Internship Report Data


Pursue internships and earnings all while completing Cornell’s Two-Year MBA. The data below details the salaries, locations, companies, industry sectors, and job functions of current Two-Year MBA students.


Internship acceptances: Two-Year MBA Class of 2021

Of the 275 students in the Class of 2021, 271 were seeking internships between their first and second year in the program. The figures below represent internship offers and acceptances based on information reported by students.

statistic that says 271 students sought internships during the summer of 2020
statistic that says 98 percent accepted offers to complete an internship

Two-Year MBA Class of 2021: Total monthly salary data

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2021 saw a one percent increase in their average monthly salary compared to students in the Class of 2020 who interned. Students in the Class of 2021 who were not US work-authorized reported an average base salary of $9,224.

statistics that says $9,691 average monthly salary by all who interned
statistic that says 1 percent increase in average monthly salary compared to class of 2020
$9,855 monthly salary

Average monthly salary by industry

 Industry  Average Base Salary Percent Interning
 Financial Services $10,900 38%
 Consulting $11,608 21%
 Technology $7,854 19%
 Consumer Products $7,683 8%
 Healthcare* $7,492 5%
 Energy/Utilities $7,617 1%
 Manufacturing $7,278 5%
 Other** $7,622 2%
 Real Estate $3,017 1%

*Healthcare includes: Medical Services and Pharmaceuticals

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


Average monthly salary by job function

Johnson’s strengths in investment banking and consulting continue to pay off with the two highest average monthly salaries paid to Class of 2021 interns.

Function Average Base Salary Percent Interning
Finance  $8,417 40%
    Investment Banking $11,939 23%
    Corporate Finance $7,826 11%
    Asset Management $9,752 5%
    Real Estate $4,150 1%
 Consulting $11,090 23%
 General Management $8,261 23%
 Marketing $7,364 13%
 Other* $6,050 1%
 Human Resources $7,250 1%

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


Average monthly salary by US region

The majority of students–over half–interned in the Northeast region of the US. This region also paid the highest average monthly salary.

 US Region Average Base Salary Percent Interning
 Northeast $10,180 53%
 West $9,093 10%
 Midwest $8,857 14%
 Southwest $9,469 7%
 South $8,750 5%
Mid-Atlantic $9,807 6%

Top internship companies: Two-Year MBA Class of 2021

In total, 233 companies recruited Johnson Two-Year MBAs for either full-time employment or internships during the 2019–2020 academic year. The list below represents the top companies that hired interns from the Two-Year MBA Class of 2021.

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American Express
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Goldman Sachs
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