MBA Bonus

The rewards of a Wharton degree continue to rise. Here are stats on the MBA class of 2015.




Highest reported sign-on bonus


Job function for at least six years running:
consulting/strategy, with 30% of Class of 2015 respondents
accepting such a position


Change in percentage of MBAs accepting
international placements, 2015 vs. 2010

Median salary of those entering financial
services, plus $40,000 sign-on bonus and
$60,500 median year-end bonus


Wharton MBA Career Management
reported a record-high percentage for the
Class of 2015 members who had at
least one job offer before they walked
at Graduation

Five Years

Median work experience pre-MBA


Where are those formerly international
jobs going? This is the percentages
of MBAs accepting jobs in the western
U.S., 2015 versus 2010


Percent of class who accepted a
position in financial services, the top
hiring industry


The full-time MBA is notorious for giving
students a chance to pivot away from
their previous careers (and lives in some
cases). But would you guess that
nearly 9 out of 10 Wharton MBA students
change careers before graduating


Median base compensation

4000 to 275000

Range of reported guaranteed year-end bonuses


Percent of class who accepted a position
in the technology industries


Number of countries represented in the Class of 2015

Published in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Wharton Magazine.

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