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Mason MBA Degree: 2016 Career Success Stats

MBA programs have long been touted as the preferred path for career success. They offer aspiring business professionals the skills they need to increase the speed at which they climb the corporate ladder. New statistics from Mason’s MBA degree program further confirm the career benefits of receiving an MBA degree from George Mason’s School of Business.

The Mason MBA program surveyed the 2016 Mason MBA degree graduates on their professional plans following graduation. The infographic below highlights the career success of these graduates with the results of this survey.

At Mason, 2016 MBA degree graduates had an 88% employment rate and an average salary of more than $86,000 at graduation.

At graduation, the survey found that

  • 56% received a raise
  • 43% received a promotion
  • 43% secured a new position

Top industries for 2016 Mason MBA program graduates included government, financial services, technology, and consulting. Top job functions included finance/accounting, consulting, operations/logistics, and information technology.


Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, George Mason’s MBA program prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #53 on the “Best Part-time MBA list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.

Mason MBA degree career success

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Rebecca Diemer

I serve as the associate director for MBA Programs at George Mason University's School of Business.

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