Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Mr. Big Four To IB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2

Upbeat Prospects for 2012 MBA Jobs

Several U.S. employers offered observations on international hires to GMAC researchers:

“We don’t hire international candidates to work in the US unless they have permanent authorization to work in the US,” one respondent said. “We hire international candidates if they want to work in their home country. If they do, we hire them directly to their home country.” Added another, “It’s very expensive to hire international talent and takes a long time…we do transfer internal employees internationally within the company.”

Similar to last year, GMAC said this year’s respondents reported that their companies’ top organizational goals for 2012 are to continue improving performance and productivity, expand their customer base, and launch new products, while at the same time reducing costs and overcoming economic challenges. Seven out of 10 (71%) companies reported that improving performance and productivity is a primary organizational goal for 2012. More than half of participating companies also aim to reduce costs (59%) and expand their customer base (57%).

GMAC researchers sent the invitation for its year-end poll of employers to 3,358 employers. As of Nov. 16, 229 respondents from 216 companies had completed the survey—a 7 percent response rate. Among the participating employers were A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Bain & Co., Booz Allen Hamilton, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Dell, Deloitte, DuPont, General Electric, General Mills, IBM, Intel, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, the World Bank, and Toyota.

Several of the largest recruiters of MBAs apparently did not respond to the survey, including McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and J.P. Morgan Chase.