2008 April MBA Alumni Perspectives Survey: Comprehensive Data Report

July 07, 2008

This detailed report of the April 2008 MBA Alumni Perspectives Survey is organized in terms of four key topics addressed in the survey: employment status, current job, employment satisfaction, and the MBA degree.


In this report, comparisons are drawn by graduating class, program type, gender, citizenship, and U.S. subgroup. The results of the survey are based on responses from 3,269 MBA alumni of the graduating classes
from 2000 to 2007.

The MBA Alumni Perspectives Surveys are biannual follow-up studies of past participants of the Global MBA Graduate Surveys—GMAC student surveys conducted during the last year of graduate business school.

Quick Facts

  • 91% of the alumni were working for an organization and 5% were self-employed.
  • The 4 most popular industries for employment were finance/accounting, product/services, consulting, and technology.
  • Slightly more than 1/3 of all employed respondents, worked in general management, products management, strategy, corporate finance, or other marketing/sales positions.