Monday, October 13, 2008

2007-08 Application Numbers

Thought some of these numbers might be of interest. They are from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) application trends survey and show the cumulative average summary numbers on both the program size of Canadian schools as well as application trends for the 2007-08 year. Very interesting to get an idea of how many people you would be competing with for admission or how attractive your program is to potential students.

  • 75% of MBA programs in Canada have a new class size of 100 students or less.
  • 58% of applications were from domestic students in 2007/08, compared with only 51% the year before
  • The quality of applicants appears to be going up as 84% of schools viewed the applicant class as more qualified than the previous years applicants
  • Schools received an average of 295 applications for their program in 2007/08 (median of 225) down from 325 (222) the year before
  • Overall, there was a greater increase in domestic applicants (up at 73% of schools) than in foreign applicants (down or constant with last year at 70% of schools)
Perhaps of most interest for those of you considering your MBA in the next year, 56% of applicants to a school were offered admission (Median = 58%). Of the students offered admission 63% decided to enroll at that school.

See how your school compares to the Canadian average:

Rotman (University of Toronto)
Schulich (York University)
McGill University
Ivey (University of Western Ontario)
Sauder (University of British Columbia)
Queen's University
University of Victoria
Degroote (McMaster University)
Asper (University of Manitoba)
Haskayne (University of Calgary)
John Molson (Concordia)
University of Alberta

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