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GMAT Growing In Asia – Spreading Globally

By Zeke Lee

The largest continent, Asia is the fastest-growing area on the globe today in terms of growth and enterprise. Naturally, an examination like the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), an assessment test that accredits the skills and performance of aspiring Business students, is achieving popularity as MBA programs have become first choice for Asian students.

According to research guided by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the amount of Asian citizens taking the GMAT per year rose to 75 percent from 2005 to 2009, which is more than two fold the number of GMAT tests conducted worldwide, during the same period. With an augmented interest in MBA programs, the number of GMAT reports sent to Business and Management education schools in Asia tripled over the last five years.

While, graduate schools worldwide saw a 41% increase in GMAT score reports sent in by candidates. A standardized entrance exam, The GMAT is accepted by more than 4,750 MBA and several other graduate management education programmes at nearly 2,000 schools around the world as a broad student skill assessment test. Julia Tyler, executive vice president of member services and school marketing for GMAC, states “Asia plays a leading role in the global economy, and the strong GMAT activity we are seeing is a sure sign of the high value people in this region place on quality management education.”

Attention in business and management education is quite concentrated in India and China; the number of applicants from both countries made up nearly 70% of the 79,096 GMAT exams taken by Asians in 2009. The number of Indian applicants taking the GMAT has more than doubled from 13,544 in 2005 to 30,633 in 2009; whereas the number of Chinese candidates taking the GMAT grew from 8,554 in 2005 to 265,613 in 2009. 30% of the 256,613 people who took the GMAT exam in 2009 were Asian citizens.

While, schools internationally saw a 41% increase in GMAT score reports sent in by applicant. The GMAT is a standardized examination and is received by more than 4,750 MBA and several other graduate management education programmes at nearly 2,000 institutions around the world as a broad student skill assessment test. Julia Tyler, managerial vice president of member services and school marketing for GMAC, states “Asia plays a leading role in the global economy, and the strong GMAT activity we are seeing is a sure sign of the high value people in this region place on quality management education.”

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