Nearly 9 in 10 companies plan to hire MBA graduates in 2017

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Corporate hiring plans for 2017 point to robust employment opportunities for graduates of MBA and business master’s programmes, according to a new employer survey report from the GMAC. Globally, 86 per cent of companies plan to hire recent MBA graduates this year, up from 79 per cent that hired them in 2016.

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Corporate hiring plans for 2017 point to robust employment opportunities for graduates of MBA and business master’s programmes, according to a new employer survey report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

MBA graduates in demand

Globally, 86 per cent of companies plan to hire recent MBA graduates this year, up from 79 per cent that hired them in 2016. Demand for these MBA graduates is strongest in the United States and Asia-Pacific, where 9 in 10 companies plan to hire these candidates.

“Despite the political uncertainty about the status of immigration and work visas in the United States and other parts of the world, companies are keen to hire graduates from this year’s MBA and business master’s programmes, including international candidates,” said Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president and CEO.

“This signifies the value these programmes create for students and the vital role their skill sets bring employers.”

Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017

At the time GMAC conducted the Corporate Recruiters Survey in early 2017, respondents in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States declared their companies are staying the course with plans to hire international graduate business candidates. Overall, 59 per cent of the survey respondents plan to hire or are willing to hire MBA and business master’s graduates requiring legal documentation — a gain of seven percentage points from 2016.

[Source”pcworld”]