The University of Virginia just released their 2017 placement report and the program continues to place students into first class roles and employers. The program has officially hit their 10-year mark, a huge milestone for a specialized masters program. As the masters in commerce program begins their second decade, I have no doubt the success will continue.

 

2017 Placement Report

  • 105 placements we obtained within 3 months of graduation – 91% of the overall class
  • 11 students were still seeking a position or considering graduate school – 9% of the overall class

The graduating class was nearly evenly distributed between the three concentrations: Business Analytics (39%), Finance (28%), and Management & Marketing (33%). Average total compensation is as follows:

  • Business Analytics – $80,865
  • Finance – $91,062
  • Management & Marketing – $71,221

Please keep in mind that these figures are averages and bonuses, which make up a sizable portion of compensation, especially for finance students, can vary from year to year.

As for placements, the university provides recruiting firms over the past four years. I will include the full report for everyone to read, but for the sake of brevity, I’ve included around 100 of more well known recruiting firms.

A.T. KearneyDelta Air LinesMcKinsey & Company
AccentureDHL ExpressMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
ADPEYMorgan Stanley
Aldi, Inc.Fannie MaeMUFG Union Bank
Allianz Global AssistanceFederal Bureau of InvestigationNavient
AmazonFidelity InvestmentsNavigant Consulting, Inc.
American ExpressFifth Third SecuritiesNomura Securities
Anheuser-Busch InBevFitch RatingsNorfolk Southern Corporation
Apex Clean EnergyFreddie MacNorthrop Grumman
Bain & CompanyFTN FinancialOppenheimer & Co.
Barneys New YorkGCL Solar EnergyOracle
BB&TGerson Lehrman GroupPiper Jaffray
Beijing-Technology Development Co.GlaxoSmithKlinePNC Bank
Berkeley Research Group LLCGoldman SachsPwC
Booking.comGoogleRaymond James Financial, Inc.
Booz Allen HamiltonHamilton Lane AdvisorsSignal Hill Capital Group
Caesars Entertainment CorporationHeinekenSkyway Capital Markets
Cambridge Associates LLCHoulihan LokeyStout Risius Ross Advisors
Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaHSBCSunTrust Banks, Inc.
Capgemini ConsultingHuaweiSwarovski
Capital OneHuron Consulting GroupTeach For America
CBREHyatt CorporationThuzio
Chik-Fil-AIBMTime, Inc.
China Merchants BankInter-American Development BankU.S. Army
CitiJefferiesWells Fargo
The Coca-Cola CompanyJones Lang LaSalle
Credit SuisseJPMorgan Chase & Co.
Dell EMCKeefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
DeloitteLazard

 

As you can see from above, the quality and reputation of firms coming on campus or recruiting students from the masters in commerce program are some of the best and most well know. This is attributable to the reputation that the University of Virginia has as well as a decade of producing quality graduates from the commerce program. The full report can be downloaded here.

Below is a list of firms hiring students this year. This isn’t comprehensive, but combined with the above list of recruiting firms, should give you enough color on where students are going upon graduation.

AlphaBrookFinancial Data Scientist
AltriaFitch Ratings
AppsentialGLC Advisors
Capital OneGreenspring Associates
Carnival Cruise LinesIpreo
ClarabridgeMerrill Lynch
Collaborative SolutionsNew Century Capital Partners
Dalberg Global Development AdvisorsRaymond James Financial, Inc
DeloitteRoadmap Advisors
EYStarshot
Finup Financial GroupAbcela
Hilton WorldwideBloomingdale's
IBMBluetext
InCadence Strategic SolutionsBookDoc
J.P. Morgan ChaseCambridge Computer
Marakon AssociatesKepler Group
MerkleMcAdam Financial
OracleMicroStrategy
RiskSpanMUCC
ScitentNew Day USA
SunTrustOlson Zaltman
Teach For AmericaStardog Union
The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.U.S. Navy
KBWUber Eats
Adams CapitalUniversity of Maryland Intercollegiate Athletics
Capital Automotive REITWells Fargo
Fannie MaeWillis Towers Watson

 

I hope this helps anyone considering the program. I will work on getting some updated student reviews for everyone as well.

 

Here is a link to the University of Virginia Masters in Commerce Program