Graduate Management News

Graduating Students and Employers Upbeat About a Job Market Turnaround

An improving economy hasn’t yet translated into major recovery in the job market for those getting graduate business degrees, but two surveys conducted from mid-February to mid-March by the Graduate Management Admission Council show cautious optimism among both graduating students and employers.

Although they were less likely to have a job offer than last year’s graduates, class of 2010 students surveyed for the Global Management Education Graduate Survey were significantly more optimistic about the economy in general. And after a tough 2009, employers queried in the Corporate Recruiters Survey also expected the 2010 job outlook to be better for all types of candidates. Respondents of both surveys expected salaries to be similar to 2009’s.

The 2010 Corporate Recruiters Survey, conducted in partnership with the European Foundation for Management Development and the MBA Career Services Council, received 2,367 responses representing 1,960 companies in 57 countries worldwide, including 129 of the global Fortune 500 companies. US respondents represent firms in 43 states and the District of Columbia, including 171 of the US Fortune 500 companies.


Source: 2010 Corporate Recruiters Survey

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The 2010 Global Management Education Graduate Survey drew responses from 5,274 students from 147 business schools in 28 countries.

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These studies are facilitated by graduate business schools, which receive comprehensive statistics and customized benchmarking reports. To register for these and other surveys go to gmac.com/surveys.