Class of 2022 Bachelor’s of Business Administration graduates at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School posted employment outcomes they can take to the bank.
Specifically, they brought home the highest average base salary of any class before them, coming in at $80,973 – up $9,872 over last year’s average of $71,101, according to the schools recently released BBA employment report.
Further, 62.3% of Goizueta graduates also secured a signing bonus of an average of $8,075, bringing the class’ total first-year adjusted earnings to $86,004 on average, according to P&Q analysis of salary data provided by schools for our 2023 ranking of the best undergraduate business programs. (Goizueta ranked No. 13 in that ranking. See First-Year Pay For Business Undergrads From These 3 Schools Topped $100K.)
Meanwhile, 98% of Goizueta jobs secured full-time job offers within three months of graduation, and 97% of them accepted. Some 87% of the class, or 331 students, sought employment in business while 3% (12 students) sought employment outside the field. Another 9% of the class (34 students) planned to continue their education.
FINANCE & CONSULTING REIGN SUPREME
Overall, average base salaries for Goizueta grads increased 13.9% over graduates of the Class of 2021. That is slightly higher than the 10.75% increase in average salaries across all the business schools evaluated in P&Q’s latest undergraduate ranking.
The top industry for Goizueta BBA grads continued to be financial services, with 40% entering the field. Consulting is the second most popular industry at 26%. Accounting drew 6% of graduates, with marketing, advertising, public relations, and technology also popular.
WHERE GOIZUETA GRADS WENT TO WORK
Goizueta grads joined a host of prominent companies including AlphaSights, American Express, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Citi, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, PwC, Truist, and others.
Most, 42%, went to work in the Northeast followed by the South at 36%. Four percent went to work internationally.
“These graduates remain committed to pursuing opportunities they are passionate about in fields where they can make an immediate impact, while simultaneously achieving their leadership and academic goals” says Sarah Leist, director of employer relations, BBA Career Management Center, in the report.
Just over 96% of grads had at least one business-related internship during their undergrad career, an important rite of passage for most business school students. Not only do they provide essential real-world experience and resume props, they often lead to full-time job offers for strong candidates. Six percent of Goizueta grads took internships outside the United States in countries like Australia, China, Indian, Peru, and others. Of all internships, the average hourly salary was $30.91.
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