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Growing Demand for MBA Careers

A recent study conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), indicates that 2015 may be one of the best hiring years in the last decade for MBA graduates. The infographic below shows an expected increase in MBA hiring, putting it at its highest hiring numbers since 2003, up 10% from last year, and up 34% since 2009. MBA careers are abundant in a variety of industries including government, healthcare, technology, consulting, and financial services.

According to the findings, the increased hiring indicates the importance and value employers place on the MBA programs, as well as the improved economy which has allowed companies to focus on growth and expansion rather than economic challenges.

As baby boomers are expected to leave the workforce in the coming decade, this growing trend of hiring graduates from MBA programs indicate that corporations will continue to focus on business schools to find skilled professionals to fill any gaps they have in their workforce.

George Mason’s MBA Program prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership preparing graduates with the skills they need to pursue the post MBA careers they want. In 2014, 80% of Mason MBA graduates were employed at graduation, while 68% received a raise after earning their MBA. Learn more about Mason’s MBA careers.

MBA careers hiring trends

Source: http://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2015/may-2015/employer-demand.aspx

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Rebecca Diemer

I serve as the associate director for MBA Programs at George Mason University's School of Business.

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