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Michigan Ross MBAs Set All-Time High Record for Tech Recruiting — Google, Amazon, Microsoft Among Top Hirers


The University of Michigan Ross School of Business released its 2018 MBA Employment Report this week, highlighting impressive career placement data for the most recent graduating class.

The report, which you can explore here, showed continued growth among Ross graduates taking full-time jobs in the technology industry. In fact, with 27 percent of grads taking jobs in technology, the class of 2018 set an all-time high record for tech recruiting — Amazon alone hired 44 graduates in full-time roles.

The tech industry was the second most popular among Ross grads for the third year in a row, falling close behind consulting, where 30 percent of Ross MBA graduates in 2018 landed jobs.

MBAs following careers in technology is a trend that looks like it will continue to grow. A recent study from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) found that 89 percent of tech companies said they plan to hire MBA students this coming recruiting cycle.

2018 Top Ten MBA Employers:

Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group

That’s eight percentage points higher than the average for all employers — and continued good news for Michigan Ross students looking to break into the industry.

Whether tech, consulting, or any of the other industries Ross grads follow, more than 2/3 of the Class of 2018 accepted offers in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago — including 9 percent of graduates who accepted jobs internationally, landing in 11 different countries around the world.  

In 2018, the top ten employers of Michigan Ross MBA graduates were:

Amazon, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Citi, Deloitte, EY, Google, McKinsey, Microsoft, and PwC

The 2018 MBA Employment Report also looks at where the class of 2019 secured internships this past summer. According to the report, 25 percent of the class interned at technology companies, up from 18 percent last year. Nearly 30 percent of the internships occured on the west coast and eight percent took place outside of the U.S.

From work on corporate partnerships with Snapchat to education policy with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we asked students who worked in some of the coolest internships around the world this summer to tell us about their experience, what they worked on, and how future students can follow in their footsteps. You can read their experiences here.

Explore the MBA Employment Report