Good news for MBA students and applicants – the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (a global association of business school career management offices and companies who hire MBA and Masters in Business students) reported last week an increase in on-campus recruiting for full-time positions.
A few highlights:
• On-campus recruiting for full-time positions for full-time students is up slightly since last year – 65% reported an increase this year (2015), compared to 64% the previous year (2014).
• 61% of full-time MBA programs reported an increase in full-time postings, down from 79% in 2014.
• 46% saw an increase in on-campus recruiting for part-time students for full-time positions.
• 64% reported an increase in full-time postings for part-time students.
• 55% reported an increase in on-campus recruiting and full-time job postings for specialized Masters programs.
• The strongest increases in on-campus recruiting were seen in the technology and consulting industries. The largest decrease in recruiting was in the energy industry.
• Full-time job postings for international MBA students decreased or remained the same this year compared to last – 44% announced no changes, 38% announced decreases, and only 19% said there was an increase in this area. On campus recruiting for international students was up slightly.
“We are delighted to see this continued upward trend in job opportunities for graduate business students,” says Damian Zikakis, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance President, and Director, Career Services, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. “The positive trend we’ve observed extends from traditional full-time MBA programs through part-time MBA and specialized Masters degrees offered by our member schools worldwide.”