Corporate Recruiters Survey – 2024 Dean's Summary

June 2024


Based on responses from nearly 1,000 corporate recruiters and staffing firms around the world, the Corporate Recruiters Survey – 2024 Deans Summary offers a high-level overview of the latest data about skill demand, hiring, and perceptions of MBA and business master’s graduates. In addition, the summary explores what employers think about artificial intelligence (AI), and how it fits into the ideal toolbox of current and future technical and human skills associated with graduate management education (GME). Employers indicate business schools are setting up their graduates for success, with surging levels of confidence in GME graduates and favorable hiring outcomes and projections.


Quick Facts

  • Global employers rank AI 4th in the skills that that will grow the most in importance in the next five years behind strategic thinking, problem-solving, and technology/IT skills.
  • Employers’ appreciation for GME graduates’ skills in today’s remote and hybrid work environment is almost twice as common as a similar question asked in 2021.
  • Over a third of global recruiters expect to hire more MBA graduates in 2024 than last year, and more than a quarter of employers expect to expand hiring of graduates from every degree type in 2024.