Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Student Outcomes

Graduate and undergraduate students are surveyed each academic year to gather information on their post-graduation outcomes. Information on placements and internships for all School of Business programs is updated annually.  Read the full 2020-2021 Business Graduate Outcomes Report.

Employment Statistics for the Class of 2021

Average Annual Salary
  • Mean: $60,230
  • Median: $54,000
  • Mode: $55,000
Average Signing Bonus
  • $5,135

 This graph explains what life choices recent graduates made.  More detail in content of page.

What are they doing?

Of the recent graduates polled, 1% of them went into military service.  6% are seeking employment or continuing education.  16% of recent graduates went on to continue their education and 77% of them are employed.

Graduate and Undergraduate Employment by Job Function

School of Business employment statistics by job function and by industry.  85% of respondents indicated that their position was related to their major.

  • Accounting 24%
  • Finance 11%
  • Sales 10%
  • Data & Analytics 6%
  • Management 6%
  • Marketing 5%
  • Operations/Production 5%
  • Logistics & Supply Chain 4%
  • Consulting 4%
  • Information Technology 3%
  • Other 22%
Graduate and Undergraduate Employment by Industry
  • Accounting 17%
  • Financial Services 12%
  • Retail 7%
  • Investment Banking/Portfolio Management 6%
  • Healthcare 5%
  • Transportation & Logistics 4%
  • Commercial Banking & Credit 4%
  • Advertising, PR & Marketing 4%
  • Higher Education 4%
  • Manufacturing 3%
  • Internet & Software 3%
  • Insurance 3%
  • Management Consulting 3%
  • Other 28%
Student Outcomes by Program
Undergraduate Degree

Respondents Employed

Full-time, Part-time,
Military, Service Year Volunteer

Respondents Attending Graduate School
Average Salary
Accounting  48% 48% $52,564
Economics 67% 33% $45,333
Entrepreneurship 75% 25% $56,667
Finance 76% 15% $48,042
General Business 60% 30% -
Information Systems Management 88% 12% $52,736
International Business 71% 18% $51,900
Legal Studies 33% 67% -
Management 81% 13% $54,180
Marketing 76% 13% $47,045
Sports Marketing 62% 23% -
Supply Chain Management 84% 16% $52,748

Graduate Degree

Respondents Employed

Full-time, Part-time,
Military, Service Year Volunteer

Respondents Attending Graduate School
Average Salary
Accountancy 100% - $51,600
Business Administration 97% - $75,137
Analytics and Information Management 92% - $129,387
Management 88% - $78,250
Supply Chain Management 75% - $65,667
Sustainable Business Practices 84% 5% $69,500