The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants promotes high ethical standards and professional development amongst graduate admissions consultants, increases public understanding of graduate admissions consulting, and enhances communication with complementary organizations and entities. Our membership is comprised of over 130 representatives from 16 countries, including the Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States. Inspired by the collaborative spirit and camaraderie of the consultants who attended Tuck School of Business’s Conferences for International Educational Consultants in 2005 and 2006, Linda Abraham of Accepted.com and Ricardo Betti of MBA Empresarial (Brazil) joined with Graham Richmond of Clear Admit and Maxx Duffy of Maxx Associates to form a not-for-profit association to set industry standards for graduate admissions consultants. In November 2006, AIGAC was officially incorporated in the State of California.
AIGAC President’s Message: 2016-2017 Board Introduction
As this cycle’s AIGAC President, Vince is focused on Communications that deliver value for Members. As a first step, Vince started a new series of Presidents Message videos on our AIGAC YouTube site. Please subscribe for the latest updates https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhpsyvFu5Pxhp6HLIr4VOA
As Communications co-chair with Mateo Chang, Nupur Gupta, and Maria Wich-Vila, Vince is exploring ways to drive traffic to member sites. In addition to emphasizing Communications, Vince will continue to advise the 2017 and 2018 Conferences. He also plans to join Michael Cohen in sustaining our year-round Sponsorships. Please let Shiela know if you have a passion for corporate sponsorship, investor relations, and donor stewardship. …read more
AIGAC 2016 MBA Applicant Survey Results Released!!
Background Information: Findings reflect MBA applicants who plan on enrolling in Jan 2017 or sooner, and who applied to at least one school (N=1,114)
Total respondents: 3,586
AIGAC 2016 MBA Applicant Survey: Executive Summary
- MBA applicants remain as optimistic as in past years about their post-MBA employment prospects
- Confident that an MBA education would enable them to secure a significantly higher salary post-MBA
- Continue to focus on Consulting, Finance/Accounting, & Technology
- While optimistic about the future, many MBA applicants are realistic about the competitiveness of the process
- Turn to multiple sources for support with application process
- Friends, admissions consultants, & family members top list of resources sought out
- Fewer than 20% of applicants “go it alone”
AIGAC Volunteers of the Month
Barbara Coward of Enrollment Strategies single-handedly kept our survey team on track for some aggressive deliverables this year. She created and revised hundreds of slides in an effort to drive real insights, guided our team’s efforts to increase our survey distribution through thoughtful partnerships with several organizations, and made key introductions to help raise the profile of the survey and of AIGAC overall.
Stephen Round of Round One Admissions Consulting drove the creation of AIGAC’s first ever survey white paper. Throughout the earliest part of the analysis he asked thoughtful questions and sought to highlight trends that were of real concern to the 2015/16 MBA Applicant pool. His attention to detail and ability to weave an insightful story led to a product that the entire team was proud of.
Thank you to our volunteers who help our organization run!
AIGAC 2016 Global Conference June 14 – 16, 2016 -
Was a Fabulous Success!
AIGAC Member Resources
AIGAC Members have access to all past Applicant Survey Data and Webinars in our Members-Only Resource Center.
From recent webinars, we have developed a great collection including CEIBS, ESMT, Forte Foundation, Georgetown McDonough, Harvard Kennedy School, Prodigy Finance, Vanderbilt, and Veritas Prep
Visit our members-only resource library at http://member.aigac.org/resources