Ninety-six percent of this year’s MBA graduates from London Business School were offered employment within three months, according to the latest employment figures from the School.
The School’s MBA employment report shows another strong year for the School’s MBA graduates who have secured full-time employment. 95 percent of the class accepted an employment offer within three months of graduation, the highest percentage in the last six years. Of those, 29 percent took up consulting sector roles, 28 percent went into finance but, for the second year running, the largest number (43 per cent) went into the corporate sector.
An increasing trend of students accepting roles in the technology, media and telecoms sectors has grown due to firms demand for top quality talent and the student’s interest in the sector, with firms such as Amazon and Google among the top employers.
“Our MBA programme has gone from strength to strength this year. Our students remain highly sought after, with 96 percent of graduates holding an offer of employment within three months of graduation.
“Testament to the international mobility and global perspective of our students, this year we’ve seen record numbers of students heading outside the UK following graduation, with 55 percent choosing to work abroad”, said Fiona Sandford, Executive Director, Careers and Global Business, London Business School. The School also saw 99% of 2013 graduates secure internships over the summer months.
This year saw many students head east following graduation, with Asia as the top destination outside of Europe to start their career. “Our graduates are identifying the great opportunity the region has to offer. The School’s focus on the Far East region this year culminated in our hosting the first Asia Careers Fair alongside four other European Business Schools”, added Sandford.
The School continues to be one of the leading global business schools after being ranked as the number one MBA School in Europe by the Financial Times.