May 7, 2017

Number of MBAs in the World

The first MBA was started at  Dartmouth College’s Tuck School 114 years (1904) ago with a four-student class.

In 2011-2012, 191,571 people graduated from U.S. schools with advanced degrees in business, some 25.4% of all the master’s degrees conferred. That compares with 178,062 master’s degrees in education, or 23.6%, of all the advanced degrees.

More than 16 million people in the U.S., roughly 8% of the country's population, now has a master's on his or her resume (2014)

On  July 19 2013,  Financial Times, p. 8, has a report on business schools (Emma Boyde, “A degree of relevance for the 21st C.?”   p. 8).   According to FT,    there are 15,673 institutions worldwide offering business degrees at all levels.    Basically, America invented the MBA.  In 2011-12,  some 156,400 students were enrolled in US MBA programs.


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April 2016
India has at least 5,500 B-schools in operation now.
In 2015-16, these schools offered a total of 5,20,000 seats in MBA courses, compared to 3,60,000 in 2011-12.

January 2015
According to AICTE, the number of management institutions have risen from 2,614 in 2006-07 to 3,364 in 2013-14.
According to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), 3,54,421 students enrolled for MBA in 3,364 institutions across the country last year.

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