Employment and salary statistics

The KU School of Business collects employment data annually from our graduating students. This data is used to compute the median and mean salaries for each major so that students and employers can be better informed of the value of a KU degree.

Overview

Business Career Services participates in a nationwide survey of undergraduate salaries administered by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in order to provide a national comparison for students. View the summary of the latest NACE Salary Survey report.

The following tables reflect data reported by graduates from the KU School of Business. Read more about the survey and how we use graduates' employment data.

Employment data for all School of Business BSB graduates

Employment data for all School of Business undergraduates.
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates760780635716660662612547609
Employment at preliminary report80%84%85.20%77%76%94%72.5%63%66%
Employment at 6 months88%94%92%87.20%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$55,000$52,000$50,000$50,000$50,000$51,000$49,000$47,350$47,250
Salary mean$53,917$53,983$52,217$51,588$50,938$52,253$48,405$45,317$47,825

 


Employment data for accounting graduates

Employment data for accounting BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates152170133182193171193167217
Employment at preliminary report70%75%79%66%65%66%71.70%63.50%59%
Employment at 6 months77%87.50%82%85%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$51,000$53,000$51,750$49,000$46,500$51,750$48,430$45,000$44,000
Salary mean$46,747$50,800$49,665$47,979$46,000$51,500$46,496$45,757$42,518

 

Employment data for Master of Accounting graduates

Employment data for Master of Accounting graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates107981251361271018998116
Employment at preliminary report98%90.50%92.50%87.50%90%92%93.75%87.50%95%
Employment at 6 months99%96%94%89%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$55,000$52,000$51,000$51,000$51,000$50,000$48,250$48,250$48,000
Salary mean$55,225$53,766$53,593$52,635$52,689$50,366$49,384$49,384$48,850

 

Employment data for business administration and management & leadership graduates

Employment data for business administration and management & leadership BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates10311678891051021007789
Employment at preliminary report75%79.50%82.50%76%78%76%79%54%69%
Employment at 6 months84%92%89%87%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$49,500$45,000$43,000$50,000$45,000$35,000$45,000$44,000$45,000
Salary mean$52,125$51,719$43,764$53,794$48,500$40,900$45,629$42,802$47,580

 

Employment data for business analytics graduates

Employment data for business analytics BSB graduates. (Note: This major was introduced in fall 2016.)
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-17
Number of graduates56403210
Employment at preliminary report89%91%93%86%
Employment at 6 months95%97%96%86%
Salary median$65,000$60,000$55,000n/a
Salary mean$62,233$59,425$59,237n/a

 

Employment data for finance graduates

Employment data for finance BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates192208168188154146141168144
Employment at preliminary report85%90%85%79%67%80%67%64%70%
Employment at 6 months92%97%93%90%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$55,000$52,000$55,000$50,000$50,000$55,000$53,000$50,000$52,000
Salary mean$56,157$56,500$57,968$53,205$55,000$60,100$52,644$49,763$50,600

 

Employment data for information systems graduates

Employment data for information systems BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates322936423736484535
Employment at preliminary report76%87%89%85%86%86%79%62.50%71%
Employment at 6 months77%96%96%87.50%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$61,000$52,500$53,500$50,000$52,000$50,000$50,000$50,000$52,000
Salary mean$63,083$51,125$54,125$53,205$52,800$52,322$52,800$50,780$56,035

 

Employment data for marketing graduates

Employment data for marketing BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates1651371201219798846783
Employment at preliminary report78%79%81%74%71%64%68%64%60%
Employment at 6 months86%91%90%85.50%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$48,000$48,000$46,250$45,000$44,000$44,500$44,500$43,500$42,000
Salary mean$47,714$50,024$48,223$43,560$45,575$45,060$44,737$42,235$42,300

 

Employment data for supply chain management graduates

Employment data for supply chain management BSB graduates
Academic year2019-202018-192017-182016-172015-162014-152013-142012-132011-12
Number of graduates608068827460462321
Employment at preliminary report79%87.50%92%76%94%94%77%79%95%
Employment at 6 months92%93.50%93%82%n/an/an/an/an/a
Salary median$55,000$52,500$48,000$50,000$52,000$52,750$48,500$53,000$42,000
Salary mean$56,100$51,950$47,702$55,803$53,412$51,750$45,542$51,662$41,000