Google Most Popular MBA Employer Amid Migration To Tech Sector...

Google has topped the list of the most popular MBA employers in research that confirms a significant shift in business graduate job destinations to the technology industry. Tech has become a magnet for MBA students, who are energizing businesses from e-commerce group Amazon to Apple, the world’s most valuable company. “Technology companies are seen to be the place of innovation and creativity. This is really attractive to MBA candidates,” Paula Quinton-Jones, director of career services for Hult International Business School, told BusinessBecause. Google bested all other companies for the ninth consecutive year to the title of most sought after company among MBAs, with nearly 30% saying the internet search giant was among their top companies to work for. The annual list is compiled by Universum, the employer branding company founded by a graduate of Stockholm School of Economics. Google has doubled the number of business schools it recruits from. Google is already a leading recruiter at top schools including Berkeley Haas, Kellogg and Stanford. Apple, the record smashing iPhone maker, came second in Universum’s list. Apple is looking for MBAs to join its marketing, operations, sales, and internet software and services teams. In its last fiscal year, the company added nearly 9,000 non-retail jobs to its 100,000 strong workforce. At Duke Fuqua School, Apple has hired 74 students and graduates for internships and full-time roles over the past five years alone. Amazon came in at fifth and is highlighted by 12% of MBAs as a desirable employer. The e-retailer has become a symbol of the tech shift at business schools. It is a leading recruiter from most of the top-ranked MBA programs. At Michigan Ross, for example, Amazon hired more MBAs last year than any other company — including...