Darden’s Career Center recently released the comprehensive Full-Time MBA Employment Report, which shared details about the post-MBA career outcomes for the Class of 2021 and internship outcomes for the Class of 2022. Read the full story on the Darden Report. The Career Center previously shared highlights from the career outcomes, and now has published its full report.
View the Employment Report on Issuu to learn more about how career outcomes for Darden students are stronger than ever, details about 5-year trends for grads, and industry and location breakdowns.
With an average base salary of $144,933, the graduating class secured the highest base salaries in School history for the third consecutive year. Average base salaries have risen by over $22,000 in the past five years. The Class of 2021 also showed an increase in the variety of industries represented — more than three times as many students began their post-MBA careers in private equity and venture capital than in the last five years, on average. View more highlights.
“The record-breaking figures in this report reflect each and every Darden student’s tremendous resilience, compassion and commitment to purpose — even in times of great, historic change,” said Jeff McNish, assistant dean of the Career Center. “Darden’s career team and greater community look forward to watching as the School’s newest alumni continue to meet the challenges and embrace the successes to come as they launch their post-MBA career journeys.”
Despite ongoing pandemic-induced economic upheaval, every student in the Class of 2022 reported a summer internship experience for the third year in a row.
Of the leading internship industries, 29 percent of the class interned at a financial services firm, 27 percent at a consulting company, 15 percent at a technology company and 7 percent interned in health care. By function, consulting and finance drew nearly two-thirds of the class, while 19 percent of students pursued general management internships and 13 percent interned in marketing roles.