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Press Release


August 31, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – The results are in and the future looks bright for May 2000 graduates of The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico. That’s according to The Schools’ exit surveys, where recent graduates shared good news about their employment.

This year’s exit surveys revealed that 82% of MBAs had found professional employment within three months of graduation and 88% of BBAs had been placed within that same time frame.

“Anderson students have the education and skills that make them competitive in local and national markets,” said Drew Parsons, Manager of Advisement and Placement. “Their salary offers reflect the knowledge and experience they gained here. And every year, our students do better and better.”

The overall “new in position” average BBA starting salary increased 11% over the December 1999 survey results. BBA graduates reported an average starting salary of $37,979, which was driven higher this year by out-of-state starting salaries. In-state starting salaries for BBA graduates were consistent with the results of the previous semester, but continue to exceed the state’s average income by more than $13,000. In addition to great salaries, the BBA graduates were getting sign-on bonuses averaging nearly $1,600, according to the survey results.

The average MBA “new in position” starting salary increased 4% over Fall 1999 results. The average starting salary for Spring 2000 MBA graduates was $57,112, with MBAs seeking employment in-state averaging $50,600 and out-of-state averaging $62,189. The average MBA sign-on bonus was $3,950.

Exit survey data for 1998 – 2000 can be accessed online at by clicking on “Survey.” For more information about the services offered by The Anderson Schools of Management’s Advisement and Placement Center, please call (505) 277-8441.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.