Frequently Asked Questions: Careers and Rankings

What is the placement record for BYU MBA graduates?

More than 90 percent of BYU MBA graduates are employed within three months of graduation. The average salary depends on the track in which the graduate is employed.

Many of our graduates are placed with major corporations throughout the country and world. The list of companies that have hired BYU MBA students is available on our Recruiting Partner List.

Some graduates seek employment with smaller companies or choose to start their own businesses.

Those who have hired our students in the past are pleased and continue to recruit here. We also work hard to increase awareness of the program to other companies. We have a Business Career Center that assists in making the strength of our program and our students known to major corporations. You can find information about companies that recruit at BYU by visiting the Business Career Center page.

What careers are available to MBA graduates?

One of the most attractive aspects of a management career is the breadth of opportunity it offers. The career you choose depends almost entirely on your interests and strengths. BYU emphasizes a global perspective combined with teamwork and technology.

Students can select one of five majors within the MBA program:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Behavior/Human Resources

Many of our students supplement their major studies with minor course sequences. Information about majors and minors can be found on the BYU MBA Major page.

We also offer the opportunity to pursue a joint Juris Doctorate and MBA (JD/MBA) in conjunction with the BYU Reuben J. Clark School of Law or a joint MBA/MS in conjunction with manufacturing or mechanical engineering.

How is the BYU MBA Program ranked in comparison to other MBA programs?

Please see the rankings web page.

What sets BYU apart from other business schools?

BYU has certain advantages over many other top business schools. They are:

  • Size: With sections of approximately 45-50 students, each MBA class is a relatively small group.
  • Cost: BYU is the most affordable top-tier business school. The cost of living in Provo is also relatively low.
  • Placement: Our placement record is 20 points above the national average.