• A total of 93% of Darden’s Class of 2016 received job offers within three months of graduation. The average base salary of a 2016 graduate was $122,806.

    View the employment data for the MBA Class of 2016 below or download the complete 2016-2017 Darden Employment Report. You can also view past employment reports on the Recruiters and Companies webpage.

    Employment Data by Job Function

    Job Function Percentage Average Base Salary
    Consulting 39% $134,770
    Finance 30% $119,584
    General Management 20% $109,685
    Marketing 9% $108,793
    Other 2% $164,000
    Total 100%* $122,806 

    *Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Employment Data by Industry

    Industry Percentage Average Base Salary
    Consulting 38% $135,771
    Consumer Packaged Goods 5% $102,992
    Financial Services 27% $121,546
    Manufacturing 4% $110,010
    Nonprofit/Education 2% $82,340
    Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare 3% $113,571
    Real Estate 2% $96,375
    Technology 17% $114,722
    Transportation 1% $96,680
    Other 2% $131,000
    Total 100%* $122,806 

    * Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Accepted Job Offer Source

    Full-Time Students - Source % Jobs
    All School-Facilitated Activities (including internships) 88%
    All Student-Facilitated Activities (including internships) 11%
    Total 100%*

    * Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Timing of Job Offers

    Type of Work First Offer by Graduation Total Offers 3 Months After Graduation
    Permanent Work Authorization 88% 94%
    Non-Permanent Work Authorization 81% 90%
    Total Graduates 86% 93%