2012 Global Management Education Graduate Survey Report


This survey report provides context and a holistic view of major results from the 2012 Global Management Education Graduate Survey.


This report explores the responses of 5,366 recent or soon-to-be graduates at 136 business schools worldwide. 52% of the respondents were citizens of countries other than the United States. The findings suggest an overall optimistic jobs outlook for MBA and other business master’s graduates in 2012 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 program aspects might yet present challenges or require market wide improvements. 

Quick Facts

  • 62% of all students seeking employment had received at least one job offer at the time of the survey.
  • Those who received job offers through internships reported greater salary increases over pre-degree earnings.
  • 67% of part-time MBA and 76% of executive MBA graduates reported a job offer in hand upon graduation—an all-time record.