The employment report provides career data for the graduating class of 2013.
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 2013 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 2013, a $57,985 salary in Portland, Oregon is approximately equal to $71,517 in Seattle, Washington; $99,732 in San Francisco, California; $70,915 in Los Angeles, California; $74,574 in Boston, Massachusetts; $71,567 in Washington DC; and $63,799 in New York, New York. (Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator; 11/15/2013; http://www.bestplaces.net/col/)
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 2013
Although global economic issues continued to influence the economies of many countries, the 2013 graduates of the Willamette MBA program are doing very well. The graduating class of 2013 entered the program with an average of 11 months of pre-MBA full-time work experience. The range was 0 to 168 months of experience and the median was 21 months.
|Received and Accepted a Job Offer|
|Received a job offer by graduation||58%|
|Accepted a job by graduation||50%|
|Received a job offer within 90 days of graduation||83%|
|Accepted a job within 90 days of graduation||81%|
|Government and Not-for-Profit||11%|
|Salary (see salary notes at bottom of page)|
|Average salary - U.S. location||$57,985|
|Range of salaries - U.S. location||$35,000 to $105,000|
|Average salary - International location (US$)||$39,038|
|Range of salaries - International location (US$)||$14,000 to $78,720|
|Finance and Accounting||32%|
|United Arab Emirates|
|A Sample of Employers for 2013|
|BP (British Petroleum)|
|Bonneville Power Administration|
|California Dental Association Foundation|
|Daimler Trucks NA|
|Hewlett Packard Company|
|Johnson & Johnson|
|Korea Investment Trust Management Co.|
|Northwest Indiana Public Radio|
|Office of Civil Rights|
|Portland Public Schools|
|Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt|
|Standard Chartered Bank|
|YWCA of Greater Portland|
* 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 2013 entered the program with an average of 11 months pre-MBA of work experience. The range was 0 to 168 months of experience and the median was 21 months.
2) For the graduating class of 2013, a standard salary and cost of living comparison calculator shows a $57,985 salary in Portland, Oregon approximately equal to $71,517 in Seattle, Washington; $99,732 in San Francisco, California; $70,915 in Los Angeles, California; $74,574 in Boston, Massachusetts; $71,567 in Washington DC; and $63,799 in New York, New York. (Source: "Sperling's BestPlaces" Cost of Living Calculator 11/15/2013; http://www.bestplaces.net/col/)