44 MBA Programs Where Grads Find Jobs Fast

Identify business schools where grads get hired fast.

MBA applicants who hope to find MBA-level jobs soon after completing B-school may prefer to attend MBA programs where the vast majority of graduates are hired quickly. Employment statistics from the 2021 U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings allow MBA hopefuls to distinguish between various MBA programs using the data submitted in an annual survey. Among the 131 full-time MBA programs that reported how many 2019 graduates who sought work were employed three months after earning their degrees, these 44 programs had the highest employment rates with more than 90.6% of graduates at each landing gigs within three months.

Baylor University (Hankamer) (TX)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 32

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 56 (tie)

Learn more about the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 246

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 18

Learn more about the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas–Austin.

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 205

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 19

Learn more about the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 227

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 7

Learn more about the Haas School of Business at the University of California–Berkeley.

University of Pittsburgh (Katz)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 34

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 39

Learn more about the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

West Texas A&M University

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 35

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the College of Business at West Texas A&M University.

Yale University (CT)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 301

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 9

Learn more about the School of Management at Yale University.

Boston University (Questrom)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 121

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 48 (tie)

Learn more about the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

University of Texas–Dallas (Jindal)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 36

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 33 (tie)

Learn more about the Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas–Dallas.

John Carroll University (Boler) (OH)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 38

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the Boler College of Business at John Carroll University.

Rice University (Jones) (TX)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 103

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 25 (tie)

Learn more about the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Georgetown University (McDonough) (DC)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 221

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 25 (tie)

Learn more about the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Cornell University (Johnson) (NY)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 264

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 15

Learn more about the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 249

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Learn more about the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Brigham Young University (Marriott) (UT)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 118

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 30 (tie)

Learn more about the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.

Iowa State University (Ivy)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 30

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 53 (tie)

Learn more about the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University.

University of Alabama (Manderson)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 105

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 41 (tie)

Learn more about the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 324

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 5

Learn more about the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 664

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 1 (tie)

Learn more about the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Northern Arizona University (Franke)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 32

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University.

New York University (Stern)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 361

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 10

Learn more about the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Indiana University (Kelley)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 181

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 23 (tie)

Learn more about the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Duke University (Fuqua) (NC)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 392

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Learn more about the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Vanderbilt University (Owen) (TN)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 147

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 23

Learn more about the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Emory University (Goizueta) (GA)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 133

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 22

Learn more about Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge (Ourso)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 38

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 69

Learn more about the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU–Baton Rouge.

University of Georgia (Terry)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 39

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 33 (tie)

Learn more about Terry College of Business at University of Georgia.

Texas Christian University (Neeley)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 40

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95%

U.S. News business school rank: 56 (tie)

Learn more about the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

University of Chicago (Booth)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 508

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 3 (tie)

Learn more about the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

University of Southern California (Marshall)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 165

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 17

Learn more about the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California.

Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 418

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 3 (tie)

Learn more about the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

University of Kansas

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 22

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 68

Learn more about the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 70

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 95.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 27

Learn more about the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 352

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96%

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Learn more about the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at UM–Ann Arbor.

University of Virginia (Darden)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 298

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 11

Learn more about the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

University of South Dakota

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 28

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the School of Business at the University of South Dakota.

North Carolina State University (Poole)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 29

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 52

Learn more about the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

Auburn University (Harbert) (AL)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 34

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 97.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 56 (tie)

Learn more about the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.

Appalachian State University (Walker) (NC)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 44

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 97.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

University of Washington (Foster)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 87

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 98.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 20 (tie)

Learn more about the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

College of Charleston (SC)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 32

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 95 (tie)

Learn more about the School of Business at the College of Charleston.

La Salle University (PA)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 44

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the School of Business at La Salle University.

St. John Fisher College (NY)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 48

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the School of Business at St. John Fisher College.

University of South Florida (Muma)

Number of full-time 2019 MBA grads seeking employment: 21

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 99-131

Learn more about the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.

See the MBA programs where job-seeking grads were most likely to be employed within three months.

— College of Charleston: 100% employment rate

— La Salle University: 100% employment rate

— St. John Fisher College: 100% employment rate

— University of South Florida (Muma): 100% employment rate

— University of Washington (Foster): 98.9% employment rate

— Appalachian State University (Walker): 97.7% employment rate

— Auburn University (Harbert): 97.1% employment rate

— North Carolina State University (Poole): 96.6% employment rate

— University of South Dakota: 96.4% employment rate

— University of Virginia (Darden): 96.3% employment rate

— University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross): 96% employment rate

— Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller): 95.7% employment rate

— Northwestern University (Kellogg): 95.5% employment rate

— University of Kansas: 95.5% employment rate

— University of Southern California (Marshall): 95.2% employment rate

— University of Chicago (Booth): 95.1% employment rate

— Texas Christian University (Neeley): 95% employment rate

— University of Georgia (Terry): 94.9% employment rate

— Emory University (Goizueta): 94.7% employment rate

— Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge (Ourso): 94.7% employment rate

— Duke University (Fuqua): 94.6% employment rate

— Vanderbilt University (Owen): 94.6% employment rate

— Indiana University (Kelley): 94.5% employment rate

— New York University (Stern): 94.2% employment rate

— Northern Arizona University (Franke): 93.8% employment rate

— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan): 93.5% employment rate

— University of Pennsylvania (Wharton): 93.5% employment rate

— Iowa State University (Ivy): 93.3% employment rate

— University of Alabama (Manderson): 93.3% employment rate

— Brigham Young University (Marriott): 93.2% employment rate

— Cornell University (Johnson): 92.8% employment rate

— Dartmouth College (Tuck): 92.8% employment rate

— Georgetown University (McDonough): 92.3% employment rate

— Rice University (Jones): 92.2% employment rate

— John Carroll University (Boler): 92.1% employment rate

— Boston University (Questrom): 91.7% employment rate

— University of Texas–Dallas (Jindal): 91.7% employment rate

— West Texas A&M University: 91.4% employment rate

— Yale University (CT): 91.4% employment rate

— Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper): 91.2% employment rate

— University of California–Berkeley (Haas): 91.2% employment rate

— University of Pittsburgh (Katz): 91.2% employment rate

— University of Texas–Austin (McCombs): 91.1% employment rate

— Baylor University (Hankamer): 90.6% employment rate

Jump-start your business career.

Find a B-school that prepares you for your dream job and identify an MBA program with high-quality career services. According to experts, the MBA programs where grads are hired the fastest aren’t necessarily the programs where grads receive the best compensation. So, MBA hopefuls should assess a school’s employment rate alongside its average starting salary and bonus to gauge which programs offer the best return on investment. Follow U.S. News Education on Twitter and Facebook to get advice on how to choose a business school.

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Update 10/07/20: This slideshow has been updated with new data based on the 2021 U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings.

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