The GMAT exam administrator made a survey among candidates and has been closely following the behavior of test takers ever since the Brexit vote in 2016. Some key findings from the survey are:
- The falling pound and decreased interest in other study destinations around the globe contribute significantly to increased applications to UK-based schools.
- One of the key enticing factors is the reputation of the UK educational system and aspirants’ desire to develop an international network.
- GMAC’s annual Application Trends Survey also shows continued strong international demand for UK programs.
GMAC’s CEO Sangeet Chowfla summarizes:
The level of interest we are seeing from international candidates in UK b-schools is a major factor in the overall global stability we are observing in graduate management education. It is also a success story in mobility that I hope will continue in the UK as Brexit continues to unfold. If we are to maintain a healthy climate for aspiring candidates, we need to make it possible for people from different regions and backgrounds to study and work in the location they desire.