London Business School MBA Still Securing Job Offers Despite Slack Economy

More than 90% of students who graduated with a London Business School (LBS) MBA in 2023 received an offer of employment within three months of graduation, with about 45% of graduates taking up positions in the consulting industry.

Data from the LBS MBA Employment Report showed 90% of graduates who received an offer accepted it with 37 graduates preferring to start their own businesses.

As well as consulting the finance and technology sectors also attracted significant interest, with 26% and 21% of graduates, respectively, opting to work in these fields.

The class of 2023 comprised 512 graduates, representing 65 nationalities, 55% of whom decided to remain in the UK to start their post-MBA career journey. An additional 12% accepted a job offer in Asia, while 10% chose to work in North America, 8% accepted a job offer in continental Europe, 7% opted to work in Africa and the Middle East, 7% took up a role in Latin America and 1% accepted a job offer in Oceania.

Christian Dummett, Executive Director of Career Centre at London Business School said the last year has been particularly challenging for graduates with many employers reducing their need for talent or withdrawing from the market altogether.

“Nevertheless, demand for LBS talent remains strong, across borders, sectors and markets. Our 2023 class – made up of 65 nationalities – secured roles in 30 locations around the world, with more than half (55%) of the class choosing to start their post-programme careers in the UK, a strong reflection of the continuing international appeal of both London and the UK,” he said.

“It is also gratifying to see so many graduates using the entrepreneurial skillsets developed during their MBA to pursue their own business ventures.”

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Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).