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Who in the US Is Heading to B-School?

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Demographic data on US residents from the Graduate Management Admission Council show who is going to business school and why.

Demographic data on US residents from the Graduate Management Admission Council show who is going to business school and why.

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  • 1. WHOINTHEUSISHEADINGTOBUSINESSSCHOOL? 91% of US residents considering business school are also US citizens, and just 4% of them would prefer to study outside the US. Some 8% of non-US citizens living in the US would like to study outside the US. WHO WHAT WHY HOW © 2014, Graduate Management Admission Council. Sources: Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAT exams taken between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013; mba.com Prospective Students Survey of 10,360 candidates living in the US considering graduate business school in 2012-2013. For more, see mba.com or gmac.com *Respondents could choose more than one answer CONSULTING Current Industry Intended Industry* ENERGY/UTILITIES FINANCE/ACCOUNTING HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING GOV/NON-PROFIT PRODUCTS&SERVICES21% 17% 7% 8% 4% 8% 17% 10% 26% 17% 7% 11% 7% 22% 27% 14% 258,084 TopSpecificProgramsConsidered* 59% 41% 42% 40% 18% US residents took the GMAT exam Under 25 31 & OlderBetween 25 & 30 FemaleMale 84% 38%of prospective business school students are considering MBA programs are considering specialized master’s degrees in business* Other Grants Loans PersonalEarnings/Savings Spouse/PartnerEarnings EmployerSupport ParentalSupport 2% 16% 27% 22% 2% 19% 11% Top 5 77% 76% 67% 67% 64% 2. Increase Salary 1. Job Opportunities 3. Accelerate Career Path 4. Develop Business Skills 5. Professional Credentials Reasons why US residents are considering business school* ExpectedFinancingMix tocover100%ofeducationalcosts 42% 41% 32% 25% 21% Part-timeMBA Full-time2-yearMBA Full-time1-yearMBA FlexibleMBA OnlineMBA

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