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As MBA Applicants, Business Majors Face an Uphill Battle

As MBA Applicants, Business Majors Face an Uphill Battle
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The fastest-growing segment of bachelor’s degree holders applying to MBA programs is anathema to some top admissions officers: former business majors.

Business undergraduates have long made up the largest portion of GMAT test takers, and that foothold has grown firmer, reaching 54 percent in 2010, up from 50 percent in 2006, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, which runs the test.