Employment stats for the MBA class who graduated in 2012

The latest employment data for the MBA class who graduated in 2012 (ie who enrolled in September 2011) is below. We will post a more detailed employment report on our website when that is ready.


  1. % of jobseekers employed 3 months after graduation   91%
  2. Switched country 45%
  3. Switched function 57%
  4. Switched industry 32%
  5. Switched all three 18%
  6. Average base salary £66,280
  7. Average bonus package of those who received bonuses £32,253
  8. Sectors : Industry (45%); Consulting (18%); Finance (23%); Beyond Profit/NGO/Public Sector (12%); Other (2%)

Note: There were some slight changes to the data since this blog post first appeared. The numbers listed above are the most current now. The changes were Beyond Profit/NGO/Public Sector (from 13% to 12%); Finance (from 22% to 23%); Switched Function (from 58% to 57%) and Switched industry (from 33% to 32%).

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3 Responses to Employment stats for the MBA class who graduated in 2012

  1. Dear Conrad,

    Thank you for sharing these figures with us. I have a question in regard to the report, why don’t you share more indepth info such as the minimum and maximum BASE salary? in which industry?

    best, nariman

    • Nariman

      Given the small size of our class, if we start to report very granular data, it can become obvious to the class who earned the highest or lowest base salary and that becomes an inadvertent breach of our undertaking to students that their data is confidential. Also, the highest and lowest base salaries are usually due to certain special circumstances, e.g. a career switch to a region with lower salaries, or a particularly good salary deal that recognises certain hard to find expertise that the MBA had before joining the MBA. My fear is always that prospective candidates extrapolate salary data to their own circumstances when their starting point should be what career they want, is it realistic, and what do they expect an employer to pay for their services.

  2. Hi Conrad,

    It seems that Judge MBA did well based on these figures. I just read the latest report of a leading swiss school in lausanne that is similar to your programme’s structure, I was really surprised and disappointed by the drop of the mean salary this year! previously, it was considered the highest paid salary worldwide! My question, does this fact worry you about the future of jobs for your MBAs? and what are you doing nowadays to help the incoming cambridge MBA? I also wonder about the value of the four projects in your programme, how much did they contribute in helping the participants in the job haunting within the projects sponsoring companies?

    Kind regards,