Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics 2017-04-13T20:28:41+00:00

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

2015-2016 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, 2016.  All data is collected and reported 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:  65% of class
International Students:  35% of class

Timing of First Job Offers

Received at least one offer by graduation:  81%
Received at least one offer by 3 months after graduation:  94%

Timing of Job Acceptances

Offer accepted by graduation:  81%
Offer accepted by 3 months after graduation:  91%

Primary Source of Full-Time Job Acceptances
   School-facilitated Activities 79%
   Graduate-facilitated Activities 21%

Compensation by Professional Function

Function Graduates Accepting New Employment Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 19.2% $70,900 $73,000  $62,000 $75,000
Finance/Accounting 15.4% $60,750 $62,500 $53,000 $65,000
General Management 19.2% $62,360 $62,220 $60,000 $65,000
Operations/Logistics 11.5% I/D I/D I/D I/D
Other 34.6% $71,595 $69,000 $50,000 $115,000

Compensation by Industry

Industry Graduates Accepting New Employment  Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 11.5% $72,667 $73,000 $70,000 $75,000
Financial Services 15.4% $61,610 $64,220 $53,000 $65,000
Manufacturing 15.4% $60,333 $60,000 $60,000 $61,000
Petroleum/Energy 11.5% $64,000 $60,000  $55,000 $77,000
Technology 23.1% $78,643 $72,430  $58,000 $115,000
Other 23.1% $65,400 $62,000  $50,000 $90,000

Compensation by Professional Experience

 Professional Experience Graduates Accepting New Employment Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary 
One year or less 65.4% $66,756 $65,000 $50,000 $90,000
More than one year, up to three years 11.5% I/D I/D  I/D I/D
More than three years, up to five years 15.4% $78,250 $72,500 $53,000 $115,000
More than five years 7.7% I/D I/D  I/D I/D

 Employment by Region

 
US Midwest 72%
US Northeast 7%
US South 11%
US Southwest 3%
US West 7%
Employers Hiring 2015-2016 ISU Full-Time MBAs
*Hired Multiple Graduates
Altec Industries EY LyondellBasell Rockwell Collins
Cargill* Farm Tek Microsoft SAP America
Cognizant Technology Solutions GEICO Mortenson Textron Aviation
Deloitte* Gold Star Solutions, Inc. NGY Stone & Cabinet The Walsh Group
Epic IBM Corporation PricewaterhouseCoopers* Tradebot Systems*
Ernst & Young LLP Lockheed Martin Renewable Energy Group* University of Illinois Chicago

Employers of 2015-2016 Professional MBA program graduates

All data for the 12 month period ending June 30, 2016.
Note: Full-time employment is a prerequisite for admission to the professional MBA program.

Company

Ames Laboratory Hertz Nationwide Insurance
Archer Daniels Midland INTL FCStone Perishable Distributors of Iowa
Cycle Force Group Iowa State University Principal Financial Group*
DuPoint Pioneer * John Deere* The Integer Group
Emerson Process Mgmt/Fisher Controls* Kabel Business Services TMC Transportation
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Midwest Dairy Wakonda Club
Hach Company Monsanto Wells Fargo*
*Employer of Multiple Professional MBA Graduates

2016 Internship Employers:

Allsteel Iowa State University Oshkosh Corporation Sabre Solutions
 Athene  John Deere PricewaterhouseCoopers SAP Labs LLC
 Casey’s General Stores Kingland Systems Corp. Principal Financial Group Shire Pharmaceuticals
 CDS Global Land O’Lakes Procter & Gamble SunPower
Elanco Animal Health  Martin Marietta Renewable Energy Group Textron Aviation
Financial Architects  Minnetronix, Inc. Renewable Energy Group USAA
Hy-Vee Corporation North Carolina State University Renewable Energy Group Wells Fargo Bank

Internship Wage – Hourly
Mean: $21.45

2015-2016 Master of Accounting (MAcc) Employment Summary

Reporting Period:  12 months ending June 30, 2016.  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 48% 48% 4%
Starting Base Salary for Newly Accepted Positions
Mean $51,714
Median $50,000
High $60,000
Low $49,000

Companies Hiring 2015-2016 MAcc Graduates

Ames  Lab
BDO Seidman LLP
CNH Industrial
Denman & Co.
EY LLP*
Greater Iowa Credit Union
Heithoff, Hansen, Mulbauer, & Co. CPA
Hunzelman, Putzier & Co. PLC
Investment Bank of Hua’an Securities
KPMG LLP*
Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions LLC
Newman Accounting Solutions
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Renewable Energy Group*
Siegwork USA CO
Summit Agricultural
Wells Fargo

*Hired Multiple Graduates

2015-2016 Master of Science – Information Systems (MS-IS)

Reporting Period:  12 months ending June 30, 2016.  All data collected in accordance with the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s employment reporting standards.

The graduating class

Number of Graduates:  19
Students Seeking Employment:  15
Not Seeking Employment (Continuing Education):  1
No Info Reported:  3
Employed Within 6 Months of Graduation:  100%

Starting Base Salary for Newly Accepted Positions

Mean:  $82,333
Median:  $80,000
Low:  $75,000
High:  $92,000

Companies Employing 2015-2016 MS-IS graduates

AIG Insurance
Athene USA
Chinese Community Health Plan
Data Systems Integration Group
Deloitte
Intel
Iowa Beef Center
Iowa State University
Mu Sigma
PricewaterhouseCoopers*
RinggitPlus
Scientific Games*
Staples

*Hired Multiple MS-IS Graduates