45 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 2022 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 138 full-time MBA programs that reported how many 2020 graduates who sought work were employed three months after earning their degrees, these 45 programs had the highest employment rates with at least 86.3% of graduates at each landing gigs within three months.

Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 51

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 86.3%

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

Learn more about the Smeal College of Business.

Arizona State University (W.P. Carey)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 76

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 86.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 30

Learn more about the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 220

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 86.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 16 (tie)

Learn more about the Tepper School of Business.

George Washington University (DC)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 38

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 86.8%

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

Learn more about the George Washington University School of Business.

University of Alabama (Manderson)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 116

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 87.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)

Learn more about the Manderson Graduate School of Business.

University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 237

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 87.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 7 (tie)

Learn more about the Haas School of Business.

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 91

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 87.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 28 (tie)

Learn more about the Carlson School of Management.

Rutgers University–Newark and New Brunswick

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 34

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)

Learn more about Rutgers Business School.

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 361

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 13 (tie)

Learn more about the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

New York University (Stern)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 320

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 10 (tie)

Learn more about the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Rice University (Jones) (TX)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 107

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 25

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

Belmont University (Massey) (TN)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 27

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 97 (tie)

Learn more about the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business.

Bryant University (RI)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 18

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 88.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

Learn more about the Bryant University Graduate School of Business.

Brigham Young University (Marriott) (UT)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 121

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 89.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 31 (tie)

Learn more about the Marriott School of Business.

University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Haslam)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 29

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 89.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 39 (tie)

Learn more about Haslam College of Business.

Georgetown University (McDonough) (DC)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 215

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 89.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 21

Learn more about the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business.

Texas A&M University–College Station (Mays)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 49

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 89.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 38

Learn more about Mays Business School.

Emory University (Goizueta) (GA)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 149

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 89.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 26 (tie)

Learn more about Goizueta Business School.

University of Texas–Dallas (Jindal)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 30

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90%

U.S. News business school rank: 31 (tie)

Learn more about the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Cornell University (Johnson) (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 259

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 15

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

Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 73

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 28 (tie)

Learn more about the Scheller College of Business.

Vanderbilt University (Owen) (TN)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 157

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.4%

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

Learn more about the Owen Graduate School of Management.

University of Florida (Warrington)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 64

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 26 (tie)

Learn more about the Warrington College of Business.

University of Rochester (Simon) (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 85

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.6%

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

Learn more about Simon Business School.

Clarkson University (Reh) (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 33

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 90.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 106 (tie)

Learn more about the David D. Reh School of Business.

University of Southern California (Marshall)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 167

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91%

U.S. News business school rank: 16 (tie)

Learn more about the Marshall School of Business.

University of Virginia (Darden)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 316

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 13 (tie)

Learn more about the Darden School of Business.

Duke University (Fuqua) (NC)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 369

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 12

Learn more about the Fuqua School of Business.

University of Chicago (Booth)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 498

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 3

Learn more about the Booth School of Business.

West Texas A&M University

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 35

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.4%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

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

Saint Louis University (Chaifetz) (MO)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 12

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 72 (tie)

Learn more about the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.

Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 37

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 91.9%

U.S. News business school rank: 90 (tie)

Learn more about the Saunders College of Business.

John Carroll University (Boler) (OH)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 38

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

Learn more about the Boler College of Business

Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 259

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 10 (tie)

Learn more about the Tuck School of Business.

Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 402

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 92.5%

U.S. News business school rank: 4

Learn more about the Kellogg School of Management.

Clemson University (SC)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 43

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93%

U.S. News business school rank: 74 (tie)

Learn more about the Clemson University School of Business.

North Carolina A&T State University

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 16

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 93.8%

U.S. News business school rank: 96

Learn more about the North Carolina A&T State University College of Business and Economics.

La Salle University (PA)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 34

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.1%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

Learn more about the La Salle University School of Business.

University of Washington (Foster)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 120

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.2%

U.S. News business school rank: 22

Learn more about the Michael G. Foster School of Business.

University of South Dakota

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 19

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 94.7%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

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

Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 161

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96.3%

U.S. News business school rank: 68 (tie)

Learn more about the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business.

Iowa State University (Ivy)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 29

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 96.6%

U.S. News business school rank: 50 (tie)

Learn more about the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business.

Alfred University (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 18

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 110-143

Learn more about the Alfred University School of Business.

St. John Fisher College (NY)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 15

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 106 (tie)

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

Texas State University (McCoy)

Number of full-time 2020 MBA grads seeking employment: 10

Percent employed within three months of graduation: 100%

U.S. News business school rank: 101 (tie)

Learn more about the Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration.

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

— Alfred University: 100%

— St. John Fisher College: 100%

— Texas State University (McCoy): 100%

— Iowa State University (Ivy): 96.6%

— Stevens Institute of Technology: 96.3%

— University of South Dakota: 94.7%

— University of Washington (Foster): 94.2%

— La Salle University: 94.1%

— North Carolina A&T State University: 93.8%

— Clemson University: 93%

— Northwestern University (Kellogg): 92.5%

— Dartmouth College (Tuck): 92.3%

— John Carroll University (Boler): 92.1%

— Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders): 91.9%

— Saint Louis University (Chaifetz): 91.7%

— University of Chicago (Booth): 91.4%

— West Texas A&M University: 91.4%

— Duke University (Fuqua): 91.3%

— University of Virginia (Darden): 91.1%

— University of Southern California (Marshall): 91%

— Clarkson University (Reh): 90.9%

— University of Florida (Warrington): 90.6%

— University of Rochester (Simon): 90.6%

— Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller): 90.4%

— Vanderbilt University (Owen): 90.4%

— Cornell University (Johnson): 90.3%

— University of Texas–Dallas (Jindal): 90%

— Emory University (Goizueta): 89.9%

— Georgetown University (McDonough): 89.8%

— Texas A&M University–College Station (Mays): 89.8%

— University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Haslam): 89.7%

— Brigham Young University (Marriott): 89.3%

— Belmont University (Massey): 88.9%

— Bryant University: 88.9%

— New York University (Stern): 88.8%

— Rice University (Jones): 88.8%

— University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross): 88.4%

— Rutgers University–Newark and New Brunswick: 88.2%

— University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson): 87.9%

— University of California–Berkeley (Haas): 87.3%

— University of Alabama (Manderson): 87.1%

— Arizona State University (W.P. Carey): 86.8%

— Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper): 86.8%

— George Washington University: 86.8%

— Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal): 86.3%

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 08/18/21: This slideshow has been updated with new data based on the 2022 U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings.

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