The 2017 Employment Report presents the employment outcomes for the graduating Kellogg Full-Time MBA class of 2017 and the internship outcomes for the Kellogg Full-Time MBA class of 2018. The data in the Employment Report showcases the strong demand for Kellogg talent from a diverse range employers, from startups to Fortune 500 companies in industries including technology, finance, consulting and CPG.

Major Functions and Industries

Industry - Full Time

Major Industries Chosen by Graduates 2013-2017

Industry 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Consulting 33% 33% 35% 35% 36%
Consumer Products 12% 14% 12% 11% 10%
Financial Services 13% 13% 19% 14% 20%
Health Care Products and Services 6% 7% 5% 6% 4%
Manufacturing 4% 3% 3% 5% 4%
Media/Entertainment * 1% * 1% 2%
Nonprofit * * * * 1%
Other 1% 1% 4% 3% 3%
Petroleum/Energy 1% 2% * 2% 2%
Real Estate 2% 3% 2% 1% 2%
Retail 3% 2% 4% 3% 3%
Technology 25% 22% 15% 18% 12%
Transportation & Logistics Services * 1% 1% 0% 1%
*Less than 1 percent of accepted jobs
NOTE: Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and may not add up to 100 percent.

Function - Full Time

Major Functions Chosen by Graduates 2013-2017

Function 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Consulting 34% 33% 35% 35% 36%
Finance/Accounting 14% 16% 18% 13% 20%
General Management 9% 8% 8% 9% 10%
Human Resources * 1% * 0% *
Information Technology 6% 4% 4% 5% 2%
Marketing/Sales 19% 20% 20% 21% 19%
Operations/Production 3% 3% 3% 3% 1%
Other 10% 9% 8% 9% 6%
Strategic Planning 5% 5% 4% 5% 6%
*Less than 1 percent of accepted jobs
NOTE: Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and may not add up to 100 percent.

Industry - Internships

Major Industries Chosen by Summer Interns 2013-2017

Industry 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Consulting 23% 25% 24% 24% 24%
Consumer Products 10% 13% 16% 15% 13%
Financial Services 14% 15% 14% 19% 17%
Government 0% * * 0% 0%
Health Care Products and Services 9% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Manufacturing 6% 4% 5% 4% 6%
Media/Entertainment 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Nonprofit 2% 2% 2% 4% 3%
Other 2% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Petroleum/Energy 1% * 1% 2% 2%
Real Estate 2% 2% 3% 1% 1%
Retail 3% 3% 3% 4% 7%
Technology 26% 21% 20% 15% 16%
Transportation & Logistics Services 1% 1% * 0% *
*Less than 1 percent of accepted jobs
NOTE: Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and may not add up to 100 percent.

Function - Internships

Major Functions Chosen by Summer Interns 2013-2017

Function 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Consulting 27% 28% 26% 25% 24%
Finance/Accounting 13% 16% 17% 18% 16%
General Management 7% 4% 3% 4% 6%
Human Resources 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Information Technology 8% 5% 6% 4% 3%
Marketing/Sales 22% 23% 26% 27% 26%
Operations/Production 1% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Other 13% 13% 11% 13% 14%
Strategic Planning 8% 8% 8% 6% 8%
*Less than 1 percent of accepted jobs
NOTE: Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and may not add up to 100 percent.

Please note that the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Employment Reports only include data from the 1Y, MMM and 2Y programs. This differs from previous years’ employment reports, which included data from the 1Y, MMM, 2Y, JDMBA, MDMBA, E&W OCR and Sponsored populations. As a result, benchmarking these more recent reports against previous reports is not advised.

Past Employment Report Archive