Applying for your MBA requires lots of research, given that your undergraduate major impacts their chance of getting into business school. In fact, admissions data has suggested that your college major can significantly impact on your probability of getting into your desired MBA. Interesting enough, the general trend shows that majors which are more donated by woman have a higher acceptance rate, while industries dominated by men had lower acceptance rates.
So, what are the top 10 majors most-accepted for an MBA?
According to MBA Data Guru’s analysis, these are basically the majors most accepted to an MBA:
In the top 10, education majors have the highest acceptance rate for top 10 MBA programs despite having substantially lower GMAT of 711 compared to the average of 728. Law majors have lower GMAT and GPA, but nearly 50% higher acceptance rate than average. Liberal arts and humanities majors have a noticeably higher acceptance rate despite lower GMAT and similar GPA. Other Majors with high acceptance rates also have higher than average GMAT, which could explain the acceptance rate.
On the other hand, operations majors have substantially higher GMAT and GPA, but only a 16% acceptance rate compared to the average of 20% acceptance rate. Engineering students have similar to average scores, but only 15% acceptance rates. Computer science, marketing and health/medical majors have very low acceptance rates, that may be at least partially explained by low scores.
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