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Full-Time MBA Career Prospects

Long before you graduate, our faculty and career coaches work closely with you to chart a transformative new career path.

At WashU Olin, our approach to prepping you for your professional life after graduate school sets us apart from other business schools. WashU’s Center for Career Engagement works with you, before and after graduation, to land the right position. More than basic career counseling, staff members devote their time to forging strong bonds with students and employers. They get to know you and work with you to help narrow down future ambitions, build invaluable business connections and develop the interpersonal skills you need to excel at every step of the hiring process.

Learn more about our career services.

Check out Olin students’ life after Olin by academic program.

See our latest Full-Time MBA Employment Report (PDF).

An Olin MBA Pays Off



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Personalized Professional Development

At WashU, you find career guidance tailored to your needs and interests.

Career Search

We help you break down your career search process into small, manageable tasks so you’re able to seize an opportunity when a potential internship or job presents itself.

Coaching Teams

Work one-on-one with a Certified Career Management Coach while at WashU Olin and after graduation. Gain confidence so throughout your job search you can network, interview and evaluate offers and pursue the best opportunities for your skill set and ambitions.

Customized Curriculum

Partner with your academic advisor and career coach to optimize your studies and get the most out of your WashU education. Use self-assessment tools to get a clear sense of what you want to do next, where you want your career to take you and how you can best meet your professional goals.


Set up your MBA summer internship in the first weeks of your first semester. Company information sessions, job fairs and networking events put you face-to-face with recruiters from some of the world's top corporations as well as startups and nonprofits. Clubs, alumni and peer coaches can help you make crucial connections for job leads.

What turned out to be most surprising was the level of importance attached to the projects I was assigned. The breadth of tasks involved in executing my projects—from contract reviews to financial due diligence to project management—ensured that I leaned heavily on the values-based and data-driven approach taught by Olin.

—Femi Vianana, MBA ’21
Read about Femi's journey

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. With more than 28,000 WashU Olin alumni, you’ll be in excellent company after you graduate, however you chart your professional path. And remember, as an alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

Employers That Hire

Amazon, American Express Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Eli Lilly & Company, EY-Parthenon, FedEx, General Mills Inc., Mastercard, Microsoft Corporation, Salesforce Inc., Starbucks Coffee Company

Read our Employment Report

Employment by Industry

See the industries our MBA graduates go on to work in after receiving their degrees.

Industry % of graduates
Technology 29%
Consulting 24%
Financial/Insurance 8%
Manufacturing 11%
Consumer Packaged Goods 6%
Healthcare 5%
Energy 3%
Retail 2%
Media/Entertainment 2%
Government 2%
Transportation/Logistics 3%
Accounting 2%
Hospitality 2%
Other 3%

Employment by Function

See how our MBA graduates put their degrees and skills to work by job function.

Function % of graduates
Consulting 37%
General Management 6%
Finance 13%
Marketing 21%
Operations 6%
Human Resources 3%
Information Technology 2%
Business/Data Analytics 5%
Other 6%

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Olin Business School - Knight Hall
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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