This survey provides overall results and detailed data tables and analysis of the survey responses by industry group, company size, world region, US region, recruitment strategy, economic impact, and employer selectiveness, in addition to the overall analysis. Topics include impact of the global economic slowdown, recruitment strategies, and job opportunities by candidate type, MBA job outlook, and recruitment firm perspective.
One hundred fifty-seven graduate business schools facilitated the administration of this survey by either submitting employer contact information for companies that hire their graduates or by administering the survey using their internal resources. The survey results are based on responses from 2,825 employers from 2,092 different companies.
The objectives of this study are to examine the job market for graduates from MBA and other master’s-level programs specialized in business and management, to identify employer needs and expectations and their evolution over time, and to provide employers with useful statistics on recruitment methods, compensation packages, and retention rates.