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.
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