Grad MBA Employment Profile

The Portland MBA

Katie Eichelberger

Class of 2019

The Portland MBA is a catalyst for career opportunity and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. From co-creating comprehensive career action plans to pairing you with an industry mentor, you'll receive personalized services that set you up for success.

$69,264

Average starting salary in full-time program

$75,000

Median starting salary in full-time program

83%

Full-time students seeking employment who were employed within three months after graduation

$90,213

Average compensation in part-time program

$25,286

Average salary increase in part-time program

49%

Part-time students who were promoted or changed employers or functions within four months of graduation


Full-Time MBA

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Starting Salary

  • Average: $69,264
  • Median: $75,000
  • High: $110,000
  • Low: $38,480

Mobility

83% of students seeking employment were employed within three months after graduation

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Employers

Select companies who hired graduates 2017-2019. Bolded companies indicate those who hired in 2019.

  • Act-On Software
  • adidas
  • Adpearance
  • Beneficial State Foundation
  • Blount International
  • Bolt Threads
  • CampusPoint
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Cisco
  • Convertiv
  • Daimler
  • Earthly Gourmet
  • Global Trade Advisors
  • Google
  • HDB Technology
  • Intel Corporation
  • Mambo Media
  • MedSavvy
  • mtekkiosk
  • Mubasher Financial Services, Ltd.
  • Nalco Water
  • Opendoor
  • Opus Agency
  • Opus Creative
  • Pepper Foster Consulting
  • Portland Insectarium
  • SeQuential
  • Stillwater Energy
  • Thai Government IRS
  • United Nations
  • Universal Beijing Resort
  • University of Arizona
  • UPL
  • Vestas
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Industry

  • Consulting: 15%
  • Financial Services: 15%
  • Energy: 8%
  • Manufacturing: 8%
  • Media/Entertainment: 8%
  • Nonprofit: 8%
  • Retail: 8%
  • Technology: 8%
  • Consumer/Packaged Goods: 7%
  • Other: 15%
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Job Titles

Sampled from 2017-2019.

  • Brand Marketing Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Global Talent Acquisition Project Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Marketing Content Creator
  • Strategy Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • VP Operations

Part-Time MBA

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Compensation

  • Average: $90,213
  • Median: $86,000
  • High: $135,000
  • Low: $63,000
  • Average salary increase: $25,286

Mobility

Percentage of students who were promoted or changed employers or functions:

  • 38% by graduation
  • 49% within four months after graduation
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Industry

  • Manufacturing: 20%
  • Healthcare: 14%
  • Nonprofit: 14%
  • Technology: 11%
  • Consumer/Packaged Goods: 9%
  • Financial Services: 9%
  • Government: 9%
  • Consulting: 3%
  • Energy: 3%
  • Other: 9%

Average Base Salary by Industry

  • Consulting: $95,000
  • Consumer/Packaged Goods: $85,500
  • Energy: $80,000
  • Financial Services: $120,500
  • Government: $65,556
  • Healthcare: $93,600
  • Manufacturing: $86,000
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Function

  • Operations/Production: 40%
  • General Management: 11%
  • Finance: 9%
  • Information Technology: 9%
  • Accounting: 6%
  • Marketing/Sales: 6%
  • Consulting: 3%
  • Human Resources: 3%
  • Other: 14%

Average Base Salary by Function

  • Consulting: $95,000
  • Finance: $135,000
  • General Management: $88,000
  • Human Resources: $65,556
  • Operations/Production: $92,000
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Employers

Select companies who hired graduates 2018-2019. Bolded companies indicate those who hired in 2019.

  • 10up
  • 2BWell
  • 6 Degrees
  • adidas
  • Amazon Lab126
  • Audinate
  • Benchmade
  • Bumped Inc
  • Campaign For Affordable Housing
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Daimler
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Dr. Martens AirWair USA LLC
  • Eagle Restoration
  • Epiq
  • ESCO Corporation
  • EyeHealth Northwest
  • Federacion Campesina del Cauca (FCC - Colombia)
  • FLG
  • G5
  • Hyphn Studio
  • Iberdrola Group
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lam Research
  • Legacy Health
  • Lennox International
  • Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Nike
  • NW Public Affairs
  • Opus Agency
  • Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • OrePac Building Products
  • Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland State University
  • RB Health Manufacturing LLC
  • Sage
  • SeQuential
  • Sokol Blosser Winery
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Technology Association of Oregon
  • The CLM Group
  • Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District
  • Turner Construction Company
  • UHC Solutions
  • University of Oregon
  • Vacasa
  • Versation
  • VitalSmarts
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Whitworth & Becker, LLP
  • Yukon Kuskokwin Health Corporation
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Job Titles

Sampled from 2018-2019.

  • Budget Analyst
  • Director of Business Operations
  • Engineering Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Analysis Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy Associate
  • Program Manager
  • Senior Global Supply Planner
  • Senior Planning Analyst
  • Technical Program Manager

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