MSM’s are everywhere. Our students have diverse educational backgrounds. So, the jobs pursued and secured by our students can vary tremendously. The intense curriculum is designed to provide skills that encompass general business understanding and the art and science of management, thus preparing you for any career path in which comprehensive business knowledge is useful. Graduates enter the workforce prepared for the challenges of managing in a rapidly changing work environment. For the “typical” MSM student (no prior work experience), the noticeable difference in career advancement does not occur immediately upon graduation (although that does happen as well with many students) but rather within 2-3 years after leaving the program. The MSM degree is not a guarantee to a big title and large starting salary but instead it is a tool that can be used, combined with your other assets and experience, to enhance your long-term career and salary potential.
MSM job offers directly correlate to the amount of time and energy put into the job hunt, which begins at orientation when you start the program. Students who treat the job search as a “required course” and spend the needed time and energy will likely have success. Those MSM students who took advantage of the resources available to them within Business Career Services as well as the Career Resource Center (CRC) (i.e. career workshops, info sessions, mock interviews, career fairs, etc.) usually obtained several offers by graduation time.
Within business industries, well-known consulting firms such as Accenture and Ernst & Young as well as large multinationals such as Citigroup, Disney, Amazon, FedEx, Sea World, Target, Motorola, and ING have hired MSM’s in the years since the program began. Some students also choose small or start-up companies, government jobs, non-profits or pursue more education such as law school, medical school or PhD programs. Individuality is prevalent.
Starting salaries follow the current economic trends. However, because there is no specific industry that MSM’s move into, we do not carefully track salary ranges from our students. Starting packages (salary + bonus) will vary between industries, locations, current state of the economy and individual student background. A typical MSM student without professional work experience might move into a management training program or an entry-level management position. They should expect to start in the range of $38,000-62,000. We have seen that the majority of our students get a significant raise or promotion within the first two years at a company/ organization. Or, once they have acquired a few years of professional experience, students move on to another job at a much higher salary.