One-Year MBA Employment Data


See how the Cornell MBA drives your potential earnings and career opportunities. The data below details the compensation, locations, job functions, industry sectors, and hiring companies of recent graduates.


Class of 2020: Full-time job offers and acceptances

The One-Year MBA Class of 2020 included 58 graduates. The figures below represent job offers and acceptances of the 43 One-Year MBA graduates who were actively seeking full-time job opportunities.

88% percent received offers
86% accepted offers

One-Year Class of 2020: Base salary data

The One-Year MBA Class of 2020 received an average base salary of $126,248. Graduates who were US work-authorized reported a slightly higher average base salary of $129,892. Graduates who were not US work-authorized reported an average base salary of $123,755.

$123,755 base salary. Average reported by non-US work-authorized One-Year MBA graduates

Average base salary by region

The majority of one-year graduates stay and work in the US. The Southwest region had the highest average base salary, with the Northeast employing a fifth of the class with the second highest average base salary. The West region employed one-third of the Class of 2020 graduates with the third highest average base salary.

 Region Average Base Salary Percent of Total
United States $131,888 77%
  West $134,050 29%
  Northeast $144,286 21%
  Mid-Atlantic $99,633 9%
  Southwest $151,667 9%
  Midwest $99,850 6%
  South N/A 3%
International  $101,808 23%

Average base salary by industry

The technology industry employed the majority of Johnson’s One-Year MBA Class of 2020 graduates with the third highest average base salary. The consulting industry paid the second highest average base salary. The highest average base salary was a combination of several industries that employed a fifth of Class of 2020 graduates.

 Industry  Average Base Salary Percent of Total
 Technology $129,953 39%
 Other $136,940 22%
 Consulting $130,333 17%
 Healthcare/Medical Services/  Pharmaceuticals $99,725 14%
 Financial services $118,333 8%

*Other includes: Consumer Products, Energy/Utilities, Entertainment/Media, Legal services, Manufacturing, and Real Estate

Average base salary by job function

Nearly half of the Class of 2020 is employed in management–an example of Johnson’s exemplary and well-respected management training. A fourth of the class is employed in finance and another fifth of the class is employed in consulting, demonstrating the strength and rigor of Johnson’s finance and consulting curriculums.

 Job function Average Base Salary Percent of Total
 Management $123,146 45%
 Finance $129,286 23%
 Consulting $130,333 19%
 Marketing $123,333 10%
 Law $200,000 3%

One-Year MBA Class of 2020: Signing bonus data

The One-Year MBA Class of 2020 saw an increase in their average signing bonus of 13% compared to graduates in the Class of 2019. Graduates in the Class of 2020 who were not US work-authorized reported a slightly higher average signing bonus of $43,462.

$36,738 signing bonus. Average reported by the One-Year Class of 2020
13% increase in average signing bonus compared to the Class of 20199

One-Year MBA Class of 2020: Top hiring companies

Twenty-nine employers hired from the Class of 2020 graduates. The list below represents the top companies that hired One-Year MBA graduates for full-time positions.

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