LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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