International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2010
Tags: Official GMAT, Women in B-School

Record numbers of women considering b-school

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March as a day of recognition for the achievements of women across the globe. Coinciding with this event GMAC offers new perspectives on the milestone numbers of women planning on a business education to accelerate or switch their careers.

Business schools the world over are experiencing record breaking demand, seen in GMAT test-taker volumes where women now command 39.5% of the talent heading into business school.  In actual fact, more than 104,000 women took the GMAT exam to apply for MBAs and Master degrees in 2008-2009.  These are the highest numbers of women ever recorded to have sat for the GMAT exam in any one testing year, giving them more choice and control in their professional lives – an option worth considering in these turbulent times.

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 — Lamia Walker, Regional Director, EMEA