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 2016, and full employment reports are available online

Overview of Permanent Employment Statistics for the Class of 2016 

Compensation - Base Salary
Mean $105,675
Median $105,000
Compensation - Signing Bonus 
Mean   $19,692
Median  $15,425 
Employment Status - 3 Months after Graduation
Holding One or More Offers 88.9% 
 Accepted a Position 88.9% 
Employment by Function 
 Operations/Logistics 41% 
 Consulting 27% 
 Marketing/Sales 20% 
 Finance/Accounting 9% 
 General Management  1.5% 
 Other  1.5% 
Employment by Industry 
 Consulting 25%
Technology 23%
Manufacturing 14%
Retail 14%
Healthcare 11%
Financial Services 5.5%
Consumer Products 5.5%
Energy 2%
Employment by U.S. Geographic Region
Mid-Atlantic 23%
Southwest 21.5%
Midwest 14%
Northeast 16%
West 13%
South 9% 

Note: 3.5% of graduates accepted positions based outside of the U.S.