MBA Jobs: Recruitment on the Rise

The infographic below from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) gives a snapshot into what’s trending according to corporate recruiters. In short, availability of MBA jobs is high and recruitment of MBA graduates remains strong.

According to this research, there is still a strong hiring demand for MBA graduates with

  • 91% of employers in the U.S. planning to hire MBA graduates this year, compared to only 84% last year
  • 88% of employers globally planning to hire MBA graduates this year compared to just 80% last year
  • 54% of employers, globally, planning to increase MBA hires’ starting salaries at or above the rate of inflation in 2016

Data shows that the top reasons why companies are hiring MBA graduates include

  • 62% to build their leadership pipeline
  • 53% say to support company growth
  • 52% say for innovative thinking
  • 51% for business acumen

A large portion (89%) of companies plan to conduct on-campus MBA recruitment to fill their MBA jobs. In the U.S., median starting salaries for MBA new-hires is averaging $105,000.

Take a look at the infographic below for more trends of 2016.

Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, 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. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.

2016 gmac corporate recruiters snapshot MBA jobs

Source: GMAC

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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