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MBA Careers

Broad MBA students have varied professional backgrounds and career aspirations. Whatever your goal, the Broad MBA experience offers you a unique, multidimensional, and career-spanning payoff.

Corporate employers place a high value on our MBAs for their:

  • Combination of hard and soft skills
  • Cross-functional “big picture” expertise
  • Supportive attitude
  • Unmatched work ethic
  • Day-one readiness
  • Team-focused style of leadership

Our MBA Career Services Center consistently ranks among the nation’s top five. We offer abundant opportunities for corporate employers to meet and recruit you, while preparing you to perform optimally when you meet recruiters.

You’ll have opportunities to participate in an MBA career exploration conference, career workshops, on-campus recruiting, and corporate presentations.

Our Career Services staff offers career advising and consulting and is skilled at helping you create a personalized job strategy tailored to your career interests and aspirations.

We offer individual attention to help you master:

Facts and stats

Our MBAs choose employment with companies based around the U.S. and the world in such industries as:

  • IT
  • Banking
  • Transportation
  • Health care
  • Manufacturing

Many variables affect new MBA salaries, including quality and length of previous employment, advanced expertise, U.S. expatriate experience, and prior work in the industry or function.

Salary information:

Class of 2012*:

Percent w/FT Jobs – 89%

Average salary – $86,508

Average signing bonus – $12,783

SCM average salary – $91,410

HR average salary – $80,384

Finance average salary – $87,044

Marketing average salary – $79,000


Class of 2013:

Percent w/Internships – 100%

Average intern salary – $5,700

 *data as of September 25, 2012

For up to date salary statistics data please click here.

Career Planning

Our Career Services Center focuses on more than just getting you an internship or postgraduate job. We help you acquire the career-planning and job-search skills you will need for a lifetime of professional success, mobility, and career satisfaction.

From the summer before you enter our program until well after graduation, we work with you to:

As a Broad MBA student, you will complete an internship between your first and second year in the program to gain familiarity with a particular industry or employer where you will:

  • Develop problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Learn what duties and responsibilities a job entails and what skills are needed
  • Apply the frameworks you learn in class to real-world situations

The internship experience exposes you firsthand to daily operations and issues of a company and enables you to explore what segment of an industry is right for you.

Valuable networking opportunities often lead to our MBAs accepting full-time jobs with the company with whom they did their internship.

International students

Broad is home to some of the best and brightest international students. When hired, they add significant value to their employer.

If you’re an international MBA student, you will learn what you need to know about the current state of work visas and policies and regulations for obtaining a job in the United States during a workshop hosted by Broad and led by immigration attorneys.

Many of our international MBAs land the postgraduate job of their dreams, with a majority of them remaining in the United States in various industries and geographic locations.

Eli Broad College of Business

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