The so-called ‘big three’ industries of consulting, finance and technology are the top three destinations of interest among AMBA & BGA’s student sample – with an overwhelming 91 per cent majority of students interested in working in at least one of these three industries.
This is according to AMBA & BGA Student Survey 2023: Aspirations & Programme Experiences, which surveyed 544 current business students worldwide.
The survey also delved into why students wanted to complete their business degree – with three quarters of respondents wanting to expand their areas of expertise. The result also show that there is an awareness that business education will hopefully lead to long term benefits with 40 per cent of students say earning more money in the long term is a consideration for studying a business degree and only 11 per cent said earning more money in the short term is a factor.
The research also found that students were on the whole, content with their business courses. Over half of respondents say their course has exceeded their expectations so far, with a further 35 per cent saying their course is meeting their expectations.
Student views prior to enrolment
Students’ programme experience
Student ambitions, post-graduation
Ellen Buchan, Insight, Content and PR Manager, AMBA & BGA, says “What do the students of 2023 really look like? Why did they choose to attend business school? How many institutions did they apply to and what influenced their choice of programme? Are they balancing work alongside their studies and are their expectations being met?
“This report aims to answer these questions. It is the first of four reports drawn from one survey that has categorised AMBA & BGA’s members into students, graduates and employers to produce a dedicated analysis for each of these three groups. The fourth and final report will then review our findings and draw comparisons between these groups.”
For more information, interview opportunities and images contact Ellen Buchan, Insight, Content & PR Manager: email@example.com