2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey Hiring Report

May 20, 2013

This report examines the hiring outlook for graduate business students and analyzes demand by industry and world region, salaries, job functions, and mobility in regional job placement. In addition to trends for MBAs as well as Master in Management and Master of Accounting talent, this year’s study includes, for the first time, detailed findings for Master of Finance degree-holders.


This report is the first in a series of summary briefs based on findings from the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey conducted in February and March of 2013. 

Participating schools receive these summary briefs as well as detailed statistical briefs by geographic region of the employers,plus a robust interactive data tool, and an interactive benchmarking tool that shows aggregated responses from their school's employers compared with responses from employers at other programs of their choosing. Sign up today to participate in future GMAC surveys, including the next Corporate Recruiters Survey.

The GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey is conducted in conjunction with the European Foundation for Management Development and MBA Career Services Council.

Quick Facts

  • More companies are planning to hire recent MBAs around the world in 2013, and they expect to increase the average number of new MBA hires per company to 14.6.
  • Companies in Asia-Pacific are experiencing robust growth and planning for market expansion in 2013, creating higher demand this year for MBAs and master-level candidates.
  • Hiring trends by industry in 2013 show that the greatest growth in demand for MBAs is coming from the energy/utilities and health care/pharmaceuticals sectors.