Corporate Recruiters Survey – 2023 Dean's Summary

June 2023


This Deans Summary highlights the key themes and insights of the Corporate Recruiters Survey – 2023 Summary Report. 

Based on responses from more than 1,000 corporate recruiters and staffing firms around the world, it explores which skills employers think will characterize the future workplace and how macroeconomic conditions are influencing hiring and salary decisions across industries and around the globe. 

Quick Facts

  • Employers say communication, data analysis, and strategy are currently among the most important skills for GME graduates – and most say their importance will continue to grow.
  • Employers continue to value talent from in-person programs over those with online degrees or micro-credentials only, though perceptions vary by region. 
  • Employers across industries and regions report the influence of inflation and recession risk on their salary and hiring considerations, but most organizations indicated plans to expand and increase their headcount in 2023, including some anticipated growth in business master’s hiring compared to 2022 results.