Corporate Recruiters Survey

Help your grads navigate the job market with the latest employer data.

2016 Corporate Recruiter cover, 138x178Is a Graduate Business Degree Still Relevant Today? Participate in the 2017 Corporate Recruiters Survey to Learn What Value Your Graduates Bring to Their Companies. 

GMAC's next annual Corporate Recruiters Survey will launch in early February 2017. 

School signup is open now, so visit to include the employers who recruit from your school in this important research study. The timely, relevant, and actionable employment data that this survey yields will help you prepare your students and graduates for the job market that lies ahead.

Highlights of Our 2016 Report

The results reported from our most recent Corporate Recruiter Survey, published earlier in 2016, show that 88 percent of corporate recruiters who work directly with business schools planned to hire MBA graduates in 2016—up 8 percentage points from last year and 33 percentage points higher than 2010, the lowest point of the Great Recession. 

The 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey conducted with survey partners, EFMD and MBA CSEA, and 109 business schools worldwide drew responses from 842 employers from more than 530 companies in 40 countries worldwide. The report also includes findings from a supplemental survey of 1,282 employers in six select countries, conducted at the same time as the Corporate Recruiters Survey and designed to provide broader insights into general business hiring practices in the wider marketplace.

Click the link below to download the report. A detailed Survey Methodology and a list of participating schools are also available.

2016 Corporate Recruiters Summary Report [June 2016]

Research Insights

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Past Survey Reports

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Related Reports

2015 Year-End Poll of Employers Report


The findings from our 2015 Year End Poll of Employers offer a quick snapshot of actual 2015 hiring results and projections for the 2016 job market. Read the highlights and access the report here.

Interactive Data Research Report and Benchmark Tool

  • The Interactive Data Research Tool lets you create a customizable view of survey data. This tool allows survey participants to explore survey responses by industry, company size, world region, and more.
  • Our robust Benchmark Tool allows participating schools and employers create and download instant peer-to-peer comparison reports from aggregated survey data from a list of schools and programs that responded to the survey. Watch the benchmark demo!

Our Survey Partners

The Corporate Recruiters Survey is conducted in conjunction with EFMD and MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).

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