BU Management Job Placement Strong Despite Tough Economy
5% Gain Expected in Undergrad Placement; 6% Salary Gain for MBA Grads.
The Boston University School of Management Feld Career Center (FCC) announced continued strong employment numbers for the full-time MBA and undergraduate classes of 2011.
Jim O’Neill, Assistant Dean for the FCC, is cautiously optimistic about the economy. He reports that “87% of our full-time MBA students were employed within three months after graduation. We are seeing signs of an improving economy as more companies are visiting campus and are posting positions on our MBA CareerLink system.”
The average base salary, signing bonus, and other compensation of those responding this year totaled $102,006 (a 6% increase over the 2010 MBA class).
“Each year, the career center staff and I endeavor to exceed 90%, consistent with the placement rates of other top tier schools.”
The undergraduate news is excellent as well, O’Neill added. “We’re in the process of finalizing the undergrad employment stats which are the highest they have been in years. It appears that we will be at the 90% employment mark, 5% better than last year.”
NOTE: BU School of Management reports employment and salary data in compliance with the MBA Career Services Council Board requirements for dissemination to media that publish business school rankings.