Top 10 Job Functions Employers Will Fill With B-School Grads This Year

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What job opportunities will you explore after graduation?

Part of what makes graduate business school such a great option for so many people is that it can connect your talent and aspiration to a diverse array of exciting professional opportunities. For decades, MBA and business master’s alumni have found success across a wide range of job functions and industries all over the world. So, whether you want to lead business development for a tech start-up, work in finance for a Fortune Global 500 company, or be a project manager for a social impact nonprofit, the skills and network you’ll develop as a part of your business school experience can get you there.

Developing a sense of the kinds of roles employers most often look to fill with recent business school graduates can help you envision your future, plan for your first step after earning your degree, and chart a course to meet your long-term career goals. As a part of GMAC’s annual Corporate Recruiters Survey, employers were asked to indicate which job functions they plan to place recent business school graduates into this year. Overall, the greatest proportion of companies said they’ll place recent graduates into business development (74% of companies), data analytics (71%), and marketing (70%) roles this year. See the complete top 10 below.

Top 10 Job Functions for B-School Grads

The 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey was conducted in February and March 2018 in association with career services offices at 96 participating graduate business schools worldwide. Analysis is based on responses from 1,066 employers in 42 countries worldwide who work directly with participating business schools.

What job opportunities will you explore through your graduate management education? The possibilities are limitless. Start the next phase of your professional journey by exploring the programs at more than 1,600 business schools using School Search, and book your testing date for the GMAT exam—the most widely used assessment for MBA admissions for more than 60 years.