Jones MBA Career Center Employment Report: Employers (Class of 2021)

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MBA Employment Report 2021 Full-time & Evening MBA For Employers


It is with great pride that we present the Class of 2021 MBA employment report. Year after year, Scheller MBA graduates achieve remarkable employment outcomes. Our College is fortunate to enjoy strong recruiting relationships with so many premier companies. It’s a great formula: Worldclass MBA students and world-class employers coming together to solve the world’s business challenges. And in virtually every case, our graduates joined one of their target, A-list companies. In the Jones MBA Career Center, our focus is on each student’s MBA journey and their underlying story, motivations, and dreams. We are thrilled that by October 2021, each of our Full-time MBA graduates was fully employed. We are here, cheering them on, while helping a new generation of leaders create their success stories.

Dave Deiters Executive Director, Jones MBA Career Center Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business


Recent times have necessitated resiliency and flexiblity from graduating MBA students. Within this context, the consistently high employment levels achieved by Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business MBAs at top firms continue to be impressive. 2021 Scheller MBA graduates have seen strong demand from employers, with 97% of the Full-time MBA class obtaining employment within three months of graduation, rising above pre-pandemic figures.

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At the Intersection of Business & Technology Established more than a century ago, the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business has received a lot of attention in recent years. Strategically positioned at the intersection of business and technology, Scheller prides itself on developing principled, forward-thinking leaders who use technology as their vehicle for creating value, driving innovation, and improving the human condition. In recent years, our Full-time and Evening MBA cohorts have grown in both academic caliber and diversity of makeup — aligning with employers’ needs for top-tier talent. Employers look to Scheller to provide business leaders who are analytically skilled, collaborative, and entrepreneurial-minded, ready to take on the challenges of the future of work.

Unparalleled Career Services In the midst of a changing business landscape, the Class of 2021 was ready and prepared to face the challenge, equipped with top-ranked career services from the Jones MBA Career Center. Our advisors work with MBA students to turn their dreams into reality, during a global pandemic or not. With a small ratio of students to career advisor, the Center is keenly aware of the changing interests of jobseeking MBA candidates and the evolving needs of MBA employers. Quality of career services played an integral part in helping students navigate today’s business environment. The Jones MBA Career Center team pivoted existing resources and created new ones to assist students with the requirements of an ongoing virtual environment.

TOP 5

MBA Career Services in the World The Financial Times

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TOP 5

Best MBA Graduates for Innovation & Creativity Bloomberg Businessweek

100%

Internship Placement


Curriculum for a Tech-Driven World The Scheller Full-time and Evening MBA programs offer specialized concentrations in addition to its 21-credit core curriculum. Specializations serve as helpful guides to navigating elective coursework and signify areas of specialty to future employers. Scheller MBAs develop deep expertise in emerging business areas through hands-on projects with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, incubators, and startups. Guest speakers, networking events, and industry panels help round out the experiential learning experience.

Concentrations •

Accounting

Leadership

Business Analytics

Management

Entrepreneurship

Management of Information

Product & Service Innovation

Finance

Resources

Strategy & Innovation

International Business

Marketing

Sustainability

Supply Chain & Operations Management

Unique Experiential Learning Opportunities With 11 practicum courses, MBA students gain experience putting classroom knowledge to the test against real-world issues and problems. Scheller’s location in Atlanta and Tech Square plays a huge role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and innovation centers. Partnering organizations assist with practicums, capstone projects, and international trips that allow students to leverage classroom learning to tackle business issues and to eventually bring that expertise into future roles.

Dual Degrees Scheller’s dual MBA degree program options allows students to combine an MBA with an MS or PhD degree from the Colleges of Computing, Design, Engineering, or Liberal Arts. Pairing an MBA with another Georgia Tech graduate degree allows students to gain specialized expertise and a unique blend of skills to add increased value to their organizations.

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Tech Savvy, Business Smart Talent

Dynamic and Diverse Community At Scheller, we pride ourselves on the quality of student we bring into our programs. With an emphasis on community and inclusion, the Full-time and Evening MBA programs foster a sense of collaboration and camaraderie over cut-throat competition. Scheller’s mix of MBAs from technical and non-technical backgrounds provides employers with a diverse pool of strong candidates. Scheller has earned a reputation among corporate recruiters for providing candidates with leadership skills, strong work ethic, excellent analytical abilities, and demonstrated ability to succeed.

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Full-time MBA Fall 2021 Start Class Profile

Educational Background

Average Undergrad GPA

3.4

Average Years of Work Experience

5.5

682 Average GMAT 620 - 740 GMAT 80% Range 159

GRE Verbal Average GRE Quantitative Average

160

Women

39%

Underrepresented U.S. Minorities

28%

International

19%

Veterans

19%

29% 28% 13% 10% 9% 8% 3%

Engineering/Computer Science Business/Management Other Humanities Economics Sciences Mathematics

4% 4% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1%

Real Estate/Construction Pharma/BioTech/Healthcare Nonprofit Media & Entertainment Transportation/Logistics Consumer Products Energy

Pre-MBA Industries 18% 17% 16% 14% 9% 5% 5%

Manufacturing Financial Services Other Gov’t & Military Technology Consulting Education

Evening MBA Fall 2021 Start Educational Background

Class Profile Average Undergrad GPA

3.4

Years of Work Experience 80% Range 2.5 - 10.5 (Avg 6.5) 630 Average GMAT GMAT 80% Range

570 - 700

GRE Verbal Average

158

GRE Quantitative Average

159

Women

41%

Underrepresented U.S. Minorities

22%

Double Jackets (Georgia Tech undergrad)

19%

49% 38% 9% 4%

Business/Economics STEM Humanities/Social Studies Other

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It’s All About Career Impact Full-time MBA Class of 2021 Employment Statistics

*Data conforms to MBACSEA reporting standards

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Evening MBA Class of 2021 Career Statistics Scheller Evening MBA students enter into the program with a variety of goals – whether it’s career growth through promotions, making a career pivot, or transitioning to a leadership role. The Jones MBA Career Center offers full career services support for Evening MBA students, tailored for each individual situation. While looking at Evening MBA employment outcomes, it’s important to remember that students are typically employed throughout the program and if a career shift is wanted, it can occur at any time or multiple times during the program. The Evening MBA Class of 2021 is defined as those students graduating in August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021, and this snapshot is based on employment status four months post-graduation.

*Data conforms to MBACSEA reporting standards, with 55% response rate

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How to Engage as an Employer The Jones MBA Career Center team takes a hands-on approach with employers to make recruiting and meeting with our MBA students as productive as possible. Our concierge approach includes an assigned corporate relations manager who will help you design and implement a custom Scheller MBA recruiting strategy. The Center offers a variety of corporate engagement options that provide access to Scheller’s extraordinary students, faculty, and exceptional learning opportunities to advance your company’s goals.

Recruiting Scheller MBAs We will work closely with you to build a plan that meets your needs. We do not charge employers for resume books, job postings, interviews, or information sessions. We coordinate job postings and events through our online MBA recruiting system. If you are interested in posting positions, scheduling recruiting activities, engaging with MBA clubs, or conducting interviews, please contact:

Frankie Massaroni MBA Career Services Manager 404.894.2620 frankie.massaroni@scheller.gatech.edu

200+ Active Job Seekers

VIRTUAL & ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING Coffee Chats Information Sessions Interviews Job Postings Networking Events Office Hours Resume Books

MBA Clubs Scheller MBA students are involved in a variety of clubs that provide opportunities for them to obtain leadership experience in business-related extracurricular activities. These clubs are a great way to meet and connect with our students.

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Blacks in Business

Healthcare Club

Scheller Pride

Business Analytics Club

Latin American Club

Strategy and Innovation Club

Consulting Club

Marketing Club

Technology Club

Entrepreneurship Club

Net Impact

Veterans Club

Finance Club

Operations Club

Women in Business


“The UPS Marketing team hires a select group of MBAs each year, and Scheller is a consistent source of top-notch talent. With their ability to quickly assess a situation and build an effective plan to take action, Scheller MBA graduates have proven to be an excellent fit in our corporate culture and have a strong track record of making valuable contributions from day one.” Kelly Brock Vice President of International Marketing, UPS

“Scheller MBAs demonstrate strong technical competence and business judgement, which aligns closely with our Leadership Principles. I continue to be impressed by the caliber of talent that Scheller candidates bring to our organization.” Brian Stout Regional Director, Amazon

“AlixPartners’ results-driven, senior-led consulting model requires a combination of analytical smarts, real-world experience, and clientreadiness in our MBA hires. Scheller has proven to be a consistently solid partner in helping achieve our firm’s goal of recruiting top talent with proven track records who are ready to deliver for our clients when it really matters.” C. Jerry Wang Director, Senior Vice President, AlixPartners

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Our Partnerships, Your Future

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Unique Class of 2021 Employers

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Major Industries

16

First-Time Employers

Here are just some of the companies that recruit Georgia Tech Scheller MBA graduates: AB InBev

Emerson

Nike

Accenture Strategy

EY Parthenon

OneTrust

Alexander Group

Fiserv

PwC

AlixPartners

Ford Motor Company

ScottMadden

Amazon

Fortive

ServiceNow

Anthem

Gartner

Simon-Kucher & Partners

Apple

General Mills

Slalom

AT&T

Honeywell

STORD

Bain & Company

The Home Depot

Tata Consulting

Bank of America

IBM Enterprise Strategy

Thyssenkrupp

Capgemini Invent

Kearney

T-Mobile

CBRE

Kimberly-Clark

UPS

Chewy

LexisNexis

Verizon

Chick-fil-A

MailChimp

Visa

Deloitte

McKinsey & Company

VMware

Delta Air Lines

Microsoft

Walmart / eCommerce

Eaton

MorganFranklin

Western Digital

E&J Gallo

Navy Federal Credit Union

ZS Associates

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