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MBA Hiring Outlooks Look Positive for 2023 According to Employers

By Niamh O

Updated September 14, 2021 Updated September 14, 2021

Although a large financial investment, MBA students and grads should feel positive about outcomes associated with an MBA qualification.

QS has released its latest Employer Survey Report 2022 shining a light on the world of work for MBA graduates.

The report takes a closer look at salaries for MBA specialisations, the functions employers are looking for in MBA recruits, hiring outlook, skills and so much more.

MBA hiring lowdown

Choosing to undertake an MBA usually requires a lot of thought, as it goes without saying that an MBA isn’t a cheap learning experience. The cost of an MBA programme at a number of business schools across the globe

But there is good news for MBA students and grads alike when taking into account MBA hiring outlooks.

When asked how they anticipated MBA hiring levels over the next 12 months, employers had this to say:

MBA Employer Hiring Outlooks 2022

Country

Fewer (%)

More (%)

Same (%)

Employer count (%)

Australia

32

11

58

19

Bangladesh

15

71

15

41

Brazil

40

60

0

5

China (mainland)

0

60

40

15

France

8

50

42

12

Greece

0

33

67

3

Hong Kong SAR

14

14

71

14

India

18

54

29

28

Japan

13

38

50

16

Kazakhstan

9

83

9

46

Malaysia

4

48

48

27

Russia

10

38

52

29

Singapore

0

43

57

7

Taiwan

20

47

33

15

United Kingdom

11

39

50

18

United States

22

70

8

220

The latest edition of the QS TopMBA Jobs & Salary Report reflects on the enduring value of an MBA programme to employers across the world, and the report found global compensation for MBA hires increased 10 percent over the last year.

86 percent of surveyed hiring managers said they expect MBA hiring at their organisation to either remain stable or increase over the coming year, and QS’s report offers evidence that employers continue to view the skills nurtured by an MBA as indispensable, and increasingly remunerative.

This article was originally published in September 2021 .

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (TopMBA.com; topuniversities.com), creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  

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