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University of Florida Class of 2022-2023 business student outcomes include excellent job placements, higher than average starting salaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Warrington College of Business students who graduated during the 2022-2023 academic year (summer and fall of 2022 and spring of 2023) secured jobs in significant fields at some of the nation’s top companies and earned excellent starting salaries, according to the college’s latest career report.

In line with the University of Florida’s recent No. 1 public university ranking on The Wall Street Journal’s Best U.S. Colleges ranking, the latest career outcomes for Business Gators highlight that UF provides affordable access to an excellent education and a great return on investment.

“Preparing our students for success in their future careers is very important for all of us at Warrington,” said Dean Saby Mitra. “The Class of 2022-2023’s dedication to academics, professional development and experiential learning has set them on a path to be the next leaders in business.”

For undergraduate students in the Heavener School of Business, 64% secured their first destination choice, either by accepting a job or enrolling in continuing education. Students who began their careers had an overall average starting salary of $71,900. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the premier source of market research on career readiness and employment of recent college graduates, the average salary projection for business bachelor’s degree graduates is $62,069, giving University of Florida undergraduate students an edge in the ROI of their degree.

Graduate students in the Hough Graduate School of Business saw equally excellent salary returns and placement rates. According to NACE, the average projected salary for students earning master’s degrees in business increased 13% from last year, up to more than $80,000 in 2023.

Comparatively, University of Florida Warrington students saw even higher average starting salaries. The 97% of Full-Time MBA students who secured roles had an average starting salary of $129,600. Online and Weekend Professional MBA students saw their average salary increase by 27.8%. 

The Fisher School of Accounting once again had 100% placement of its master’s in accounting graduates, with an average starting salary of $73,136. Students earning a William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance had an average starting salary of $96,440, with 98% of the class securing a job. Students entering the ever-growing field of data science, business analytics and information technology with a master’s degree in information systems and operations management had an average starting salary of $78,400. Students specializing in real estate with a Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate had a 91% placement rate with an average starting salary of $80,700.

In addition to excellent placement rates and average starting salaries, some of the world’s top companies returned to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business to hire recent graduates. In 2022-2023, University of Florida Warrington’s top hiring employers included Big 4 accounting firms KPMG and Deloitte, global banking companies Bank of America, Raymond James Financial, JPMorgan Chase and Truist, consulting firms Gartner and Protiviti, as well as major consumer goods company Procter & Gamble and multinational food and beverage corporation PepsiCo.

Brianna Matthews was among the recent graduates hired by Procter & Gamble. She is able to put her MS Marketing skills to use in her role as a Marketing Technologist for the consumer goods company and credits the assistance of Warrington’s career services with securing her role – from her career coach to her Graduate Career and Academic Peer mentor.

“UF Warrington Business Career Services provided numerous help sessions along with useful information,” she noted. “They have in-depth knowledge of companies, previous students who are now in roles you are looking in to, resume help, and possible interview questions. They are there to help with any questions and do their research on what companies are looking for in new hires.”

Like Matthews, Marissa Lespinasse was well-prepared for her post-graduation career path thanks to her education and assistance from Warrington’s career services. The Master of Science in Management graduate, now an Elevate Analyst at Ad Victoriam Solutions, utilized a number of services provided by the career services team.

“With the help of the career services office, I was able to rewrite my resume and prepare for interviews through mock interviews,” Lespinasse said. “Debra [Marcum, Business Career Services Associate Director] helped me every step of the way throughout the process by making sure I had all the necessary tools to be successful.”

UF Warrington’s Business Career Services assists both students in finding excellent roles and companies that are seeking top-tier talent. Learn more about UF Warrington’s Business Career Services today.