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The World Geographic Trend Report presents trends in the student pipeline for graduate management education. Examination of data collected from respondents taking the Graduate Management Admission Test[R](GMAT[R]) during the 2007 and 2011 testing years (TY) and from the destination of their score reports forms the basis for this report. The GMAT score-sending data studied for this update reveal two key types of information related to examinees' geographic program preferences. First is "absolute" change in the overall number of GMAT score reports that are sent each year, which reflects the physical size of the annual student pipeline. Absolute change tends to fluctuate widely depending on yearly testing volume. The second type of information is "relative" change, which measures the proportion of total scores sent to a given country or region and reveals structural changes in market share. Relative change is generally more stable over time. Understanding both types of information--absolute and relative--enhances a school's ability to navigate the student pipeline and recruit effectively. Major differences in score-sending behavior were observed between TY 2007 and TY 2011 for many of the citizen and geographic groups covered in this report. This is not surprising given the global nature of higher education today. Many factors influence the attractiveness of certain programs to students and also the ability of students to pursue management education. This report identifies the aggregate outcomes of such dynamics. Appended are: (1) Regional Categories; and (2) Supplemental GMAT Data. (Contains 28 tables, 26 figures and 3 footnotes.) [Contributors include Alex Chisholm and Hillary Chan.]

Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Business Administration Education, Educational Trends, Geographic Location, Citizenship, Scores, Sex, Age, Masters Programs, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries

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Author: Graduate Management Admission Council

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4374&id=ED543167

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