AMBA Reports Increased Competition for MBA Applicants

The Association of MBAs has seen a rise in the number of MBA applications following a four-year decline

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has found a five percent increase in global MBA applications for 2014-2015, after four years of decreasing application numbers.

Its 2016 Application and Enrolment Report found that while the number of MBA applications had increased, global enrolment figures had remained relatively static. For applicants this means increased competition for spots on MBA programs.

AMBA is one of the major business school accreditation organizations.

In 2011-2014, application numbers had been down 14 percent, so a five percent increase in application number represents a huge relative shift.

The AMBA study included data from 218 business schools on six continents. 92 percent of AMBA-accredited schools provided data for the report.


Image: 2013 Business Graduates by NIU Business CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

Comments


More MBA News

Nov 28, 2019

AMBA Accreditation Awarded to the University of Macau's MBA Program

Nov 28, 2019

More MBA News

MBA Articles

Blurred Lines: Hybrid Online and Campus MBA Courses Come of Age

Dec 10, 2019

Business schools are moving towards a new paradigm, where the physical dimension is not alternative to the digital one; they are integrated

Overseas MBA Applications to Europe Resilient Despite Immigration Concerns

Dec 05, 2019

Most European institutions reported growth in applications from abroad this year, but populism is on the rise and work visa regimes are being tightened in some countries

Tech MBAs Help Students Win Big Tech Jobs

Dec 04, 2019

Several business schools have established niche MBAs as demand for technology managers intensifies

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists