Corporate Recruiters Survey

Discover what drives hiring demand for your business school graduates.

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Conducted annually since 2001, the Corporate Recruiters Survey portrays the current employment landscape, gauges the demand for MBA and master’s-level business graduates, and provides insight into hiring practices and trends across industries and world regions. With support from survey partners EFMD and MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) and business schools worldwide, the Corporate Recruiters Survey draws responses from hundreds of employers from around the globe.

Why the Corporate Recruiters Survey?

The GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Report offers a unique view of the current hiring outlook for graduate business students. Findings analyze demand for business school graduates by industry and world region, salaries, job functions, and mobility in regional job placement. Insights into company hiring plans, compensation trends, and regional job placement are especially important, as employment outcomes are a top factor driving prospective students’ decisions to pursue a graduate management education.

A companion survey, the Year-End Poll of Employers, conducted in late fall, offers a recap of actual hiring data for the current year and an early look at the hiring projections for the coming year for graduate business students worldwide.

Achieving Your Career Services Goals:

  • Gauge current hiring demand for business school graduates by major world regions and industries and learn how marketplace trends may translate into employment opportunities for your graduating class.
  • Explore data on expected compensation for recent graduate business school hires, including median starting salary and non-monetary benefits, as well as job placement and mobility.
  • Understand recruiter behavior and practices, including most effective recruitment methods, and school and candidate selection criteria.
  • Learn about skill sets and skill proficiency levels that employers expect recent business school graduates to possess upon hire.

"It's really all about professional development, we know that students are coming here for career advancement. We need to know what recruiters think so we can tailor our program to those needs."

John Albanese
Director, Full-Time MBA
Baruch College