Mission & History

Mission Statement Founded in 1994, the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance is the premier provider of education, information and expertise for the support and development of individuals in the MBA and other graduate business career management and employment professions.

Vision Our vision is to be globally recognized as the foremost expert and resource fostering innovation and connections for career services and employers in MBA and business masters programs.

Values and Beliefs Collaboration - We empower and support each other to be creative, resourceful and innovative in the pursuit of new initiatives that add value to our constituents. We treat members of our community with respect; we learn from each other and help each other succeed.

Integrity - We conduct our work according to the highest professional standards. We deliver excellence in all we do.

Diversity - We are inclusive of professionals representing all MBA programs regardless of size, type, rank or draw is paramount to the success of our organization. Networking among managers and experts in our field and exposure to different cultures and business environments is essential for lifelong learning and professional practice.

Member Focused - The services we offer, what we do and how we operate are driven by the members. The organization is integrally and completely related to the individual character of the people from which it is composed. We take responsibility for creating an environment of celebration, mutual respect, recognition and inspiration.

Thought Leadership - Dissemination of knowledge about our profession is influence by experienced, tenured individuals who have relevant information and subject matter expertise. Because we are a collaborative organization, all members benefit.

History of MBA CSEA The organization was founded in 1994 when a group of MBA career services professionals came together at a GMAC conference. Before then, there was no formal organization for MBA career services professionals to come together to share best practices. Schools also expressed concern that MBA employment data was not being collected in a consistent or comparable way, leading to stakeholders making their own assumptions about the validity of the data. Thanks to our partners at GMAC and AACSB, we created conferences and other programming opportunities to meet the needs of our membership. We also developed the Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics, the only peer-reviewed, globally accepted standards for collecting and analyzing MBA employment data, still in use today.

Click here to view the evolution of MBA CSEA, in honor of our 25th Anniversary in 2019.

"MBA CSEA has been the leading change agent for MBA Career Services and Recruitment for more than two decades.  My involvement has allowed me to build key networks and participate in critical discussions that keep me on the cutting edge of MBA hiring policies and trends around the world."

- Jamie Belinne, MBA CSEA Founder and Assistant Dean, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston