Asia—Not the U.S.—Leads a Surge in Global MBA Application

Qi Bin of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Research Centeer gives a lecture at the Guanghua School of Management Photograph courtesy Guanghua School of Management

In a reversal from the past three years, applications for MBA programs appear to be making somewhat of a comeback, fueled by growing interest in online and distance-learning programs and sharp application growth at non-U.S. programs, according to new research by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The GMAC study, released on Sept. 14, charts year-to-year application changes at 744 management programs at 459 business schools in 46 countries.

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