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By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial
22 April, 2014
A new survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has shown that the USA, the UK and Canada are the top three global study destinations for prospective postgraduate business students, and that the UK in particular is seen as a place for developing an international network of peers.
Overall, 70 percent of prospective students chose the USA as their first choice, which the GMAC says is consistent with previous surveys.
The report, entitled The 2014 Prospective Students Survey Report, is based on responses from 12,000 individuals between October 2012 and September 2013. GMAC is the founder and administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam – a standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs.
The reputation of the education system was stated as the most important consideration, favoring Canada. The USA, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Singapore were seen as offering better preparation for a career. Improved chances of an international career were given as a reason for preferring the UK, France, Singapore, Australia, and the Netherlands. Affordability was a factor for respondents choosing India and Germany.
GMAC also says that there is increasing interest in specialized business master's courses, and greater interest from women, in particular from China, for international courses.
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