Best Business Schools Hiring:
Retail Industry

The retail industry accounted for 2.2% of all hires, seventh 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. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton MBA graduates earned a median salary of $140,000 in retail, highest of all schools that participated in the business school ranking. At $130,000, Boston University’s Questrom school, Dartmouth’s Tuck school, University of Georgia’s Terry, University of Indiana’s Kelley, University of Minnesota’s Carlson, and Yale School of Management, had second highest. Yale sent 21 graduates into real estate, the most of any school. Second was University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton, at 20, followed by HEC Paris, at 15. ESMT Berlin sent 18.2% of its MBA graduates into the retail industry, highest among all schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek business school ranking. At 17.2%, Georgia had the next highest, followed by College of Charleston, at 12.0%.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (U.S. dollars) median salary (local currency)
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 20 3.2% $140,000 Not applicable
Boston University (Questrom) 4 4.1% $130,000 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 7 2.9% $130,000 Not applicable
Georgia (Terry) 5 17.2% $130,000 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 9 6.5% $130,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 4 5.0% $130,000 Not applicable
Yale 21 8.9% $130,000 Not applicable
EAE 3 1.6% $125,041 €104,839
Florida (Hough) 4 6.9% $125,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 5 1.3% $125,000 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 6 2.1% $122,500 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 12 3.8% $120,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 14 4.9% $120,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 3 1.3% $115,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 11 3.3% $115,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 6 2.8% $115,000 Not applicable
Southern Methodist (Cox) 4 6.3% $115,000 Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 5 7.6% $112,500 Not applicable
Wisconsin 3 5.6% $110,000 Not applicable
Erasmus (Rotterdam) 4 5.5% $102,856 Not applicable
SDA Bocconi 7 9.6% $93,518 €78,409
HEC Paris 15 8.6% $90,102 Not applicable
INSEAD 6 1.1% $88,900 Not applicable
London Business School 6 1.8% $81,601 £60,584
Manchester 5 10.0% $78,082 £57,972
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 3 5.2% $68,000 Not applicable
IESE Business School 3 1.4% $64,656 Not applicable
CEIBS 5 3.9% $63,854 CN¥423,136
EADA 3 8.6% $61,000 Not applicable
ESIC 4 7.8% $54,081 Not applicable
College of Charleston 3 12.0% $48,500 Not applicable
ESMT Berlin 4 18.2% Not available Not available
Harvard 5 0.9% Not available Not applicable
IE 3 1.2% Not available Not available
Oxford (Saïd) 3 1.6% Not available Not available
Rochester (Simon) 3 3.9% Not available Not applicable
Stanford 3 1.3% Not available Not applicable
Washington (Foster) 3 2.7% Not available Not applicable