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The Graduate Management Admission Council is watching the job opportunities very closely.
A global student exit survey taken by the nonprofit educational organization finds job seekers in fields such as technology, manufacturing and health care were more likely to have an early job offer this year than those searching in the finance, accounting and consulting areas.
"Regardless of the industry, all of them are looking for skills in various job functions like marketing, sales, finance and accounting," said Gregg Schoenfeld, who spearheaded the GMAC survey.
In nontraditional areas such as health care and pharmaceuticals, he said 90 percent are expecting to hire this year versus 81 percent last year, which is considered a big jump.
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The movement to lure B-school graduates away from the financial sector is starting to grip small biotech companies, too, said Robin Toft, president and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing on companies in the health-care arena.
"Baby boomers are retiring and there's not enough talent to go around. It is a candidate-driven market again," Toft said. "Executive search is very busy right now because there are not enough good candidates for every opening. It is a brilliant time to be seeking employment."
Toft recommends new B-school graduates look into industries which are highly progressive and rapidly changing. She adds that a lot of employers have an open mind when it comes to filling positions now due to the shortage of talent in pharmaceuticals and biotech.
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"Many companies have to lower their bar. A lot ask for 10 to 15 years of experience, and then they have to cut that," she said.
Greg Konstans, partner in the Dallas office of worldwide executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, is also urging new B-school graduates to look for jobs off the beaten path—particularly in the areas of big data and analytics. He refers to this as the "holy grail."
"What we would tell you, if you're a recent MBA grad, you will probably have the most luck in energy and health care. But we would also indicate you would want to look at strategy firms," he said.
—By CNBC's Stephanie Landsman.