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Table of Contents

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….…………………………………………….. 3 Executive Summary …………………………………………………………..…………………………………………. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 6 Coles College of Business Results

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School of Accountancy …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10 Department of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis ……………………………………………………14 Department of Information Systems …………………………………………………………………………………. 18 Department of Management & Entrepreneurship ………………………………………………………………… 24 Department of Marketing & Professional Sales …………………………………………………………………… 28 Graduate Business Administration …………………………………………………………………………………. 32 Qualitative Data…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 36

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Introduction

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Department of Career Planning and Development assesses the postgraduation career status of our recent graduates at each graduation ceremony. The purpose of the survey is to provide the KSU community with a glimpse of the career paths of our students at the time of their graduation. We collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2015-2016 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. Majors that were offered on the former SPSU campus have been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus where applicable. Further, this year students were provided additional options for their post-graduation status, to be aligned with the choices on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey. As such, the choice of “Other� for the overwhelming majority of our majors has significantly decreased. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the efforts of the Department of Career Planning and Development, as well as assist in providing evidence for learning outcomes as designated by the various accrediting bodies. While this data is not a comprehensive First Destination report, it is a snapshot of the graduating class at the time of graduation. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Sincerely,

Lori Trahan, PhD Associate Director Department of Career Planning and Development Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. According to this definition, 61.7% of the 2015-2016 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 62.2% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (an increase of 6.5% over 2014-2015).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (80.2%) o College of Business (70.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (67.3%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.8%) o Graduate College (23.4%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (19.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (76.9%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (65.5%) o College of Education (62.9%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o College of Science and Mathematics (35.9%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.7%) o College of Health and Human Services (11.9%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates overall): o College of Humanities and Social Science (26.1%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (15.5%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates of that college): o College of Health and Human Services (83.9%) o College of Education (78.2%) o College of the Arts (73.1%)

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Executive Summary of Findings (CoB) Highlights for Coles College:    

70.1% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 61.7% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 4.2% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 59.1% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Doctorate of Business Administration (100%) o Professional Sales (93.6%) o Master of Accounting (89.3%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Doctorate of Business Administration (100%) o Professional Sales (93.6%) o Master of Accounting (89.3%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Economics (17.6%) o Accounting (9.1%) o Finance (5.6%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Professional Sales (93.8%) o Finance (87%) o Marketing (73%)

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General Results Summary

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey During the 2015-2016 academic year (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16 semesters), KSU graduated 5602 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

4205 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 4205 / 5602 = 75.1% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 59.9% o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 50.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 9.6%

 Seeking Employment = 28.1% (16% increase in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.59% (83% decrease in the number of students reporting they were not planning to seek employment at time of graduation)

 Graduate School = 10.1% (1.9% decrease in the number of students reporting they will be attending or applying to a graduate program)

o Admitted to a graduate program – 3.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 6.5%

 Other = 0.93%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

40.7

40 30 20 10 0

3.8

2.7

1.8

1.1

7

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 62.2%

*This is an 6.5% increase in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (2614) = 62.2%

Experiential Education Participation 100

.

Percentage

ï‚·

75

60

63.7

66.1

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

50 25 0

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College of Business General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16) During the 2015-2016 academic year, COB graduated 1239 students (including graduate students). 985 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 985 / 1239 = 79.5%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 70.1% (0.85% decrease in the number of COB students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 61.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 8.4%

 Seeking Employment = 24.6%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.4%  Attending a Graduate Program = 4.2% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.5% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.7%

 Other = 0.3%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

52.1

50 40 30 20 10 0

2.3

4.3

2.3 0.7

6.4

2

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all COB majors = 59.1% (11.3% increase in the number of COB students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COB Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

80 60

45

49.3

53.8

53.1

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

59.1

40 20 0 2015-2016

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SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY ACCOUNTING – Completion Rate: 176 / 225 = 78.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 66.5% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 59.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 6.8%

 Seeking Employment = 24.4%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.6%  Attending a Graduate Program = 9.1% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5.7% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 3.4%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

48.3

40 30 20 10 0

5.1

5.1 1.2

0

6.3

0.6

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

21.7 21

16.4 7.7

2012-2013 Employed

66.5

66.2

68.4

63.7

10.8

9 6.65 2013-2014

Unemployed

24.4

14.9

2014-2015

Graduate School

9.1

8.1

0.6

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ACCT majors (114/176) = 64.8% (7.8% increase from 2014-2015)

ACCT Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

62.3

59

60.1

64.8

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

50

40 20 0 2011-2012

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MASTER OF ACCOUNTING – Completion Rate: 56/ 56 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 89.3% (12.8% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 89.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 10.7%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

89.3

80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

89.3 79.2

75

67.7

26.7 2.2 2012-2013 Employed

6.7

18.8

15

10

10.7 0

0 2013-2014 Unemployed

2.1

2014-2015

Graduate School

0

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MAcc majors (16/48) = 28.6% (31.4% decrease from 2014-2015)

MAcc Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

40

40 20

41.7 28.6

26.7 1.7

0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis ECONOMICS – Completion Rate: 17 / 21 = 81%

Employment status:  Employed = 41.2% (10% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 35.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 5.9%

 Seeking Employment = 41.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 17.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 16.3%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

29.4

20 10 0

5.9 0

0

0

5.9

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

60 50

50

45.8

41.2 41.2

33.3 18.7 10

20.8

17.6

12.5 18.7

0

0

2012-2013 Employed

2013-2014

Unemployed

2014-2015

Graduate School

0 2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ECON majors (9/17) = 52.9% (5.8% increase from 2014-2015)

ECON Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 57

60 42

40

2011-2012

2012-2013

50

52.9

2014-2015

2015-2016

40 20 0 2013-2014

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FINANCE – Completion Rate: 108 / 142 = 76.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 63.9% (9.1% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 51.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12%

 Seeking Employment = 30.6%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.7%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

44.4

40 30 20 10 0

1.9

0.9

3.7

9.3 0.9

2.8

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

71.1

64.2

70.3

63.9

30.3

30.6 17.9 12.8

4.5

4.7

2012-2013 Employed

17.8 6.2

2013-2014

Unemployed

7.6

4.2 2014-2015

Graduate School

5.6

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· FIN majors (94/108) = 87% (35.1% increase over 2014-2015)

FIN Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

87

80 60

49

49.5

2011-2012

2012-2013

59

64.4

2013-2014

2014-2015

40 20 0 2015-2016

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Department of Information Systems INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Completion Rate: 79 / 95 = 83.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 72.2% (3.2% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 65.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 6.4%

 Seeking Employment = 25.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 1.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 1.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 1.3%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

62

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

0

1.3

1.3

1.3

5.1

1.3

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

73.9

74.6

69.3

15.9

25.3

21.2 15.9

5.7

Employed

16.4 5.8

2012-2013

3.9

2013-2014

Unemployed

72.2

1.8

7.2

2014-2015

Graduate School

1.3

1.3

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· IS majors (49/79) = 62% (5.3% decrease from 2014-2015)

IS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60

65.5

62

2014-2015

2015-2016

54

53 42

40 20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

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INFORMATION SECURITY ASSURANCE – Completion Rate: 28/ 37 = 75.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 57.1% (32.5% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 57.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 42.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

39.3

30 20 10 0

7.1 3.6

7.1 0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

84.6

81.3 71.5

57.1 42.9

17.1

15.6

11.5

3.1

3.1

7.7

2013-2014

Unemployed

0

0

0

2012-2013 Employed

7.7

2014-2015

Graduate School

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice* Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ISA majors (17/20) = 60.7% (1.3% decrease over 2014-2015)

ISA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60 40

46.9

55

61.5

60.7

2014-2015

2015-2016

38

20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Completion Rate: 14 / 17 = 82.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 85.7% (1.3% increase over 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 85.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 14.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

85.3

80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

85.7

84.6

79 70

30 10.5 0

0 2012-2013 Employed

5.3

5.3

7.7

2013-2014

Unemployed

14.3

7.7 0

2014-2015

Graduate School

0

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSIS majors (7/14) = 50% (29.9% increase from 2014-2015)

MSIS Experiential Education Participation 80

Percentage

63 60 40

43

2012-2013

2013-2014

40

50 38.5

20 0 2011-2012

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Management & Entrepreneurship MANAGEMENT – Completion Rate: 205/ 227 = 90.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 66.3% (5.4% decrease over 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 53.7% o Respondents reporting other employment –12.6%

 Seeking Employment = 28.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 4.4% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 3.4%

 Other = 0.5%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

40

40 30 20 10 0

7.8 3.4

1.5

8.3 1

4.4

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

74.1

70.1

67.6

66.3

28.8 21.6

15.5

13.2

2012-2013 Employed

13.6 4.62 5.7

4.8

2013-2014

Unemployed

7.1

7.6

2014-2015

Graduate School

4.4

0.5

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MGMT majors (123/205) = 60% (5.7% decrease from 2014-2015)

MGMT Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60

56

62.3

62

63.6

60

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

40 20 0 2011-2012

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – Completion Rate: 39 / 46 = 84.8%

Employment status:  Employed = 46.2% (12.7% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 33.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12.9%

 Seeking Employment = 46.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 2.6%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.6%

 Other = 2.6%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10

18 5.1

7.7 0

2.6

5.1

7.7

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

57.1

60.4

52.9

46.2 46.2 29.4

27.9 18.6

17.1 17.2 4.7

2012-2013 Employed

11.5

5.9

2013-2014

Unemployed

11.8

2014-2015

Graduate School

2.6

5.2

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  International Business majors (13/39) = 33.3% (25.7% increase from 2014-2015)

IB Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60 40

41.9

40

37.1 26.5

33.3

20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Marketing & Professional Sales MARKETING – Completion Rate: 111/149 = 74.5%

Employment status:  Employed = 65.8% (5.7% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 49.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.2%

 Seeking Employment = 28.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 3.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 3.6%

 Other = 0.9%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

37.8

30 20 6.3

10 0

0.9

13.5

3.6 0.9

2.7

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

69.9

64.9

69.8

65.8

28.8

22

20.4 11

11

14.6

6.2 3.5

2012-2013 Employed

2013-2014

Unemployed

9.4

6.3

3.6

2014-2015

Graduate School

0.9

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MKTG majors (81/111) = 73% (7.2% increase over 2013-2014)

MKTG Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

65.9

68

72.9

73

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

52

40 20 0 2011-2012

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PROFESSIONAL SALES – Completion Rate: 16/ 21 = 76.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 93.8% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 93.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 6.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

93.8

80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

93.8 82.1 68

66.7

24

17.9

19

14.3

8 0

0

0

2011-2012 Employed

2012-2013

Unemployed

6.3

0 2014-2015

Graduate School

0

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· Professional Sales majors (15/16) = 93.8% (40.3% increase from 2013-2014)

SALES Experiential Education Participation 93.8

Percentage

100 80 60

64

61

2012-2013

2013-2014

53

66.7

40 20 0 2011-2012

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Graduate Business Administration MBA (includes Web and EMBA data) – Completion Rate: 125 / 179 = 69.8%

Employment status:  Employed = 88% (2.3% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 86.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 2.4%

 Seeking Employment = 7.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.8%  Attending a Graduate Program = 1.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.8% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0.8%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80

76.8

60 40 20 0

7.2 0.8

0

0.8

2.4

0

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Employment Status 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

92.9

85.7

5.3

0.9

2012-2013 Employed

4.5

1

2013-2014

Unemployed

7.2

7

8.9 2

0.9

88

86

3

2014-2015

Graduate School

1.6

0.8

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MBA majors (38/125) = 30.4% (32.2% increase from 2014-2015)

MBA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40 20

18

22.8

27

23

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

30.4

0 2015-2016

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DBA – Completion Rate: 11/ 12 = 91.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other: 0%

Employed Students 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Employment Status Trend 100

100

100

100 92.9

Percentage

80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

7.1

0

0

0

0

0

0 2012-2013 Employed

2013-2014

Unemployed

2014-2015

Graduate School

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· DBA majors (6/11) = 54.6% (90.1% increase from 2014-2015)

DBA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

85 54.6

50 50 25

28.6

2013-2014

2014-2015

0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2015-2016

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QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who are employed in the field of choice for the name of the company for whom they will be working. Below are the names of the employers. If an employer name has a number behind their name, that particular employer was mentioned by that number of students as having hired them. Employer names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Accounting Full-time employers Adams Keegan AGH, LLC Atlanta Film Bank of North Georgia Bennett Thrasher (2) Capin Crouse Carr Riggs & Ingram CCH Wolters Klewer CNSG Coca-Cola Coker James & Co. Commnet Wireless Deloitte & Touche Ernst & Young (2) Eugene Yun, CPA First Data Frazier & Deeter Georgia Tech Grant Thornton Hodges & Broadway, LLC Honey Baked Ham ING Forensics J.W. Liop, CPA Jones & Kolb Kappa Alpha Fraternity National Office Kennesaw State University Kim King & Associates Koch Industries (4) KPMG Marietta Sportscar Co. McNeal Professional Services

Med Assets Moore Colson (2) Moore Stephens Tiller Murphy & McInvale CPA's Myers & Stouffer (2) National Property Solutions Group Noble Systems North American Mission Board PricewaterhouseCoopers (3) Principle Solutions Group Quattro FPO Solutions (2) Resolute CPA & Advisory Services Ross Lane Co. (2) Smith & Howard Southern Company (3) Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Terry Reid Automotive Group The Guelfo Group Thyssenkrepp Trusted CFO Solutions Turner Broadcasting UPS (2) Verner & Associates Voya Financial Williams Technology, LLC

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Accounting, Cont. Part-time employers Alliance Residential Company Darden Restaurants Exact Direct LLC Henssler Financial

The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta UCB UPS Yarbrough Tax Services

Economics Full-time employers Center for Disease Control INP North America

Travelchek, Inc. Wells Fargo

Finance Full-time employers Advanced Retail Solutions AutoTrader Capstone Financial (2) City of Kennesaw Cox Automotive Ernst & Young Exact Direct FEMA Fidelity Investments Fresenius Medical Care GM Financial IBM IndustryPro JP Morgan McGriff, Seibels & Williams MetLife Northpoint Commercial

Finance Northwestern Mutual PM3 Agency Porsche Cars North America Premium Retail Services Raymond James Financial RDS Saia, Inc. Springleaf Financial The Lawandales Group Voya Financial (2) Wade Ford Wells Fargo Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

Information Security and Assurance Full-time employers ACI Worldwide CSRA eTrade ICF International Meditology Services

Pond & Company SAP State Farm Insurance Part-time employers ACI Worldwide

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Information Systems Full-time employers Accenture Access Insurance Amplify Education AT&T Axiall Brain Jocks Cox Automotive CVent CVG, LLC Ernst & Young (2) ETS Solutions Georgia Pacific (3) Gladiator Technology Griffin & Strong HP Incomm Logic Technology, Inc. LTI

Manhattan Associates Matrix Resources McKenney's, Inc. Noble Systems OnePath Systems Oracle Routematch Software RTI, Inc. Tech Systems, Inc. The Lovett School TSYS University of Georgia UPS (2) Veristar World Athletic Center Yamaha Volunteer/Service Organizations US Navy

International Business Full-time employers Chick-fil-A Healthlink Dimensions High Road Craft Ice Cream

Part-time employers Marquee Insurance Group Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

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Management Full-time employers American States Utility Services AT&T Bank of America Best Buy Better Baseball Butler Creek Animal Hospital CACI CarMax Auto Finance Chick-fil-A Children's Healthcare of Atlanta CIC Associates Cintas Cobb County Fire Dept. Cobb EMC Consolidated Engineering Co. Diaz Fuel Domino's Restaurants Enterprise Rent a Car Euler Hermes eVestment Exact Direct Free Souls Fresenius Medical Care Fresh Made Foods, LLC Frontline Selling Geico Georgia Pacific (2) Goshen Valley Foundation Gwinnett Medical Center Hapag-Lloyd Heidelberg USA Holder Construction Jimmy John's Retaurants John Marshall Law School Kennesaw State University (2) Kohl's KPMG KSU Center for Sustainable Journalism Life Time Fitness

Lowes Home Improvement Monarch Investments Group Nike Golf Physician and Nurse Licensing Services Pirelli Tire Prime Sport Prudential Financial R.S.I. Regions Bank Res-Tek, Inc. Sherwin Williams Sorbtech International Southern Company SP Richards Co The Home Depot (3) The Lovett School University of Georgia UPS Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique WellStar Health System Zoe's Kitchen and Roswell Gymnastics

Part-time employers Chick-fil-A Cracker Barrel Restaurants Eastwood Baptist Church Four Block REI Schlesinger Associates Volunteer/Service Organizations US Air Force US Marine Corps

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Marketing Full-time employers Birch Communications Cardinal Web Solutions Chick-fil-A Cooper Carry Design Darden Restaurants Enercon Evergreen Shipping Exposure Events Factorymation Georgia Pacific Head Down Products Hertz Equipment Rental IBM Industrial Packaging Corp. iSymmetry Kennesaw State University Kenny & Associates Liberty Mutual Insurance Co LocumTenens.com Mediway Air Ambulance N3, LLC

nFront Security Phoenix Integrated Store Consultants RBM of Atlanta Salesforce.com Shorr Packaging Corp State Farm Insurance (3) Terraces at Towne Lakes Tin Lizzy's Cantina Urjanet Vonage (2) World 50 Inc. Wyndham Hotel Group Zoe's Kitchen and Roswell Gymnastics Part-time employers Roam Innovative Workspace Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

Professional Sales Full-time employers Beaulieu Bolyu Ferguson Gartner (3) Grizzard Communication Home Fusion Install Jackson Healthcare

Lead Forensics LocumTenens.com Morgan Stanley QA Symphony Salesforce.com Yext, Inc.

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Master of Accounting Full-time employers Bennett Thrasher (2) Contour Engineering LLC Deloitte & Touche Eric McGlothen, LLC Ernst & Young (4) ExamWorks, Inc. Focus Brands Frazier & Deeter Georgia Dept. of Public Health Georgia Pacific Grant Thornton Henssler Financial Group HLB Gross Collins (4) Hutto & Carver, PA J5Create

Jones & Kolb Kennesaw State University KPMG LGE Community Credit Union NPCI Premiere Global Services PricewaterhouseCoopers (4) Southern Company Spectra Venue Management Toyo Tires UPS Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wells Fargo

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MBA Full-time employers Aaron's Inc. Afriland First Bank American Honda Motors Anheuser-Busch/InBev Aon Hewitt Arcadis AT&T (4) Avoxi Ayco - A Goldman Sachs Co B & R Automation Bimbo Bakeries USA BlackBaud, Inc. (2) CA Technologies CapGemini CarMax Auto Finance City of Marietta CMD Group Coca-Cola (3) Cognizant Community & Southern Bank Cornerstone Bank Credit Union of Georgia Department of Defense DH Pace/Overhead Door Company of Atlanta Edge Solutions Elsevier Emory Healthcare Equifax FabricAir A/S GA Tech Research Institute General Electric

Georgia Tech (4) Gwinnett Health System Henssler Financial Group IBM Indian Hills Country Club INPO Intercontinental Exchange (2) JLL Kennesaw State University (4) Kimberly Clark Kubota Tractor Corp. Macy's McKesson Merial Microsoft Millennium Settlements Miller Clapperton Morgan Stanley Nalco, an Ecolab Company NCR Norfolk Southern Corp. Northwestern Benefit Corp. of Georgia Piedmont Healthcare Retail Clarity SITA SunTrust The Home Depot The Shopping Center Group University of West Georgia Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

Master of Science, Information Systems Full-time employers Aaron's Inc. CA Technologies Emory Healthcare GA Tech Research Institute Henssler Financial Group

IBM (2) Kimberly Clark Kubota Tractor Corp. Retail Clarity

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Doctorate of Business Administration Full-time employers Clemson University Colorado State University East TN State University Lehigh University Middle Tennessee State U. Midwestern State University University of Scranton University of South Alabama

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QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Graduate School Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who have been accepted to a graduate school for the name of the school and program they are going to complete. Below are the names of the graduate schools and programs (if listed). If graduate school name has a number behind their name, that particular graduate school/program was mentioned by that number of students as having accepted them. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Accounting KSU/MAcc Program (9) University of Colorado-Denver/MS in Accounting

Economics Emory University/ PhD in Economics

Finance KSU/Applied Statistics

Management Shippensberg University

MBA Embry Riddle

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QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Other The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students to tell us what they will be doing after graduation if none of the provided options match their plans. Below is the list of information students provided in the “Other� category. If an option has a number behind their name, that particular option was mentioned by that number of students as being the option they are pursuing. Options without a number were listed by one (1) student only. International Business Gap year

Marketing Gap year

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