Kellogg | Mr. Multinational Strategy
GRE 305, GPA 3.80
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Contractor
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Duke Fuqua | Mr. O&G Geoscientist
GRE 327, GPA 2.9
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Big Pharma
GRE 318, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. US Army Veteran
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
GMAT 770, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 911 System
GMAT 690, GPA 3.02
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Agribusiness
GRE 308, GPA 3.04
Stanford GSB | Mr. 750
GMAT 750, GPA 3.43
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tech Evangelist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Mr. Bioinformatics
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Wharton | Mr. Data Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 7.76/10
Wharton | Mr. Global Perspective
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Surgery to MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
IU Kelley | Mr. Businessman Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 7.26/10

More Good News On The MBA Job Market

The same trend favoring schools lower in the rankings held true for job postings as well, according to the survey. An overwhelming 93% of schools that are ranked between 51st and 100 reported increases in full-time positions postings, compared to 64% of the reporting top 20 business schools (see table below).

“Companies have continued to expand their on campus presence and recruiting activities over the last few years following the recession,” said Nicole Hall, president of the council and director of the career management center at Wake Forest’s School of Business, in a statement. “The survey results confirm that schools have retained that growth, while many have seen continued growth in 2012.”

The council said that 70 business schools responded to its Spring 2012 Recruiting Trends survey, with 83% of the respondents in North America. Six out of every ten of the responding schools boasts a full-time MBA program that is ranked among the top 50. The survey was conducted May 8th through May 29th.

Schools also are optimistic about internship hiring, with 80% of respondents reporting that at least 75% of students received an internship offer. 72% of respondents expect internship opportunities to increase compared with last year.

When asked about hiring methods, alumni-initiated hiring saw the largest increase (58% reported an increase). This seems to be a direct result of efforts on the part of career services offices to increase alumni engagement through referrals and networking events, the council said.

Overall highlights:

• 51% of schools reported an increase in on-campus activity for full-time positions. In 2011, 76% reported such an increase.

• Full-time job postings increased for most schools with 69% reporting more opportunities than last year. In the 2011 survey, 86% of respondents reported more full-time postings over 2010.

• Responding schools reported increases in recruiting activity in all industries; over 30% of schools reported increases in Consulting, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare Products, and Technology.

• Of schools reporting offer information, 50% indicated that 75% or more of the class of 2012 had received a full-time offer. In 2011, slightly less (47%) of schools reported that 75% or more students had offers.

• 80% of reporting schools indicated that at least 75% of students had received an internship offer which is just slightly higher than in 2011 when 64% of schools reported that information.

(Additional slides on following page)


About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.