Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Business schools are seeing a stable recruiting market for M.B.A. and specialized master’s programs compared with the same time period last fall, but concerns continue to linger regarding international student hiring, according to research released by the M.B.A. Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).
Among the 94 business schools that participated, MBA CSEA’s 2017 Fall Recruiting Trends Survey found that:
- Nearly 37 percent reported an increase in on-campus opportunities for full-time M.B.A.s in fall 2017 versus last year. About a quarter of the top-ranked M.B.A. programs reported an increase of more than 6 percent in on-campus opportunities.
- On-campus recruiting opportunities for part-time M.B.A.s increased for 35 percent of the institutions. More than 40 percent reported an increase in on-campus opportunities for specialized master’s students compared to last year.
- Technology, consulting, financial services, and healthcare were the strongest sectors in terms of increases in recruiting activity for M.B.A.s and specialized master’s program students.
- Start-up companies represented the largest increase in recruiting activity for full-time M.B.A.s based on type of organizations, while large-size companies represented the largest increase in specialized master’s recruiting activity.
- Full-time job opportunities for full-time international M.B.A. students decreased for more than 68 percent of the responding institutions, and more than 40 percent of the responding institutions reported a decline in job opportunities for international specialized master’s students.
Megan Hendricks, M.B.A. CSEA executive director, will present “Trends in M.B.A. and Graduate Business Recruiting” at the 2018 NACE Conference & Expo.