The final numbers for the fall 2013 entering classes of full-time MBAs are in. Today both WSJ and FT report that overall applications are up, reversing a four-year decline. GMAC does an annual survey of business schools around the world, 50% of which reported a larger applicant pool for 2013 than 2012. Among American full-time programs, the average number of applicants increased by 5%.
NC State's MBA class did especially well on the applications front this past cycle. The number of applications increased from 162 to 199, a 23% increase. The program also did well on the Working Professional front. Applications were down at 53% of part-time MBA programs, but they went up at NC State. The number of new evening students went up by 10%, online jumped by 33%.
One reason these numbers are on the rise is the improved career outcomes for our graduates. More on that in another post.
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