Survey results published last week by the Graduate Management Admission Council featured an abundance of interesting data—including, as the Wall Street Journal noted, technology companies’ growing interest in recruiting recent business school graduates. Most impressive was the fact that 93% of the tech firm representatives who took part in the survey reported plans to hire MBA graduates this year. Last year, the number was notably lower at 84%. A total of 748 recruiters from 47 countries responded to the survey.
Many companies in the energy and utilities industry are hoping to recruit more new MBAs as well—in fact, 96% of the survey participants in this field expressed such interest, while only 78% did so last year. The good news for this year’s business school grads does not end there: the number of finance and accounting companies seeking to hire MBAs was 84%, up 11% from last year’s findings.