Who in DC is Heading to Graduate Business School?

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), nearly 10,000 business professionals in the metro Washington, D.C., area took the GMAT exam to prepare for graduate business school, with 55% between the ages of 25 and 30. Washington, D.C., has always been a hot bed of activity for graduate business programs particularly for those in government and consulting. According to these statistics, in the Washington, D.C. area, there are currently 32% employed in government/non-profit with 30% intending to go into that field. Another 26% are in consulting with 40% intending to go into the consulting industry.

For those considering attending graduate business school, the majority of prospective business school students (93%) are looking at an MBA degree. The top five reasons why Washington, D.C. metro area residents are considering business school are

  1. increase in salary
  2. additional job opportunities
  3. develop business skills
  4. accelerate their career path
  5. looking for more interesting work

Take a look at the infographic below for more info.

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Located in the metro Washington, DC area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership preparing graduates with the skills they need to pursue the career they want. Mason’s MBA program is ranked #69 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report.

Download the e-book titled “5 Things You Need in a MBA Program” for more information or register to attend an upcoming Information Session to learn more about Mason’s MBA program.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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