Employment Statistics

A summary of employment statistics as reported by recent graduates of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program complies with the placement reporting standards of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance.

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 2017, and full employment reports are available online

Overview of Permanent Employment Statistics for the Class of 2017

Compensation - Base Salary
Mean $105,462
Median $105,000
Compensation - Signing Bonus 
Mean  $21,820
Median  $20,000
Employment Status - 3 Months after Graduation
Holding One or More Offers 92% 
 Accepted a Position 92% 
Employment by Function 
 Operations/Logistics 44% 
 Marketing/Sales 24% 
 Consulting 19% 
 Finance/Accounting 7% 
 General Management  6% 
Employment by Industry 
Manufacturing 20%
Consulting 18.5%
Retail 18.5%
Technology 15%
Consumer Packaged Goods 13%
Healthcare 6%
Other 9%
Employment by U.S. Geographic Region
South 20%
Southwest 18.5%
West 18.5%
Midwest 17%
Northeast 15%
Mid-Atlantic 9%
 Note: 2% of graduates accepted positions outside of the U.S.