A Businessweek article reports that according to a report released earlier this month most employers plan to offer higher salaries to new MBA graduates in 2015.
The report is based on a GMAC survey of 169 employers, with half of them responding that they plan to offer higher salaries to match the rate of inflation, while 18% said they would raise salaries even higher. The remaining employers plan to keep salaries identical to those of 2014.
The future looks less promising for graduates with B.A.’s and M.A.’s (not MBA) – only 15% of companies that plan to hire B.A.’s with business degrees, 15% of companies that plan to employ graduates with Master’s in Management, and 14% of companies that plan to employ those with Master’s of Finance responded that they plan to raise starting salaries by more than the rate of inflation.
The chances for MBA graduates to find employment this year also look good according to the survey – 72% of employers plan to employ MBA graduates this year, as opposed to 69% in 2014, and 88% responded that they plan to employ an equal amount or higher of MBA graduates as opposed to last year.