Preliminary data shared from the Darden Career Center this week highlights another record year for recent graduates. The Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 was not only the largest class in Darden history, they also represented the highest percent of students employed at graduation and the highest mean and medium base salaries.

Record-breaking achievements from Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 include

  • Highest mean ($157,090) and median ($175,000) base salaries
  • 90% employed at graduation (accepted offers)
  • 98% reported job offers by three months after graduation
  • 96% employed at three months after graduation (accepted offers)

More notable accomplishments

  • 21% year-over-year median base salary increase from the Class of 2021
  • 93% of students reported job offers at graduation – just 0.54% shy of the record 94% of the Class of 2019 who reported job offers at graduation
  • Top industries (by %)Consulting, finance, technology, consumer product goods, healthcare

Top Hiring Companies

(in alpha order)

  • Amazon
  • Bain
  • Bank of America
  • BCG
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • EY-Parthenon
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • McKinsey
  • Microsoft
  • Strategy&
  • Wells Fargo

The detailed Employment Report will be published this fall, and will also include career information from the Executive MBA Class of 2022.

Note that all data shared is preliminary and subject to change between now and 22 September.

I’m thrilled to see the incredible new chapters that are beginning for graduates of Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2022. These record achievements reflect the capabilities and hard work of each and every member of the Class of 2022. They are also a testament to the dedication, talent, and expertise of every member of the Darden Career Center team.

- Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean of the Career Center