2011 Global Management Education Graduate Survey Report

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This report provides context and a holistic view of findings from the 2011 Global Management Education Graduate Survey.


This report explores the responses of 4,794 recent or soon-to-be graduates at 156 business schools worldwide. By citizenship, 1,456 (35%) of survey respondents were citizens of countries other than the United States with 20 percent attending schools outside the United States. The findings suggest an overall optimistic jobs outlook for MBA and other business master’s graduates in 2011 along with high satisfaction with the programs attended and skills attained.

GMAC developed this survey to provide school administrators with information to help gauge what student needs are being met, what services students value most, and what services might yet present challenges and require market wide improvements.

The graduate management program types represented in this analysis consist mainly of MBA programs.

Quick Facts

  • 54% of all graduate business students seeking employment received at least one job offer at the time of the survey.
  • Graduates, staying with current employer expect a 39% increase in salary; those in the products & services sector expect a 59% increases upon graduation.
  • 2011 set a five-year record with 55% of part-time MBA graduates having a job offer in hand upon graduation.