GMAC®, Military MBA Partner to Support Officers Pursuing MBA
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Graduate
Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), an association of
leading business schools, and Military MBA, a support network of education and
career resources for military officers today announced a partnership that will
improve access to valuable information and resources dedicated to military
officers interested in getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA)
"Creating access to quality graduate business education is our
mission. We are always seeking new and more effective ways to help people
connect with the information they need about the MBA," said Susan Motz, vice
president of client services at GMAC®. "We are excited about this
partnership and the opportunities to serve officers by helping them find an MBA
program that meets their educational and professional needs."
shows that officers are very successful MBA students. They have strong
leadership skills and experience, and on average, have more job offers with
higher salaries upon graduation than other MBAs. Yet only a small percentage of
officers choose to pursue the MBA degree. Research by Military MBA suggests this
is due in part to officers' limited awareness of available resources, funding,
and information that can help them pursue an MBA degree.
the qualifications of these officers would make them attractive applicants to
business schools and that there appears to be high demand for officers with MBAs
among corporate recruiters, GMAC® and Military MBA will engage in a
number of activities to increase the availability and awareness of resources to
help officers make better-informed decisions concerning the MBA and fully
understand its effect on their careers.
Many officers are reporting a
tremendous career advantage with the MBA. "The MBA opened many doors for me,"
said John Frederick, an assistant vice president for Wachovia® Bank.
"And when it came to competing against other MBAs for the same position, my
military service helped me close the deal. It provided the quantifiable
real-world experience and leadership qualities companies were looking for, which
gave me a leg up on everyone else."
Through the partnership with
Military MBA, the Graduate Management Admission Council® hopes to
better inform military personnel about the value of the MBA and raise awareness
of its importance for career advancement. Officers will be able to access
important resources through www.militarymba.net including market research, data
on the value of an MBA degree, information on MBA programs and b-schools,
discussion forums, peer profiles, and the steps to acquire an
GMAC® and Military MBA have also just released an MBA
Planner for Military Officers, which is available here.
About Military MBA
is an education and employment network for military officers who are interested
in obtaining and applying their MBA graduate degree. The network provides field
support, resources and specific data for officers who wish to advance their
career. More information is available by visiting www.militarymba.net or by calling
About Graduate Management Admission
The Graduate Management Admission Council® is a not-for-profit association of leading graduate business schools worldwide,
dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate
business and management education. The organization sponsors the Graduate
Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) which is used by more
than 1,500 business schools and administered more than 200,000 times each
More information about the MBA degree and the GMAT® test
is available at www.mba.com.
More information about GMAC® is
available at www.gmac.com.
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