Top 25 locations for MBA-required and MBA-preferred jobs

 

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MBA hiring is up across the board over the past year. But it is also up around the globe. We saw an 103% increase in MBA-required and MBA-preferred jobs on our job boards alone. And more companies are hiring more MBAs every day -- but it's not necessarily where you'd think.

There are still plenty of MBA jobs in and around the San Francisco Bay, New York City, Boston, Seattle, and Chicago. But MBA hiring in the Washington D.C. metro area, Virginia, Ohio, and Dallas metro area are all up over 100% compared to last year.

Here are the top locations for MBA jobs in the U.S.:

  • 1. WEST - California - SF Bay Area
  • 2. NORTHEAST - New York - NYC Metro
  • 3. NORTHEAST - Massachusetts - Boston Metro
  • 4. WEST - Washington - Seattle Metro
  • 5. MIDWEST - Illinois - Chicago Metro
  • 6. MIDATLANTIC - Washington DC Metro
  • 7. WEST - California - Los Angeles Metro
  • 8. MIDWEST - Ohio
  • 9. NORTHEAST - New Jersey
  • 10. SOUTHWEST - Texas - Dallas Metro
  • 11. WEST - California - Orange County
  • 12. SOUTH - Georgia - Atlanta Metro
  • 13. WEST - California - Other
  • 14. MIDWEST - Minnesota - Minneapolis Metro
  • 15. MIDATLANTIC - Virginia
  • 16. NORTHEAST - New York - Other
  • 17. NORTHEAST - Massachusetts - Other
  • 18. NORTHEAST - Connecticut
  • 19. SOUTH - Florida - Miami Metro
  • 20. MIDWEST - Michigan - Detroit Area
  • 21. SOUTHWEST - Texas - Houston Metro
  • 22. MIDATLANTIC - Pennsylvania - Other
  • 23. WEST - California - San Diego Metro
  • 24. MIDWEST - Nebraska
  • 25. SOUTH - North Carolina

But here are the fastest growing locations for new MBA jobs in the U.S. (by percentage increase of jobs over last year):

  • 1. MIDATLANTIC - Washington DC Metro: 134.67%
  • 2. MIDATLANTIC - Virginia: 113.11%
  • 3. MIDWEST - Ohio: 111.27%
  • 4. SOUTHWEST - Texas - Dallas Metro: 108.45%
  • 5. WEST - California - Other: 98.53%
  • 6. MIDWEST - Nebraska: 98.00%
  • 7. WEST - Alaska: 97.67%
  • 8. SOUTH - Florida - Miami Metro: 96.36%
  • 9. SOUTH - Kentucky: 95.74%
  • 10. SOUTH - Tennessee: 93.88%
  • 11. SOUTH - Alabama: 93.18%
  • 12. MIDWEST - Missouri: 92.00%
  • 13. SOUTH - Arkansas: 91.11%
  • 14. WEST - Hawaii: 90.91%
  • 15. WEST - Washington - Other: 89.80%
  • 16. SOUTHWEST - Arizona - Other: 88.89%
  • 17. WEST - Montana: 88.89%
  • 18. SOUTHWEST - New Mexico: 88.64%
  • 19. SOUTHWEST - Arizona - Phoenix Metro: 88.00%
  • 20. NORTHEAST - Connecticut: 87.93%
  • 21. MIDWEST - Kansas: 87.23%
  • 22. MIDWEST - South Dakota: 87.23%
  • 23. SOUTHWEST - Oklahoma: 86.67%
  • 24. WEST - Wyoming: 86.67%
  • 25. NORTHEAST - New Hampshire: 86.54%

Here are the top locations for MBA jobs outside the U.S.:

  • 1. ASIA - China - Shanghai Metro
  • 2. ASIA - China
  • 3. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Ontario
  • 4. ASIA - China - Beijing Metro
  • 5. ASIA - India
  • 6. ASIA - Singapore
  • 7. EUROPE - United Kingdom - London Metro
  • 8. LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN - Brazil
  • 9. MIDDLE EAST - United Arab Emirates
  • 10. ASIA - Thailand
  • 11. ASIA - Hong Kong
  • 12. ASIA - Japan - Tokyo Metro
  • 13. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - Mexico
  • 14. EUROPE - Belgium
  • 15. EUROPE - Germany
  • 16. EUROPE - United Kingdom
  • 17. ASIA - South Korea
  • 18. OCEANIA - Australia
  • 19. LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN - Chile
  • 20. LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN - Argentina
  • 21. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Quebec
  • 22. EUROPE - Switzerland
  • 23. EUROPE - Russia
  • 24. ASIA - Japan
  • 25. LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN - Colombia

And here are the fastest growing locations for new MBA jobs outside the U.S. (by percentage increase of jobs over last year):

  • 1. ASIA - China - Beijing Metro: 400.00%
  • 2. ASIA - China - Shanghai Metro: 388.89%
  • 3. EUROPE - Switzerland: 350.00%
  • 4. MIDDLE EAST - United Arab Emirates: 300.00%
  • 5. ASIA - Singapore: 287.50%
  • 6. ASIA - Thailand: 225.00%
  • 7. ASIA - Hong Kong: 212.50%
  • 8. ASIA - India: 181.82%
  • 9. ASIA - Other: 180.00%
  • 10. EUROPE - United Kingdom: 175.00%
  • 11. ASIA - South Korea: 162.50%
  • 12. ASIA - Taiwan: 160.00%
  • 13. ASIA - China: 150.00%
  • 14. EUROPE - France: 133.33%
  • 15. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - Mexico: 118.18%
  • 16. EUROPE - United Kingdom - London Metro: 114.29%
  • 17. EUROPE - Germany: 100.00%
  • 18. EUROPE - Poland: 100.00%
  • 19. ASIA - Japan - Tokyo Metro: 84.62%
  • 20. EUROPE - France - Paris Metro: 80.00%
  • 21. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Ontario: 72.73%
  • 22. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Maritimes  : 66.67%
  • 23. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - New Brunswick  : 66.67%
  • 24. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Nova Scotia   : 66.67%
  • 25. NORTH AMERICA (Non-US States) - CANADA - Prince Edward Island  : 66.67%

Source: Data is from jobs posted to MBAs at our partner schools via Global Focus and our MultiPost job posting technology.

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Author

Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Marketing Director at MBA Focus. His creative marketing plans, intuitive analytical skills, and innovative Web 2.o ideas have helped MBA Focus grow to now service over 75,000 recruiters and 75,000 MBAs from more than 75 top-ranked business schools. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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