Best Business Schools Hiring:
Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing accounted for 4.0% of all hires, sixth 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. Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management MBA graduates earned a median salary of $150,000 in manufacturing, highest of all schools that participated in the business school ranking. At $137,500, MIT’s Sloan school was third, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton had the fourth highest, at $137,000. Northwestern’s Kellogg was fifth, at $126,000. INSEAD sent 21 graduates into manufacturing, the most of any school. Second was IE, at 18, followed by Brigham Young’s Marriott school, at 17. Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead school sent 33.3% of its MBA graduates into manufacturing, highest among all schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek business school ranking. At 26.9%, University of Tennessee’s Haslam school had the next highest, followed by Michigan State’s Broad school, at 22.6%.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (U.S. dollars) median salary (local currency)
Harvard 16 2.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Yale 4 1.7% $150,000 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 14 4.9% $137,500 Not applicable
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 5 0.8% $137,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 12 3.2% $126,000 Not applicable
Chicago (Booth) 7 1.5% $125,000 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 7 2.9% $125,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 5 1.5% $125,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 8 2.8% $125,000 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 14 4.4% $123,500 Not applicable
Rice (Jones) 3 3.2% $120,000 Not applicable
Texas at Austin (McCombs) 5 2.3% $120,000 Not applicable
HEC Paris 16 9.2% $118,556 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 4 1.8% $117,500 Not applicable
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 14 7.3% $115,000 Not applicable
Penn State (Smeal) 7 15.9% $115,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 10 12.5% $114,500 Not applicable
IMD 14 21.2% $113,740 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 4 4.9% $113,500 Not applicable
Georgetown (McDonough) 7 3.6% $113,000 Not applicable
INSEAD 21 3.8% $112,700 Not applicable
SDA Bocconi 7 9.6% $112,103 €93,991
IE 18 7.0% $110,265 €92,450
Florida (Hough) 7 12.1% $110,000 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 12 8.7% $110,000 Not applicable
William and Mary (Mason) 3 6.8% $110,000 Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 12 22.6% $109,000 Not applicable
Arizona State (Carey) 7 10.6% $105,000 Not applicable
Ohio State (Fisher) 5 7.2% $105,000 Not applicable
Mannheim 6 16.2% $104,361 €87,500
North Carolina State (Jenkins) 5 17.9% $102,500 Not applicable
Tennessee (Haslam) 7 26.9% $102,500 Not applicable
EDHEC 3 6.3% $100,000 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 7 12.1% $100,000 Not applicable
Wisconsin 3 5.6% $100,000 Not applicable
Emory (Goizueta) 5 3.7% $98,000 Not applicable
Pittsburgh (Katz) 5 12.8% $97,250 Not applicable
Brigham Young (Marriott) 17 15.7% $95,000 Not applicable
Oxford (Saïd) 3 1.6% $92,259 £68,497
CEIBS 14 11.0% $89,865 CN¥595,500
IESE Business School 12 5.6% $86,667 Not applicable
ESADE 4 3.7% $83,489 €70,000
Erasmus (Rotterdam) 5 6.8% $77,501 Not applicable
UC at San Diego (Rady) 3 16.7% $77,000 Not applicable
National University of Singapore 5 6.8% $75,801 Not applicable
Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) 3 8.3% $73,500 Not applicable
ESIC 5 9.8% $72,917 Not applicable
SUNY at Buffalo 9 16.7% $65,000 Not applicable
Willamette (Atkinson) 3 7.7% $65,000 Not applicable
Hult 12 12.5% $63,300 Not applicable
Mississippi 5 14.3% $62,800 Not applicable
Kentucky (Gatton) 4 13.8% $58,716 Not applicable
Politecnico di Milano 7 17.9% $57,250 €48,000
EAE 6 3.3% $51,197 €42,925
Concordia (Molson) 3 11.5% $50,666 CA$65,000
Babson (Olin) 10 11.1% $48,000 Not applicable
Case Western Reserve (Weatherhead) 5 33.3% $45,760 Not applicable
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 8 11.0% $36,623 ₹2,700,000
Shanghai University MBA Centre 3 13.6% $27,163 CN¥180,000
Indian School of Business 7 0.8% $25,772 ₹1,900,000
Columbia 3 0.6% Not available Not applicable
Purdue (Krannert) 4 11.4% Not available Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 7 9.1% Not available Not applicable