Kellogg News

Record number take positions in the technology industry and on the West Coast

New classes developed by Kellogg’s cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives and academic departments debut in 2017-18

The former Secretary of the Treasury spoke with Kellogg’s Janice Eberly

Tenure-line faculty members join the departments of marketing, finance, operations, managerial economics and more

News & Events

Kellogg's Career Management Center announced 94 percent of the Full-Time Class of 2017 received an offer by three months post-graduation

Kellogg School 2017 employment report

Kellogg School graduates accept jobs in diverse industries, functions and geographies

Record number take positions in the technology industry and on the West Coast

By Sarah Aylward

11/14/2017 - This year, 94 percent of Kellogg's Full-Time MBA Class of 2017 received an offer within three months of graduation. These jobs came from diverse industries and organizations, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

"Kellogg leaders take a multi-disciplinary approach to solving complex business challenges," said Matt Merrick, associate dean of MBA operations. "The versatile skills they hone at Kellogg enable them to make an immediate impact across all types of organizations."

Demand for Kellogg leaders remains strong within the U.S. and abroad. Top industries where students accepted jobs this year include consulting (33 percent), technology (a record 25 percent), finance (13 percent) and CPG (12 percent). Top companies hiring Kellogg students this year include McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Amazon, Bain & Company and Microsoft. 

To meet increased student demand for jobs in the tech industry, the Kellogg Career Management Center helped facilitate relationships with more than 50 technology companies where students ultimately accepted jobs. Tech companies appreciate the agility of Kellogg MBA students, who are able to lead across a variety of functions, including sales, marketing, product development and operations. 

"Kellogg's curriculum builds leaders who are strong analytical thinkers and are confident collaborating across organizations. The Kellogg graduates we hire jump in on day one, but also continue to mature at Cisco," shared Jodi Washington, program manager, networking and security transformation team. 

Aligned with the increase in technology hires, Kellogg has also seen an increase in students accepting jobs on the West Coast, up to 31 percent for the class of 2017. This complements 30 percent who stay in the Midwest and 33 percent who accept roles on the East Coast. 



Class of 2017 employment outcomes infographic

Related reading

Poets & Quants covers increase in West Coast job acceptances amongst Kellogg Full-Time class of 2017
Read more >

The impact of culture on graduate business schools
Watch this video >

For b-school leaders, creating culture starts with strategy
Read more >

Unpacking vision: three capabilities leaders must have
Read more >

Business education in 2020 and beyond
Read more >