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Get the most from GMAC research in 2015 by participating in our survey research program. Benefits include early summary reports, robust online research tools, and unique benchmark report opportunities. Registration is open year-round. Get the full details on our survey timelines.

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Why Participate in the Corporate Recruiters Survey?

Jamie Belinne, Assistant Dean of the C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, share her insights on how schools can benefit from the benchmark reports that accompany GMAC surveys and why your school should participate in the Corporate Recruiters Survey.

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Corporate Recruiters Survey

Help your grads navigate the job market with employer data.

2015 Corporate Recruiters cover, lg imageComing soon! Valuable insights on 2015 hiring trends for b-school grads will arrive in May when we publish the results of our just-launched Corporate Recruiters Survey, our annual survey of business school recruiters.  

With the participation of employers worldwide, this survey promises to deliver the latest trends on hiring demand for MBA and master’s-level business graduates. This year’s Corporate Recruiters Survey launched on February 11, 2015 and remains open until March 20, 2015. The summary report will be available in May.

We thank all participating schools for encouraging your employer recruiters to contribute to this important research study. It ensures that your school hears from the employers that recruit YOUR students about their hiring projections and skills they seek in business grads!

If you are an employer recruiter and would like to participate in the 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, register today at gmac.com/employersignup.

In the meantime, see the highlights of the 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey below and download the report. With support from survey partners, EFMD and MBA CSEA, and 133 business schools worldwide, the 2014 survey drew responses from nearly 600 employers in 44 countries.

Our Latest Report

GMAC Research Report 2014 Summary Report

Highlights From the 2014 Report

  • The job outlook for the class of 2014 business school graduates was improved compared with actual 2013 hiring, with more companies worldwide planning to hire recent MBA and master-level business graduates.
  • In 2014, more companies were focused on improved performance and productivity goals and hiring business graduates to sustain and strengthen their growth.
  • A majority of companies worldwide planned to offer recent MBA graduates starting salaries comparable to those offered in 2013, with the exception of employers in Asia-Pacific who plan to increase median starting MBA salaries at or above the rate of inflation compared with 2013.
  • New analysis in 2014 showed that employers seek recent business graduates who are highly proficient in communications skills, especially oral communications, followed by listening and writing skills.

Related Reports

2014 Year-End Poll of Employers

Our annual year-end employer poll report, published in December 2014, offers a quick snapshot of actual 2014 hiring results and projections for the 2015 job market. Read the highlights and access the report here.

The following reports and online tools are available exclusively to participating schools and employer respondents:

Interactive Data Research Report and Benchmark Tool

The Interactive Data Research Tool lets you control and stack more filters for the most configurable and customizable view to date. Available to all schools and employers that participated in the survey, this tool allows the user to explore survey responses by industry, company size, world region, and more.

Our robust Benchmark Tool allows participating schools and employers let the user 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. View a demo of the benchmark tool and see for yourself the competitive advantages you'll gain when you participate in GMAC surveys! 

Additional Resources

“Wanted: Best of the Best,” is an article published in the July-August 2014 issue of Britain in Hong Kong, a British Chamber of Commerce publication,  that explores employer demand for MBAs in Asia Pacific. Authored by Gregg Schoenfeld, GMAC’s Director of Management Education Research.

Read the March 2014 Harvard Business Review article, “An MBA Holds Its Perceived Value, Even in Lean Times,” written by Gregg Schoenfeld, GMAC’s director of Management Education Research. It explores how the value of an MBA degree, as assessed by employers, students, and alumni, holds up over time.

Our Survey Partners

The Corporate Recruiters Survey is conducted in conjunction with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).

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