Schools invited to participate in the 2019 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey

Each year, the Graduate Management Admission Council®, together with MBA CSEA, Highered and EFMD, join forces to sponsor the annual Corporate Recruiters Survey – collecting data from hundreds of employers around the world about 2018 hiring outcomes, 2019 hiring expectations, internship plans, international hiring, and skills.

We encourage your business school to participate in this survey by signing up by 1 February at:

The GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Report offers a unique view of the current hiring outlook for graduate business students. Findings analyse demand for business school graduates by industry and world region, salaries, job functions, and mobility in regional job placement. Insights into company hiring plans, compensation trends, and regional job placement are especially important, as employment outcomes are a top factor driving prospective students’ decisions to pursue a graduate management education.

Achieve your Career Services goals:

  • Gauge current hiring demand for business school graduates by major world regions and industries and learn how marketplace trends may translate into employment opportunities for your graduating class.
  • Explore data on expected compensation for recent graduate business school hires, including median starting salary and non-monetary benefits, as well as job placement and mobility.
  • Understand recruiter behavior and practices, including most effective recruitment methods, and school and candidate selection criteria.
  • Learn about skill sets and skill proficiency levels that employers expect recent business school graduates to possess upon hire.

For the 2018 edition, there are two easy ways to participate:

  • Option 1: GMAC administers the survey to your employers directly. Your school provides GMAC with a list of employer contacts, including name, email address, and company name. GMAC sends the survey invitation and follow-up messages to employers.
  • Option 2: Your school administers the survey. GMAC will provide your school with suggested survey and reminder emails, and a generic school-level URL. Your school will invite your employers to participate in the survey directly.

Sign up your school to participate anytime from now until February 1st, 2019 to be sure your school hears from the employers that recruit your students about their hiring projections and the skills they seek in business grads. The survey launches for employers on February 6th, 2019.

Schools signup at

Employers signup at

Results of the 2019 Corporate Recruiters Survey are reported in aggregate, and will not be associated with individual employers or individual schools. We will not share employer email addresses with any third party at any time, for any reason, or use employer email addresses in the future without first asking for permission. To review GMAC’s privacy policy, go to

For more information, visit, or contact GMAC Research at

The survey is conducted by GMAC in partnership with EFMD, Highered Global Career Services, and the MBA Career Services & Employer Association (MBA CSEA).