Full-Time MBA Employment Statistics

Explore the career outcomes achieved by graduates of the Full-Time MBA program at Carlson School of Management. Our comprehensive employment statistics provide a clear picture of the transformative journey our students embark upon, showcasing their successful transitions into diverse industries, functions, and roles.

Received Employment Offers

89%

of 2023 graduates received employment offers within three months after graduation

  • 95% with U.S. work authorization
  • 72% without U.S. work authorization

     

Accepted Employment Offers

87%

of 2023 graduates accepted employment offers within three months after graduation

  • 93% with U.S. work authorization
  • 67% without U.S. work authorization

     

Base Salary Range

  • Range $60,000 up to $192,000
  • Median $141,471
  • $140,438 mean salary with U.S. work authorization
  • $145,982 mean salary without U.S. work authorization
  • $131,500 mean salary for women
  • $137,813 mean salary for non-business undergrad major
  • $146,286 mean salary for students of color

     

Signing Bonus

  • Range $5,000 up to $80,000
  • Mean $31,049
87
Graduates
75
Graduates seeking Full-Time Employment

 

Employment by Function
FunctionPercentAverage Salary
Consulting38%$167,583
Finance19%$131,167
General Management17%$120,333
Marketing17%$117,750
Operations & Logistics3%N/A
Other Job Functions
(incl. HR & IT)
6%$115,833
Employment by Industry
IndustryPercentAverage Salary
Consulting31%$176,850
Financial Services17%$126,682
Healthcare15%$128,750
Manufacturing6%$116,000
Retail6%$140,700
Technology5%$127,667
Consumer Packaged Goods5%$111,000
Energy5%N/A
Other Industries
(incl. Government, Media, Nonprofit)
10%$118,375

 

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Where Students Accepted Jobs

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RegionPercent
Midwest92%
South2%
West6%
Snapshot of where Full-Time MBA graduates landed after graduation
Sources of Accepted Jobs
IndustryPercent
School-Facilitated Recruiting Activities74%
Graduate-Initiated Job Search Activities25%
Unknown1%
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96%
grad student job placement

Internship Report

Internship Offers

98%

accepted internship offers

Hourly Rate

  • Range $18.00 up to $98.43
  • Mean $51.20
  • $51.45 with U.S. work authorization
  • $50.59 without U.S. work authorization

     

Employment by Function
FunctionPercentAverage Rate
Consulting30%$61.79
Marketing26%$46.18
Finance14%$59.46
General Management6%$55.77
Operations6%$31.53
Other Job Functions
(incl. HR)
18%$38.02
Employment by Industry
IndustryPercentAverage Rate
Consulting19%$74.41
Healthcare16%$45.63
Consumer Packaged Goods13%$46.00
Non-Profit11%$24.94
Financial Services10%$67.77
Manufacturing8%$48.85
Technology8%$45.22
Energy6%$28.67
Retail3%N/A
Other Industries (incl. Hospitality)6%$47.58
67
Students
64
STUDENTS SEEKING INTERNSHIPS

Companies that Hired Carlson MBA Students

  • 215 Holding Company
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Allina Health* 
  • Amazon* 
  • Bank of America
  • Bedrock Restoration
  • The Boston Consulting Group* 
  • Boston Scientific 
  • Cargill Inc.* 
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travels* 
  • Catalyst Story Institute 
  • The Chartis Group 
  • China Mining Geotechnical Technology Co.* 
  • Cold Climate 
  • Collectivity
  • Columbia Threadneedle 
  • ConAgra Foods 
  • Danaher Corporation* 
  • Deloitte Consulting* 
  • Ecolab Inc.* 
  • Exxon 
  • Fiserv* 
  • Fitaholic Fitness 
  • Foresight Associates* 
  • Gartner 
  • General Mills 
  • Great North Ventures 
  • Harris Williams* 
  • Infosys 
  • JPMorgan Chase* 
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Land O’Lakes 
  • Lazard 
  • LVC Companies 
  • McKinsey & Company* 
  • Medtronic, Inc. 
  • Microsoft Corporation 
  • Minnesota IT Services MISO 
  • National Grid Renewables 
  • Nature Energy US LLC 
  • Northborne Partners LLC 
  • Northern Oil & Gas 
  • Norwest Mezzanine Partners 
  • Optum 
  • Phillips Health Tech 
  • Piper Sandler
  • Pohlad Future Ventures 
  • Q-rounds 
  • Schwan’s Company 
  • Strategy&* 
  • Target Corporation 
  • TearRestore Inc.* 
  • Thrivent Financial* 
  • University of Minnesota* 
  • US Bancorp 
  • Walmart 
  • Wang Lu Consulting* 
  • Wells Fargo 
  • Whirlpool 
  • Whitecap Health 
  • Winnebago 
  • ZS Associates*


Bold companies were top hirers in 2023 

*Hired an international student for full-time role or internship

Most offers made:
Deloitte
Best Branding:
Ecolab Inc.
for its creative approach to recruiting students
Best New Recruiting Partner:
Pohlad Investment Management
for all of its first-year efforts

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