Employment & Careers
What Fuqua Is Known For
Breadth, not depth. Fuqua doesn’t like career stereotypes. When it comes to career placement, it’s not a “finance” school or a “marketing” school or an “anything else” school; rather, the school sends new grads to a wide range of industries in a variety of locations.
Health care. Fuqua sends a greater percentage of graduates (8%) into health care than nearly any of other top-tier program with the exception of UNC Kenan-Flagler, which place 13% of its graduates into this industry. Fuqua offers a certificate in Health Sector Management and attracts all the major healthcare companies to recruiting, including Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, Becton Dickinson, Genentech, and many more.
Marketing. Fuqua sends 16% of its class into marketing and product management roles after graduation, which is similar to Kellogg (20%), widely seen as the top consumer marketing program. Among top-tier schools, UCLA Anderson sends one of the highest percentages of graduates (24%) into this field, although many of those graduates tend to go into technology product management roles rather than consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketing. Because MBA programs report marketing and product management as the same job function in their employment reports, Anderson, Berkeley-Haas, MIT Sloan, and other tech-heavy programs tend to skew these statistics.
Energy. Although the sheer numbers of Fuqua graduates entering the energy industry isn’t large (2% of graduates), the school is regarded as having one of the top energy programs in the country. The school offers MBA concentrations in Energy & Environment and Energy Finance, while most MBA programs don’t even offer a single course specific to the energy sector.