Finance Sector Dominates 2011 B-School Placements

Published On: 13 Jun 2011

 | Last Updated On: 15 May 2012

Every year numerous B-School students in India are hired by the corporate world. All students pursuing an MBA degree want to achieve a substantially good position in an organization along with a great pay package. Placements is a very crucial time for the B-School students and making the right choice is very important.

Minglebox decided to capture and consolidate the  2011 placement data for the top 23 B-Schools in India and draw some  useful insights for the students . Our list of 23 top B-schools include IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-K, IIM-I, IIM-L, IIM-S, MDI, SP Jain, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI, XLRI, XIMB, GIM, LIBA, SJMSoM-IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi, VGSOM -IIT Kharagpur, SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, IIFT, FMS and NMIMS. Let us  have a look at the hiring trends in 2011 B-Schools Placement Process in India:-

 Hiring Trends for B-Schools in India


For a past few years, students with a finance or marketing specialization have been extended more job offers and higher pay packages. The year 2011 exhibits a minor shift in the trend. Finance sector has dominated the B-School Placements of 2011. Maximum offers along with significantly higher pay packages were extended to the students with finance specialization. In comparison to the past two years, job market exhibited marked improvement  this year and the organizations were once again in a hiring spree. The hiring trend in the Indian B-Schools certainly exhibits the same.


Sectoral Trends for B-School Placements:-


The sectoral trends for the B-School Placements 2011 is mentioned below in the graph:-


(1) Finance Dominates 2011 Placements  

The finance sector dominated the 2011 placements for the B-Schools across India. The students with finance specialization were offered several job offers along with excellent salary packages. Quite a few financial companies have offered the B-Schools students an opportunity to work in foreign countries such as New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Percentage of top B-schools Students Hired by Finance Sector are as follows - IIM Calcutta – 31%, IIM Bangalore – 36%, IIM Shillong – 41%, FMS Delhi – 33%, MDI Gurgaon – 31%.


Top Recruiters - Citi Global Bank, American Express, HSBC Global, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank, Nomura, Standard Chartered and JP Morgan Chase


(2) Consulting Seconds Finance in Hiring B-School Students  

Consulting was the second sector after finance that recruited a large number of students from B-Schools for various positions at different levels. Leading global consulting firms hired numerous students from B-Schools. Percentage of Top B-School Students Hired by Consulting Sectorare as follows -IIM Kozhikode – 24%, IIM Bangalore – 31%,  IIM Indore – 23%, IIM Calcutta – 24% and MDI Gurgaon – 20%.


Top Recruiters -  Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, AT Kearney and Cognizant 

(3) Marketing Thirds the Most Preferred Sector List for B-School Students 

MNC’s extended offers to several students with marketing specialization. Numerous organizations offered marketing profiles to the students. The B-School students offered various positions from medium to high level profiles. The students with marketing specializations were offered profiles in the field of sales, branding and marketing functions. Percentage of Top B-School Students Hired by Marketing Sectorare as follows - IIM Kozhikode – 26%, IIM Bangalore – 21%, FMS – 33%, IIM Calcutta– 22% and MDI Gurgaon – 37%


Top Recruiters - Britannia, Reckitt Benckiser, Marico, Cadbury, Amul, ITC, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle and Pepsi.


Overview of B-School Placements 2011:- has aimed to capture all the placement proceeedings of top B-schools in India. The 23 top B-schools have been focused on for deriving useful insights for the students. For analyzing the complete placement process an extensive comaparative report with all the significant details is mentioned below in a tabular form:


B-School Batch Size Offers Placed Students Visiting Companies Avg.Salary Popular Job Stream
IIMA 314     - 313 120     - Investment Banking
Top Recruiters: BCG, EXL, McKinsey, P&G, Reliance Industries
IIMB 332 461 332 135 - BFSI
Top Recruiters: ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Infosys Consulting, McKinsey & Co. , Deloitte Consulting
IIMC 388 - 381 129 Rs. 17.6 L p.a. BFSI
Top Recruiters: ICICI Bank, McKinsey & Co., P&G, BCG, AT Kearney
IIM I 240 262 238 100 Rs. 14.06 L p.a. BFSI
Top Recruiters: ICICI, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC, Mc. Kinsey & Co.
IIM K 290 305 283 110 Rs.12.52 L p.a BFSI
Top Recruiters: Deloitte, Nomura, ICICI Bank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America
IIM L 366 528 - 206 - BFSI
Top Recruiters: McKinsey & Co, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Deloitte Consulting, KPMG
IIM S 66 68 66 24 Rs.11.51 L p.a BFSI
Top Recruiters: SBI Capital, HSBC, Standard Chartered, PwC, Deloitte
MDI 316 - 305 110 Rs.13.50 L p.a Marketing
Top Recruiters: Aon-Hewitt,Bharti Airtel,Ernst & Young,Franklin Templeton,Mercer Consulting
SP Jain 178 242 177 76 Rs.14.07 L p.a. IT, ITES
Top Recruiters: McKinsey and Co,Arthur D Little,Deloitte,Ernst & Young,KPMG
IMT, Ghaziabad 402 - 388 - Rs.8.63 L p.a IT, ITES
Top Recruiters: Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Pvt Ltd,Jumbo electronics,Procter & Gamble Ltd,Trident Group ,Wipro Technologies
TAPMI 118 - 114 45 Rs.8.0 L p.a IT, ITES
Top Recruiters: Cognizant Technology Solutions,Infosys,Wipro Group,Deloitte,KPMG
XLRI 240 317 239 109 Rs.15.8 L p.a Finance, Marketing & Consulting
Top Recruiters: ICICI Bank – 21,ICICI Securities,Procter & Gamble,Hindustan Unilever Ltd,Mckinsey & Co
XIMB 180 - 180 86 Rs. 10.76 L p.a Marketing & IT
Top Recruiters: OLAM International,AATCO,Cognizant,Godrej Properties,Deloitte
GIM 109 111 109 30 Rs. 8.82 L p.a Information Technology
Top Recruiters: Deloitte,JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Vodafone, The Nielsen Company
LIBA 110 - 107 - Rs. 8.33 L p.a BFSI & Marketing
Top Recruiters: ICICI,Infosys,Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte,Yes Bank
SJMSOM, IIT Mumbai 96 119 94 62 Rs. 13.87 L p.a Consulting
Top Recruiters: Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Accenture, Deloitte
IIT, Delhi 52 - 49 39 Rs. 14.78 L p.a Operations
Top Recruiters: Procter & Gamble,GE,KPMG,Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,Infosys
VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur 94 117 94 45 Rs. 12.02 L p.a Technology
Top Recruiters: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte (India and USI), KPMG, Citibank
SIBM, Pune 180 214 - 113 Rs. 10.67 L p.a Information Technology
Top Recruiters: Accenture Services, Birlasoft (India), Capgemini India, Axis Risk Consulting, Citibank N. A.
SCMHRD 120 - - - Rs. 8.93 p.a FMCG
Top Recruiters: Vistasoft,Dabur,HSBC,Gati,Yes Bank
IIFT 209 - 209 96 Rs. 11.6 L p.a BFSI
Top Recruiters: Shell, Olam International, ADM Agro, Aditya Birla Group,Triton Group
NMIMS 390 - 372 112 Rs. 13.1 L p.a BFSI
Top Recruiters: ICICI Bank,J.P Morgan Chase, Infosys, Accenture, SBI
FMS 203 - 203 97 Rs. 15.4 L p.a. Finance & Marketing
Top Recruiters: Deutsche Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Hindustan Unilever, Kraft-Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Overall, Banking and Financial Services (BFSI) was the most preferred sector for the B-School students, especially IIMs. Consulting and Marketing Sector also extended offers to a large number of students. On the whole, the 2011 placements were declared a success by the recruiters, faculty and students.

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