Alumni Perspectives Survey

Make Alumni Success Stories Part of Your Conversations with Future Applicants!

Get Results of Our Class of 2014 Alumni Poll!

Fresh out of business school, the employment status, starting salary, and value assessment of class of 2014 alumni about their degree can set the tone for your conversations with next year’s applicants. Be sure to read “The Class of 2014: Insights from the Newest Crop of B-School Alumni,” in the November issue of Graduate Management News

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Coming soon! Rich findings and career stories shared by 12,000-plus b-school alumni will arrive early next year, summarized in our 2015 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report.

Alumni from this year’s class all the way back to the 1960s shared their employment stories and feedback on the value of their graduate management education. GMAC conducted this school-based alumni survey in October and November 2014, in partnership with 71 participating universities.

In addition to profiling alumni’s current employment status, career progression, job satisfaction, and educational outcomes, the 2015 report will also shed light on how alumni are fostering creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities in their careers. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, gain insight into the job search outcomes for this year’s graduates in the summary of GMAC’s Class of 2014 Alumni Poll, available in November issue of Graduate Management News.

Our Latest Report

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Highlights from the 2014 Report

  • The vast majority of graduate business school alumni (83%) from the classes of 1959-2013 report their graduate management degrees were essential for obtaining employment, and 94 percent rate their graduate management education as offering good to outstanding value compared to its total monetary cost.
  • Soft skills account for 3 of the top 5 skills that business school alumni use every day on the job, including interpersonal skills, conscientiousness, and the combined skills of learning, motivation, and leadership. 
  • Growing numbers of alumni are launching entrepreneurial careers directly from graduate business school. Forty-five percent of alumni entrepreneurs from the classes of 2010–2013 started businesses at graduation, compared with just 7 percent of alumni entrepreneurs who graduated before 1990.  

Survey Overview

The Alumni Perspectives Survey report profiles business school alumni career progression, including current employment status, compensation, job characteristics, and on-the-job skills; spotlights alumni entrepreneurship; explores how alumni assess the value of their management education, and details alumni involvement with their alma maters. Report findings can be used to help drive strategic decision-making processes in graduate business schools.

Survey Methodology

Findings in the upcoming 2015 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report will be based on analysis of data from 12,000-plus alumni worldwide whom GMAC surveyed in October and November this year. This is the second consecutive year of GMAC’s direct partnership with business schools to broaden and deepen the reach of alumni representation in this valuable research study. The methodology for both the 2014 and 2015 reports differs from previous annual alumni surveys, which were based on longitudinal samples from the GMAC Global Management Education Graduate Surveys.

Get Actionable Career Data and Exclusive Reports!

The GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey is administered directly with school cooperation. Learn more about how YOUR school can participate in next year’s survey to take advantage of the robust data we have to offer.

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