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[Infographic] How MBA recruiters use mobile devices

MBA recruitment is a structured and complex process. Career service offices layout strict rules for on-campus-recruiting. Plus there are thousands of MBA students at hundreds of graduate business schools around the world! So reaching this elite leadership talent can be a difficult task.

Today, recruiters use a mixture of traditional on-campus, in-person recruitment methods and new digital recruitment…

Added by Ryan Pratt on March 6, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Top 10 challenges for MBA recruiters in 2013


MBA Focus recruiting and career services tips for 2013


Every recruiter deals with the challenges of the current economic state -- not enough time, money, or resources -- but beyond those basic pains MBA recruiters must also deal with these more complicated issues.

Despite predicted improvements to the MBA recruitment landscape in 2013, many employers will…


Added by Ryan Pratt on December 28, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

We’re thankful for all our turkey-related MBA resumes

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, MBA Focus (www.mbafocus.com) would like to thank all of our corporate clients and school partners for your ongoing business and support. And this year, we’d like to give thanks to all of the wonderful job-seeking MBA candidates participating in our database—we enjoy having the opportunity to work…


Added by Ryan Pratt on November 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Honoring the ultimate leaders: Veterans with MBAs

Veterans make great business leaders. Employers know it. As a result, veteran recruiting goals have grown exponentially over the past few years. And as more and more military veterans return home after serving our country abroad, they are heading to graduate business schools to earn their MBA.

Today, 15% of the MBA students currently at the…


Added by Ryan Pratt on November 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 insights from the thought leaders at Connections 2012

MBA Focus missing piece of recruitment model


Representatives from 24 top business schools and 26 leading MBA employers attended Connections 2012 "The MBA Community: Positive Leadership, Changing Times” hosted by MBA Focus in Columbus, Ohio.

We are very proud that this conference continues to be the premiere event for thought leadership in MBA recruitment. We truly appreciate the ideas, comments, and willingness to share year after year. This kind of rich and open dialogue makes it…


Added by Ryan Pratt on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

New report to inform your MBA recruitment strategy

MBA Analytics Report


MBA Focus is pleased to present you with the 2011-2012 MBA Student and Alumni Analytics Report. As the exclusive partner to 70+ of the leading graduate business schools, we are able to deliver the most comprehensive profile of graduating and intern MBA students available.

This year’s report contains summary and detail…


Added by Ryan Pratt on June 28, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Four new MBA Focus partner schools from outside the United States

MBA Focus Global School Partners

Recruiters around the world are widening their search and casting their nets into a growing pool of international talent. At the same time, demand for business leadership talent with experience outside the United States has increased exponentially. And as the demand for global talent increases, the world's #1 choice for virtual MBA recruitment technology continues to expand its global…

Added by Ryan Pratt on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why video interviewing will never replace the handshake

And how to integrate video interviewing into your hiring process

Video interviewing will never replace the in-person, one-on-one, final interviews needed to ensure a potential employee is the right fit for your company's culture. But it can be an extremely valuable tool to find top talent faster and improve the overall quality of hires.

Video Interviewing - MBA Focus

In an upcoming webinar hosted by MBA Focus, in partnership with InterviewStream, employers will…


Added by Ryan Pratt on May 11, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Recruit Virtually. Save the Earth.

Go Green!

Did you know that virtual MBA recruitment technology can help save the planet?

In 2008, MBA Focus and its partner schools decided to no longer offer printed resume books to recruiters in an effort to conserve paper and save trees. Based on the number of resume books ordered each year, we estimated that we would save at least 75 trees per year.

Today, in partnership with InterviewStream, we aim to reduce carbon emissions one virtual interview at a time! And…


Added by Ryan Pratt on April 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 MBA Functions

Our last look at this year's MBA profiles focuses on the functional job preferences of first-year students. Interestingly, the class of 2013 interests are right in line with previous MBA…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

From Business School to President

Okay. So only two people have actually gone from b-school to the President of the United States: George W. Bush got his MBA from Harvard Business School and John F.…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 20, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Don't you just "love" our exclusive network?

Since today is February 14th, I decided to take a more lighthearted look at our exclusive network of employers and talent to see just how much "love" we really have for you. The findings were particularly rosy and sweet.

The MBA Focus network currently includes:

  • 29 MBAs with the last name "Love"
  • 106 MBAs with "love" in their name
  • 51 MBA-required job postings that mention "love"
  • 3 recruiters with the last name "Love"
  • 360 MBAs with "rose"…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Top 10 industry preferences for the MBA class of 2013

The new class of MBA students are halfway through their first-year at b-school. By now, most of these 1st-year students have selected an industry preference, adding it to their developing MBA…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Where did MBA students formerly live and work?

Generally, MBA students currently attending top-ranked business schools are located on, near, and around those campuses. And after graduation, they spread across the globe.

The MBAs in our database are no different. They are currently attending full-time programs located on three different continents, including 24 of the top 25 b-schools in the US; 6 of the top 10 international programs; and a total of 69 schools globally. And when they…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Do MBA internships affect career paths?

Half-way through the graduate business schooling process most MBA students participate in an internship. By this time, many MBAs know what they want to do and where they want to work, but the MBA internship is the final confirmation -- for most! For some MBAs, the summer internship can be an enlightening experience that ultimately changes their career path.

Take the current 2nd-year class of MBA students preparing to graduate this summer for…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

MBA hiring is up across the board

Good news for MBAs and those currently attending a top-ranked graduate business school: MBA hiring is up across the board.

* yes, job "board" pun intended.

In general, MBA Focus saw a 65% increase in MBA jobs over the past year (2011 vs 2010). This increase is based on the number of MBA-required and MBA-preferred jobs on the graduate business school job boards powered by MBA Focus' Global Talent System. This includes…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

SF Bay, NYC, and Boston: Top 25 locations for MBA jobs

MBA hiring is up across the board over the past year. We saw a 103% increase in MBA-required and MBA-preferred jobs in the U.S. alone. But it's not necessarily where you'd think.

There are still plenty of MBA jobs in and around the San Francisco Bay, New York City, Boston, Seattle, and Chicago. But MBA hiring in the Washington D.C. metro area, Virginia, Ohio, and Dallas metro area are all up over 100% compared to last…

Added by Ryan Pratt on December 12, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

How much money MBAs expect to make?

Our exclusive network of MBA talent gives us access to the career profiles of over 70,000 MBA students and alumni from the world's top-ranked business schools. These career profiles tell us a lot about the demographics of the current MBA population, including industry preferences,…

Added by Ryan Pratt on December 12, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Top 10 Most Popular Certifications and Licenses for MBAs

In addition to 6+ years advancing their education, many MBAs also attain other certifications and licenses to further prepare themselves for the business world ahead.

It should also come as no surprise that finance certifications and licenses lead the pack. But you might be interested to see what else makes the list, including: Security Clearance, Real Estate License, Pilot License, and Architect License.

Out of 71,325 MBA students and alumni currently in our…

Added by Ryan Pratt on November 16, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Top 10 MBA Function Preferences

Second-year MBA student registration is closed for most of our partner programs, and today, more than 10,000 graduating MBA students from 60+ of the world's top-ranked graduate business schools have uploaded their resumes and created career profiles with MBA Focus

We already know…


Added by Ryan Pratt on October 17, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments


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