GMAC surveyed 6000 MBA candidates from around the world and found that they fall into roughly seven categories: Impactful Innovators, Respect Seekers, Global Strivers, Skill Upgraders, Career Revitalizers, Socioeconomic Climbers, and Balanced Careerists. I’ve added an eighth category, that is not supported by a survey (don’t tell my stats Professor) – the Wildcard.
Each group is motivated differently and chooses a Business School based on different criteria. You’ll likely have a combination of these types in your class.
Take a look at what drives each of the MBA Types.
Which one are you?