MPS Employment and Career Support

Preparing for your career

As an MPS student, you have access to resources across the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. In addition, you are required to complete a capstone problem-solving project, which will give you hands-on experience as you prepare for your post-graduate career.

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"This program provided an excellent background in the analytical methods needed to conduct field level experiments that uncover true economic relationships. With an advanced focus on behavioral economics, I can honestly say I now see the world much differently than I did before. After completing this program, I have been able to advance into a position that allows me to execute projects that demand a higher degree of quantitative rigor."

Mark Anderson, MPS '22
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"I had an amazing experience with my career advisor. She went above and beyond in helping me enhance my resume, negotiate my contracts, and connect me with relevant alumni. She was kind, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in helping me."

Ashley Robins, MPS '22
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“The career services team was in touch before I even arrived on campus . They are very well organized and know each and every student personally. The mock-interview and resume review sessions were especially helpful to me. Because the team knows you personally, they give tailored advice, rather than providing every student with the same resources.”

Rik Oosting, MPS '22

MPS in Applied Economics and Management
Class of 2019 employment data

The MPS in Applied Economics and Management Class of 2019 included 35 graduates. The placement rate for graduates employed, sponsored, or continuing their education was 85%.


Graduate placement rate

which includes:


Reported full-time employment

within 6 months of graduation


reported other post-grad plans

such as further education or military service

MPS AEM Class of 2019: Full-time salary data and distribution

The figures below were reported by MPS AEM graduates who were seeking full-time employment.


Average salary

U.S. work authorized: $67,500
Not U.S. work authorized: $53,916


of graduates seeking a full-time job obtained onE

Job function distribution

Function % employed Per function
Consulting   22%
Marketing/Sales   22%
Economic Analysis/Research   11%
Finance   11%
General Management   11%
Operations/Logistics   11%

Industry distribution

Industry % employed Per Industry
Consulting   33%
Advertising/PR   11%
Financial Services   11%
Healthcare   11%
Hospitality   11%
Technology   11%
Transportation/Logistics   11%

Top hiring locations and companies

The majority of the MPS AEM Class of 2019 found employment in New York, Colorado, Florida, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The list below represents the top companies that recruited MPS AEM graduates.

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