This survey report explores the early job search results for 3,329 graduating business school students in the class of 2015 at 112 universities worldwide, representing 29 countries and 106 citizenship groups.
This report contains the summary of findings from the 2015 GMAC Global Management Education Graduate Survey conducted in February and March 2015 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.
- More than half (59%) of job-seeking graduate business students in the class of 2015 received an early job offer prior to graduation. A greater proportion of graduates from full-time two-year MBA programs and master's programs in accounting, finance, and management have early job offers compared with students who graduated in 2014 from the same programs.
- Among class of 2015 graduates with early job offers, 52 percent accepted mid-level positions, 18 percent accepted senior-level positions, and 27 percent accepted entry-level positions. Overall, more than one-third (37%) of this year's job-seeking graduates will advance to a higher level job after graduation.
- Globally, graduates accepting early job offers in 2015 report a median post-degree salary increase of 90 percent over their pre-degree salaries, up noticeably from the median salary increase of 80 percent seen in 2014.
- Nine in 10 (89%) graduates of the class of 2015 rate the value of their business degree as good to outstanding and a similar percentage (88%) would recommend their program to others considering a graduate management degree.