A third of Duke daytime MBA grads go into consulting

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

Want to make the big bucks? First, get your Duke MBA. Then find a consulting gig after graduation.

The Duke Fuqua School of Business recently released its 2012-13 preliminary Duke MBA employment statistics. Here are some of the highlights:

- Deloitte, an audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting business, hired the most Duke MBA graduates, 26. In second and third place were Microsoft Corporation with 12 and Accenture LLP with 11.

- Out of 414 MBA graduates seeking full-time employment, 79% received an offer by May 12 of this year.

- 79% of the job offers were facilitated by Fuqua, to include interviews on and off campus, club activities, and alum referrals.

- The median base salary reported for graduates seeking employment was $110,000.

- The profession that offered the top median salary was consulting, reported at $135,000.

- Nearly one-third of the 2013 class (32%) in the Fuqua Daytime MBA program accepted offers in the consulting industry, according to Fuqua's Career Management Center.

- Six of the top 10 employers of graduates this year are consulting firms.

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