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These webpages capture the employment data for the Cambridge MBA class of 2020/21 – our most recently graduated class.

Our recruiters represent a range of leading firms including Amazon, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, and Shopee.

These results confirm the variety of options available to Cambridge MBAs after their studies, and also the established appeal of the versatile Cambridge Master of Business Administration graduates to a wide range of international employers.

We have provided pre-employment data to illustrate the transformative career pathways our students often take.

91%

employed three months out

94%

received job offers within 3 months

22

countries: post-MBA locations

98%

switched at least country, function or industry

47%

switched all three

£75,359

average base salary*

*average package salary: £96,429

A smiling MBA student chats to two of his cohort.

Companies employing the most Cambridge MBAs

Amazon

Deloitte

Boston Consulting Group

JP Morgan

McKinsey & Company

Shopee

Thoughts from Margaret O’Neill, Head of CJBS Careers

Margaret O'Neill.


We are delighted to report on the employment outcomes of our MBA Class of 2020/21. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted recruitment in the short term, but we are pleased to see the employment market recover, with 91% of job seekers from the class accepting an offer within 3 months of graduation, and achieving an average salary increase of 61%.

This Cambridge MBA class are now working in 22 countries around the globe, with 98% making a switch of function, industry or country, and 47% achieving all three – up from 29% last year. 36% of the class chose to return to their pre-MBA country, with the rest switching to a new location. 60% of the class are continuing their careers in the UK, with 26% across Asia and 8% in North America.

Strategy consulting, internet/e-commerce, technology and fintech were the major sectors of choice for the class, with the consulting sector in particular seeing a bounce-back after cautious recruitment last year. A quarter of MBA 2020 job seekers went into this sector, with 30% moving into finance, and 42% into roles in industry. Three percent took roles in the not-for-profit sector and 9 started their own business straight out of the MBA. Of those moving into consulting, almost 70% came from a non-consulting background. For those choosing roles in the finance sector, 28% went into the Fintech industry, and 18% into VC/Private equity, with the same numbers choosing investment banking. Half of those working in industry have chosen roles in internet/e-commerce or tech, whilst 10% chose roles in the healthcare/pharma/biotech sector, reflecting the growth and impact of these sectors over the past two years in particular

Our top employers were Amazon, Deloitte, BCG, McKinsey, JP Morgan and Shopee, but over 100 international employers recruited from our diverse Cambridge MBA class of 2020/21.

After another challenging year of disruptive change in work and education across the globe, we are delighted that our MBA class of 2020 have found such a wide range of fulfilling roles to launch their post MBA careers. Our innovative, experiential MBA gives our graduates the tools, skills and confidence they need to manage their careers successfully for life, wherever it may take them. We are proud of all they have achieved, and excited to follow their journey.

We compile our employment statistics in adherence to MBA CSEA reporting standards. The key data in this report reflects information received from 92% of the class. The ’employed three months out’ figure refers to those students who were seeking employment and excludes sponsored students who returned to their previous job, as well as students who started a business.