Employment Report Data


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


Two-Year Class of 2020: Full-time job offers and acceptances

Of the 280 Two-Year MBA graduates in the Class of 2020, 259 were seeking full-time employment. The figures below represent job offers and acceptances based on graduates who were seeking full-time job opportunities.

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Two-Year Class of 2020: Base salary

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2020 saw their average base salary increase by six percent compared to graduates in the Class of 2019.

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Interested in how average base salary changes by location, industry, or job function? Take a look below.

Average base salary by US Region

The Northeast region employs half of Johnson graduates with the second highest average base salary. The Mid-Atlantic region employs the least number of graduates and has the highest average base salary, $3,735 more than the Northeast.

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 US Region Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Northeast $144,565 50%
 West $135,158 15%
 Midwest $131,087 11%
 Southwest $134,158 9%
 South $136,214 7%
 Mid-Atlantic $148,300 5%

Average base salary by industry

Over a third of Johnson graduates are employed in the financial services industry which has the second highest average base salary. Almost a third of graduates are employed in consulting, which has the highest average base salary–almost $15,000 more than financial services.

 Industry  Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Financial Services $139,752 34%
 Consulting $154,608 30%
 Technology $128,656 16%
 Consumer Products $113,404 10%
 Healthcare* $123,200 3%
 Energy/Utilities N/A 1%
 Entertainment/Media N/A 1%
 Law or Legal $193,333 1%
 Manufacturing N/A 1%
 Non-Profit/Other** N/A 1%
 Real Estate N/A 1%
 Retail $118,333 1%

*Healthcare includes: Medical Services and Pharmaceuticals

**Non-Profit/Other includes: Entertainment/Media, Hospitality/Tourism, Retail, and Transportation/Logistics


Average base salary by job function

Johnson’s strengths in finance and consulting are evidenced by over one-third of the Class of 2020 going into finance and almost another third of the class going into consulting.

 Function Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Finance  $139,769 35%
      Investment Banking $147,826 22%
      Corporate Finance $123,333 6%
      Asset Management $129,234 5%
      Private Equity N/A 1%
      Real Estate N/A 1%
      Other* N/A 1%
 Consulting $154,337 30%
 General Management $128,068 21%
 Marketing $107,595 9%
 Other* $145,625 4%
 Human Resources  $116,667 1%

*Other includes: Engineering/Technical, Economic Analysis/Research, and Legal


Two-Year Class of 2020: Signing bonus data

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2020 saw their average signing bonus remain flat compared to graduates in the Class of 2019.

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Average signing bonus by job function

Johnson’s strength in finance is proven again with higher than average signing bonuses in investment banking and asset management.

 Function Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Consulting $31,081 30%
 Finance  $45,383 34%
      Asset Management $41,875 5%
      Corporate Finance $29,500 6%
      Investment Banking $51,672 22%
      Other* N/A <1%
      Private Equity N/A <1%
      Real Estate N/A <1%
 Human Resources  $26,667 1%
 Management  $37,488 21%
 Marketing  $28,465 9%
 Other* $15,000 4%

*Other includes: Entertainment/Media, Hospitality/Tourism, Retail, and Transportation/Logistics


Two-Year Class of 2020: Top hiring companies

In total, 233 companies recruited Two-Year MBAs for either full-time employment or internships during the 2019–2020 academic year. The list below represents the top 15 companies that hired Two-Year MBA Class of 2020 graduates for full-time positions.

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