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Graduate Management Admission Council welcomes three new members

January 2, 2019

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, recently welcomed three new members. The addition of Xavier University Bhubaneswar, ESCP Europe and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management brings GMAC’s total membership to 225.

Select business schools are invited to apply for GMAC membership by its Board of Directors. Each school goes through a comprehensive application process that addresses the sustained commitments to supporting GMAC’s mission: providing the tools and information necessary for schools and talent to discover and evaluate each other.

“GMAC continues to strengthen its membership of graduate business schools that are not only working to address the changing needs of students, but also understanding the landscape and what can be done to better prepare students for their careers,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC.  

“Each of these three schools brings a unique approach from its area of the world. The perspectives they collectively bring to the Council will help further our mission and work to identify the opportunities and challenges faced by our industry.”

In addition to meeting membership criteria, each school has made a specific pledge to help GMAC meet its mission.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar

One of India’s leading management schools, Xavier University Bhubaneswar believes in GMAC’s mission that every candidate deserves access to high quality graduate management education.  Their GMAC membership symbolises the school’s commitment to providing world-class quality B-school programmes at their campus in Bhubaneswar to deserving candidates from around the world, in part by utilising GMAC’s products and services.

ESCP Europe

Widely heralded as the world’s first business school, ESCP was founded in 1819.  As a highly-ranked school for Masters programmes, ESCP Europe is well positioned to assist GMAC in its mission to grow its presence in the Masters space.  Their unique multi-campus model will also provide insights on best practices for innovative programme delivery, as well as experience on managing student recruitment processes across markets.  They value their GMAC membership as an indicator of their commitment to providing the highest quality of education and their willingness to be a contributor to our global network.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU’s expertise in research and teaching will help to further GMAC’s work and presence in Germany.  In particular, their Masters division has already committed to assisting with informing the approach that GMAC has taken to better serve that segment through convening professionals and providing insightful research and data.

To be considered for membership in GMAC, schools complete an application process and must meet the following criteria: maintain a selective admissions process; offer a master’s programme in business administration, management subjects or equivalent; and actively support GMAC’s mission and use the GMAT exam or other GMAC assessments as part of their admissions and enrollment processes. They also participate in GMAC governance, including voting on Board elections and other matters that may come before the Council.

Founded in 1953, Virginia (USA) headquartered GMAC is committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate and connect with each other.

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