Now hiring: Businesses set their eyes on new graduates
Worried about the job market after getting your business degree? Don't worry. Nearly two-thirds of this year's class of Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates already has job offers.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) just released a report showing that the class of 2012 is being welcomed into a more inviting employment environment thanks to our continually recovering economy. Additionally, nearly all of the surveyed companies singled out leadership as the number one skill they'll be looking for in this year's and future business degree holders.
"As companies begin to act on plans to expand, they are hiring talent to help manage strategy and growth to sustain the business for the long term," said David Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of GMAC. "Particularly noteworthy is the expansion of hiring among smaller companies in our survey, which are key drivers of economic activity."
With fewer than 100 employees, small businesses are setting their sights on recent college graduates. According to a report by the Career Services Council, 43 percent of business schools have noticed a substantial increase in recruiters from small firms.