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Alumni Perspectives Survey: B-School Employment Report

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018 11:16:00 AM

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Overall, the vast majority of business school alumni are employed, whether for a company (79%) or as self-employed entrepreneurs (10%), according to new findings from the 2018 Alumni Perspectives Survey, which solicited responses from 10,882 alumni worldwide representing 274 institutions and a wide variety of program types. 

Additional survey findings associated with alumni employment, including employment status, entrepreneurship, industry, job functions, and salary can be found in a new survey report published on gmac.com this week.

Key findings include:

  • B-school alumni are employed across a range of industries and job functions. The top industries include products/services (20%), technology (17%), and finance/accounting (15%).
  • The most common job functions include general management (24%), finance/accounting (21%), and marketing/sales (18%).
  • Recent alumni are more likely than earlier alumni to work in the technology and products/services industries. Earlier alumni are more likely to work in the finance/accounting and consulting industries.
  • The majority of business school alumni feel their graduate management education advanced their careers at a faster rate compared with peers who do not have a graduate management education.
  • One in 10 b-school alumni are entrepreneurs. The rate of entrepreneurship among alumni increases with years removed from graduation.
  • The median base salary among alumni is US$115,000, with variation by job level and location.

Download the new survey report  

An additional survey report focused on international education based on the 2018 Alumni Perspectives Survey will be published in coming weeks.  

Topics: Employment Outlook, Research Insights

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