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Career outcomes for Cambridge MBA class of 2017/18

4 April 2019

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Transformative effect and global mobility of Cambridge MBA continues with 96 per cent switching either country, job function or industry sector. The …

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Transformative effect and global mobility of Cambridge MBA continues with 96 per cent switching either country, job function or industry sector.

The latest Cambridge MBA employment report, just published, has revealed that 96 per cent of job seekers from the 2017/18 class made a switch of either country, job function or industry sector in their post-MBA employment, with 33 per cent switching all three.

The annual report details the outcomes of the graduating MBA class of 2017/18, with 93 per cent of job seekers receiving job offers three months out, and nineteen members of the class starting their own company straight out of the MBA.

Mobility after the MBA for graduates is strong, with alumni from the MBA 2017/18 class now working in 24 different countries around the world, with almost half of the class choosing to continue their careers in the UK.

Margaret O'Neill
Margaret O’Neill

Margaret O’Neill, Head of Admissions and Careers for the Cambridge MBA, says:

“We are proud to celebrate the success of our MBA 2017 class. Global mobility resulting from the Cambridge MBA is reflected in the diversity of employers that Cambridge MBAs choose to work for. The most popular global employers of the class post-MBA included the big and growing tech sector, with employers such as Microsoft, Uber, Amazon, Google; followed closely by the commercial retail sector; AdStream, Shopee; while the traditional consultancy sector with players like L.E.K. Consulting and McKinsey & Company still representing a large number.”

Margaret continues: “Cambridge Judge Business School and the University of Cambridge provide unrivalled opportunities for networking and learning. We are delighted that our demanding, innovative and experiential MBA programme has allowed the class of MBA 2017 to develop the skills, experience and network they needed to achieve their goals.”

“Recruiters from across the world maintain a strong relationship with the Cambridge MBA, working with us to identify the talent needed to drive global business. Over 100 organisations recruited from the class of 2017, with 22 per cent of the class moving into consulting roles and 17 per cent into roles in the finance sector. Just over half of the class moved into roles in industry, with 75 per cent of those roles in the technology/internet/e-commerce sector. This reflects both the continued global growth in the technology sector, and Cambridge Judge Business School’s unique place at the heart of one the most successful technology clusters in Europe”.

As part of the Cambridge MBA, students undertake a career development programme alongside their studies, during which they work closely with the MBA Careers team to create a personalised plan based on career aspirations. The programme includes practical workshops, coaching, as well as recruitment and networking events with employers.

For more stories and insights into how mba careers are changing and how MBA’s can change their careers listen to the Changing Careers podcast series from Cambridge MBA Executive Director, Conrad Chua which you can listen to on SoundCloud and on iTunes.