MBA Careers by Program- Facts & Figures

Graduates of top MBA programs look forward to careers that have annual salaries of around $150,000 in addition to yearly bonus payouts of approximately $30,000.  Salaries upon graduating from top MBA programs are about twice the starting salary of those with an undergraduate degree alone.* When it comes to pay, employment rate, and placement, all top MBA programs schools pave the way to lucrative post-MBA careers.  

“Applicants see an MBA as a long-term investment in their future,” says Beth Tidmarsh, a former 凯洛格 School MBA Admissions Officer, now on the Stacy Blackman Consulting team.

Top INDUSTRIES people go into after earning an MBA:

• Consulting      • Financial services      • Consumer products      • Education
• Government      • Nonprofit      • Energy      • Health Care      • Manufacturing      •Technology

Top ROLES people go into after earning an MBA:

• Senior leadership      • Entrepreneur      • Marketing      • Strategy
• Finance      • General Management      • Operations      • Technology

Comparing MBA career data across the top programs can help applicants identify right-fit programs for their aspirations.  Industry and geographic outplacement data are outlined here, and you can locate MBA program career placement reports hyperlinked by school name below.

Here’s a deep-dive analysis of Is finance good career path and why? Our insights about MBA admissions for finance industry candidates was through a client study we did several years ago about success factors for getting admitted to 哈佛大学, Stanford and 沃顿商学院 for private equity applicants.  We wrote about the merits of the investment banking career path in a conversation with SBC consultant.

For details on MBA program application deadlines, check out our comparison chart here.

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工作 & Pay Data

哈佛大学

Stanford

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

95%

91%

Consulting Industry

24%

15%

Finance Industry

34%

34%

Tech Industry

19%

28%

Health Care

7%

4%

Northeast Location

41%

20%

West Coast Location

25%

60%

南west Location

6%

4%

3%

3%

Mid Atlantic

3%

1%

中西部

8%

2%

International

15%

11%

工作 & Pay Data

凯洛格

展位

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

94%

95%

Consulting Industry

36%

38%

Finance Industry

15%

30%

Tech Industry

28%

16%

Health Care

5%

4%

Northeast Location

14%

23%

West Coast Location

34%

25%

南west Location

7%

6%

4%

3%

Midatlantic

4%

2%

中西部

29%

33%

International

8%

9%

 

工作 & Pay Data沃顿商学院Columbia
MBAs employed 3 months after commencement94%90%
Consulting Industry24%34%
Finance Industry36%33%
Tech Industry16%19.8%*
Health Care7%4%
Northeast Location42%

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West Coast Location27%
南west Location3%
4%
Midatlantic8%
中西部3%
International13%

*CBS combines Media and Tech

工作 & Pay Data

杜克大学

达顿商学院

Job offers at 3 months after commencement

93%

93%

Consulting Industry

31%

41%

Finance Industry

18%

19%

Tech Industry

27%

20%

Health Care

8%

2%

Northeast Location

27%

30%

West Coast Location

25%

15%

南west Location

17%

15%

16%

13%

Midatlantic

7%

23%

中西部

9%

5%

International

6%

5%

 

工作 & Pay Data

麻省理工学院

斯隆管理学院

Berkeley

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

95.50%

89.50%

Consulting Industry

31.10%

25.10%

Finance Industry

18.50%

14.50%

Tech Industry

27.60%

32.40%

Health Care

5.60%

11.60%

Northeast Location

44.10%

7.70%

West Coast Location

29.70%

74.90%

南west Location

4.90%

1.90%

4.20%

1.00%

Mid Atlantic

2.80%

1.40%

中西部

2.80%

3.90%

International

9.3%

10%

 

工作 & Pay Data*欧洲工商管理学院
MBAs employed 3 months after commencement89%*91%
Consulting Industry48%28%
Finance/Accounting Industry14%25%
Information Technology/telecommunications23%13%
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology3%5%
North America7%23%
UK14%9%
Europe (not the UK)37%15%
Asia Pacific25%19%
南/Central and Western Asia10%13%
Middle East and Africa7%7%

* “89% is the 2020 stats that includes the 20J class who graduated in a pandemic. Over the past years, 欧洲工商管理学院 has consistently increased this figure by 1% reaching a record number of 92% in 2019,” shared a representative from 欧洲工商管理学院’s MBA program.
*Data is for MBA 2020 graduates and industry categories are approximate.

*Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), 2019

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