The Williams College of Business

Student Outcomes

The Williams College of Business at Xavier University is proud to share our students' achievements.

Below, you will find some information about career placement, whether it be employment, volunteering or continuing education. 

Undergraduate Employment | Graduate Employment 

Undergraduate Employment Data

The Williams College of Business prepares students with essential knowledge and skills needed to compete in the business world, but we don’t stop there. The College develops strong decision-making skills, a sense of ethics, social values and nuances or professional development and networking that enhance a student's career potential. The results are impressive. Here are just a few key highlights:

  • $60,000 – median starting salary for business graduates
  • 98% - were employed or in post-graduate studies within 180 days of graduation
  • 1% - were self-employed, joined the military or spent a volunteer year
Class of 2022 Employment/Grad School Outcomes within 180 days of graduation
Outcome Percentage
Employed 86%
Graduate School 12%
Total Employed or in Graduate School 98%
Knowledge Rate 93%

Top Employers Class of 2022

  • 84.51
  • Amazon
  • BDO
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Gallagher
  • Grant Thornton
  • Great American Insurance
  • JP Morgan
  • Medline Industries
  • Medpace
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Shea & Company
  • US Bank
  • W. Bradford

Graduate Employment Data

An overwhelming majority of Xavier MBA alumni say their MBA directly resulted in them obtaining a new position after graduation, according to a survey of alumni from 2012-2022. Overall, alumni surveyed reported a salary increase of 87% from the time they started the MBA to their current salary.

The average salaries by program are:

Program Average Salary at Start of Program Average Salary at Time of Graduation Average Current Salary
Evening MBA $70,000 $85,600 $151,000
Executive MBA $136,000 $147,000 $192,000
Full Time MBA $47,000 $71,000 $121,000
Online MBA $83,000 $99,700 $131,000

Specific examples of career growth include:

Evening MBA Executive MBA Full Time MBA Online MBA
Financial Associate
to VP, Wealth Advisor (2015)
Director to Chief Operating Officer (2020)

Intern to Project Manager (2018)

Director of Operations to VP of Operations (2019)
Teller to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs (2016) VP of Marketing to President (2021) Student to Marketing Analyst (2022) Accountant to CFO (2020)
Analytics Consultant to SVP, Analytics Leader (2012) Physician to Medical Director (2018) Graduate Assistant to Enrollment Analytics Manager (2021) Marine Corps Supply Officer to Senior Purchasing Manager (2021)
Assoc. Category Manager to Category Manager (2022) HR Manager to Director of HR (2016) Retail Sales to Senior Product Manager (2016) Sales Representative to Brand/Marketing Director (2020)