Career Placement Statistics for the M.S. in Commerce Program’s Class of 2020

The most recent graduating class of UVA's M.S. in Commerce reports impressive placement data.

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The M.S. in Commerce Class of 2020 placement statistics have been released, and the program has once again posted strong numbers. Ninety-one percent of the class reported placement within six months of graduation, slightly down from previous year’s placement rates of 94-99%. However, the average starting salary increased to $69,500, and the average total compensation to $93,827.

The M.S. in Commerce is STEM-designated, allowing international students the option to stay in the United States and apply for a total of three years of OPT. For the Class of 2020, 66% of international students found work outside of their home country, and 59% found work in the U.S. after graduation.

The strength of McIntire’s career support, employer relations, and extensive alumni network resulted in 68% of jobs facilitated through the School. Visit the program website for a more detailed breakdown of hiring companies in the last four years.


Track Percentage Average Annual Base Salary Annual Base Salary Range Average Annual Bonus Average Total Compensation
Business Analytics 38% $69,700 $40,000-$85,000 $11,167 $90,152
Finance 35% $71,500 $50,000-$90,000 $23,000 $106,375
Marketing & Management 27% $66,643 $40,000-$87,000 $9,311 $79,204
Total 100% $65,500 $40,000-$90,000 $14,570 $93,827


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