MGM Resorts International Ranks In Top 100 For MBA Students
Company ranks 86th on first ranking;
Only integrated casino resort company to place in Top 100
LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2013 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been cited as one of the top 100 companies for Masters of Business Administration students by Universum Global, the Employer Brand Research Firm. MGM Resorts ranked 86th, the only integrated casino resort company to rank, in its first appearance on the list that was announced on June 6th via CNN Money.
"We're pleased that our focus on being an employer of choice as a leading entertainment and hospitality company that provides a spectrum of dynamic career paths, is recognized by the next generation of employee and business leaders," said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International.
"The top attributes attracting MBA students to MGM Resorts are its market success, opportunities for international travel/relocation, and leadership opportunities," said Kortney Kutsop, Senior Account Director at Universum. "With leadership as one of the key MBA preferences overall, MGM's perceived employer value proposition is well aligned with what MBA students are looking for in an employer."
The 2013 rankings of the IDEAL™ MBA Employers are based on a survey of nearly 4,000 MBA students, and reveal which employers have the most effective employer brand.
"We're focused on a guest-centric service environment that offers an astonishing array of experiences and memories for our guests and customers," said Corey Sanders, Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts. "Creating an environment in which employees are engaged, entertained and inspired to see, meet and exceed the needs of our guests and teammates, is job number one. We're pleased that this focus is being seen and recognized," Sanders continued.
Business college undergraduate students also rank MGM Resorts among their most admired employers, according to Universum's survey of nearly 66,000 students. In its debut on the list, MGM Resorts was No. 40, making it the only integrated resort and only Nevada-based company to rank in the top 100.
A global research and advisory firm, Universum helps top employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brand. Universum partners with over 1,200 clients, Fortune 500 companies; and works with 1,500 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. On an annual basis, the company surveys nearly half a million students and professionals worldwide. This is the 25th annual edition of the IDEAL Employer Rankings.
About MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.