One more chart on the MBA application volumes of the top American business schools: Here’s how they stacked up for the Class of 2009, which was the 2006-’07 admissions cycle – the last pre-recession MBA application season.
To make the comparisons easier, here’s the last-year chart that we presented yesterday again:
Isn’t it interesting that Chicago has been stuck in the same relative position all this time? Even though they keep coming out #1 on the BW list? We find that fascinating.
It’s also interesting that MIT has moved up so much. We hadn’t noticed a big increase in interest in MIT among Brave Supplicants but long-term trends like this are hard to catch sometimes – if we hadn’t seen the before-and-after views from these charts we never would’ve guessed that MIT had become so popular among you guys.
We still think that our first chart showing the YoY deltas and 6-year net change gives more insights into what’s going on with the individual schools. We may have more to say on this over the coming weeks.
Do you have any insights you want to share? Thoughts about the data? Or just comments on why you chose to apply to one school versus another? Please feel free to start a conversation on this – we’re curious what all of you have to offer.