Penn State Smeal MBA 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. 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%