Business Schools See Broadest Increase in Applications Since the Recession

Meanwhile, the executive MBA may be dying.

The Baker Library of the Harvard Business School, on Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Traditional business school programs are experiencing the strongest level of interest from U.S. applicants since 2009, a new report shows. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. business schools said applications to full-time, two year MBA programs from Americans increased over last year, as reported in a survey of hundreds of programs conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the body that administers the main business school entrance exam.

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