The newly released employment report for Cambridge MBA graduates reveals 95 per cent of graduates received job offers just three months after conferral of their degree.
As in previous years, the report demonstrated the powerful career transitions enabled by the 12-month MBA programme, with 86 per cent of employed graduates switching at least country, job function or industry sector, and 30 per cent opting to switch all three.
The annual report calibrates the most recently graduating MBA class of 2013-14, who are now employed across 23 different countries respectively. The profile of the class surveyed featured 141 students of 44 nationalities with an average of seven years’ professional experience, before starting the programme.
Top global employers of the class post-MBA included Google, A.T. Kearney, Ernst & Young, Fung Group and Schlumberger Business Consulting.
Traditional strengths in consulting and finance recruitment were seen, with the two industry sectors drawing the highest percentages of jobseekers. Graduates also increasingly opted to launch their own businesses, leveraging the strong entrepreneurial culture of Cambridge Judge Business School and the surrounding “Silicon Fen” – the hub of technology-based companies based in and around the city.
The Cambridge MBA programme places particular emphasis on a highly personalised approach to career development through the Career Acceleration Programme, which runs parallel to teaching throughout the year and delivers 1-to-1 consultation, personal branding, skills workshops and recruitment events.
Networking was also seen to have a profound effect on recruitment opportunities, with MBA graduates supported by the wealth of Cambridge connections – corporate, faculty and alumni based, operating across the globe and covering the full range of industries; 27 per cent of all jobs accepted were facilitated by networking.
In 2015, the Cambridge MBA ranked as the top one-year programme in the UK, in the Financial Times survey.