Employment reports

MBA and MFE employment reports

Our MBA and MFE graduates continue to show resilience despite external market vulnerabilities.

Through our varied programme of workshops, online resources, industry insights, personalised coaching and employer connections, we encourage students to build their skills, networks and confidence to help them take ownership of their careers.

MSc Financial Economics (MFE)

Despite the backdrop of substantial rises in global interest rates and inflation, 92% of our MSc Financial Economics (MFE) 2022-23 graduates secured roles within six months of graduating.  There were multiple hires at top firms including Bain & Company, Bank of America, Citibank (APAC), CPP Investment Board, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company and UBS. There was an increase of 9% in those graduating students achieving roles in consulting and an uptick in roles secured in North America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

In 2021-22, our largest Master of Business Administration (MBA) cohort saw 87% of students secure new roles, with an average salary increase of 5.7% to £83,989. Among those who started new jobs:

  • two-thirds relocated to different countries
  • 58% shifted to a different sector
  • 64% changed their job function
  • 27% made transitions in all three areas.

More than half of impact-background students successfully moved into mainstream sectors like finance, technology and consulting firms, showcasing the increasing integration of impact roles in established industries. The Middle East (MENA) experienced the highest salary growth, with a significant rise of 26.33% to £108,883. Of those in new roles, 55% chose to stay in the UK to pursue their career goals.

MFE employment statistics

Key employment outcomes for MFE 2022-23.

92%

Accepted a job within six months

£66,761

Average finance salary

£53,547

Average consulting salary

58%

Secured a job in UK and Europe

70%

Secured a job in finance

25%

Secured a job in consulting

The career journey is like active portfolio management: invest in the best match rather than simply following the index. Be proactive and open-minded. Fully engage with our career centre and you will be well-positioned for a successful and fulfilling career ahead.

Shiqi Liu, MFE 2022-23

Investment Analyst, CPP Investment Board

MFE employment reports

Read more about where our graduates work post-graduation in our yearly employment reports.

MBA employment statistics

Key employment outcomes for MBA 2021-22.

87%

Accepted an offer within three months of graduation

88%

Received an offer within three months of graduation

£83,410

Average mean salary

90%

Reporting rate

150+

Companies recruited Oxford MBAs

36

Countries

MBA employment reports

Read more about where our graduates work post-graduation in our yearly employment reports.