Hiring is up! Get the Employer Perspective on New Grads.

The Corporate Recruiters Survey is our annual survey of employers that recruit on b-school campuses. In 2012, 1,096 employers from 800 companies participated in the Corporate Recruiters Survey, representing 40 countries and 37 US states plus the District of Columbia. A total of 128 business schools in 30 countries facilitated the survey administration.

Our Latest Reports

2012 Survey Report, 2012 General Data Report

Highlights From the 2012 Survey

  • More companies plan to hire recent MBAs in 2012 (79%, up from 72% in 2011), and at increased numbers (17 per firm, on average).
  • Small companies (<1,000 employees) account for the largest proportional increase in demand for MBAs and graduates with specialized business master’s degrees.
  • Demand for Master of Accounting grads has grown, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, where the percentage of companies hiring these graduates is 54% in 2012, up from 38% in 2011.

Compare this latest data against what employers predicted about jobs and internships in the 2011 Year-End Poll of Employers.

Survey Overview

Each year, through the cooperation of participating schools, GMAC surveys employers that work with schools to hire new graduates and alumni to gather data about the job market for graduate management alumni as well as their expected salaries in various industries and job levels in coming year. The survey also gathers information about employer satisfaction with recent hires of MBA and other management programs and their satisfaction with the school career services offices with whom they recently worked.

School Benefits of Participation: Free Online Tools

  • Competitive advantage through early-release copies of survey reports.
  • Comprehensive Interactive Data Reports that let you customize your searches by various demographics to instantly visualize trends.
  • Our robust benchmarking tools for schools and participating employers, which let you create and download instant peer-to-peer comparison reports in your choice of formats.

Sign up now to participate in our next survey.

Who Uses the Survey Results?

Robust data on company hiring trends from participating employers allow schools to gauge market demand for master’s-level business graduates, advise their graduating class on how to navigate the current job market, and manage graduate employment expectations.The benchmark reports allow comparisons of aggregated survey data from a list of schools and programs represented by corporate recruiters that participated in the survey.

Our Survey Partners

The GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey is conducted in conjunction with EFMD and MBA CSC.


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