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.