Best Business Schools Hiring:
Consumer Products Industry

The consumer products industry accounted for 5.4% of all hires, fifth highest of any industry, among MBA graduates in their first jobs after business school at the 119 schools around the world that participated in the 2021-22 Best B-Schools ranking of full-time MBA programs. Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA graduates earned a median salary of $157,500 in consumer products, highest of all schools that participated in the business school ranking. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school earned second highest, at $125,000. Columbia was third highest, at $121,500, followed by HEC Paris, at $120,652, and MIT’s Sloan school, at $120,000. Indian School of Business sent 59 graduates into consumer products, the most of any school. Second was Northwestern’s Kellogg school, at 28, followed by Cornell Johnson, at 24. Purdue’s Krannert sent 34.3% of its MBA graduates into consumer products, highest among all schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek business school ranking. At 31.5%, University of Washington had the next highest, followed by Texas Christian University’s Neeley school, at 21.7%.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (U.S. dollars) median salary (local currency)
Stanford 8 3.5% $157,500 Not applicable
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 14 2.2% $125,000 Not applicable
Columbia 18 3.5% $121,500 Not applicable
HEC Paris 5 2.9% $120,652 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 5 1.7% $120,000 Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 4 6.1% $116,000 Not applicable
Chicago (Booth) 21 4.6% $115,000 Not applicable
Purdue (Krannert) 12 34.3% $114,500 Not applicable
Arizona State (Carey) 4 6.1% $113,500 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 6 2.5% $112,500 Not applicable
Harvard 19 3.4% $112,000 Not applicable
NYU (Stern) 18 6.3% $112,000 Not applicable
Vanderbilt (Owen) 9 6.3% $111,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 11 13.8% $110,880 Not applicable
Rice (Jones) 4 4.2% $110,500 Not applicable
Brigham Young (Marriott) 16 14.8% $110,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 24 10.3% $110,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 17 5.0% $110,000 Not applicable
Florida (Hough) 11 19.0% $110,000 Not applicable
Georgetown (McDonough) 7 3.6% $110,000 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 23 7.2% $110,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 9 4.1% $110,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 28 7.5% $110,000 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 8 9.8% $110,000 Not applicable
Ohio State (Fisher) 3 4.3% $110,000 Not applicable
Texas at Austin (McCombs) 17 7.9% $110,000 Not applicable
UC at Berkeley (Haas) 11 5.3% $110,000 Not applicable
UC at Irvine (Merage) 6 21.4% $110,000 Not applicable
UCLA (Anderson) 15 6.4% $110,000 Not applicable
Washington (Foster) 6 5.3% $110,000 Not applicable
Wisconsin 17 31.5% $110,000 Not applicable
Yale 7 3.0% $110,000 Not applicable
USC (Marshall) 13 8.6% $109,000 Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 6 11.3% $107,500 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 8 2.8% $107,500 Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 9 11.7% $106,000 Not applicable
Emory (Goizueta) 7 5.2% $105,000 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 14 10.1% $105,000 Not applicable
Maryland (Smith) 4 10.0% $103,000 Not applicable
CEIBS 3 2.4% $102,013 CN¥676,000
Babson (Olin) 13 14.4% $98,800 Not applicable
Texas Christian (Neeley) 5 21.7% $95,000 Not applicable
London Business School 10 3.0% $94,283 £70,000
Cambridge (Judge) 6 5.6% $88,713 £65,865
Hult 8 8.3% $88,000 Not applicable
IESE Business School 16 7.4% $87,982 Not applicable
Texas-Dallas (Jindal) 4 14.8% $87,000 Not applicable
INSEAD 8 1.5% $85,100 Not applicable
William and Mary (Mason) 4 9.1% $85,000 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 7 12.1% $82,500 Not applicable
Erasmus (Rotterdam) 8 11.0% $80,730 Not applicable
EADA 3 8.6% $80,000 Not applicable
Rutgers 3 10.0% $80,000 Not applicable
IE 15 5.8% $78,718 €66,000
HEC Montreal 3 6.7% $74,051 CA$95,000
Politecnico di Milano 3 7.7% $71,562 €60,000
Queen's (Smith) 4 7.8% $68,595 CA$88,000
SUNY at Buffalo 5 9.3% $63,000 Not applicable
EDHEC 7 14.6% $60,000 Not applicable
ESIC 8 15.7% $54,691 Not applicable
EAE 7 3.8% $52,798 €44,268
National University of Singapore 4 5.5% $52,731 Not applicable
Colorado at Boulder (Leeds) 4 8.7% $52,000 Not applicable
Indian School of Business 59 7.0% $36,623 ₹2,700,000
McGill (Desautels) 3 8.8% Not available Not available