2015 Year-End Poll of Employers Summary Report

2015 Year End Employer Poll Report

January 11, 2016


This summary report of the 2015 Year-End Poll of Employers presents actual 2015 hiring data and 2016 hiring projections for graduate management students, as reported by 179 employers worldwide. It is an abbreviated version of the report available to participating employers.

Quick Facts

  • Three in 4 employers expect to hire MBA graduates in 2016, and of this group of employer respondents, 85% plan to hire as many or more of these candidates than they did in 2015.
  • A majority of employers plan to increase starting annual base salaries in 2016 at or above the rate of inflation for new MBA hires.
  • Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) employers report that their companies offer internships to MBA students; among the companies that offer MBA internships, 92% plan to increase or maintain the number of MBA internship openings in 2016.