Overview of 2014 results
The 2014 career statistics again highlight IMD's strong reputation in helping graduates to find diverse roles in the world of industry. Companies such as Hilti, who have been recruiting at IMD for the past 15+ years, were among our top ten hiring companies, along with The Dow Chemical Company and Siemens.
Since the Siemens CEO* Opportunity Program began in 2010, selecting 6 MBA graduates from 10 universities worldwide, IMD MBAs have received offers every year. This year, Siemens Management Consulting and the Siemens Finance Excellence Program will also be presenting to our participants.
While remaining a resource to industry, many of our MBAs are drawn to the world of consulting. BCG, McKinsey and the Samsung Global Strategy Group have all been recruiting at IMD for over 15 years, Accenture made it as one of our top ten hiring companies and four new consulting companies are joining our 2015 recruiting events.
The number of MBAs joining Financial Services is likewise back on the rise with 10% of the class entering this sector - a record number since the financial crisis of 2008.
In the technology area, Amazon, Google and Microsoft are frequent recruiters and Cisco Systems was another of our top 10 hiring companies. Danaher, SwissRe, Kraft Heinz and Camper have also joined our recruiting activities in recent years.
Overall, statistics show the majority of the class successfully changed their career, accepting diverse roles around the world. 94% changed function, industry or geography while 39% were able to change all three elements. 73% of the class found roles in Europe.
If you would like more details on our 2014 Career Statistics, please feel free to download them here