An impressive 94% of students who graduated with a London Business School (LBS) MBA in 2022 received an offer of employment within three months of graduation – up from 93% in 2021. Of those graduates receiving an offer, 91% accepted their offer of employment, with consulting remaining the most popular sector, the latest LBS MBA Employment Report has revealed.
Some 37% of graduates chose to work in consulting, with McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company all opting to hire LBS graduates. The tech sector and finance also saw a lot of interest, with 29% and 27% of graduates respectively choosing to work in this fields. A further 28 graduates are using the entrepreneurial skillsets developed during their MBA to pursue their own business ventures.
The class of 2022 comprised 514 graduates, representing 65 nationalities, 63% of whom opted to remain in the UK to start their post-MBA career journey. An additional 11% accepted a job offer in Asia, while 7% accepted a job offer in continental Europe, 7% chose to work in North America, 6% accepted a job in Africa and the Middle East and 5% took up a role in Latin America.
Christian Dummett, Executive Director of Career Centre at London Business School, said the demand for LBS talent had remained strong across the globe despite the challenging economic environment.
“The last year has been one of the toughest on record for business school graduates and we are proud that, despite these challenges, our students shone across the board. Demand for our talent continues to transcend borders, sectors and markets. Our 2022 class – made up of 65 nationalities – secured roles in 40 locations around the world, with 63% of the class choosing to start their post-programme careers in the UK. The fact that so many graduates are choosing to remain in the UK after graduation is testament to the international appeal of both London and the UK.”