We recently posted about the promising job market into which the MBA Class of 2016 graduated. As for those still completing their business school studies, the future appears to be largely worry-free, according to a new study. Conducted by corporate training company Training The Street, the survey reveals that 86% of MBAs feel “very or somewhat optimistic” about post-MBA job possibilities, and more than 80% have already received job offers. Of those who have received offers, 51% feel “very satisfied” with the promised salary, and 11% are “dissatisfied”—both figures are slightly different from the previous year’s, when 54% and 8%, respectively, felt similarly.
The highest salary bracket in the survey saw a small decrease, as 40% of respondents will receive a starting salary of $125K or more. The previous year, that number was 43%. “The slight dip in starting salary is reflective of subtle changes in MBA job preferences,” Scott Rostan, Training The Street’s founder and CEO, commented in a press release. “Although salaries at Wall Street banks and consulting firms have not changed much, a slightly larger share of graduates are looking to join startups,” Rostan said.