The employment report provides career data for the graduating class of 2012.
Data used in the employment report was provided to the Willamette MBA career management staff by members of the graduating class. The employment report refers to the graduates' first position after completing the Willamette MBA.
Employment and salary data vary from year to year depending on general economic trends, the career goals of the individual members of the graduating class, geographic location, undergraduate degree, previous related work experience, level of managerial responsibility and sector of employment.
As with most Willamette MBA graduates, the class of 2012 represented a wide range of career interests. Some were seeking their first management position and some were seeking career change or advancement. Some were seeking careers in business, while others were seeking careers related to public service or not-for-profit organizations.
Conducting a successful job search is a partnership between students and the school. The school helps students develop their knowledge, experience and competitive career skills, facilitates networking and employment opportunities, and connects students to the information and resources they need. MBA students build their tools of management, identify their career goals, develop competitive resume and interview skills, network through student professional organizations, alumni and employer contacts, and actively pursue employment opportunities.
Summary - Graduating Class of 2012
Although global economic issues continued to influence the economies of many countries, the 2012 graduates of the Willamette MBA program are doing very well. The graduating class of 2012 entered the program with a median of 22 months pre-MBA work experience. The range was 0 to 201 months of experience.
|Received and Accepted a Job Offer|
|Received a job offer by graduation||45%|
|Accepted a job by graduation||40%|
|Received a job offer within 90 days of graduation||84%|
|Accepted a job within 90 days of graduation||82%|
|Government and Not-for-Profit||19%|
|Salary (see salary notes at bottom of page)|
|Range of salaries||$24,000 to $120,000|
|Finance and Accounting||38%|
|A Sample of Employers for 2012|
|Bonneville Power Administration|
|City of Bellevue, Washington|
|City of Long Beach, California|
|Energy Trust of Oregon|
|Ernst & Young|
|Silicon Valley Bank|
|Standard and Poor's|
|State of Oregon|
|State of Wshington|
|U.S. Dept of Fish and Wildlife|
|United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley|
* Salary Notes:
1) The full-time formats of the Willamette MBA are designed for students seeking their first professional position or career change. The graduating class of 2012 entered the program with a median of 22 months pre-MBA of work experience. The range was 0 to 201 months.
2) For the graduating class of 2012, a standard salary and cost of living comparison calculator shows a $56,000 salary in Portland, Oregon approximately equal to $69,000 in Seattle, Washington; $96,318 in San Francisco, California; $69,504 in Los Angeles, California; $72,021 in Boston, Massachusetts; $69,117 in Washington DC; and $81,749 in New York, New York. Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator (11/2/2012; http://www.bestplaces.net/col/)