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Darden’s most recent graduating class had the third highest average starting salary of grads from all U.S. MBA programs. Find highlights from Darden’s Full-Time MBA Employment Report for the Classes of 2018 and 2019 below.

Positive Outcomes. Record Incomes.

The graduates of Darden’s full-time MBA Class of 2018 joined a job market that is teeming with opportunity and change. Graduates received the highest compensation in the school’s 63 year history and consulting remained the top career choice – while technology and entrepreneurship continues to gain in popularity. Career outcomes represented a strong diversity of talent, recruiters and geographies.

 

Record-Breaking Career Outcomes for Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2018

$127,767
Average Base Salary
$35,430
Average Signing Bonus
94%
Students Received a Job Offer by 3 Months Post-graduation
85%
International Students Received a Job Offer by 3 Months Post-graduation
131
Companies Hired Darden Graduates

Top Five Hiring Companies for Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2018

“Every year, the Career Development Center provides one-on-one career advising to over 900 Darden students, travels internationally to meet employers seeking the next generation of business leaders and analyzes thousands of data points to facilitate the best career and recruiting decisions. We love our jobs. We make sure our students can say the same.”

Jeff McNish
Assistant Dean for the Career Development Center
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