Corporate Recruiters Survey

Maintain your programs' relevance with timely insights from employers

For more than two decades, the Corporate Recruiters Survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) has provided the world’s graduate business schools and employers with data and insights to understand current trends in hiring, compensation, skill demand, and perceptions of MBA and business master’s graduates. 

Based on responses from nearly 1,000 corporate recruiters and staffing firms around the world, the Corporate Recruiters Survey results provide updates around these core themes, in addition to explore new trends in what employers think about artificial intelligence (AI), and how it fits into the ideal toolbox of current and future technical and human skills associated. Employers indicate business schools are setting up their graduates for success, with surging levels of confidence in GME graduates and favorable hiring outcomes and projections.

2024 Report and Resources

2024 Regional Profiles

Industry Perspectives

We know that international education, and subsequent international employment opportunities, brings tremendous economic and social benefits to a campus and a country; it is encouraging to see the positive impact of international student recruitment by increasing diversity and enrollment from abroad. We remain committed to growing our graduates of cross-cultural competencies and their global employability.” - Martin Boehm, rector & professor of marketing at EBS Universitӓt für Wirtschaft und Recht in Germany and a board member of GMAC. 

As disruptive technologies like generative AI reshape the labor market and the skill economy expands, employers are putting a premium on strategic thinking, people leadership, and problem-solving while betting on the rising importance of tech prowess. To achieve success, future business leaders will need to harness technological advancements and possess the knowledge and experience to manage the change brought on by these evolutions. This year’s Corporate Recruiters Survey affirms that graduate business programs continue to be uniquely positioned—and trusted for their ability—to develop business talent with increasingly relevant and cutting-edge skills, who are equipped to tackle new and perennial challenges with a balance of tech and human understanding.” - Joy Jones, CEO of GMAC.

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