2018 MBA Jobs & Salary Trends

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:

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Finance – Other
  3. General Management
  4. Marketing
  5. Consultant
  6. Sales & Development
  7. IT / Technology
  8. Finance – Advisory
  9. Operations / Manufacturing
  10. Supply Chain / Logistics
  11. E-commerce
  12. Other

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:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Information Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

You can find many MBA specialisations offered by Australian providers here.

Download the full report here.

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