The newly released 2018 QS TopMBA.com Jobs & Salaries Trends Report aims at identifying trends in international MBA salaries and recruitment. 3,463 global employers provided information on current and future MBA hiring and salary levels.
MBA Jobs Trends – Do Employers Still Want To Hire MBA Graduates
Asia-Pacific saw the strongest growth of graduate hires increasing 18% year on year. 2018 is expected to see a spike in technology, consulting and finance industry recruitment.
MBA graduates are being hired into a diverse amount of job functions, including:
- Strategic Planning
- Finance – Other
- General Management
- Sales & Development
- IT / Technology
- Finance – Advisory
- Operations / Manufacturing
- Supply Chain / Logistics
MBA Salary Trends – What Do Australian MBA Graduates Earn?
Leading the way is Switzerland, with graduates earning an average base salary of USD$123,500. Leading the way for the Asia-Pacific region are Australian MBA graduates, earning a reported average of USD$98,400. This puts Australia in position 5 globally for MBA salaries.
Specialisations – What Employers Considered Most Valuable
Specialisations that employers determined to be most valuable include:
- Operations Management
- Information Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
You can find many MBA specialisations offered by Australian providers here.
Download the full report here.