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MBA Full-Time

In a challenging economic environment, members of the MBA Class of 2013 were able to find positions in every industry and at comparable salaries to students in previous years. The data below provides more information about class demographics, historical compensation trends, and compensation by function and geographic region.

MBA Class of 2013 Student Profile

Class Breakdown
Class Size213
Women32%
Minorities19%
International36%
Average Age28
Average Years of FT Employment Experience5
Average GMAT670
Undergraduate Major
Business Administration33%
Social Sciences and Humanities31%
Science and Engineering31%
Other4%
Compensation Summary for Full-Time Employment, 2013

Median2013201220112010
Base Salary$102,000$98,000$95,000$89,000
Signing Bonus$21,000$20,000$18,000$16,000
Other Guaranteed Compensation$15,000$10,000$12,000$16,000

Note: "Other guaranteed compensation" may include other taxable payroll compensation such as a guaranteed annual bonus and overtime compensation.

Compensation by Function for Full-Time Employment
% Accepting New Jobs in Specific Industries
Compensation by Function for Full-Time MBA, 2013
Function% Accepting New JobsBase Salary (Median)Base Salary (Range)
Consulting20.5%$120,000$92,000–$135,000
Finance/Accounting21.1%$100,000$70,000–$111,000
General Management8.8%$96,500$52,000–$122,000
Marketing/Sales36.3%$99,400$39,500–$130,000
Information Technology2.3%$117,500$85,000–$135,000
Operations/Production5.3%$97,500$90,000–$110,000
Other5.7%$92,500$34,000–$160,000
Compensation by Industry for Full-Time MBA, 2013
Industry% Accepting New JobsBase Salary (Median)Base Salary (Range)
Consulting Services21.6%$120,000$85,000 - $135,000
Consumer Products20.5%$100,000$85,000 - $115,000
Financial Services7.6%$100,000$70,000 - $120,000
Manufacturing19.9%$98,500$78,000 - $110,000
Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology11.1%$98,000$34,000 - $130,000
Technology8.8%$101,000$82,000 - $112,000
Other10.5%$100,000$52,000 - $160,000

NOTE: "Other" includes all industries with 2% or fewer students reporting acceptances.

Compensation by Geographic Region for Full-Time Employment, 2013
Geographic Region% Accepting New JobsBase Salary (Median)Base Salary (Range)
International5.4%$85,000$34,000 - $105,000
Mid-Atlantic5.8%$100,000$70,000 - $130,000
Midwest54.4%$100,000$52,000 - $160,000
Northeast10.5%$100,000$75,000 - $135,000
South6.4%$100,000$80,000 - $110,000
Southwest6.4%$100,000$39,500 - $125,000
West11.1%$100,000$82,000 - $135,000