Career Outcome Statistics 2017-2018 | College of Business | SIU

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Business Placement Center

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Career Outcome Statistics

The Business Placement Center located within the College of Business is proud to be entering into its 18th year of offering comprehensive career services to students, alumni and corporate partners.

Each day, students have the opportunity to meet with staff members during walk-in advising in order to build stronger resumes, refine interviewing skills, evaluate compensation packages, and much more. Career advisors are available to discuss in-depth career questions, such as what opportunities exist within a student's major, how to begin the job search process, and how to contact companies across the country.

Class of 2017 Career Success

The data listed below is a summary of information that was collected from our 2017-2018 graduating class. This report was prepared based on information from 91% of our graduates at the time of graduation (May 12, 2018).

Undergraduate Career Outcome Rate (Updated 9/10/18)

Graduation Percentage
Accounting 89%
Business and Administration 92%
Business Economics 100%
Finance 83%
Management 76%
Marketing 81%

Base Salary

Degree Salary
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Average Salary $44,001
Accounting Average Salary $45,246
Business and Administration Average Salary $50,750
Business Economics Average Salary $45,900
Finance Average Salary $44,199
Management Average Salary $42,146
Marketing Average Salary $40,278

Experiential Learning Experiences

  • 79% of graduates who completed internship(s) and/or other experimental learning activities secured a full-time position by graduation
    • Graduates who completed internship(s) and/or other experimental learning activities earn $4,320 more than counterparts who didn’t participate

Graduate Career Outcome Rate (Updated 8/15/18)

Graduation Percentage
Master of Accountancy 71%
Master of Business Administration 69%
Master of Business Administration (Online) 100%

Base Salary

Degree Salary
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Mean Salary $71,011
Master of Accountancy Mean Salary $50,883
Master of Business Administration Mean Salary $69,075
Master of Business Administration (Online) Mean Salary $93,075

Sample of Employers

Archer Daniels Midland Mitchell and Titus
Aerotek Mueller Prost
Anders CPA Neighbors Credit Union
Bankers Life NISA Investment Advisors, LLC
Caterpillar Northwestern Mutual
Charles Schwab Pepsi Mid-America
Circle8 Logistics Praire State Generating Company
Continental Tire PwC
Deloitte RSM 
Edward Jones RubinBrown
Enterprise Rural King
Exelon Scheffel Boyle
FedEx Ground Shipt
First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust Sikich
Guaranteed Rate Southern Illinois Bank
Guggenheim Partners Stifel
Hendrickson TCF Bank
HireLevel  TD Ameritrade
Hyatt Universal Studio Resort
JJL Associates  Walmart
KEB Wells Fargo
Maui Jim Wintrust Financial