GMAC at a Glance

The Graduate Management Admission Council and the GMAT Exam: 60 Years of Connecting Talent and Aspiration With Opportunity

Graduate Management Admission Council was founded in 1953 as an association of nine business schools to develop and administer a standardized test to help graduate business schools select qualified applicants

GMAC collaborates with Pearson-VUE and ACT to develop and administer the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to aspiring graduate business students around the world.

GMAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. GMAC membership is school-based, and there are 212 member schools. GMAC is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with offices in Hong Kong, London, and New Delhi.


The GMAT exam

  • The most widely used assessment in the world for admissions to graduate management education programs.
  • The most reliable predictor of an applicant’s ability to succeed academically in graduate business studies.
  • Computer adaptive, with a computer algorithm that adjusts question difficulty to the individual test taker.
  • Used by more than 6,000 graduate business programs at more than 2,100 business schools in 83 countries.
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Reflect by GMAC
Reflect by GMAC is a self-administered online assessment and self-directed, soft-skills development program for use by students, professionals at any stage in their careers, business schools looking to develop leadership skills in the classroom, or corporations working to identify and develop talent in the workplace.

To build Reflect, GMAC partnered with world-class personality assessment provider Hogan Assessment Systems, an international authority in personality assessment and consulting with more than 25 years of experience working with some of the largest, most successful companies in the world, including more than half of the Fortune 100.

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For Students
Tools and services GMAC provides to students include: a variety of test-preparation books, software, products, and the School Finder tool at

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For Schools
GMAC conducts major surveys and research that are the industry standard across the graduate management education field, and offers tools providing school-specific data and analysis to quantify the importance of variables such as GMAT scores, undergraduate grade-point averages, mid-program grade-point averages, and others.

Comprehensive data reports (available on a tiered basis to the public, schools that use the GMAT exam, member schools, and survey participants) are offered through new interactive research tools that let users customize the data for their needs. Survey participants can customize their own benchmark reports online instantly through our interactive research tools.

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