We surveyed over 600 companies, and 87 percent reported working directly with schools to recruit graduate business students from many business programs. We also asked about the top factors recruiters consider when choosing which schools to visit. After quality of students, other factors employers weighed were the reputation of the school and the recruiter’s experience with it.
A school’s relationship with companies is one thing to consider when deciding what kind of graduate business program you plan to invest in. NYU Stern and other schools typically release employment reports for this reason. In our own research, we also asked alumni if the skills developed in business school advanced their careers. The numbers affirming this positive outcome after an MBA or an EMBA were almost equal at 90 percent and 89 percent, respectively.
What else should factor into your decision? Keep reading to learn more.