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MBA graduates move to public sector

Published: Thursday, 09 April 2009   Category: Charities

A new survey by the Association of Master of Business Administrations (Amba) has showed that more MBA qualification holders are pursuing careers with charities and campaign groups than the previous year.

Out of the 2,000 graduates of MBA courses last year, nearly 25 per cent are working for organisations making £1 million or less, and a representative for Amba has told the Independent that it is likely these are non-governmental organisations.

Mark Stoddard, Amba's accreditation projects manager, said: "We focus on the size, rather than type, of organisations graduates move into; but one of the most surprising things this year is the number of people working for small-scale ones."

Tony Sadownichik, also speaking in the news provider, said that this may be because MBA graduates interested in charity work are using the qualification to learn how to run a competitive organisation.

A furniture manufacturer director recently said that environmental challenges will cause more graduates to look for ethical employers in the future.


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