Class Profile

Demographics

Demographics, Full-Time Class of 2020

Students graduating in the Full-Time Class of 2020 680
One-Year MBA students 134
Two-Year MBA students 481
MMM students* 65
Age range at graduation** 25-41
Work experience range (middle 80%)** 3-7.4 years
Women**  42%
U.S. Minority** 36%
International citizenship** 34%
*Dual-degree (MBA+MSDI) program in design and operations.
**Data based on 2YMBA and MMM entrants in Fall 2018 and 1YMBA entrants in Summer 2019.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing or services, or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

Harassment – whether verbal, physical or visual – that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. This includes harassing conduct affecting tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s academic or work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would sense is an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

While Northwestern University is committed to the principles of free inquiry and free expression, discrimination and harassment identified in this policy are neither legally protected expression nor the proper exercise of academic freedom.

For advice or assistance regarding this policy, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, 720 University Place, Evanston, Illinois 60208-1145, 847-491-7458.

Northwestern University reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this publication concerning, but not restricted to, rules, policies, tuition fees, curricula and courses.

Geographic Representation of MBA Entrants

Geographic Region of MBA Entrants, Full-Time Class of 2020*

Mid-Atlantic 7.9%
Midwest 16.6%
Northeast 17.8%
South 5.2%
Southwest 4.8%
West 15.2%
U.S. Military Base 0.0%
International 32.5%
Africa 0.6%
Australia and Pacific Islands 0.6%
Canada 1.6%
Central and South Asia 7.0%
East and Southeast Asia 9.7%
Eastern Europe 1.0%
Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America 8.3%
Middle East 0.6%
Western Europe 3.1%
*Represents 2Y and MMM entering class of 2018 and 1Y entering class of 2019.
Data source: Matriculated data. Using Active address for geographic region.

Employment Summary

Employment Summary, Full-Time Class of 2020

  TOTAL FULL- TIME CLASS  PERMANENT U.S. WORK AUTHORIZATION  NON-PERMANENT U.S. WORK AUTHORIZATION 
Total graduates seeking employment 541  367  174
Not seeking employment      
  Company-sponsored/already employed 122 69  53 
  Continuing education 1
  Postponing job search 3  2
  Starting a new business* 7
  Not seeking employment for other reasons 2  0
Total not seeking employment 135 81  54 
Not reported 4 1 
Total students 680 491  229 
*Students exclusively focused on starting a new business.    


Timing of Offers/Acceptances, Full-Time Class of 2020*

   TOTAL FULL- TIME CLASS PERMANENT U.S. WORK AUTHORIZATION  NON-PERMANENT U.S. WORK AUTHORIZATION 
By graduation      
  Student received a job offer 83.5%  83.9% 82.8% 
  Student accepted a job 77.6% 77.1%  78.7% 
By three months post-graduation      
  Student received a job offer 93.9% 93.2%  95.4% 
  Student accepted a job 91.9% 91.3%  93.1% 

*Percent of students who were seeking employment.

   
Please note that the 2015-2020 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.

Download the 2020 employment report

Click here to download program-specific data broken out by 2Y, 1Y and MMM programs. Please note full program breakout data is not available prior to 2020.

Past Employment Report Archive