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Employment Results

Full Time, Class of 2018

Timing of Job Acceptances
Total Seeking Employment % Accepted by Graduation % Accepted by 3 Months after Graduation
Perm Work Authorization 34 77% 85%
Non-Perm Work Authorization 26 69% 88%
Total 60 73% 87%
Base Salary
% Reporting Mean Median Low High
Perm Work Authorization 97% $100,295 $100,000 $65,000 $125,000
Non-Perm Work Authorization 83% $114,316 $106,000 $70,000 $155,000
Total 90% $105,963 $102,000 $65,000 $155,000
Signing Bonus
% Reporting Mean Median Low High
Perm Work Authorization 82% $16,590 $15,000 $2,000 $35,000
Non-Perm Work Authorization 79% $23,600 $20,000 $5,000 $50,000
Total 81% $19,357 $20,000 $2,000 $50,000

Base Salary by Professional Functions

Base Salary by Mix Pie Graph
Graph of base salary mix.
Mix Mean Salary
Consulting 13% $120,417
Finance 6% $93,333
General Management 6% $111,667
Human Resources 6% $95,000
Marketing 10% $110,250
Ops/Logistics 58% $104,324
Other 1% i/d
Total $103,963

Base Salary by Industry

Base Salary By Industry Mix
Graph of base salary by industry mix.
Mix Mean Salary
Consulting 14% $137,500
Consumer 13% $110,333
Healthcare/Pharma 17% $99,222
Manufacturing 31% $96,867
Technology 19% $107,806
Other 6% i/d
Total $105,963

Base Salary by Geography

Salary Mix by Geography Mix
Graph of salary mix by geography.
Mix Mean Salary
Midwest 32% $106,393
Northeast 24% $105,333
West 24% $105,333
Southwest 12% $94,667
South 6% $102,000
Mid-Atlantic 4% i/d
Outside U.S. 2% i/d
Total 105,963

Notes:

  • Only includes data for accepted jobs within three months of the student’s graduation date
  • “Permanent Work Authorization” is defined as the student being a citizen or permanent resident of the country where attending school.
  • I/D refers to instances with insufficient data. MBA Standard guidelines require a minimum of three data points for each category and that the number of data points is equal to or greater than one percent of full-time graduates seeking employment. Data points not meeting both requirements were included in the Other category. For tables with no Other category (or I/D for Other), the data points are not reported but are still considered in the total.
  • The following Industry values were included as ‘Other’ due to having an insufficient number of data points: Energy, Government.
  • The following Industry values were excluded due to having no data points: Financial Services, Hospitality, Media/Entertainment, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation and Logistics Services.

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