MBA applications worldwide are expected to increase dramatically in 2007, as candidates gain more confidence in post-MBA employment opportunities. The 2005-6 admissions season saw a rise of more than a third at top schools such as Haas, Wharton, and Yale. The number of MBA candidates has been increasing steadily, following a significant decline in the early years of the millennium. QS TopMBA, which runs the World MBA Tour, the world’s largest programme of business school information fairs, reports over 59,000 candidates attended their fairs in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006, an 8% increase on the previous year. Additionally, the number of GMAT test takers has grown by at least 3.9% worldwide, within the first five months of 2006, according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
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