SOURCE: Graduate Management Admission Council

Graduate Management Admission Council

September 18, 2012 09:00 ET

Global Online MBA Event Sponsored by Owner of GMAT Exam Scheduled for October 10 and 11

GMATCH Virtual MBA Fair Links Prospective Students With Business Schools

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Registration is now open for the next GMATCH virtual fair, a global online event sponsored by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and set to run from October 10-11, 2012. Launched in 2010, the GMATCH fair offers prospective business school students a unique opportunity to learn about more than 80 of the world's leading graduate management education programs -- all from the comfort of their computer and at no cost.

The GMATCH fair connects thousands of people from around the globe interested in business school and allows them to efficiently interact with admissions officials, ask questions of current students and alumni, and collect information about MBA programs in Asia, Europe and North America.

"The driving force behind GMATCH is our vision to provide students and institutions with tools that will help them thrive in today's global, highly competitive economy," said Pepe Carreras, GMAC vice president of marketing operations. "GMAC is pleased to host this high-tech event to bring together MBA programs and prospective students from around the world."

Business schools participating in the upcoming GMATCH fair include the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the Indian School of Business, the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and Reims Management School in France.

Established in 2010 by GMAC, the nonprofit association of business schools that owns the GMAT exam, GMATCH employs a rich graphical interface featuring virtual booths designed and run by each participating school. The online fair includes a multimedia auditorium with presentations on a variety of topics, such as choosing the best program and preparing for the GMAT exam. The GMATCH fair also has a lounge to facilitate networking with school staff and other prospective MBA students.

The GMATCH fair will be open for six hours on each of the two days it occurs and is structured to allow people in different time zones to participate when it is most convenient for them. Visit www.mba.com/gmatch for details about when the fair will operate.

Students may register for the GMATCH fair by visiting www.mba.com/gmatch. Questions about GMATCH should be directed to gmatch@gmac.com.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com) is a nonprofit education organization of the world's leading graduate business schools and owner of the GMAT® exam, accepted by more than 5,400 graduate business and management programs worldwide. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has regional offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. The GMAT exam -- the only worldwide standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs -- is available more than 250 days a year at nearly 600 test centers in more than 110 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. Go to gmac.com/newscenter and follow @GMACNewsCenter on Twitter.