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(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

MBAs making a comeback?

Demand for MBA graduates appears to be picking up in the U.S. and across the pond.

A new survey by a London-based firm found that demand for the MBA has jumped 10 percent in North America and Central Europe. That seems like a rather broad conclusion, but some higher education experts in Maryland have noticed the same trend.

As The Daily Record reported in July, some recent signs indicate that employers may be warming back up to the MBA degree after a few years of backing away from it.

A report released Wednesday by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (known as QS), a marketing and events company focused on higher education, shows a gradual revival in MBA demand, at least in some geographic areas.

Employers in Western Europe reported no increase in demand for workers with an MBA, according to the report, and demand in Asia has also leveled off. In the Middle East and Latin America, however, demand is picking up, according to the report, which was based on surveys with 5,669 employers in 54 countries.

About Alissa Gulin

Alissa Gulin covers health care, education and general business at The Daily Record.