Employment Report

The employment report provides career data for the graduating class of 2014.

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.

As with most Willamette MBA graduates, the class of 2014 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.

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, undergraduate degree, previous related work experience, level of managerial responsibility, and sector of employment.  Salaries also vary by geographic location. For the graduating class of 2014, a $55,000 salary in Portland, Oregon is approximately equal to $67,514 in Seattle, Washington; $106,150 in San Francisco, California; $65,036 in Los Angeles, California; $63,922 in Boston, Massachusetts; $61,257 in Washington DC; and $66,826 in New York, New York. (Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator; 10/06/2014; http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)

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. Sixty-three percent of graduates indicated they received their job offer directly from a Willamette MBA facilitated activity or event.

 

Summary - Graduating Class of 2014

The graduating class of 2014 entered the program with a median of 3 months of pre-MBA full-time work experience, and an average of 18 months. The range was 0 to 192 months of experience.

Received and Accepted a Job Offer
Received a job offer by graduation 45%
Accepted a job by graduation 37%
Total who received a job offer within 90 days of graduation 81%
Total who accepted a job within 90 days of graduation 76%
Total who received a job offer by October 10th 92%
Total who accepted a job offer by October 10th  88%
Sector
Business 92%
Government and Not-for-Profit 8%
 
Salary (see salary notes at bottom of page)
Average salary - U.S. location $55,741
Range of salaries - U.S. location $26,880 to $100,000
Average salary - International location (US$) $25,938
Range of salaries - International location (US$) $9,000 to $55,000
 
Functions
Consulting 27%
Finance and Accounting 33%
General Management 4%
Human Resources 2%
Marketing 15%
Operations/Logistics 8%
Real Estate 6%
Other 4%
 
Locations
Countries United States
Afghanistan
Egypt
India
Japan
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Yemen
U.S. States Arizona
California
Idaho
Illinois
New York
Oregon
Texas
Washington
Wyoming
A Sample of Employers for 2014
Aequitas Capital Management
Avanade
Cairo Curative Organization
Cascade Insights
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Daimler Trucks NA
Ernst & Young
Ford Motor Company
Hitachi Consulting
Hitachi
IB Securities Joint Stock Company
Intel
KPMG
Manzama
NAVEX Global
Nike, Inc.
NAVEX Global
Rubicon International
Sherpa Adventure Gear
UTi Worldwide
Urban Science
Sol Republic
Vanguard

* 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 2014 entered the program with a median of 3 months pre-MBA of work experience and a mean of 18 months. The range was 0 to 192 months of experience.

2) 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, undergraduate degree, previous related work experience, level of managerial responsibility, and sector of employment.  Salaries also vary by geographic location. For the graduating class of 2014, a $55,000 salary in Portland, Oregon is approximately equal to $67,514 in Seattle, Washington; $106,150 in San Francisco, California; $65,036 in Los Angeles, California; $63,922 in Boston, Massachusetts; $61,257 in Washington DC; and $66,826 in New York, New York. (Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator; 10/06/2014; http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)