Best Business Schools Hiring:
Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing accounted for 3.5% of all hires, the sixth highest of any industry, among graduates in their first jobs after business school. Politecnico di Milano School of Management, located in Italy's commercial and business center, sent 30.8% of its MBA graduates into manufacturing, the biggest share among all schools in the Best B-Schools ranking. The school notes that its grads' strong competence in supply chain management, operations, and smart manufacturing, positioning them for jobs that focus on introducing innovations into production and manufacturing. At 30.3%, University of Tennessee’s Haslam school was a close second, followed by Penn State’s Smeal school, at 29.7%.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (US dollars) median salary (local currency)
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 8 1.4% $142,500 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 13 4.7% $141,500 Not applicable
Harvard 16 3.0% $135,500 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 10 2.9% $132,500 Not applicable
USC (Marshall) 4 2.5% $130,000 Not applicable
Columbia 12 2.6% $129,500 Not applicable
Chicago (Booth) 8 1.7% $127,500 Not applicable
St. Gallen 4 12.1% $126,640 CHF 115,280
Northwestern (Kellogg) 10 2.7% $126,000 Not applicable
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 10 5.7% $125,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 11 4.5% $125,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 3 1.4% $125,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 11 3.7% $125,000 Not applicable
Georgetown (McDonough) 4 2.0% $122,000 Not applicable
IMD 9 15.0% $120,000 Not applicable
INSEAD 21 4.0% $119,800 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 4 4.4% $119,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 5 9.4% $117,900 Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 6 6.2% $117,500 Not applicable
Vanderbilt (Owen) 5 4.0% $116,187 Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 11 17.7% $116,000 Not applicable
Arizona State (Carey) 14 25.5% $115,000 Not applicable
Washington (Foster) 4 3.9% $115,000 Not applicable
SDA Bocconi 4 5.6% $113,827 €95,436
Penn State (Smeal) 11 29.7% $113,500 Not applicable
EDHEC 4 6.9% $112,159 Not applicable
Tennessee (Haslam) 10 30.3% $110,000 Not applicable
Florida (Warrington) 4 8.9% $105,868 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 10 9.1% $105,600 Not applicable
Ohio State (Fisher) 3 5.1% $105,000 Not applicable
Brigham Young (Marriott) 5 6.3% $104,000 Not applicable
Mannheim 6 16.2% $103,765 €87,000
Rice (Jones) 5 6.4% $100,000 Not applicable
Wisconsin 3 6.7% $95,000 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 5 16.7% $90,000 Not applicable
Hult 3 3.0% $88,000 Not applicable
William and Mary (Mason) 8 12.5% $87,500 Not applicable
ESADE 4 3.5% $82,917 €69,520
HEC Montreal 6 16.2% $80,287 CA$103,000
San Diego (Knauss) 3 16.7% $80,000 Not applicable
Pittsburgh (Katz) 6 15.0% $77,500 Not applicable
Baylor (Hankamer) 3 8.8% $74,000 Not applicable
SUNY at Buffalo 6 12.0% $66,500 Not applicable
Oklahoma (Price) 3 16.7% $65,000 Not applicable
CEIBS 13 10.3% $64,135 CN¥425,000
McGill (Desautels) 6 10.0% $63,398 CA$81,333
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 3 4.5% $63,381 CN¥420,000
Kentucky (Gatton) 5 10.6% $62,500 Not applicable
IE 8 4.6% $61,939 €51,932
Concordia (Molson) 3 11.1% $61,189 CA$78,500
Hong Kong (HKUST) 11 21.2% $59,952 HK$465,000
Politecnico di Milano 12 30.8% $47,708 €40,000
Indian School of Business 8 1.2% $33,232 ₹2,450,000
Babson (Olin) 4 8.9% Not available Not applicable
Boston University (Questrom) 3 3.2% Not available Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 4 1.6% Not available Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 3 0.9% Not available Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 3 4.7% Not available Not applicable
IESE Business School 8 3.1% Not available Not applicable
London Business School 3 0.9% Not available Not available
Utah (Eccles) 3 9.4% Not available Not applicable
Washington in St. Louis (Olin) 3 3.6% Not available Not applicable