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Class of '17 Goes to Work

In business, it’s often about the numbers. At BYU Marriott School of Business, however, the bottom line adds up to a lot more than simply profits minus losses.

Behind every student ID number is an individual with unique abilities, and it is part of our mission to help place these men and women of faith, character, and professional skills in jobs that launch their careers.

50

The number of BYU Marriott 2017 graduates who signed on the dotted line to work for two of the Big Four

Deloitte and EY tied this year as the No. 1 employer of BYU Marriott graduates. In fact, EY has been at the top for at least the last five years. And all the Big Four (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC) are consistently among the top ten recruiters of BYU Marriott students. Other companies that show up regularly in the top-ten list include Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Adobe, and Qualtrics.

$102,585

The average starting salary of BYU Marriott full-time MBA students who graduated in 2017

Along with that impressive six-figure average salary, 69 percent of BYU Marriott MBA graduates received a signing bonus; the average signing bonus for these graduates was $19,825. The BYU Marriott graduating class of 2017 also included more than six hundred undergraduate degree earners who landed jobs, with an average salary of $55,273.

96%

The percentage of BYU Marriott graduates who have jobs

In 2017, 1,295 students graduated from BYU Marriott. Of those, 1,023 wanted full-time employment after graduation. Within three months of earning their degrees, 965 (94 percent) had found the jobs they were looking for. Since then an additional 18 have received—and accepted—a job offer.

59%

The percentage of BYU Marriott grads who headed out of state to work

More than half of our students who were looking for full-time employment started their postgraduation careers outside of Utah. States where our 2017 grads are making their mark include California, with 109 grads; Texas, with 85; Arizona, 34; Washington state, 29; New York, 27; Virginia, 16; North Carolina, 14; Ohio, 13; and Illinois, Washington, DC, and Minnesota, all tying with 12 each. While the majority of students left Utah, 424 grads chose to stick around. Of those, 146 are working in Salt Lake City, 95 were hired by Provo companies, and 36 headed to Lehi for work.

27

The number of BYU Marriott 2017 grads who own their own businesses

Not all our grads are looking to work for someone else after graduation. Many have a plan in place to become their own boss even before they earn that coveted diploma. In addition to the twenty-seven ’17 grads who started new businesses, seventy-two are continuing their education while ten are full-time homemakers.

400

The number of individual interviews conducted by recruiters in the first six weeks of fall 2017 semester

BYU Marriott’s Business Career Center is a hub of activity all year long, but increasingly recruiters are coming to campus early in the fall to vie for talent. The center has eighteen interview rooms, seventy-six student workers, and fifteen full-time employees to make sure the recruiting process runs smoothly. In addition to formal interviews, companies conducted 261 on-campus recruiting events with our students before mid-October.

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