Class Profile

Demographics

Demographics, Full-time Class of 2017

Students graduating in the Full-time Class of 2017 678
— One-Year MBA students 132
— Two-Year MBA students 488
— MMM students* 58
 
Age range at graduation 25-41
Work experience range (middle 80%) 3 - 7 years
Women  43 %
U.S. minority 23 %
International citizenship 40 %
* Dual-degree (MBA + MEM) program in design and operations.

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Geographic Representation of MBA Entrants

Geographic Region of MBA Entrants, Full-time Class of 2017*

Mid-Atlantic 5.9 %
Midwest 17.6 %
Northeast 17.0 %
South 4.4 %
Southwest 5.0 %
West 11.7 %
International 38.4 %
— Africa 0.7 %
— Australia and Pacific Islands 0.5 %
— Canada 2.1 %
— Central and South Asia 6.2 %
— East and Southeast Asia 14.0 %
— Eastern Europe 0.7 %
— Mexico, Caribbean, and Latin America 8.6 %
— Middle East 2.4 %
— Western Europe 3.2 %
*Represents 2Y and MMM entering class of 2015 and 1Y entering class of 2016.

Employment Summary

Employment summary, Full-Time Class of 2017

Total graduates seeking employment 556
Not seeking employment
— Company-sponsored/already employed 100
— Continuing education 2
— Postponing job search 4
— Starting a new business* 12
— Not seeking employment for other reasons 3
Total not seeking employment 121
Not reported 1
Total students 678
*Students exclusively focused on starting a new business

Timing of Offers/Acceptances, Full-time Class of 2017*

By graduation
— Student received a job offer 85.4 %
— Student accepted a job 79.5 %
By three months post-graduation
— Student received a job offer 94.1 %
— Student accepted a job 90.8 %
*Percent of students who were seeking employment

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