MBA students optimistic about job prospects

Most MBA students say that they are confident that they will be able to find jobs after graduation.
Most MBA students say that they are confident that they will be able to find jobs after graduation.

A new study by Training The Street reveals that many individuals who are enrolled in master's of business administration (MBA) degree programs are confident that they will be able to find jobs due to their higher education, BusinessWeek reports.

According to the survey results, about 91 percent of first-year students and 81 percent of second-year students said that they were "somewhat" or "very" optimistic about finding a job after graduation. Additionally, about half of all students who were interviewed said that they had more than one job offer already.

In order to find these many employment opportunities after graduation, about 29 percent of students said they have embarked on an independent job search. Approximately 61 percent said they were taking advantage of on-campus recruiting.

The ability to find more jobs after graduation may be a benefit of earning any college degree, not just an MBA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 the unemployment rate for individuals who had only high school diplomas was 14.6. People who had bachelor's degree or higher saw a rate of 4.6.

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