GMAC Reports Exponential GMAT Growth in Asia

The latest research conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reveals that Asia is the world’s fastest growing region for the GMAT. These results, released Tuesday, show the number of Asian citizens taking the GMAT rose 75% per year between 2005 and 2009””more than twice the global increase in GMAT testing volume over the same period.

India and China accounted for nearly 70% of exams taken in this region. Institutions across Asia are also attracting a growing share of GMAT score reports, suggesting that prospective students are becoming more interested in attending business school in the region. However, most score reports are still sent to the United States, which remains the world’s most popular destination for GMAT scores.

“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,” says Julia Tyler, executive vice president of member services and school marketing for GMAC.

For more details about GMAT testing and score-sending trends among Asian citizens, see GMAC’s latest Asian Geographic Trend Report for GMAT Examinees.

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