Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics 2018-02-27T15:04:30+00:00

All Data collected and reported in compliance with the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliances (www.mbacsea.org) Employment Reporting Standards.

2016-2017 Full-Time MBA Employment Statistics Summary

The date summarizes employment statistics for graduates of the Iowa State University Full-Time MBA Program, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2017.  All data is collected in compliance with the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics.

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The Graduating Class

U.S. Citizens:  74% of class
International Students:  26% of class

Timing of First Job Offers

Received at least one offer by graduation:  81%*
*Graduates with permanent work authorization:  96%
Received at least one offer by 3 months after graduation:  84%**
**Graduates with permanent work authorization:  100%
Received at least one offer by 4 months after graduation:  97%

Timing of Job Acceptances

Offer accepted by graduation:  81%*
*Graduates with permanent work authorization:  96%
Offer accepted by 3 months after graduation:  84%
Offer accepted by 4 months after graduation:  97%

Compensation by Professional Function

Function Graduates Accepting New Employment Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 3% i/d i/d  i/d i/d
Finance/Accounting 18% $66,631 $57,750 $50,000 $85,000
Marketing 10% i/d i/d i/d i/d
General Management 6% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Human Resources 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Supply Chain Management 31% $75,550 $75,000 $65,000 $88,200
IT 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Engineering 26% $71,240 $70,000 $62,000 $82,000

Compensation by Industry

Industry Graduates Accepting New Employment  Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Financial Services 16% $70,188 $71,375 $50,000 $88,000
Construction 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Manufacturing 13% $71,967 $69,900 $65,000 $81,000
Petroleum/Energy 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Aerospace 19% $77,640 $78,000 $70,000 $88,200
Technology 17% $56,868 $54,000  $52,404 $64,200
Consumer Products 16% $67,667 $70,000  $53,000 $80,000
Ag/Biotech 3% i/d i/d i/d i/d
Retail 7% i/d i/d i/d i/d

 Employment by Region

US Midwest 76%
US Northeast 9%
US South 6%
US West 6%
International 3%
Employers Hiring 2016-2017 ISU Full-Time MBAs
*Hired Multiple Graduates
3M Honeywell MileSplit/FloSports SunPower Corporation
Applied Data Finance IBM Office of the Comptroller of Currency The Schwan Food Company
BAE Systems* J&H International, Inc Pratt & Whitney Uber Technologies
Boeing John Deere Principal Financial Waddell & Reed
Buddy’s Kitchen Keyot Procter & Gamble Walmart
Elance Animal Health Kingland Systems RFI Ingredients Willis Towers Watson
General Dynamics Lockheed Martin RJM Construction Win Enterprise
General Mills

Employers of 2016-2017 Professional MBA program graduates

All data for the 12 month period ending June 30, 2017.
Note: Full-time employment is a prerequisite for admission to the professional MBA program.

Company

Emerson Process Mgmt* Principal Financial Group* The Weitz Company
Iowa State University Renewable Energy Group* Wellmark, Inc.
Mechdyne Corp. Sammons Financial Group Wells Fargo*
MidAmerican Energy Siegwerk, USA
*Employer of multiple Professional MBA Graduates

2017 Internship Employers:

AgCareers.com Discover John Deere* Renewable Energy Group
 Amazon  DLL Finance Kingland Systems Corp* Rockwell Collins
 Barilla Dow Agro Sciences Koch Industries Spreetail
 Boeing Frito-Lay Mondelez Textron Aviation
Burns & McDonnell  INFINIUME Ness USA Inc Wells Fargo
Crop Production Services  Iowa State University* Polaris Industries*

*Employed multiple MBA interns

2016-2017 Master of Accounting (MAcc) Employment Summary

Reporting Period:  12 months ending June 30, 2017.  All data collected in Accordance with the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s employment reporting standards.

Graduates Accepting Positions

Public Accounting Private Accounting Governmental Accounting
% of grads 47% 47% 6%
Starting Base Salary for Newly Accepted Positions
Mean $53,725
Median $53,000
High $60,000
Low $50,500

Companies Hiring 2016-2017 MAcc Graduates

Aureon Iowa State University RSM US LLP*
Boeing John Deere* Schechter Dokken Kanter
CliftonLarsonAllen Kidder Benefits Consultants, Inc. Shaul & Desmond PLLC
Deloitte* KPMG The Scoular Company
HNI Corporation* LWMJ LLP Wong Ewers LLP
Holdredge Construction Muxfeldt Associates LLP Workiva*
Iowa Air National Guard PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP*

*Hired Multiple Graduates

2016-2017 Master of Science – Information Systems (MS-IS)

Reporting Period:  12 months ending June 30, 2017.  All data collected in accordance with the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s employment reporting standards.

The graduating class

Number of Graduates:  26
Students Seeking Employment:  21
Not Seeking Employment (Continuing Education):  1
No Info Reported:  4
Employed Within 6 Months of Graduation:  100%

Starting Base Salary for Newly Accepted Positions

Mean:  $64,917
Median:  $66,250
Low:  $40,000
High:  $88,000

Companies Employing 2016-2017 MS-IS graduates

Apex IT General Dynamics T-Mobile
Applied Data Finance Iowa Healthcare Collaborative University of Maryland College Park
Athene USA* Iowa State University Vantage Solutions LLC
Blitzkrieg Web Assets Pvt. Ltd JPMorgan Chase Wells Fargo
Emerson Kansas Department for Children and Families Win Enterprises
Federal Home Loan Bank Sysgain Inc.
GDIT Tata Consultancy Services*

*Hired Multiple MS-IS Graduates

Employers of 2016-2017 Master of Business Analytics graduates

All data for the 12 month period ending June 30, 2017.
Note: Full-time employment is a prerequisite for admission to the Business Analytics program.

*Employer of multiple graduates

Company

CUNA Mutual Group John Deere* Principal Financial Group*
Deere & Company Kingland Systems Corp* Renewable Energy Group*
Humana, Inc. Lowes Home Improvement Ruan Transportation
Iowa DOT McGladrey Sogeti, USA
Iowa State University Mercer & Marsh Stryker Corp
Iowa State University Foundation Nationwide Insurance*