What Parts of Business School Applications Are Most Important?

To understand what aspects of applications carry the most weight in admissions decisions, we asked more than 600 business programs around the world to distribute 100 percentage points among eight application components to indicate their level of importance.

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Source: Application Trends Survey 2015. Business schools responded to the following question: How important are the following portions of the appliction when making admissions decisions? Please distribute 100 percentage points among the various components. Data based on 628 business programs.

Prospective students can learn more at mba.com. Additional information is available for schools at gmac.com/applicationtrends.