Three out of four hired before graduation

NHH students
The three main sectors for new NHH graduates are auditing (24.2 per cent), consultancy (23.8 per cent) and banking/insurance/finance (17.4 per cent).

Three out of four hired before graduation

Almost 75 per cent of the NHH students have a job by the time they graduate, according to the latest NHH labour market survey.

The economic downturn does not affect NHH graduates. In 2016, 74.3 per cent of them had already found a job before they graduated. This figure is almost identical as last year.

 “The survey shows that NHH graduates are highly sought after in the labour market. It is important for NHH to offer an education that is close to the needs of the business world. The fact that our graduates get good jobs is proof that we are achieving our aim,” says Rector Frøystein Gjesdal.

A salary of NOK 525.000

The annual survey reveals how the labour market receives and values NHH graduates. The survey was sent to all 497 candidates who graduated in the spring of 2016.

 86.7 per cent of NHH graduates reported having a job six months after completing their studies. The survey shows that the average starting salary is about NOK 525 000 including bonuses and benefits. Last year the average starting salary was NOK 520.000

 The three main sectors for new NHH graduates are auditing (24.2 per cent), consultancy (23.8 per cent) and banking/insurance/finance (17.4 per cent).

 More figures from the survey

  •  94.4 per cent of graduates reported having a relevant job.
  • There is a small increase in the number of graduates who continue with further studies. From 2.4 per cent in last year's survey to 4.9 percent in this year's survey.
  • 91.7 per cent of NHH graduates found jobs in Norway.
  • 64.8 per cent got a job in Oslo, 17.8 per cent in Bergen and 6.5 per cent in Stavanger.

Download the job market survey here

Published: 9 February 2017 16:12, updated: 9 February 2017 21:09