Graduate Management News

November 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

B-School Class of 2015 Reports Solid Employment Numbers

Survey data collected three to four months after graduation shows that recent b-school alumni are realizing the benefits of their degree.

The findings of GMAC’s annual follow-up poll of recent business school graduates, conducted in September and October, reveals that the class of 2015 has been very successful in finding employment opportunities worldwide, across a diverse array of industry sectors and job functions.

Among the key findings of the poll is that job seekers of the graduate business school class of 2015 reported an employment rate of 88 percent—a notable increase from the 59 percent of the class that reported receiving early job offers in February and March.

Click through the SlideShare below to view graphs of high-level takeaways of the survey analysis, including:

  • Employment rates by program type and citizenship
  • Employment characteristics, including industry, job function, job level, and job location
  • Evaluation of business school, including ratings of learning and career outcomes, an assessment of the value of a business school degree, and the likelihood graduates would recommend their program to others


Class of 2015 Alumni Poll: Key Findings of GMAC’s Annual Follow-up Poll of Recent Business School Graduates

The research brief, available for download here, features data and analysis from the survey responses of 652 class of 2015 alumni from 92 business schools worldwide. Poll respondents are individuals who also responded to the Global Management Education Graduate Survey—the GMAC exit survey of graduate management students in their final semester of business school—conducted in early 2015.

Visit gmac.com/global grads today to explore the findings!