Recruiters Look for Talent at the MBA Career Forum

90% of the 2014 MBA cohort now in employment

13/10/2014 Barcelona

MBA Career Forum
The Career Forum welcomes 28 international companies that will interview more than 400 MBAs

Some 90% of recent IESE MBA graduates have successfully found employment in leading international companies. Of the June 2014 cohort, around 65% have elected to live and work in Europe, and of these, 20% are working in new technologies.

Against this backdrop, the MBA Career Forum continues to bring together international companies with top-tier IESE talent. The Career Forum kicked off on IESE’s Barcelona campus today, welcoming some 28 international companies. It is anticipated that no fewer than 400 interviews will take place, among them encounters between MBAs and some of the biggest names in industry, banking and consultancy.

Global talent and new sectors

The 2014 graduates have found employment in 33 countries around the world, the majority of them in Europe. Stats show that 12.9% of the MBAs are working in Asia, 11.1% in the North American market and 9.3% in Latin America. Significantly, a good 22% of these international graduates have elected to look for work in Spain.

An analysis of the data reveals increasing preference for sectors like e-commerce, industry, technology, health and retail. These sectors are attractive to some 58.6% of graduate, with the remaining 41.1% opting for more traditional sectors like banking and consulting.

MBAs also seem to be increasingly opting to work in companies related to new technologies. A significant 11.1% of IESE MBAs have been recruited into e-commerce roles; followed by 7.6% in companies based on technology. Telecommunications and technological consultancies have hired a further 2.7% and 1-3% of recent graduates respectively. And a further 9.3% have gone on to work in the health sector, while 6.7% are now working in the consumer goods industry.