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Job Prospects Improve for MBA Students

Wall Street Journal

By: Melissa Korn

Job Prospects Improve for MBA Students

More recruiters are looking to hire newly minted M.B.A.s this spring, building on gains made with last year’s graduating class.

Overall, 79% of companies plan to hire M.B.A.s from the class of 2012, according to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey of more than 800 companies world-wide, released Monday. It is up from 72% last year and well above the 50% recorded in 2009.

While hiring prospects for graduate business students are stronger across the board, the rate of growth is uneven as the technology and energy sectors far outpace financial services and even consulting.

With new investments pouring into …