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Penn State Smeal MBA Employment Statistics

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. The full employment report (PDF) can be accessed online. 

Compensation - Base Salary

  • Mean: $105,675
  • Median: $105,000

Compensation – Signing Bonus

  • Mean: $19,692
  • Median: $15,425

Employment Status – As of 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%