GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey


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Since 2001, CRS data have provided a picture of the current employment landscape, gauged demand for master's-level business graduates, and gained valuable insight into employer needs across industries and world regions. CRS offers different benefits:

  • Admissions/marketing: enhance outreach efforts with data about the skills and salaries that demonstrate the value of management degrees in the job market.
  • Deans/faculty: assess the effectiveness of your school's curriculum compared to the knowledge, skills, abilities and traits that today's employers need in new graduate management hires.
  • Career Services: guide students in their job search and careers decision using robust employer hiring and salary projections, and grow employer relationships with insight into what their overall recruitment strategies look like and what draws them to a campus.

2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

The 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report examines the current hiring outlook for graduate business students and analyzes demand by industry and world region, salaries, job functions, and mobility in regional job placement. It also explores recruiter behavior, including recruitment practices and school and candidate selection criteria, and presents new analysis of skills sets and proficiency levels that employers expect in new hires.


This report contains the summary of findings from the 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey conducted in February and March of 2014.

Participating schools receive this summary as well as a robust interactive data research tool, and an interactive benchmarking tool that shows aggregated responses from their school's employers compared with responses from employers at other programs of their choosing.

GMAC conducts the Corporate Recruiters Survey in conjunction with EFMD and the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).

Quick Facts

  • More companies report plans to hire recent graduates of MBA and specialized business master’s programs around the world in 2014.
  • Companies in Asia-Pacific are experiencing robust growth and planning for market expansion in 2014, creating higher demand this year for MBAs and master-level candidates.
  • Based on analysis new in 2014, employers seek recent business graduates who are highly proficient in communications skills, specifically oral communications, followed by writing and listening skills.

To find out more about the Corporate Recruiters Survey click here.