Survey says about 50 percent got jobs
Friday, May 27, 2005 Posted: 11:44 AM EDT (1544 GMT)
(AP) -- For newly minted business school graduates, this was the most successful job-hunting year since 2001, a new survey says.
Half of students finishing master's of business administration degrees this year had job offers by mid-March, according to the survey of 5,829 students at 129 business schools conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, an organization of business schools.
That compares to 42 percent who had job offers at the same point in 2004, and is the highest figure since 64 percent of students had offers in the 2001 survey.
Salary expectations also rose, with the average respondent expecting to earn $84,318 after graduation, compared to $76,147 a year ago.