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
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
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.