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Excerpted from the United Kingdom Career Guide

UK’s MBA graduates are seeing a surprisingly encouraging jobs outlook, even though the UK economy is struggling to overcome the recession. In general, private employers are generally conservative on adding staff, however top MBA talent is in demand in a heavily-competitive jobs market, according to findings from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The most recent survey of UK employers reveals:

  • 74 percent plan to hire MBAs this year, up from 58 percent last year
  • 51 percent plan to hire master's graduates in management this year, up from 36 percent last year
  • 59 percent plan to hire graduates with specialized business master's degrees this year, up from 38 percent last year.
  • 32 percent plan to increase salaries for MBA hires, 27 percent plan to increase salaries for master's graduates in management and 26 percent plan to increase salaries for specialized master’s graduates.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
The Chartered Management Institute is a professional institution for managers based in the United Kingdom. It is the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. In addition to supporting its individual and corporate members, the organization encourages management development, carries out research, produces a wide variety of publications on management interests and publishes a members’ journal, Professional Manager. It also engages with government and other public bodies concerning policy on management and business-related issues. The website includes ‘ManagementDirect,’ an online resource providing access to practical advice and guidance, and an online community, giving users the opportunity to engage with other managers. The CMI has combined forces with the Institute of Consulting and Women in Management Network.

Chartered Management Institute
2 Savoy Court
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7497 0580
Fax: +44 20 7497 0463

Chartered Management Institute
Management House
Cottingham Road
NN17 1TT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1536 204 222
Fax: +44 1536 201 651
Email: enquiries@managers.org.uk


Labor Unions

The Professional Sales Association (PSA), Unite the Union (Amicus section)
The Professional Sales Association (PSA) has more than 3,000 members, most of whom are self-employed commercial sales agents based throughout the UK and Ireland. Many trades are covered including medical goods, cosmetics, furniture and furnishings, jewelry, gifts and greeting cards.

The Professional Sales Association
Unite House
128 Theobald's Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7611 2500
Fax: +44 20 7611 2555



Brand Republic
Brand Republic is the place to learn about the UK marketing, media and communications industries. It is the market-leading website for the online advertising, marketing, media and PR sectors. Publishing online since 2001, the website is also the online home for the leading marcomms (marketing and communications) titles and brands in business publishing including Campaign, Marketing, MediaWeek and PRWeek. It features news, blogs, videos and research, plus jobs.

Brand Republic
Haymarket Business Media
174 Hammersmith Road
W6 7JP
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 8267 5000
Email: brand.republic@haymarket.com


This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete United Kingdom Guide.

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