Demand of Graduate Management Talent: 2021 Hiring Projections and Salary Trends – GMAC 2021

Written by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

The 2021 report finds that corporate recruiters project a robust demand for business school graduates, with nine in ten expect it to increase or remain stable in the next five years. The survey provides vital data for employers and business schools in understanding trends and insights about hiring, salaries, and skills for MBA and business master’s graduates.

Overview

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts the annual Corporate Recruiters Survey (CRS) to provide vital data for employers and business schools in understanding trends and insights about hiring, salaries, and skills for MBA and business master’s graduates. The survey is administered in partnership with the AMBA, EFMD, MBA CSEA, and career services offices at participating graduate business schools worldwide.

This report focuses on the demand for graduate management talent from the viewpoint of employers. It narrates the key take-aways and provides related data by regions, programs, and industries. Despite the continuing impact of the pandemic on hiring, the survey gathered 569 responses from corporate recruiters between February 25 – March 31, 2021. More details are available under the methodology section, along with the respondent profile.

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