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Bloomberg Businessweek Names Carlson School No. 1 for 2011 MBA Job Placement

November 15, 2011

97 percent of Carlson Full-Time MBA students employed within 3 months of graduation.

The Carlson School was listed as the top business school for MBA Job Placement in 2011, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Only three percent of the Carlson School's Full-Time MBA students were without job offers three months after graduation this year, compared with nine percent in 2010. The median starting salary for graduates increased to $95,507 from $90,000.

The Carlson School was also one of only eight schools to report an increase in signing bonuses. Average bonuses for the school's class of 2011 jumped from $15,000 to $20,000.

General Mills was the top employer of the class of 2011 followed by 3M Inc. and Medtronic Inc.

In its feature, Bloomberg Businessweek wrote, "The University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management reported all-around good news."

Editor's Note: Interim Dean Sri Zaheer comments on the job placement statistics in her latest blog entry.