Schools and employers: these are the all time favourites
MBA News Barbara Barkhausen / 04-05-2012
Employers have their favourite business schools, MBA students their favourite employers. Looking at some of the most recent surveys we have compiled the all time favourites.
Business schools – employers’ choice
The current QS Global 200 Business Schools Report shows which business schools employers value highly. These are also schools from where employers actively recruit. In North America the list is topped by Harvard Business School, Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton and Columbia Business School. European business schools are catching up fast to the U.S. and Canadian schools, though. Their strength is attracting an internationally diverse applicant pool – something employers value highly. Insead, London Business School, Oxford University’s Said Business School and the Spanish IESE as well as IE Business School lead the list in Europe. The UK, France and Spain are the most popular MBA destinations, while Germany is clearly lagging behind. German business school EBS ranks 14 and Otto Beisheim School of Management and Mannheim Business School are placed at 31 and 32 respectively. Schools from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are on the rise. Especially the fast-growing economies of Brazil and Chile have led MBA employers to consider business schools from the region. In the Asia and Asia-Pacific region, Indian business schools are a clear stand-out. Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia are also popular destinations for employers to look for employees.
Employers – students’ choice
If we turn the tables, MBA students also favour certain employers after their gruelling one-to-two years at business school and having spent thousands of dollars in school fees. The most popular firms are Google, McKinsey & Co, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting, Bain & Co, Facebook, Amazon, JPMorgan and Nike. Goldman Sachs has taken a tumble in the last few weeks, though, with the New York Times publishing a scathing article from Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith on why he is turning his back to the investment bank after twelve years. In the article he mainly complains about the “toxic and destructive” environment of the company and its disloyalty towards customers.