2014 Global Management Education Graduate Survey Report

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This survey report explores the early job search success for 3,049 graduating students in the class of 2014 from 111 universities worldwide, representing 20 countries and 92 citizenship groups.


This report contains the summary of findings from the 2014 GMAC Global Management Education Graduate Survey conducted in February and March 2014 among students in their final year of graduate business school.
Participating schools receive this summary report as well as a robust interactive data research tool and an interactive benchmarking tool that shows aggregated responses from their students compared with responses from students at other programs of their choosing.

Quick Facts

  • Nearly three in five (57%) graduating students in an active job search in 2014 had received at least one offer of employment at the time of this survey. This is slightly below, but still on par with, class of 2013 graduates (60%) and nearly twice the rate of students in the class of 2010 (32%).
  • More than half of graduating students this year received job offers in finance/accounting, consulting, and products/services; but those searching in health care and manufacturing sectors were more likely to have job offers.
  • The median expected increase in post-degree salaries is 80 percent over pre-degree salaries, which is up slightly from 73 percent in 2013.
  • Graduates in 2014 reported the greatest improvement in their knowledge of general business functions, abilities to manage decision-making processes and strategy and innovation, and the combined skills of learning, motivation and leadership.