Management graduates continue to be in demand as nine in 10 companies plan to hire MBAs in 2017, says the latest study by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). According to the survey, globally, 86 per cent companies plan to hire recent MBA graduates this year, up from 79 per cent in 2016.

Further, 55 per cent of the US companies included in the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017, plan to hire international candidates, up from 49 per cent in 2016.

Among the management fields, demand for data analytics experts is on the rise, with 69 per cent of the employers included in the survey planning to put MBA graduates in such roles.

GMAC is the exam conducting authority of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), held for entry into management programmes in business schools across the world. 959 employers representing more than 628 companies in 51 countries worldwide participated in the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017.