MBA Job Market Healthy

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 10, 2008

With all the talk about the economy circling the drain, you kind of expect the MBA job market to be taking it on the chin. But the results of a new GMAC survey suggest just the opposite. GMAC reports that 57% of job-seeking MBAs reported at least one job offer—the largest proportion since 2001.

Those in full-time programs who have already received job offers expect a salary increase of 74% above their pre-MBA pay, while those in part-time programs expect a salary bump of 53%. GMAC reports that the top reason respondents gave for why they value their MBAs was “the sense of personal satisfaction and achievement” they gained, with a close second being “the potential for gaining more challenging and interesting work in the future.”

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