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98% of IESE´s 2021 Master in Management graduates employed

2021 MiM Employment Report highlights excellent career prospects of young IESE graduates

Master in Management students, Madrid Campus.

March 29, 2022

IESE’s 2021 Employment Report for the Master in Management (MiM), a program launched in fall 2019 and taught in English from the Madrid campus, reveals the bright career prospects of IESE´s youngest graduates.

The report shows that employer demand for IESE’s MiM graduates is high, with top recruiters appreciating their business acumen, entrepreneurial initiative, leadership and communication abilities. In fact, 98% of IESE´s MiM Class of 2021 are employed, despite a challenging external context typified by the COVID-19 pandemic and high levels of youth unemployment. What is more, 94% secured employment within three months after graduation.

These strong employment figures also highlight how IESE remains a destination of choice for top recruiters, with the school’s Career Development Center (CDC) connecting more than 400 leading companies with IESE talent over the last year through a number of recruitment activities.

The top recruiters of the IESE MiM Class of 2021 include Amazon, AlphaSights, Citi, Nike, Nomura, Microsoft, Monitor Deloitte, P&G and PwC.

According to the report, technology is the most popular sector for IESE MiM graduates, attracting 32% of the Class of 2021 who are seeking employment. Consulting (25%) and financial services (19%) were the next most popular sectors.

An international, practical program that can kick-start careers

IESE´s MiM is a comprehensive 11-month program that helps prepare recent university graduates, who typically have little to no professional experience, take the first steps in their careers.

On the program, students develop a global vision of business and gain insights into the trends that are shaping the world from an international, top-class faculty. It does this through a highly practical and business-orientated curriculum, covering cutting edge topics like AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing alongside more traditional subjects like business strategy. Classes are primarily based on the case method, a dynamic and discussion-based learning methodology where students are exposed to real-life problems and learn to sharpen their decision-making skills. 

IESE´s Career Development Center (CDC) also offers a full service of resources for MiM students, covering everything from helping prepare them for interviews and offering region and sector specific advice, to organizing a variety of popular career forums and fairs.

Kira Brakhage, from the IESE MiM Class of 2021, says she decided to study the MiM to kick-start her career in tech. “Through learning coding languages and digital strategy in the Data Track and with CDC’s help in preparing me for interviews, I’ve landed my dream job at Microsoft.”

The MiM Class of 2021 is comprised of 81 students, 37% of them women. The average age at graduation is 24 years old.

Download the 2021 MiM Employment Report.