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Employment Statistics

This page provides employment statistics for students in the Smeal MBA Program.

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program complies with the placement reporting standards of the MBA Career Services Council. Below is an overview of permanent employment statistics for the class of 2013.

Our full 2013 Employment Report can be accessed online.

Compensation - Base Salary

  • Mean: $96,349
  • Median: $97,785

Compensation – Signing Bonus

  • Mean: $16,466
  • Median: $10,000

Employment Status – As of 3 Months After Graduation

  • Holding One or More Offers: 82.6%
  • Accepted a Position: 75.4%

Employment By Function

  • Operations/Logistics: 34%
  • Marketing/Sales: 28%
  • Consulting: 15%
  • Finance/Accounting: 15%
  • Information Technology: 4%
  • General Management: 2%
  • Other: 2%

Employment By Industry

  • Manufacturing: 23%
  • Consulting: 15%
  • Technology: 15%
  • Consumer Products: 11%
  • Financial Services: 9%
  • Petroleum/Energy: 8%
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology/Healthcare: 4%
  • Non-Profit: 2%
  • Other: 13%

Employment By U.S. Geographic Region

  • Mid-Atlantic: 25%
  • South: 21%
  • Midwest: 17%
  • Northeast: 15%
  • Southwest: 12%
  • West: 8%