What jobs will the graduating class of 2013 MBAs have?

Posted by: Diana Zaharia
on December 12th, 2012 No Comments

Wondering what are the choices that the 2013 MBA graduates made for their careers? Here is a list of the industries in which they plan to work once they finish their MBA. More than this, the experts have compared this list to last year’s top preferences and here’s what the trends are:

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The top 10 industry experiences for this year’s graduating class of 2013 MBA2s are:

    1. Finance: 38.1% of candidates selected a Finance-related industry experience
    2. Consulting: 30.8%
    3. High Tech: 24.9%
    4. Not-for-Profit: 15.3%
    5. Services: 14.5%
    6. Consumer Packaged Goods: 13.7%
    7. Transportation: 12.5%
    8. Energy: 11.7%
    9. Healthcare: 10.2%
    10 Manufacturing: 8.3%

 Which is very similar to last year’s class of 2012 MBA2 experiences, where the only difference is Not-for-Profits jump to the 4th most popular industry from 6th last year:

    1. Finance: 37.8%
    2. Consulting: 30.6%
    3. High Tech: 24.0%
    4. Services: 15.6%
    5. Consumer Packaged Goods: 14.6%
    6. Not-for-Profit: 13.7%
    7. Transportation: 12.8%
    8. Energy: 10.7%
    9. Healthcare: 10.5%
    10. Manufacturing: 8.2%

What is interesting is when you compare these industry experiences to the industry preferences of these class of 2013 graduating MBA students:

    1. Finance: 48.6% of candidates selected a Finance-related industry preference
    2. Consulting: 48.6%
    3. High Tech: 31.1%
    4. Consumer Packaged Goods: 28.6%
    5. Energy: 22.9%
    6. Services: 21.7%
    7. Not-for-Profit: 18.9%
    8. Healthcare: 16.9%
    9. Transportation: 16.6%
    10. Manufacturing: 11.1%

Energy makes a huge leap into the top 5, where — despite the fact that only 11% of the students have experience in the Energy industry — 23% of them are seeking full-time employment in the Energyindustry. These students are also much more interested in Consulting and CPG than they are experienced those two industries.

And compared to last year, you’ll notice that many more current students (6% more) are interested inHigh Tech than the graduating class of 2012 MBA2s were:

    1. Finance: 47.5%
    2. Consulting: 46.2%
    3. Consumer Packaged Goods: 27.4%
    4. High Tech: 25.4%
    5. Services: 21.4%
    6. Energy: 20.3%
    7. Not-for-Profit: 17.7%
    8. Healthcare: 15.3%
    9. Transportation: 14.5%
    10. Manufacturing: 8.9%

 

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