Within three months of graduation, 96 percent of the MBA Class of 2023 had received and accepted job offers. Goizueta has maintained a 95 percent or higher job placement rate for nine out of the past ten years, reaching an all-time high of 99 percent in 2021.
The median salary for the class stands at $163,000, reflecting a slight increase over last year. When signing bonuses are taken into account, that number increases to $193,000. Additionally, a noteworthy 90 percent of these job offers were facilitated through the school.
Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program, was quoted in the school’s press release stating, “We are exceptionally proud of the outcomes our MBA students have obtained again this year. Our sustained excellence in employment outcomes is a reflection of the strength of our highly engaged students, amazing faculty, and outstanding career services professionals. These results continue to position Goizueta among the very best business schools in the world.”
Top Industries and Regional Preferences
Goizueta is a strong school for consulting jobs, and the industry was again the most popular career path. Fifty-four percent of graduates found employment in this sector, boasting a median base salary of $175,000 – the highest among all industries reported. Technology jobs recruited 14 percent of students with a median base salary of $130,000, while financial services lured 12 percent of the class with a heftier $173,000. Four percent took energy jobs with a median salary of $150,000, and another 4 percent went into healthcare, pharma, and biotech careers, where the median base pay was reported at $127,500.
The Southern U.S. is home to a multitude of global companies such as Delta and Coca-Cola, and in fact, 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have offices in Atlanta. This, combined with an overall lower cost of living than other regions, accounts for the majority of students — 62 percent — choosing to stay in the South The Northeast is the second largest regional employer, accounting for 19 percent of graduates. The West, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions each claimed 5 percent of graduates, while the Southwest U.S. saw just 2 percent relocate there to begin their careers. Three percent of the class found job placement overseas.