LONDON, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Association of MBAs' annual MBA Careers Fair was held in central London today. Hosted by the University of Westminster, this networking event brought together around 400 MBA students and recent graduates from 20 UK AMBA-accredited business schools and 16 global employers.
The MBA students and graduates, out of which 44% were women, represented 51 nationalities, had an average work experience of 8 years and were on average 31 years old. Companies such as Accenture, Microsoft, Amazon, Infosys, KPMG, Arthur D Little, Capgemini, Gartner and others were represented by senior HR professionals and functional directors and managers.
Laura Sawyer, Global Head of Consulting Recruiting at Gartner, an information technology, research and advisory company, voted number 20 in Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards 2014, said: "Gartner are delighted to be participating in this exciting event, which we view as critical in the MBA Campus Recruiting calendar. MBA hires are essential to the success of our Strategic Management Consulting business, and bring with them a high level of quality to our client engagements. Their deeply analytical skills, professional capabilities and breadth of experience allow each MBA hire to have a positive impact on our clients."
Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, and the largest Indian MBA employer, continued their global MBA recruitment drive by participating in AMBA's MBA Careers Fair. "Our global MBA hire goes a long way to complement the great technical skills that Infosys already boasts. In the long run, this MBA hiring drive will not only increase customer engagement, but will also increase high-end consulting which in turn will bring in more revenue. Hiring quality individuals will better the Infosys brand and offering," Senior Vice President and Group Head of Human Resource Development, Srikantan Moorthy, said.
The latest AMBA Careers Survey shows that the employability of MBAs continues to grow. Statistics show that there is strong MBA representation in all sectors, with 15% of the graduates surveyed working in consulting, 11% in finance, 10% in industry, 9% in healthcare, 9% in public service, 5% energy and 5% in consumer goods sector. MBA graduates from business schools with AMBA accreditation are receiving the highest average salary in the UK since 2004 and the number of graduates who reported earnings above £70,000 increased by 11%, compared to those surveyed in AMBA's previous Careers Surveys.
Andrew Main Wilson, AMBA's Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted that AMBA has been able to connect 400 high-calibre MBAs with 16 blue-chip global employers in just one afternoon in London. The quality and salary of job offers received on graduation are increasingly becoming key criteria in students' selection of MBA business schools."
About the Association of MBAs (AMBA):
AMBA is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education and the only global MBA-specific Accrediting body. Established in 1967, it sets the global standard for accrediting MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. The Association currently accredits programmes in more than 210 schools in 70 countries worldwide. AMBA is also a professional membership association with thousands of MBA members in over 100 countries, connecting MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools and MBA employers worldwide.
Adela Papac, Head of Communications
Association of MBAs
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SOURCE Association of MBAs (AMBA)