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 2018–19 academic year, reported a mean base salary of $103,771 for W. P. Carey MBA graduates.

Full-time MBA graduating class of 2019

Employment acceptance
Total by graduation 73%
Total 3 months from graduation 90%
Base salary and signing bonus
Mean salary $103,771
Mean signing bonus $19,143
Sample of employers
  • ABeam Consulting
  • Accenture
  • Amazon.com (6)
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Express (2)
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Applied Materials (4)
  • APS (2)
  • ASML
  • Assets Elevated
  • Ayehu
  • Bank of America (4)
  • Bayer
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • Bird Rides, Inc.
  • Blue Sky Media
  • Boeing Company
  • Cave Creek Capital Management
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Citigroup, Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Ernst & Young (2)
  • Facebook
  • Fannie Mae
  • Google
  • H-E-B
  • Insight Enterprises
  • Intel Corporation (11)
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • John Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson (3)
  • Katerra
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • NCAA
  • NM Immigrant Law Center
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • ProcureAbility
  • Raytheon Company (2)
  • Republic Services
  • Shamrock Foods (5)
  • Spear Education
  • U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Visa International (2)
  • W. L. Gore & Assoc., Inc. (3)
  • Walmart eCommerce (2)
  • Western Digital (4)
Sources of employment
School-facilitated activities 66%
Student-facilitated activities 34%
Employment by region
Mid-Atlantic 3%
Midwest 2%
Northeast 11%
South 6%
Southwest 47%
West 31%
Employment by industry
Employment by professional function

Full-time MBA graduating class of 2020

Internship acceptance
Permanent work authorization 61.6%
Non-Permanent work authorization 38.4%
Sources of accepted internships
School-facilitated activities 67.4%
Student-facilitated activities 32.6%
Base monthly salary
Mean $5,542
Range $1,400 – $10,800
Sample of internship employers
  • Aledade, Inc
  • Alphacore, Inc.
  • Amazon.com (3)
  • American Express (3)
  • Amyris
  • Ann Arbor Smiles Dental Group
  • APS (2)
  • Arizona State University (4)
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Bank of America (6)
  • Banner Health (2)
  • Bayer
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Boeing (3)
  • Boundless Group
  • Brookline College
  • Cenergy Solutions
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Columbia Bank
  • Dell, Inc. (2)
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • EnPower, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • GEP
  • Inspiring Capital
  • Intel Corporation (5)
  • Ivanti
  • John Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson (3)
  • KPMG LLP
  • Leslie’s Pool Supplies
  • Lumentum
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Micron (3)
  • Nestle USA
  • New York Giants
  • Office of US Senator
  • ON Semiconductor
  • PolyOne Corporation (2)
  • Raytheon Company
  • Republic Services
  • SC Johnson
  • Shamrock Foods (3)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Stryker
  • T-Mobile
  • Vixxo Corporation
  • W. L. Gore and Assoc., Inc. (2)
  • Walmart Corporation (2)
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.
  • Zillow Group
Internship by industry
Internship by professional function