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Note about MBA Employment Report Job Function Categories

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

Job Function Areas

  • Consulting
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Operations/Logistics
  • Other

In addition, the MBACSEA outlines the following categories within these job functions:


  • Internal Consulting
  • IT / Systems Consulting
  • General Consulting
  • Management Consulting
  • Operations / Process Consulting


  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Research
  • Sales & Trading

General Management

  • General Services
  • Leadership Development Programs


  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Brand Management
  • Buying/Merchandising
  • Research/Consumer Insights
  • Product Management
  • Sales


  • Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Production Management
  • Purchasing
  • Service Operations


  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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