Latest study: Two in five alumni currently work in an industry they hadn't considered prior to enrollment

A new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) shows that graduate business programs inspire new career pathways 
Latest study: Two in five alumni currently work in an industry they hadn't considered prior to enrollment

More than half of graduate business school alumni are currently employed in an industry or job function they did not have experience in prior to entering business school, according to a report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit organization of leading graduate business schools.Findings from the Council’s 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey show that 2 in 5 (39 percent) alumni currently work in an industry they hadn’t considered prior to starting business school; they learned of the opportunity while enrolled in a graduate business program,with 88 percent sharing that they are satisfied with their job and employer.

Year after year our research has shown that a graduate management education offers significant personal, professional and financial rewards. We’re now seeing strong evidence of how valuable the degree is with regard to changing careers

Sangeet Chowfla, President and CEO of GMAC

The findings of the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report detail the education and career outcomes of nearly 15,000 graduate business alumni representing 1,100 graduate business programs located around the world. The report highlights that the value proposition of a graduate business degree is high regardless of graduation year or program type.

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