Demand for business grads is on the rise worldwide. From MBA programs to shorter specialized master’s degrees that focus on specific industries and careers, things are looking up across the board.
According to the GMAC 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey, employers plan to hire more b-school grads in 2014 than in 2013 — a promising outlook that just gets brighter when broken down by program:
- Four in five (80 percent) companies plan on hiring new MBAs, up from 73 percent in 2013
- 50 percent want to hire Master of Science in Management (MiM) graduates, up from 45 percent in 2013
- 45 percent are interested in onboarding Master of Accountancy (MACC) grads, up from 36 percent in 2013
- 44 percent see the Master of Science in Finance (MS-FIN) as a go-to hiring group, up from 39 percent in 2013
This is good news for recent (and future) b-school graduates, marking the fourth year of continuous growth in hiring demand across business disciplines. Such hiring demand is likely to keep growing, particularly because soft skills like communication are a prominent feature in business programs. According to employers surveyed by GMAC, communication is the most important skill they look for in new hires — ranked twice as important as even managerial skills — followed by proficiency in writing and listening.
That’s why the W. P. Carey School emphasizes the soft skills in all of its programs. Because at its core, business is personal. And learning to communicate about business is one of the best ways to learn the ropes — elucidating theoretical and applied concepts until they’re as familiar as the tight-knit W. P. Carey community where you study them.
Whether you’re interested in going back to school full-time, in the evenings, on weekends, or 100% online, the W. P. Carey School offers in-demand programs that develop the in-demand skills and knowledge employers are actually looking for. So you’ll have an easier time not only launching your career, but rapidly advancing from day one on the job.
Now that’s value. See what happens when business is personal, and find out more about the highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.