Report: Consulting, Technology Among Top Industries for U-M Ross Graduates

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More than 145 companies hired bachelor of business administration graduates from the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business this year, with a median base salary of $70,000, says the school’s new 2016 employment report.

The report shows that 96 percent of Ross bachelor of business administration students received a job offer within three months of graduation, with a majority of those graduates accepting jobs on the both coasts and Chicago. Forty-four percent of bachelor students went into investment banking, while 24 percent went into consulting roles.

More than 50 percent of Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business full-time MBA graduates went into consulting and technology this year, and just over 98 percent of the class received job offers three months after graduation, says the report.  

Some of the top hiring companies for the school’s MBA graduates are PwC, Amazon, McKinsey, BCG, and Microsoft. The report also shows that more than two-thirds of graduates accepted jobs on the West Coast, East Coast, or in Chicago.

According to the report, 92 percent of Master of Management program and 97 percent of Master of Accounting program graduates also had a job offer within three months, respectively.

Some of the top hiring companies for the school’s MBA graduates are PwC, Amazon, McKinsey, BCG, and Microsoft. The report also shows that more than two-thirds of graduates accepted jobs on the West Coast, East Coast, or in Chicago.

“Ross MBA graduates are finding job opportunities across the country in a diverse pool of industries,” says Damian Zikakis, director of career services at Michigan Ross. “Recruiters are impressed by the quality and business acumen of our students so I think it’s a reflection of the breadth and depth of our program.”

Students seeking internships are also attracted to the tech industry and internships outside the Midwest, at top companies including Amazon, Nike, McKinsey, and Johnson and Johnson. More than 25 percent of the interning class worked at tech companies and 30 percent interned on the West Coast.

The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Along with its degree programs, the school delivers open enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.

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