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Get the most from GMAC research in 2014 by participating in our survey research program. Benefits include: early summary reports, robust interactive data tools, and unique benchmark opportunities. It's never too early to register for next year's Corporate Recruiters Survey. Get the full details on our survey timeline and important dates and instructions for employer participation.

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Corporate Recruiters Survey

Help your grads navigate the job market with employer data.

2014 CRS Cover-With Partner LogosGain a competitive advantage and valuable insights on 2014 hiring trends with the Corporate Recruiters Survey. 

The Corporate Recruiters Survey, GMAC's annual survey of employers that recruit on business school campuses, shows that worldwide, the job market continues to improve for graduate business degree holders. An estimated 80% of companies plan to hire MBAs in 2014, with the health care and manufacturing sectors showing the greatest expected growth in MBA hiring compared with last year. 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 is improved compared with actual 2013 hiring, with more companies worldwide planning to hire recent MBA and master-level business graduates.
  • In 2014, more companies are focused on improved performance and productivity goals and hiring business graduates to sustain and strengthen their growth.
  • A majority of companies worldwide will 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 this year shows that employers seek recent business graduates who are highly proficient in communications skills, especially oral communications, followed by listening and writing skills.

Related Reports

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

2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey Interactive Research Tool

The updated format of the 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey Interactive 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. Consider your business needs and then put the data to work!

Interactive Benchmark Report

Our robust interactive benchmark tools for 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 we've developed and see for yourself the competitive advantages you'll gain when you participate in GMAC surveys! 

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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