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MBA Hiring Rate Up In 2019

MBA job placement rates, average salaries increase to highest level in Moore School history

The Darla Moore School of Business is seeing huge returns on students’ investments with historic job placement rates and increases in starting salaries.

The results of a significant restructuring of the full-time MBA programs two years ago are showing up where it counts — in employment data.

This year, 90 days after graduation, 84 percent of full-time MBAs had jobs compared to 71 percent in 2018. Importantly, average MBA salaries increased to $95,398 in 2019 from $82,694 in 2018.

“The dean’s focus on strengthening the core MBA curriculum along with the school offering a graduate certificate in business analytics in lieu of a new degree or stand-alone analytics program has served us extremely well,” said Jennifer Ninh, managing director of the school’s full-time MBA programs. “The focus on business analytics gives all MBAs the advanced quantitative training much needed in the business world today. That will continue to bolster the UofSC MBA reputation long after the trend for specialized analytics degrees starts to fade.” Read the full article here.




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