Tuck School of Business Class of 2013 graduates waited longer to accept job offers than graduates in recent years, a trend that suggests the economy’s gradual improvement has allowed them to be more discerning in their job searches, according to Jonathan Masland, director of Tuck’s Career Development Office.
This came as part of a recent report by campus newspaper The Dartmouth on employment data released by the school earlier this month. According to the report, compensation rates and employment levels for the Class of 2013 were generally in line with figures from recent years.
Ninety-one percent of the class’ graduates had received job offers by graduation, the highest of any peer MBA program, Masland told The Dartmouth. Three months out from graduation, 95 percent of the class had offers in hand.
Interestingly, 81 percent of the class accepted job offers by graduation, down from 86 percent in 2012 and 83 percent in 2011. Three months out from graduation, 91 percent of the Class of 2013 has accepted jobs, meaning 4 percent turned down options.
Compensation remained steady compared to prior years, with Class of 2013 grads earning a base salary of around $115,000.
Compared to peers at other business schools, Tuck salaries seemed to be in the middle of the pack. At Columbia Business School, the median salary was $110,000; at Wharton, $125,000; at Harvard Business School, $120,000, and at Yale School of Management, $110,000.
Read more on Tuck’s employment figures here.