GMAC’s New Tool: School Finder

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GMAC’s New Tool: School Finder

veiw bucketIn the Information Age, having access to all that data can almost be worse than not having any at all. Information aggregators can be enormously valuable in terms of time and headaches saved. Tools that take loads of data and allow is to filter that information in various ways are always nice to find so let us be the first to point you to GMAC’s School Finder.

There are SO MANY business schools. On December 5, GMAC announced launch of a free tool to help all prospective b-schoolers make more informed decisions about where to apply and why. The tool is prominently featured and super easy to find on MBA.com. And, what’s more, it is free.

School Finder is a database of information on 5,674 schools as of press time. Search parameters include school name, location, program degree, program type, delivery format (classroom or online), program length, areas of study, and even start date. Search results will offer unique hits for individual programs at particular institutions. For example, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School returns six different programs including its traditional full-time MBA, the Executive MBA, and PhD programs.

One really cool feature is that inquisitors can compare up to four schools simultaneously (see here for a screen shot of such a comparison). Side-by-side comps can really help narrow down viable contenders as well as plan your timeline.

On a personal note, just thinking about keeping that database up-to-date, accurate, and fleshed out is overwhelming. PR managers and admissions people at listed b-schools now have a new job, that’s for sure.

For more information on the new tool from GMAC, read this news release. Or, better yet, go use it!

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