Career Management

Employment Report

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%
   
Sector
Business 89%
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
 
Functions
Consulting 15%
Finance and Accounting 32%
Human Resources 8%
Marketing 25%
Operations/Logistics 13%
Information Technology 6%
Other 1%
 
Locations
Countries United States
Bahrain
India
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
U.S. States California
Colorado
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
New York
Oregon
Washington
A Sample of Employers for 2013
3M
Ashland Partners
Avanade
Bodybuilding.com
BP (British Petroleum)
Bonneville Power Administration
Boyd's Coffee
California Dental Association Foundation
Daimler Trucks NA
Deloitte
Fidelity Investments
Hewlett Packard Company
Hitachi
Hitachi Consulting
Intel Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Korea Investment Trust Management Co.
Nike, Inc.
Northwest Indiana Public Radio
Office of Civil Rights
Oracle
Portland Public Schools
Rubicon International
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Standard Chartered Bank
US 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/)