MBA employment statistics

Because of their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and achievements — as well as the toolkit they build through the innovative, real-world W. P. Carey curriculum — our MBA candidates bring a wealth of skills to any team within any organization. Their foundational knowledge, flexibility, leadership development, and drive help our Full‑time MBA students deliver one of the highest placement rates among U.S. business schools.

The most recent complete yearly employment survey, conducted for the 2016-17 academic year, reported a mean base salary of $98,633 for W. P. Carey MBA graduates, as well as a mean hourly internship wage of $35 for current Full-time MBA students.

W. P. Carey Full-time MBA class of 2017

Employment acceptance
Total by graduation 74.32%
Total 3 months from graduation 95.94%
Base salary and signing bonus
Mean salary $98,633
Mean signing bonus $14,907
Sample of employers
  • Affiliated Dermatology
  • Alvarez and Marsal
  • Amazon.com
  • American Express
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • BASF
  • Cognizant Business Consulting
  • CopperPoint Insurance
  • Damco Distribution Services
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Deloitte Advisory
  • Denali Sourcing Services
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Insight Enterprises
  • Intel Corporation
  • Isagenix International
  • Katerra
  • Land Advisors Capital
  • Larry H Miller Sports and Entertainment
  • Mattel, Inc
  • MerrillEdge
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • OfferPad
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Paragon Vision Sciences
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • Raytheon Company
  • ResMed
  • Ruiz Foods
  • SP Express
  • Spectrum Brands
  • Tesoro Corporation
  • USAA
  • Vidolytics
  • Vixxo
  • Walmart Corporation
  • Walmart Global eCommerce
Sources of employment
School-facilitated activities 68%
Student-facilitated activities 32%
Employment by region
Mid-Atlantic 2.8%
Midwest 7%
Northeast 4.2%
South 8.5%
Southwest 52.1%
West 25.4%
Employment by industry
Employment by professional function

W. P. Carey Full-time MBA class of 2018

Internship acceptance
Permanent work authorization 63.56%
Non-Permanent work authorization 29.66%
Sources of accepted internships
School-facilitated activities 65.1%
Student-facilitated activities 34.9%
Base monthly salary
Mean $5,661
Range $1,000 – $9,320
Sample of internship employers
  • 33 Buckets
  • 3rd Avenue Investments, LLC
  • Amazon Lab126
  • Amazon.com
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Express
  • APS - Arizona Public Service
  • Arizona State University
  • Arthrex, Inc
  • AT&T
  • Avnet, Inc.
  • AXON/Taser
  • Bank of America
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Crane Co.
  • CVS Health
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Encore Capital Group
  • Environmental Defense Fund - Climate Corps
  • Express Scripts, Inc.
  • Facebook
  • FacilitySource
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • FOR Energy
  • Freeport-McMoRan Inc
  • Gap Inc.
  • GoDaddy.com
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Ironwood Venture
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Juniper Networks
  • Land Advisors Capital
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Mattel, Inc
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Merz
  • Micron
  • Motion Industries
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • Note Cosmetics
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • PV Roadrunner Supply
  • Quivera
  • Raytheon Company
  • Revision Military
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Terra Verde
  • Tesla Motors
  • Tesoro Corporation
  • The Center for the Future of Arizona
  • The McCain Institute for International Leadership
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Trinnovate Ventures
  • U-Haul International
  • Universal Health Services (UHS)
  • USAA
  • Verifone, Inc.
  • Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
  • W. P. Carey Logistics
  • Walmart Corporation
  • Western Digital (acquired SanDisk)
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wonderspaces, Inc.
  • Xylem Inc.
  • Zagg Inc.
  • ZF
  • Zions Bancorporation
Internships by region
Mid-Atlantic 2.7%
Midwest 5.5%
Northeast 10.1%
South 9.2%
Southwest 47.7%
West 24.8%
Internship by industry
Internship by professional function