Worldwide MBA applications increase in 2013

September 24, 2013

More full-time MBA programs around the world saw an increase in applications this year compared to 2012, according to the 2013 Applications Trends Survey released this week by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Half the 2-year programs surveyed received more applications in 2013 than last year, with an additional 4% reporting having received as many applications as in 2012. "In 2008-9, early in the Great Recession, there was impressive growth in the proportion of full-time MBA programs showing application increases," said Lawrence Rudner, GMAC’s VP, Research and Development. "In 2010-11, there was a subsequent decline, but full-time programs began to rebound in 2012 and look even sturdier today." The survey also revealed that for the first time since 2009, most US 2-year MBA programs saw an application increase over 2012. GMAC News Release