Employment Statistics

A summary of employment statistics as reported by recent graduates of the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Smeal College of Business Full Time, 2 year Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program complies with the placement reporting standards of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA).

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program complies with the placement reporting standards of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance. Below is an overview of permanent employment statistics for the class of 2018, and full employment reports are available online

Overview of Permanent Employment Statistics for the Class of 2018

Compensation - Base Salary
Mean $106,100
Median $105,000
Compensation - Signing Bonus 
Mean  $20,306
Median  $10,000
Employment Status - 3 Months after Graduation
Holding One or More Offers 94% 
 Accepted a Position 92% 
Employment by Function 
 Operations/Logistics 33% 
 Marketing/Sales 30% 
 Consulting 21% 
 Finance/Accounting 9% 
 General Management  5% 
Employment by Industry 
Technology 28%
Manufacturing 16%
Other (Financial Services, Energy, Construction, etc.) 14%
Consulting 14%
Healthcare 12%
Retail 9%
Consumer Products 7%
Employment by U.S. Geographic Region
Mid-Atlantic 23%
Southwest 23%
Midwest 21%
West 14%
South 10%
Northeast 7%
 Note: 2% of graduates accepted positions outside of the U.S.