Graduate Professional Development

Graduate Professional Development

This is what limitless looks like.

The collaborative atmosphere at Eller is truly visible in the professional development opportunities you’ll find at every turn. Together, your faculty, classmates and connections all prepare you to thrive in a rapidly changing business world—whatever the role, whatever the industry. We’ll hatch plans together, then help you chart the course to get there.


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Top Master's Recruiting and Hiring Organizations

  • AARP
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Amadeus
  • Bank of America
  • Banner Health
  • Becton Dickinson
  • BMW of North America
  • Bourn Companies
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte
  • El Rio Health
  • Equity Methods
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Freddie Mac
  • Google
  • HealthTrio
  • Hexagon Mining
  • Insight Global
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit
  • Jeppesen
  • KPMG
  • Markitors
  • Micron Technology
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide
  • Northrup Grumman
  • PayPal
  • Penumbra
  • PowerSchool
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Red Hat
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Republic Services
  • Roche
  • Shamrock Foods
  • Solera Health
  • SRS Distribution
  • Sunquest
  • Syneos Health
  • Tesla
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Vantage West Credit Union
  • Walmart
  • Watermark Retirement Communities


Professional Development by Graduate Program

What can I do with an MBA?

With an Eller MBA under your belt, the possibilities are endless. The truth is that there are MBA career opportunities in every single industry. From technology to consumer products, to finance and even pharmaceuticals, companies are looking for talented individuals with the skills needed to solve business problems and navigate the current business world. MBA graduates are in high demand and often can find a job quickly after graduation, with 86 percent of our graduates employed at 90 days after graduation, which increases to 96 percent at six months.

What jobs can I get with an MBA?

While specific job titles may vary, careers for MBA graduates generally fall into the management realm of business—managing teams and budgets, overseeing projects and analyzing progress and success.
Here are examples of entry level jobs for MBA graduates:

  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Specialist
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Project Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Finance Manager

What is the average MBA salary?

According to our 2021 Employment Report, the MBA average salary is $94,848, with an average signing bonus of $18,409. This number can vary by industry, with salaries of recent graduates ranging from $55,000-$125,000. Looking at our own historical data, Product Manager, Product Specialist and Technical Project Analyst are some of the highest paying jobs for MBA graduates, with the highest recorded salaries of $145,000, $125,000 and $120,000 respectively. Our MBA graduates with the highest salaries often move into roles in the consulting services, technology and financial services industries. 

Here is a breakdown of average salaries and salary ranges by job function and industry, using data from our 2019 Employment Report:

    Mean Base Salary median base salary salary range
Salary by Function Consulting $107,833 $110,000 $85K–125K
Finance/Accounting $74,100 $71,500 $55K–99K
MIS $93,333 $95,000 $85K–100K
Marketing/Sales $83,125 $76,250 $55K–125K
Salary by Industry Consulting Services $101,667 $95,000 $85K–125K
Technology $100,168 $103,000 $62K–122K
Services $76,300 $ $70,000 $70K–100K