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 2019, and full employment reports are available online

Overview of Permanent Employment Statistics for the Class of 2019

Compensation - Base Salary
Mean $109,707
Median $112,500
Compensation - Signing Bonus 
Mean  $21,558
Median  $18,000
Employment Status - 3 Months after Graduation
Holding One or More Offers 89% 
 Accepted a Position 83% 
Employment by Function 
 Operations/Logistics 28% 
 Marketing/Sales 23% 
 General Management  18% 
 Finance/Accounting 15% 
 Consulting 10% 
 Other  6%
Employment by Industry 
Technology 33%
Manufacturing 18%
Other (Consumer Products, Energy, Non-profit, etc.) 11%
Consulting 10%
Financial Services 10%
Healthcare 10%
Retail 8%
Employment by U.S. Geographic Region
Mid-Atlantic 36%
Southwest 26%
West 18%
Midwest 7%
South 5%
Northeast 5%
 Note: 3% of graduates accepted positions outside of the U.S.