Stanford GSB | Mr. Latin American
GMAT 770, GPA 8 of 10
Columbia | Mr. Brandless
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Do Little
GRE 335, GPA 3.6 (High Distinction)
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Stanford GSB | Ms. Decision Scientist
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Harvard | Mr. Low GRE
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Stanford GSB | Mr. Ambivalent Applicant
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Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
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Columbia | Mr. Reinvention
GMAT 780, GPA 2.3
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Green CPA
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Harvard | Mr. Infantry Commander
GMAT 730, GPA 3.178
Tuck | Mr. Mega Bank
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Tier 2 Consultant
GMAT 770, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Mr. Latin International
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Indian Deferred
GMAT Will take next month but expecting 750+, GPA 8.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Immigrant Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
NYU Stern | Mr. Media Tech Hopeful
GRE 321, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future MBA
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
Wharton | Mr. Biotech Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
NYU Stern | Mr. Indian Data Guy
GRE 325, GPA 7.06
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. HR To Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 7.65/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. CPG Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5

Europe’s B-Schools Gain Global Popularity

The number of GMAT scores being sent to business schools in Europe increased 65% from five years ago, according to a new report published today (Feb. 23) from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). More Europeans are choosing to study in the region, the report also found, as the share of scores they sent to schools in Europe increased to 63 percent in 2011, from 48 percent in 2007.

The annual European Geographic Trend Report for GMAT Examinees also highlights the highly international prospective-student pipeline to European schools. Of the 85,319 scores received by programs located in Europe, a majority (62%) came from non-Europeans. The leading sources of foreign talent sending scores to Europe came from India, China, the United States, and Canada.

“The globalization of management education is no more visible than in the GMAT trends we are witnessing in Europe,” said Dave Wilson, president and chief executive officer at GMAC, in a statement. “And as the full effects of the Bologna Accord are beginning to be felt in the region, prospective students have more choices in the type of programs and where they want to study.”

In addition to potential talent flows for business schools, the report also sheds light on the increasing popularity of specialized master’s programs in areas such as accounting, finance and management. Although the MBA remains the preferred program of choice for European GMAT test takers, the proportion of score reports sent to specialized program worldwide doubled, from 21% in 2007 to 43% in 2011.



Increased interest in specialized master’s program is being driven by a younger group of GMAT test takers. More than half (51%) of European citizens who took the GMAT exam in 2011 were younger than 25 years old, compared to only 38 percent in 2007.  Notably, GMAT test takers from France were among the youngest while examinees from Spain were among the oldest.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.