Tag Archives : MBA Jobs

Researching Schools? Begin with the End in Mind

Researching Schools? Begin with the End in Mind

At this is the time of year we speak with a lot of applicants who are just starting their school research process. How do many of them start? By cracking open the U.S. New rankings or BusinessWeek rankings and going down the list. Sound familiar? The fact of the matter is that how many of us do it, right or wrong!

Filed in: MBA Admissions
How Much Does The MBA Program You Attend Affect Your Lifetime Earnings?

How Much Does The MBA Program You Attend Affect Your Lifetime Earnings?

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has just published the results of its second annual study of the lifetime earnings of graduates from the world’s top MBA programs, in partnership with PayScale. While the data are interesting, the headline’s not necessarily earth-shattering.

Filed in: Business School
Corporate Recruiters Using the GMAT to Select Candidates

Corporate Recruiters Using the GMAT to Select Candidates


Yesterday BusinessWeek ran an article about corporate recruiters using business school students’ GMAT scores as a way to select candidates for job interviews. While this is nothing new, the article included some interesting quotes from business school career office administrators who have advised some students to retake the GMAT to improve their chances of landing job interviews with top-tier consulting firms and investment banks.

Filed in: GMAT
Stanford GSB Job Statistics for the Class of 2008

Stanford GSB Job Statistics for the Class of 2008

Recently Stanford GSB published its final job placement statistics for the Class of 2008.

Not surprisingly, consulting was the most popular single industry, with 27% of the class opting for a median starting salary of $1250,000 and a median signing bonus of $20,000. Private equity came next, at 14% of the class, with the median starting salary being $150,000 and the median signing bonus clocking in at $32,500.

Filed in: Business School
HBS Class of 2009 Employment Update

HBS Class of 2009 Employment Update

Last week Harvard Business School’s Dee Leopold posted an update on HBS second-year students’ job prospects for this year. This update is especially interesting to anyone who is preparing to leave a steady job this year to enter a full-time MBA program.

Filed in: Business School
Job Prospects for Business School Graduates Grow Dimmer

Job Prospects for Business School Graduates Grow Dimmer

Adding to the steady drumbeat of news about the worsening economy in the U.S., this week the Wall Street Journal ran a story about how business schools have seen a record drop-off in recruitment for internships and for full-time jobs.

Filed in: Business School
GMAC’s New MBA Alumni Survey Results

GMAC’s New MBA Alumni Survey Results

According to the results of a new survey published by the Graduate Management Admission Council, most business school grads agree that an MBA is well worth the investment.

In the 2008 MBA Alumni Perspectives Survey, nine out of 10 grads from the Class of 2008 reports that their graduate business education met or exceeded their expectations. Additionally, 80% of MBA grads in the workforce believe that they couldn’t have obtained their first job without their degree.

Filed in: Business School
This Year's Job Prospects for MBAs

This Year's Job Prospects for MBAs

A recent article in Time described the worsening job prospects for business school students in light of the economic downturn. At schools that just a year ago were begging their students to honor their job interview commitments, some second-year students are now worried if they’ll receive any job offers by the time they graduate next spring.

Filed in: Business School
MBA Grads Face Wall Street Uncertainty

MBA Grads Face Wall Street Uncertainty

Even Harvard Business School grads are feeling the pain in Wall Street’s current troubles. A recent article in the Boston Globe uncovered what HBS is doing to help its own students and recent graduates who are affected by the turmoil.

Filed in: Business School
Recruiter Demand for MBA Grads Remains Strong

Recruiter Demand for MBA Grads Remains Strong

This month the Graduate Management Admission Council released a report showing that demand for business school graduate remains strong even as the economy shows signs of weakness.

The report, produced by GMAC in partnership with the MBA Career Services Council and European Foundation for Management Development, shows 6% growth in the percentage of employers making offers to MBA grads, and an 11% increase in the average number of hires by each hiring company.

Filed in: Business School