Most Popular Employers Amongst US MBA Graduates

The recent MBA graduate and student survey published by “Fortune” May 2007 in the United States, shows that American MBA graduates seem to favour working for management consultancies, although Google takes first place.

The actual Top 10 employers of choice (of the 5,450 MBA students surveyed) shows the world’s favoyurite search engine up one place at first. Google is followed by (2) McKinsey & Co (Management Consultants); (3) Goldman Sachs (Investment and Banking Services); (4) Bain & Co (Management Consultants); (5) Boston Consulting Group (Management Consultants); (6) Apple (Software and IT technologies); (7) Microsoft (Software and IT technologies); (8) General Electrics (Technology); (9) Nike (Sportswear and Fashion Clothing); (10) Bank of America (Banking & Financial Services).

 

Bearing in mind that many international students study for their MBAs in the US, the survey must still be an overall reflection of American cultural norms and aspirations in that Starbucks, the successful Seattle coffee vendors, rise from twenty second (22) to fourteenth (14).
 
The dominant attractiveness of management consultancy was further illustrated when the students were asked which industries (rather than specific employers) they favoured. First (1) with around 22% was Management Consultancy! Followed by Financial Services (2), Consumer Goods (3), Investment Banking, (4) Venture Capital.
 
The main differences identified were those exhibited between the genders. Women were more prepared to think ‘outside the box’, with preferences including the Retail and Non-profit sectors. Men however, seemed predictably conservative sticking to consultancy, finance, banking and venture capital. There might be a worthwhile piece of work analysing whether the gender split at MBA indicates that women might be more open to risk and innovation!

Link to full results: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mba100/full_list/

 

Related Articles

  • Is an MBA a route to high finance?
  • Is an MBA a route to high finance? There has been a persistent myth that MBA graduates do rather well in investment banking and high reward financial careers, but the facts are that MBA careers in high finance vary as much as the markets themselves. Historically MBA employment within investment banking seems to mirror the performance of the world’s financial markets. As far back as the 1980s, more than 25% of MBA graduates ended up in banking, until the 1987 market crash. Subsequent to that crash, MBA graduates involved in banking reduced to barely 17%. Even so, whilst MBA graduate bankers may not be immune to the cold winds of recession markets, they do still seem to find a considerable niche in the finance world. This is good news as earnings for MBA bankers are some of the highest.
  • Why do an MBA, Diverse Opportunities, Demand for Training
  • Why do an MBA? - Diverse Opportunities. Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in the UK and international MBA market. The increasing demand for training in what is now routinely accepted as the graduate management degree is in part due to the MBA's growing reputation with senior executives in the business world.
  • Distance Learning MBA, Full Time Programmes at all Levels
  • Distance Learning MBA. There are various approaches to learning. Full time programmes at all levels require a career break of some sort. This may be acceptable especially for short courses or where you get leave of absence but you also have to consider access, location, timing, the quality of the group and of the deliverer. Local courses may be of restricted quality and you may not be able to afford overseas courses.
  • Online MBA programs, The Continuing Development of Internet Technology
  • Online MBA Programs. The online MBA is a relatively new development and as such there are very few business schools that are offering an MBA program entirely online. Many online programs still require students to attend mandatory residential courses as part of their syllabus. The length and frequency of these "contact" sessions vary depending on the school and program.
  • MBA Rankings, Are a Great Way for Perspective Students to Select
  • MBA Rankings. MBA rankings are a great way for perspective students to select between the best business programs offered at reputable universities. With future students in mind four main sources, The Financial Times, Business Week and The Economist publish a list of universities that offer the best program to earn a Master's in Business Administration. Taking the MBA rankings into account, perspective students will have a general idea of the status and value of their future degree in the business world. When selecting a school students should be aware of these rankings, even though they are debatable since they are seen by so many hiring companies.

Related Courses

  • Full-time MBA
  • A global MBA with an Asia Pacific focus. Students can choose an Asia specific track such as China, Japan or Vietnam. Hawaii’s only AACSB accredited MBA program. The cohort format fosters teamwork and peer learning
  • Full-time MBA
  • The Full-time MBA is an intensive one year programme, which offers a rigorous and challenging process of personal and management development.
  • Part-time MBA
  • The Part-time MBA is a 3 year part-time programme, designed for those working in a wide variety of managerial, technical and professional roles.
About Us Terms and Conditions Privacy policy Sitemap