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

Sep 22, 2020

e-fellows.net to Host Two Virtual MBA Application Events This Fall

Sep 22, 2020

More MBA News

MBA Articles

Business Schools Adapt the MBA Curriculum for the Post-Covid Era

Sep 24, 2020

Schools race to satisfy fresh demand for new skills and knowledge in a changed world

Business Schools Team up with Law Schools to offer Dual Degrees

Sep 08, 2020

A joint JD/MBA degree can give students a competitive advantage in the job market

MBA Demand Recovers as Prospective Students Shelter from the Economic Storm

Sep 04, 2020

Business schools are enjoying a rise in demand for their MBAs as the sinking labor market lowers the opportunity cost of full-time study

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists