KU Delivers a Competitive Edge in MBA Careers
Increase Your Worth
Earning an MBA can prepare you for countless opportunities, and today those opportunities are more lucrative than ever:
- $115,000: Median base salary for new MBA graduates1
- $10,500: Average sign-on bonus for new MBA graduates1
- $145,000: Current median salary of self-employed business school alumni2
- $301,000: Median cumulative base salary for online MBA holders three years after graduation1
- $3,000,000: Today’s MBA salary premium could help MBA holders earn US $3 million more than those with only bachelor’s degrees.1
Hiring Trends for MBA Graduates
If you’re wondering whether our online program can really provide the career outcomes you want, consider these projected 2019 hiring trends:
Broaden Your Opportunities
With increased knowledge and skills comes greater earning power—entry-level MBA salaries are on average 20 percent higher than salaries for those with only an undergraduate business degree, and salaries for MBA graduates reach as much as 80 percent higher within five years.4
What can joining the Jayhawk family do for you?
Our students are directors, accountants, data analysts, doctors, electrical engineers and more. Half of our alumni came to KU with the goal of gaining the skills and knowledge to facilitate their own career advancement,5 and we have helped them build momentum toward achieving those goals while also challenging and revolutionizing the way they think about business. The Jayhawk alumni network is an essential part of the KU community, on campus and far beyond it. Read more about the importance of an alumni network.
See the kind of success the MBA title and KU name can deliver:
Make Connections for Life
A higher starting MBA salary isn’t all you can expect as a new graduate. When you earn your degree from KU, you’ll enjoy the added value of a global professional network of over 25,000 alumni.
KU’s online MBA program is your chance to become immersed in a diverse group of business professionals and learn from leading experts with extensive experience in their fields. As you explore new MBA careers, your connection to this elite group of leaders could prove immensely valuable.
Industries Where Our Students Work*
*Self-reported by students entering the online MBA in fall 2016.
- Retrieved on September 27, 2021, from gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/employment-outlook/2021-corporate-recruiters-survey-demand-of-graduate-management-talent
- Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/measuring-program-roi/2016-alumni-perspectives-web.pdf
- Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/2018-year-end-employer-poll-report.pdf
- Retrieved on November 26, 2018, from poetsandquants.com/2018/04/21/why-an-mba-beats-an-undergrad-business-degree/
- Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program from graduating cohorts between 2016 and 2018
- Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program from graduating cohorts between 2016 and 2018, including respondents who indicated they expect to receive a promotion within 6 months from the time of their response
- Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program from graduating cohorts between 2016 and 2018, including respondents who indicated they expect to change employers within 6 months from the time of their response