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UCLA Full-time MBA Salary Job Function & Industry (2017)

When the cost of a Full-time MBA program is comparatively lower, it would also mean the post-MBA salary would follow the same pattern. The base salary is a respectable $115,000 but when it comes down to choosing between top MBA programs, do not go by cost. Use net present value as we have demonstrated in our research guide.

If you can manage to reduce the borrowing cost, bet on the post-MBA salary and diversity of career choices. UCLA Anderson is heavily biased towards Technology, Consulting, and Finance – a pattern we have seen in other programs based in California.

UCLA MBA Salary by Industry

Candidates entering the Financial Services sector led the earnings chart with $172,000 total median salary, primarily attributed by a $47,500 signing bonus. Consulting leads with a mean base salary of $135,000, ahead of Financial Services ($125,000) and Technology ($117,000).

UCLA MBA Salary by Function

Two job functions popular among UCLA Anderson MBA candidates – Finance and Marketing/Sales were also the top two functions for total median salary - $157,500 and $130,000 respectively.

Reference: UCLA Full-time MBA Career Report

UCLA MBA Salary% Median Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Total Salary (Median)
By Industry100.00%$115,000$25,000$140,000
Consulting 17.90%$135,000$27,500$167,000
Consumer Products9.20%$100,000$20,000$120,000
Education/Non-Profit1.50%$82,500NA$82,500
Energy 2.20%$110,000$15,000$125,000
Financial Services 15%$125,000$47,500$172,000
Health/Biotech/Pharma 5.50%$110,500$30,000$140,500
Real Estate3.70%$115,000NA$115,000
Retail1.50%$108,500NA$108,500
Technology/Telecom 30.80%$117,000$25,000$142,000
Other 3.30%$100,000$12,500$112,500
UCLA MBA Salary% Median Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Total Salary (Median)
By Function100.00%$115,000$25,000$140,000
Business/Corporate Development3.30%$115,000NA$115,000
Finance/Accounting24.90%$117,500$40,000$157,500
General Management 9.90%$110,000$15,000$125,000
Marketing and Sales28.20%$105,000$25,000$130,000
Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain4.00%$85,000$30,000$115,000
Strategic Planning2.60%$100,000NA$100,000
Other6.20%$110,000$10,500$120,500




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