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What Will Hiring Demand for MBA and Business Master’s Talent Look Like in 2020?

Posted by Matt Hazenbush
Matt is the research communications senior manager at GMAC. He supports our commitment to advance the art and science of admissions through writing research-focused reports and other content on issues affecting graduate management education.

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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Programs that participate in our Corporate Recruiters Survey 2020 receive exclusive access to a customizable benchmark report.


Registration is now live for the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2020. Conducted in partnership with MBA CSEA, EFMD, and business schools around the world, our annual survey of employers offers vital insights to keep business schools up-to-date on the latest trends in the hiring market for recent MBA and business master’s graduates.

Participating programs receive exclusive access to a customizable benchmark report that enables you to compare the survey responses of employers with established relationships with your program against those of employers who recruit at peer programs. 

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Survey topics include:

  • Employer hiring plans by candidate type
  • Job function placements for new business school hires
  • Expected starting salaries and starting bonuses
  • Internship offering plans and intern hiring by candidate type
  • Skill sets, qualities, and traits employers look for in making hiring decisions
  • Recruiter behavior and recruitment methods

Graduate business school programs have two options for participation:

  • Option 1: GMAC administers the survey to your employers directly. Your school provides GMAC with a list of employer contacts, including name, email address, and company name. GMAC sends the survey invitation and follow-up messages to employers.
  • Option 2: Your school administers the survey. GMAC will provide your school with suggested survey and reminder emails, and a generic school-level URL. Your school will invite your employers to participate in the survey directly.

Reach out to with any questions.

You can access past reports based on the Corporate Recruiters Survey at, including two reports based on last year’s findings: Business School Hiring Report 2019 and Employability and Business School Graduates 2019. You can watch a recording of last year’s Corporate Recruiters Survey webinar in our Research Library.

Topics: Employment Outlook, Research Insights

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