The 12,100 (5,007)* employers responding to the survey in 2011 were made up of 2,140 (2,157) who were actively recruiting MBAs. All employers who responded to the survey are guaranteed confidentiality for the components of their individual responses, except for any open-ended feedback they have chosen to provide on the value of an MBA or concerns with MBA hires.
* Comparative figures for the previous year are shown in brackets.
To view a comprehensive list of the employers that participated in the survey, please download the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report >
The huge range of respondents accross different industries reflects the global spread of industries that hire MBAs.
The consulting and professional services sector are the largest respondents in 2011, reflecting the surge in MBA demand within this sector. Banking and financial services are the second largest responding sector, followed by HR/recruitment services. Manufacturing, IT, FMCG and energy are also well represented in the sample.
To view the range of respondents accross industry in more detail, please download the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report >
Responses were received from employers across the globe:
Africa and the Middle East - 5%
*This year, the employer survey carried out as part of the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report data collection process brought in a large response from Latin America. Although we are delighted by this recognition, the sheer size of this input threatened to distort the findings, and so the influence of Latin America as a whole has been limited by setting its influence to match that of Western Europe, an area of comparable population. To do this, response from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela was scaled back evenly, as these were the most overrepresented nations, until the whole Latin American response matched that from Western Europe. In addition, a later weighting matches the overall response from the Americas with that from Asia Pacific and from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.