Stanford GSB | Mr. SpaceX
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Columbia | Mr. Oil & Gas
GMAT 710, GPA 3.37
Stanford GSB | Mr. Nuclear Vet
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Yale | Mr. Yale Hopeful
GMAT 750, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Admission
GRE 329, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Mr. Mountaineer
GRE 327, GPA 2.96
NYU Stern | Mr. NYC Consultant
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
NYU Stern | Mr. Brolic Bro
GRE 305, GPA 3.63
Tuck | Mr. Running To The Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Kellogg | Mr. Pro Sports MGMT
GMAT GMAT Waived, GPA 3.78
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Real Estate Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.12
Tuck | Mr. Mega Bank
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Commercial Lawyer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Tech Impact
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Data & Strategy
GMAT 710 (estimate), GPA 3.4
INSEAD | Mr. Dreaming Civil Servant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Tuck | Mr. Tech PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future MBA
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filling In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
Ross | Ms. Business Development
GMAT Targetting 740, GPA 4.0

The Job Outlook For Specialized Master’s

Which industries are showing the most increases in recruiting activity when it comes to the specialized master’s market? Financial services leads by a long shot, with 66% of the schools reporting improved job opportunities there, while technology is second, with a 57% increase (see table below)

INDUSTRIES WITH LARGEST INCREASES IN JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

The industries that experienced the largest decrease in recruiting for specialized master’s candidates were energy and health care. Energy saw a 13% drop off, while healthcare had a 9% decline (see table below).

INDUSTRIES WITH LARGEST DECREASES IN JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

All told, 83 programs responded to the survey which was in the field from Dec. 9, 2015, to Jan. 8, 2016. The survey’s results were compared to the Fall 2014 survey fielded in January, 2015, when 77 schools responded. Roughly 78% of the schools responding to this latest survey are based in North America, while 85% said their MBA program was ranked in recent media rankings.

DON’T MISS: FROM BUSINESS ANALYTICS TO REAL ESTATE, AN EXPLOSION IN SPECIALIZED MASTER’S DEGREES or SPECIALIZED MASTER’S PROGRAMS AT THE TOP 50 B-SCHOOLS

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.