Corporate recruiters: We love shopping here

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

Notre Dame is the favorite place for corporate recruiters to hunt for new MBA graduates, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of recruiters.

The newspaper asked 1,600 corporate recruiters to rate various aspects of the MBA programs at 188 U.S. and 56 foreign business schools. Notre Dame finished first in terms of how well its career services office aided corporate recruiters and placed graduating students. Overall the newspaper rated the Notre Dame MBA program 15th nationally.

Published April 30, the Wall Street Journal’s rankings differ from many previous comparisons of MBA programs in that the recruiters surveyed were limited to appraising only those schools with which they’d had direct recruiting experience. Other rankings rely at least partly on reputation with no stipulation that judgments be based on personal experience.

Here’s where Notre Dame’s MBA program stands in the latest of these other widely known rankings by media organizations:

U.S. News & World Report: 33rd. The U.S. News system combines a variety of statistical measures with surveys of business college deans, MBA program directors and recruiters.

Forbes: 18th. Forbes’ return-on-investment perspective compares average salary gains of MBA graduates relative to their cost of getting the degree.

Business Week: second tier, after the top 30. Business Week combines a customer-satisfaction poll of recent graduates with a poll of recruiters.

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