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Table of Contents

2016-2017 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

2016-2017 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 graduates. 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 2016-2017 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. In at least one case, a major that was offered on the former SPSU campus has been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus. Also, note that the data collection method changed mid-year—for the Summer and Fall ‘16 graduations, surveys were collected at the day of graduation. For the Spring ‘17 graduation, surveys were collected with the petition to graduate. 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 or at the time they petition to graduate. 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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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, 74.4% of the 2016-2017 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 59.6% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (a decrease of 4.2% from 2015-2016).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (84.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (76.9%) o College of Business (74.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.4%) o Graduate College (24.3%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (18.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (77.8%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (69.2%) o College of Education (68.6%)

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 (27.2%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.9%) o University College (8.6%)

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 (28.2%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (16%)

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 (84.6%) o College of Education (65.5%) o College of the Arts (61.5%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (61.5%)

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

74.6% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 61.3% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 2.9% 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 Master of Accounting (91.7%) o Master of Business Administration (91.3%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Doctorate of Business Administration (100%) o Master of Business Administration (89.8%) o Master of Accounting (86.1%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Economics (20%) o Accounting (5.8%) o Finance (4.7%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Professional Sales (87.5%) o Marketing (77.8%) o Information Systems (69.4%)

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General Results Summary

2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17 semesters), KSU graduated 5972 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

2936 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 2936 / 5972 = 49.2% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64% (6.8% increase from 2015-2016) o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 48.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 15.7%

 Seeking Employment = 25.3% (10% decrease in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation from 2015-2016)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.78% (32% increase from 2015-2016)  Graduate School = 8.7% (13.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

Other = 0.89%

Employed Students 70 60

Percentage

50 40

34.6

30 20 10 0

7.8

2.8

2.4

7.9 0.58

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 59.6%

*This is a 4.2% decrease in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education from 2015-2016.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (1749) = 59.6%

Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, COB graduated 1270 students (including graduate students). 656 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 656 / 1270 = 51.7%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 74.6% (6.4% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 61.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 13.3%

 Seeking Employment = 20.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.46%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.9% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.2% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 1.7%

 Other = 1.2%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

48.6

40 30 20 10 0

5.9

4

2.6

7.8

5.5

0.15

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all COB majors = 59.1% (no change in the number of COB students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COB Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

80 60

49.3

53.8

53.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

59.1

59.1

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0

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SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY ACCOUNTING – Completion Rate: 136 / 231 = 58.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 70.6% (6.2% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 59.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 11%

 Seeking Employment = 19.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.74%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.8% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 2.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.9%

 Other = 2.9%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

47.8

40 30 20 10 0

4.4

3.7

3.7

7.4 0

3.7

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Percentage

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

68.4

70.6

66.5

66.2

24.4 16.4

9

10.8 14.9

6.65

19.9 9.1

8.1

5.8

0.6 2013-2014 Employed

2014-2015 Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

3.6

2016-2017

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 (84/136) = 61.8% (4.6% decrease from 2015-2016)

ACCT Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

62.3

59

60.1

64.8

61.8

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

60 40 20 0

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MASTER OF ACCOUNTING – Completion Rate: 36/ 57 = 63.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 91.7% (2.7% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 86.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 5.6%

 Seeking Employment = 5.6%  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 = 2.8%

Employed Students 100

Percentage

83.3 80 60 40 20 2.8 0

0

0

0

5.6

0

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Percentage

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

91.7

89.3 79.2

75

18.8

15 10

0

0

2013-2014 Employed

10.7 0

2.1

2014-2015 Unemployed

0

2015-2016

Graduate School

5.6 0

2.8

2016-2017

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 (11/36) = 30.6% (7% increase from 2015-2016)

MAcc Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

40

41.7

26.7

28.6

30.6

2015-2016

2016-2017

20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

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Department of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis ECONOMICS – Completion Rate: 5 / 24 = 20.8%

Employment status:  Employed = 40% (2.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 20% o Respondents reporting other employment – 20%

 Seeking Employment = 40%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 20% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 20% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

10 0

20

20

20 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

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

50

45.8

41.2 41.2

33.3 18.7

12.5

20.8

18.7

40

Employed

0

2014-2015

Unemployed

20

17.6 0

2013-2014

40

2015-2016

Graduate School

0 2016-2017

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 (2/5) = 40% (24.4% decrease from 2015-2016)

ECON Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 57

60

50

52.9

40

40

40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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FINANCE – Completion Rate: 86 / 172 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 66.3% (3.8% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 52.4% o Respondents reporting other employment – 13.9%

 Seeking Employment = 27.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 4.7% 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 – 4.7%

 Other = 1.2%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

41.9

40 30 20 10 0

10.5

9.3 0

1.2

0

3.5

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Percentage

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

71.1

70.3

17.9 6.2

4.2

2013-2014 Employed

7.6

5.6

4.7

0

2014-2015

Unemployed

27.9

30.6

17.8 4.7

66.3

63.9

2015-2016

Graduate School

1.2

2016-2017

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 (53/86) = 61.6% (29.2% decrease from 2015-2016)

FIN Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

87

80 60

49.5

59

64.4

2013-2014

2014-2015

61.6

40 20 0 2012-2013

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Department of Information Systems INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Completion Rate: 36 / 67 = 53.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 72.2% (no change from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 47.2% o Respondents reporting other employment – 25%

 Seeking Employment = 27.8%  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

36.1

30 20 10 0

13.9 2.8

5.6

2.8

11.1

0

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Percentage

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

74.6

69.3

72.2

72.2

27.8

25.3

21.2

16.4 3.9

5.8

1.8

2013-2014 Employed

7.2

2014-2015

Unemployed

1.3

1.3

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017

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 (25/36) = 69.4% (11.9% increase from 2015-2016)

IS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80

65.5

62

2014-2015

2015-2016

54

60

69.4

42 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2016-2017

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INFORMATION SECURITY ASSURANCE – Completion Rate: 19/ 56 = 33.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 73.7% (29.1% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 47.4% o Respondents reporting other employment – 26.3%

 Seeking Employment = 26.3%  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 70

Percentage

60 50 40

36.8

30 20 10 0

10.5 5.3

5.3

0

15.8

0

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Percentage

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

84.6 71.5

73.7 57.1 42.9 26.3 17.1

11.5

7.7

0 2013-2014 Employed

7.7

0

0

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017

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 (10/19) = 52.6% (13.3% decrease from 2015-2016)

ISA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60

46.9

55

61.5

60.7

52.6

40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Completion Rate: 11/ 22 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 54.6% (36.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 45.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 9.1%

 Seeking Employment = 45.4%  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 80 60

45.5

40 20 0

0

9.1 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

54.6 45.4

10.5

7.7

5.3

5.3

2013-2014 Employed

7.7

14.3 0

0

2014-2015

Unemployed

0

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017

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 (6/11) = 54.6% (9.2% increase from 2015-2016)

MSIS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 60 40

43

2012-2013

2013-2014

40

50

54.6

38.5

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Department of Management & Entrepreneurship MANAGEMENT – Completion Rate: 118/ 228 = 48.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 83.9% (26.6% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 67.8% o Respondents reporting other employment –16.1%

 Seeking Employment = 15.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0.84% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.84% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

47.5

40 30 20 10 0

6.8

9.3 3.4

7.6

8.5

0.84

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Percentage

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

83.9 74.1

70.1

66.3

28.8 13.6

15.5 4.62 5.7 2013-2014 Employed

7.1

15.3 4.4

7.6

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0.84

0.5

0

2016-2017

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 (79/118) = 66.9% (11.5% increase from 2015-2016)

MGMT Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 62.3

62

63.6

60

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

66.9

60 40 20 0 2016-2017

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – Completion Rate: 25 / 44 = 56.8%

Employment status:  Employed = 64% (38.5% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16%

 Seeking Employment = 16%  Not Seeking Employment = 8%  Attending a Graduate Program = 4% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 8%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

32

30 20 10 0

8

4

4

8

8

0

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Percentage

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

64 57.1

52.9 46.2 46.2 29.4 17.1 17.2

11.5

5.9

2013-2014 Employed

16

11.8 2.6

2014-2015

Unemployed

5.2

2015-2016

Graduate School

16 4

2016-2017

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 (13/25) = 52% (56.2% increase from 2015-2016)

IB Experiential Education Participation Percentage

80 52

60 41.9 40

37.1 26.5

33.3

20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Department of Marketing & Professional Sales MARKETING – Completion Rate: 99/157 = 63.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 64.7% (1.7% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.2%

 Seeking Employment = 32.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 3% 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 – 2%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

31.3

11.1 2

4

8.1

8.1

0

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Percentage

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

69.8

69.9

65.8

64.7

32.3

28.8

20.4 14.6 6.2

3.5

2013-2014 Employed

6.3

9.4

3.6

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

3

0.9

0

2016-2017

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 (77/99) = 77.8% (6.6% increase over 2015-2016)

MKTG Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

68

72.9

73

77.8

65.9

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

60 40 20 0

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PROFESSIONAL SALES – Completion Rate: 16/ 25 = 64%

Employment status:  Employed = 75% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 62.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12.5%

 Seeking Employment = 25%  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 80 62.5 60 40 12.5

20 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 68

75

66.7

24

25

19

14.3

8 0 2012-2013 Employed

6.3

0 2014-2015

Unemployed

0

0

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017

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 (14/16) = 87.5% (6.7% decrease from 2015-2016)

SALES Experiential Education Participation 93.8

Percentage

100 80

64

61

2012-2013

2013-2014

87.5

66.7

60 40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Graduate Business Administration MBA (includes Web and EMBA data) – Completion Rate: 59 / 175 = 33.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 91.5% (4% increase from 2015 -2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 89.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 1.7%

 Seeking Employment = 6.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 1.7% 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 – 1.7%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

88.1

80 60 40 20 0

0

0

1.7

0

1.7

0

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Percentage

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

86

85.7

8.9 0.9

1

2013-2014 Employed

7.2

7

4.5

6.8 1.6

3

2014-2015

Unemployed

91.5

88

2015-2016

Graduate School

1.7

0.8

0

2016-2017

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 (10/59) = 16.9% (44.4% decrease from 2015-2016)

MBA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

22.8

27

23

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

30.4 16.9

20 0 2015-2016

2016-2017

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DBA – Completion Rate: 10/ 12 = 83.3%

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

Percentage

100

90

80 60 40 20 0

10 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

7.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 2013-2014 Employed

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

2016-2017

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 (4/10) = 40% (26.7% decrease from 2015-2016)

DBA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 54.6

50

40

50 25

28.6

2013-2014

2014-2015

0 2012-2013

2015-2016

2016-2017

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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 1st Source Tax and Accounting ADP AE Outdoor Aftershock Comics Arby's Restaurant Group Armena USA Corp Auto Plus Bennett Thrasher (2) C & W Matthews Construction CAN Capital Cana Communications Chick-fil-A Dana Augustine, Inc. Denise Castro, CPA & Associates Enterprise Rent a Car First Data Corp Foyer Custom Homes Fricke & Associates GA Dept. of Public Safety Georgia Pacific Georgia Pacific Hanwha Surfaces Hien Truong CPA, PC HLB Gross Collins (3) Infor Global Jin Hun & Associates Alliant CPA Group Carman Girard and Associates Employbridge

Keller Williams Kennesaw State University Key Property Services Kinetix Koch Industries Legacy Financial Services MAK Anesthesia Mashburn & Burmester, PC Medside Healthcare Mohawk Industries Moore Colson (3) Nicols Cauley & Associates Novogradac & Co LLP Powers Ferry Psychological Associates PricewaterhouseCoopers (2) Smith & Howard, PC Source 1 Distributing Southern Company Trammell-Horton Contracting True Lab Creations Turner Broadcasting UPS (2) Valtorc International Voya Financial Windham Brannon Part-time employers Primrose School of Woodstock Voya Financial

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Finance Full-time employers Algae Energy Arby's Restaurant Group Baldwin Paving Inc. Bartow Street Capital Batteries & Bulbs Brown & Brown CarMax Auto Finance First Quality Fishmaster Hapag-Lloyd IndustryPro JP Morgan Chase (3) Livgor Multi-Family Asset Management Milend, Inc. Morgan Stanley Nichols Cauley & Associates NYSEF

Pacesetter Steel Shred-It Spa Sydell Starwood Hotels StayMobile Tekman Software Solutions The Home Depot (2) UPS (2) US Soccer Vicinity Manufacturing Inc. WellStar Part-time employers Data Trends Technology Kennesaw State University Level Team Contracting, LLC Tallahassee Food Hall Two Men and a Truck

Information Security and Assurance Full-time employers Georgia Pacific InComm Ionic Security Macy's Systems & Technology Nasco UPS

Information Systems Full-time employers Autotrader.com CarMax Auto Finance CDC Coca-Cola Company Dell Ernst & Young Georgia Pacific HD Supply

LG Hausys NueMD Restaurant Technology Inc. SunTrust Banks Inc. Wolters Klewer CCH Part-time employers World 50 Inc.

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Full-time employers CPS & S Glock Style LP Goodman Decorating Inc. Know Better Bread Northrop Grumman OTR Capital

Serta Simmons Bedding Sherwin Williams

Part-time employers Corpnet Consulting Prime Revenue

Management Full-time employers Accenture AT&T Best Buy Better Baseball Bird Kitchen Cocktail Bluewater Energy Blutech, LLC Carmax Chartwells Chick-fil-a (2) Cintas City One Entertainment LLC Convergint Technologies Courier Express Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC Dicks Sporting Goods Douglas County Fire Dept. Edward Jones Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center General Electric Great Expressions JP Morgan Chase Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Mayberry Electric McElroy Speciality Interiors Northwest Exterminating OnePath (2) Penske Truck Rental and Logistics Pepsi Co.

Pond & Company Publix Supermarkets Quality Care Providers, Inc. RBM of Atlanta SJV and Associates (2) SRS StayMobile (2) Techtronic Industries Tele Consultants, Inc. The Home Depot (2) Three Way Campers TSOA Valve Solutions Inc. Wells Fargo Williams Form Engineering Yamaha Motor Corp.

Part-time employers Ashley Furniture Atlanta Hawks Coca-Cola Aviation Delta Airlines Keller Williams Red Bull Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

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Full-time employers Acadia Healthcare Amendia, Inc. AmericasMart Anxiety and Stress Management Institute Architecture Marketing Atlanta B. Wolf & Sons Bobcat of Atlanta CareerBuilder Coca-Cola Gartner Glock, Inc. Guild Mortgage KaVo Kerr Group Liberty Mutual Insurance (2) Noble Systems Corp. Nolan Transportation Group (2) Perfair

Publix Supermarkets Surya Target Tectronic Industries The Salvation Army Tin Lizzy's Part-time employers ADP Clif Bar Cumberland Psychiatric Group Fiserv Free People (2) Locum Tenens.com PGA Superstore Corporate Office Syrup Marketing Uni-structures Windward Tax

Professional Sales Full-time employers Auto Club Group GDP Technologies (2) Nationwide Financial (2) Net Zero USA Pederson Worldwide Companies Rubicon Global Sayers Technology Yext

Master of Accounting Full-time employers Avoxi Bennett Thrasher (2) Ernst & Young (3) Frazier & Deeter (2) HLB Gross Collins (3) LeasePlan USA McKesson

Moore Colson Neenan Paper Inc. Post & Associates CPA Pricewaterhouse Coopers (3) Schneider Downs ThyssenKrupp Elevator UPS

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MBA Full-time employers Aaron's, Inc. American Tower Analytics IQ Apollo MD Assurant AT&T CarMax Auto Finance Chemical Products Corporation Cobb County Schools Colgate Palmolive Department of Defense East West Manufacturing GA Tech Gates Corporation General Dynamics General Motors Genova Diagnostics Georgia Pacific Georgia Power

Georgia State University Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley Integer Kemira Chemicals Kennesaw State University LexisNexis Lincoln Electric Merrill Lynch Mitsubishi Electric Nova Engineering Panduit Schneider Electric Siemens Energy Inc. Southern Power Supplies on the Fly, LLC The Home Depot UPS (2) US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Wacker Chemie

Master of Science, Information Systems Full-time employers AMB, LLC Analytics IQ

Emory University Georgia Pacific Kennesaw State University

Doctorate of Business Administration Full-time employers Fairleigh Dickenson University GA Southwestern State University Georgia Power

IBM Global Services Nova Southeastern University Stetson University Taurean Agile Defense

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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 (3) KSU/Applied Exercise Science

Economics University of Nottingham

International Business Hult International University

Management Kennesaw State University

Marketing Kennesaw State University

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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.

Accounting Completing 2nd Bachelor Degree (2) Teaching English in Korea

International Business Moving out of the country (2)

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