Experienced Grads Of This Top Finance Master’s Program Made Nearly $150K To Start

Grads Of This Top Finance Master's Program Made Nearly $150K To Start

Graduates of Georgetown McDonough’s finance master’s with four or more years’ experience made a whopping $146K to start. Georgetown photo

From Washington, D.C.: The Master of Science in Finance Class of 2022 at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business achieved record salaries and career outcomes in their post-graduate roles, as reported in the annual MSF Career Success Report.

Recent graduates earned a comprehensive base salary of $119,199, up from $112,139 last year, and a median base salary of $105,000. For the fourth year in a row, median base salary remained at the six-figure mark.

Those with four or more years of work experience reported an average base salary of $146,755, up from $120,189 last year, with a median base salary of $129,000. Experienced graduates also earned, on average, more than $159,000 in additional non-base compensation up to a ceiling of $1.2 million. Between the time of admission and six months after graduation, the average base salary increased 73%, and 86% of these graduates earned a promotion at their current company or accepted a job at a different firm.

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Grads Of This Top Finance Master's Program Made Nearly $150K To Start

This year’s class officers for the University of Mississippi’s Master of Business Administration program are (from left) Sara Kate Rushing, vice president of public relations; Addie Gagnon, vice president of social events; Alexis Lee, vice president of recruiting; Kendall Runzi, vice president of community service; Kylie Harrier, president; and Leigh Ellis Grisham, vice president of finance. Photo by Ashley McGee

Mississippi MBA led by all-woman team of class officers

From Oxford, Mississippi: For the first time since the University of Mississippi established the Master of Business Administration program, its students are being led by an all-female cohort of class officers.

This year’s MBA class is led by:

  • Kylie Harrier, of St. Charles, Illinois, president
  • Kendall Runzi, Festus, Missouri, vice president of community service
  • Alexis Lee, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, vice president of recruiting
  • Leigh Ellis Grisham, Tupelo, vice president of finance
  • Addie Gagnon, Silver Spring, Maryland, vice president of social events
  • Sara Kate Rushing, Brookhaven, vice president of public relations

“I am so honored and excited to be on a team with such incredible women,” said Harrier, who graduated from UM with a finance degree before pursuing her MBA. “Serving on this team is something I never could have imagined I would do.

“Truly, it is so inspiring to see a team of all women leading our program.”

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UConn remakes MBA, reduces course requirements

From Storrs, Connecticut: The UConn School of Business has announced it is revising its MBA program by reducing the credits needed for a degree from 57 to 42 and changing its concentrations and core courses.

John Elliott, dean of the UConn School of Business, said the changes will make it easier and faster for students to earn an MBA.

Students – if they pursue the degree aggressively – will be able to complete the requirements in a little over a year and at a lower cost, UConn said. Currently, many students are on a three-year schedule.

The changes will kick in starting in the fall semester.

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