Employment Reports

Complete Employment Reports that contain 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.

Smeal MBA Employment Reports

Employment Statistics for the Class of 2017

Compensation - Base Salary

  • Mean: $105,462
  • Median: $105,000

Compensation – Signing Bonus

  • Mean: $21,820
  • Median: $20,000

Employment Status – As of 3 Months After Graduation

  • Holding One or More Offers: 92%
  • Accepted a Position: 92%

Employment By Function

  • Operations/Logistics: 44%
  • Marketing/Sales: 24%
  • Consulting: 19%
  • Finance/Accounting: 7%
  • General Management: 6%

Employment By Industry

  • Manufacturing: 20%
  • Consulting: 18.5%
  • Retail: 18.5%
  • Technology: 15%
  • Consumer Packaged Goods: 13%
  • Healthcare: 6%
  • Other: 9%

Employment By U.S. Geographic Region

  • South: 20%
  • Southwest: 18.5%
  • West: 18.5%
  • Midwest: 17%
  • Northeast: 15%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 9%

Note: 2% of graduates accepted positions based outside of the U.S.