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Note about MBA Employment Report Industry Categories

This is a note about industry data for our Top MBA Program Career Placement Outcomes series. In the full-time MBA employment reports, each business school that is a member of the MBACSEA agrees to follow these guidelines regarding industry classification:

Industry Classifications

  • Consulting
  • Consumer Package Goods (CPG)
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Non-Profit
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology

In addition, the MBACSEA outlines the following categories within these industries:

Financial Services

  • Asset / Investment Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital

Health Care

  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech
  • Devices
  • Health Services / Hospitals


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Computers / Electronic Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Durables
  • Diversified
  • Other


  • Internet Services
  • Retail
  • Telecommunication

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