Spring 2005 Employment Survey: MBA Graduates

Spring 2005 Employment Survey: MBA Graduates

According to the spring 2005 employment survey of the MBA Career Services Council, the class of 2005 is graduating into the best job market in four years. Of the sixty-eight participating business schools, 92 percent reported an increase in recruiting activity this year over last year, with 75 percent noting increases in recruiting for finance jobs; 67 percent, for consulting jobs; and 60 percent, for marketing and sales jobs. In addition, 70 percent of the schools predicted an increase in average base pay for graduates this year; and 51 percent, an increase in average signing bonuses. An average of 58 percent of the graduating MBAs had received one or more job offers by mid-April.