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 Kellogg 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 the MBA program career placement reports hyperlinked by school name below.

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

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Jobs & Pay Data

Harvard

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%

Southwest Location

6%

4%

South

3%

3%

Mid Atlantic

3%

1%

Midwest

8%

2%

International

15%

11%

Jobs & Pay Data

Kellogg

Booth

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%

Southwest Location

7%

6%

South

4%

3%

Midatlantic

4%

2%

Midwest

29%

33%

International

8%

9%

 

Jobs & Pay DataWhartonColumbia
MBAs employed 3 months after commencement94%90%
Consulting Industry24%34%
Finance Industry36%33%
Tech Industry16%19.8%*
Health Care7%4%
Northeast Location42%Not

Available

West Coast Location27%
Southwest Location3%
South4%
Midatlantic8%
Midwest3%
International13%

*CBS combines Media and Tech

Jobs & Pay Data

Duke

Darden

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%

Southwest Location

17%

15%

South

16%

13%

Midatlantic

7%

23%

Midwest

9%

5%

International

6%

5%

 

Jobs & Pay Data

MIT

Sloan

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%

Southwest Location

4.90%

1.90%

South

4.20%

1.00%

Mid Atlantic

2.80%

1.40%

Midwest

2.80%

3.90%

International

9.3%

10%

 

Jobs & Pay Data*INSEADLBS
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%
South/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, INSEAD has consistently increased this figure by 1% reaching a record number of 92% in 2019,” shared a representative from INSEAD’s MBA program.
*Data is for MBA 2020 graduates and industry categories are approximate.

*Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), 2019

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