestic30%
  • Foreign35%

Source: “2014 Application Trends Survey Report”, Graduate Management Admissions Council


Asians make up the majority of international applicants to US and European MBA programs, making admissions more competitive for them

Foreign Application Pool by Citizenship (%) and Location of Program

China contribute the most to increase of Asian applicants from East Asia while Thailand contribute the most from Southeast Asia


Source: “2014 Application Trends Survey Report”, Graduate Management Admissions Council


Top tier MBA programs’ incoming class increasingly consists of sponsored employees, making admissions more competitive for them

Incoming Class Expected to Have Employer Funding (%)

MBA programs expecting more than 60% of their class to have employer funding are likely top tier schools given company sponsorship policy


Source: “2014 Application Trends Survey Report”, Graduate Management Admissions Council, Toga Analysis

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