Careers & Student Outcomes

U.S. News: Stevens is Tops When it Comes to Employment at Graduation

Nearly 95 Percent of Graduate Business Students Had Jobs by Commencement, Rankings Say

Students in a graduate finance class held in the Hanlon lab.
Graduate business students at Stevens learn to use technology to visualize data and make evidence-based decisions that guide the growth of the enterprise. It's one reason Stevens students are in such high demand among hiring managers.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate business schools are in, and the ratings say when it comes to student employment at graduation, nobody does it better than Stevens Institute of Technology. 

With a 94.9 percent employment rate at graduation, the School of Business at Stevens is ranked No. 1 in the country.

Stevens’ strength in helping students find the jobs they want after graduation is a product of its location — in Hoboken, N.J., just minutes from a wealth of New York City employers — and also its unique curricular focus, which emphasizes the role of technology, data and analytics in business. 

Dr. Michael zur Muehlen, associate dean of graduate programs at the School of Business, said recruiters and managers highly value the technology-driven skills of Stevens business students, whether they are pursuing traditional programs like an MBA or a specialized master’s program like Business Intelligence & Analytics or Finance

“Hiring managers understand that the seamless integration of technology into the business demands a specific set of skills to quickly take advantage of new opportunities.”

Michael zur Muehlen, associate dean, school of business

“More than ever, hiring managers understand that the seamless integration of technology into the business demands a specific set of skills to quickly take advantage of new opportunities,” Dr. zur Muehlen said. “Stevens graduate programs emphasize the analytical and critical thinking skills that students will use throughout their careers to make better decisions faster.”

Faculty at the Stevens School of Business leverage their relationships with nearby New York City managers to ensure course content is current with the fast-changing needs of industry. Managers regularly make the 10-minute trip to the Stevens campus to meet students, deliver guest lectures or seek research insights from our faculty. Representatives from companies like American Express, Verizon, Credit Suisse and Pfizer sit on advisory boards for the school and its graduate programs, providing further input on graduate degrees.

And career success at Stevens isn’t limited to graduate students — 100 percent of business graduates in the Class of 2016 were employed in the field of their choice or enrolled in graduate school within six months of commencement. 

U.S. News rated Stevens No. 83 overall in its ranking of the country’s best business schools for graduate students. The rankings consider factors such as selectivity, employment rates and salaries. It’s the first time the School of Business has been ranked by the magazine, following its accreditation by AACSB International in 2015. In addition, for the past two years, U.S. News has ranked the Stevens MBA No. 1 in New Jersey.