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 2017–18 academic year, reported a mean base salary of $100,303 for W. P. Carey MBA graduates.

Full-time MBA graduating class of 2018

Employment acceptance
Total by graduation 58.82%
Total 3 months from graduation 87.25%
Base salary and signing bonus
Mean salary $100,303
Mean signing bonus $16,696
Sample of employers
  • Adobe
  • Alexander Group
  • Amazon Lab
  • Amazon.com
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Express
  • Applied Materials
  • APS
  • Aristocrat Technologies
  • Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club
  • Arizona State University
  • Avnet, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • BASIS.ed
  • BeyondTrust
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage
  • Burns & Associates
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CVS Health
  • Darton Group Consulting
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Dish Network
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • EdOps
  • Enstoa
  • Ericsson Inc.
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Facebook
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • GoDaddy.com
  • Google
  • Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM Global Services
  • Intel Corporation
  • IntraEdge
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kenway Consulting
  • Kenzan
  • Kraft Foods
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Moon Valley Nursery
  • National Bank of Arizona
  • Project Evident
  • Raytheon Company
  • Spear Education
  • Teleflex, Inc.
  • Televerde
  • T-Mobile
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Universal Health Services (UHS)
  • USAA
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Walmart Corporation
  • Western Digital
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Williams-Sonoma Inc.
  • Xylem Inc.
Sources of employment
School-facilitated activities 68%
Student-facilitated activities 32%
Employment by region
Mid-Atlantic 3.37%
Midwest 5.62%
Northeast 6.74%
South 6.74%
Southwest 38.20%
West 26.97%
Employment by industry
Employment by professional function

Full-time MBA graduating class of 2020

Internship acceptance
Permanent work authorization 62.86%
Non-Permanent work authorization 29.52%
Sources of accepted internships
School-facilitated activities 64.4%
Student-facilitated activities 35.6%
Base monthly salary
Mean $5,589
Range $750 – $9,600
Sample of internship employers
  • Amazon
  • Amazon.com
  • American Express
  • Amazon.com
  • Andeavor
  • Applied Materials
  • APS - Arizona Public Service
  • Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
  • Arizona State University
  • Association of Arizona Food Banks
  • AT&T
  • Axon
  • Ayehu
  • Bank of America
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • Biogen
  • Boeing Company
  • C. Myers Corporation
  • Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Casa Verde Capital
  • Catalant
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • CKS Advisors
  • Dell, Inc.
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Environmental Defense Fund - Climate Corps
  • Essence Bakery
  • Faraday Future
  • Farai Pyro
  • Flex
  • Gap Inc.
  • Google
  • Grapes & Barley
  • Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Inspiring Capital
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • John Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Lowe's Companies Inc.
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MBAs Across America
  • Micron
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • Node Capital
  • ON Semiconductor
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • Precision Digit
  • Princess Cruises
  • Raytheon Company
  • Republic Services
  • SAP
  • Sergei Mikheyev and Associates
  • Shamrock Foods
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Televerde
  • Tesla Motors
  • Tillamook County Creamery
  • Ultra Clean Technology Holdings Inc.
  • United Nations
  • Verifone, Inc.
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Versum Materials
  • VISA International
  • W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Western Digital
  • WS Technology Consulting
Internship by industry
Internship by professional function