ForumWatch: Will 2012 MBA Grads Have Jobs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 19, 2011

As more layoffs were announced at many banks, including Barclays and HSBC, people began wondering what this would mean for MBA job prospects in the coming year. To get answers, three career services directors from top MBA programs - Maryellen Lamb, interim director of MBA Career Management at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Pamela Mittman, assistant dean of Career Services and Leadership Development at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and Christy Leak, director of Relationship Management in Career Services at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business - are sharing their thoughts with forum participants in the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums. They will be responding to the questions until Aug. 29.

So far, these career services experts have expressed confidence that 2012 MBA graduates will have a positive job outlook. They are also available to offer advice on what those grads will have to do to get an offer in this ultra competitive job market. To ask your questions or chime into the conversation, visit the “Forum Exclusive: Q&A on MBA Finance Jobs” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forum where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.

Reader Comments


August 20, 2011 3:16 AM

Their is no end of jobs for MBA students we have to just make our selves compatible for that job by practicing more and more


August 20, 2011 8:40 AM

Between us speaking, I would ask the help for users of this forum.


August 20, 2011 8:40 AM

what is the job prospect of MBA Marketing in America in the coming years e.g 2013???

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