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.
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.
MBA Career Services in the World The Financial Times
Best MBA Graduates for Innovation & Creativity Bloomberg Businessweek
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.
Management of Information
Product & Service Innovation
Strategy & Innovation
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.
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.
Full-time MBA Fall 2021 Start Class Profile
Average Undergrad GPA
Average Years of Work Experience
682 Average GMAT 620 - 740 GMAT 80% Range 159
GRE Verbal Average GRE Quantitative Average
Underrepresented U.S. Minorities
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
Years of Work Experience 80% Range 2.5 - 10.5 (Avg 6.5) 630 Average GMAT GMAT 80% Range
570 - 700
GRE Verbal Average
GRE Quantitative Average
Underrepresented U.S. Minorities
Double Jackets (Georgia Tech undergrad)
49% 38% 9% 4%
Business/Economics STEM Humanities/Social Studies Other
It’s All About Career Impact Full-time MBA Class of 2021 Employment Statistics
*Data conforms to MBACSEA reporting standards
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
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 email@example.com
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.
Blacks in Business
Business Analytics Club
Latin American Club
Strategy and Innovation 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
Our Partnerships, Your Future
Unique Class of 2021 Employers
Here are just some of the companies that recruit Georgia Tech Scheller MBA graduates: AB InBev
Ford Motor Company
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Bain & Company
The Home Depot
Bank of America
IBM Enterprise Strategy
McKinsey & Company
Delta Air Lines
Walmart / eCommerce
Navy Federal Credit Union
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