Northwestern Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2022 Finds Strong Placement Overall & in Consulting
The Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management achieved near-perfect job placement, according to the employment report. At three months post-graduation, 99 percent of newly-minted Kellogg MBAs reported receiving a job offer, and 97 percent had accepted a job offer.
Liza Kirkpatrick, Assistant Dean of the Career Management Center, remarks, “These Kellogg graduates, who began their MBA journey during the disruption of a global pandemic and uncertain economy, demonstrated excellence and persistence in securing not only impressive, but impactful positions after earning their Kellogg MBA.”
The median base salary across all industries reached $165,000, representing a $15k increase over last year’s class. Those who reported a signing bonus maintained last year’s median of $30,000 this year.
Here are some key statistics from the employment report:
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The Midwest once again tops U.S. regional placement, though it had been second to the Western U.S. last year.
Industry and Regional Placement
Forty percent of the Kellogg MBA Class of 2022 entered consulting, a record placement for the school. Their median salary registered at $175,000. Nearly 150 students were hired by top consulting firms, including McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. Kirkpatrick adds in the school announcement, “The balanced approach at Kellogg in equipping students with the special combination of analytical, technical expertise with human-centric, social intelligence creates the ideal candidate for the fast-paced consulting industry.”
The second most popular post-MBA industry was technology. Twenty-one percent of the class joined the field, claiming a median base salary of $145,860. Financial services followed at 16 percent with PE and VC being the top recruiting areas. Those students who entered financial services reported a median salary of $170,000. Consumer packaged goods and healthcare round out the top five industry choices, at 10 and 4 percent, respectively.
About 95 percent of MBA graduates stayed in the U.S. Thirty-two percent decided to stay in the Midwest U.S. while 30 percent headed to the West. Twenty-two percent headed to the East region of the U.S. for post-MBA employment and 11 percent settled in the South. Five percent headed abroad for work.