Record number of women taking GMAT

To commemorate International Women’s Day in March, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) prepared a summary of current data about women in the business school pipeline.

Key points include:

  • A new record number of women taking the GMAT. In testing year 2012, a total of 122,843 exams (43%) were taken by women worldwide, setting a new record in both the number and share of exams taken by women.
  • Increased demand for specialized master’s programs. For example, of all graduate management programs responding to a GMAC Application Trends Survey in 2012, Master in Marketing/Communications (63%) and Master of Accounting (56%) programs reported the greatest percentage of women in their applicant mix.
  • Overall, 88% of the women in the class of 2012 were employed at the time of graduation, and about 9 out of 10 (96%) said they got the type of job they wanted.

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Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (