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 2020, and full employment reports are available online

Overview of Permanent Employment Statistics for the Class of 2020

Compensation - Base Salary
Mean $114,723
Median $116,500
Compensation - Signing Bonus 
Mean  $23,995
Median  $20,000
Employment Status - 3 Months after Graduation
Holding One or More Offers 90% 
 Accepted a Position 86% 
Employment by Function 
 Supply Chain/Operations/Logistics 46% 
 Consulting 20% 
 Finance/Accounting 16% 
 Marketing/Sales   9% 
 General Management/Other   9% 
Employment by Industry 
Technology 32%
Consulting 23%
Other (Consumer Products, Energy, Finance Services, Retail) 18%
Manufacturing 16%
Healthcare 11%
Employment by U.S. Geographic Region
Northeast 27%
Southwest 18%
Mid-Atlantic 16%
West 16%
Midwest 14%
South   5%
   
 Note: 4% of graduates accepted positions outside of the U.S.