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Graduate Programs Student Outcomes and Successes

Degrees Conferred

  • 2019-20 — 215 degrees awarded
  • 2018-19 — 146 degrees awarded
  • 2017-18 — 184 degrees awarded

Graduation Rates and Employment by Program

Accountancy - Master Program Outcomes

Salary Information

Master of science accountancy and master of science accountancy-taxation

2015-2016 graduates

  • Mean: $55,167
  • Median: $52,500

2014-2015 graduates

  • Mean: $51,935
  • Median: $47,500

Job Placement Rate

2015-2016 graduates

Placement rate at graduation: 96%

2014-2015 graduates

Placement rate at graduation: 96%

3-year average pass rate on first-time CPA Exam

  • National average: 54.9%
  • Boise State undergraduate students: 54.3%
  • Boise State graduate students: 81.6%

Top Employers of Accountancy Masters

  • Deloitte
  • Eide Bailly
  • KPMG
  • Little Morris
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Business Administration - Career Track Master Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates

ClassTotal EnrolledWithdrewGraduatedGraduation Rate
20203012997%
20193413397%
2018
3633392%
20173733493%
20163733493%
20153843490%

Internships

2014 – 2020

Every year 100% of students have completed an internship between their first and second years.

Career Placement*

ClassPlacement RateMean SalaryHigh Salary
202062%$62,650$95,000
201990%$65,470$95,000
201883%$62,316$80,000
201795%$56,513$80,000
201683%$59,155$83,000
201589%$55,437$72,000
*within 3 months of graduation from students who completed the survey

Business Administration - Executive Master Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates

ClassTotal EnrolledWithdrewGraduatedGraduation Rate
2020
1511493%
20192312296%
20182312296%
20171511493%
20162212195%

Salaries

ClassAverage Salary Entering the ProgramAverage Salary Leaving the ProgramSalary Percentage Increase
2020$128,615.00$138,154.007%
2019$140,010.58$152,275.898%
2018$138,800.00$151,033.338%
2017$113,500.00$125,142.869%
2016$137,625.00$161,062.0015%

Average Percent of Program Paid by Current/Past Employer

ClassPercentage Paid
202040.64%
201930.94%
201847.75%
201731.86%

Average Years of Work Experience

ClassFull-time Work ExperienceManagement Experience
20202214.14
201922.7513.3
201820.2510.88
201720.5712.21
201618.6811.26

Business Administration - Online Master Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates

  • Of students enrolled for at least 24 months, 72 percent graduate on time (within 2 years)

Time to Degree Completion

  • Average time – 22 months

Retention Rates

  • 89% of students who have enrolled have graduated or are currently making satisfactory progress toward their degree.
  • 11% of students have withdrawn from the program after completing at least one course.
Time To CompletionPercentage of Graduates
12 Months12%
13-22 Months25%
24 Months35%
25-36 Months20%
36+ Months8%

Business Administration - Professional Master Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates

ClassTotal EnrolledWithdrewGraduatedGraduation Rate
2018
314+ 1 transfer2684%
20171841478%
201612012100%
20152332087%

Overall: 86% of students have graduated within three years.

The part-time Professional MBA program requires a minimum of 2 years of management experience for program admission. The majority of students enter the program to build business skills for advancement within their current company. Since approximately 94% of students are fully employed throughout the program, we do not track career placement for graduates.

Business Administrations - Top Employers of MBAs

Business Administrations - Top Employers of MBAs

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • HP Inc.
  • Boise State University
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Albertsons Corporate Headquarters
  • Amazon
  • Idaho Power Company
  • Saint Alphonsus Health Systems
  • Idaho Army National Guard
  • The Amalgamated Sugar Company
  • Chobani
  • St. Luke’s Health Systems

Economics Master Programs (M.Ec., MSE) Outcomes

Graduation Rates

ClassTotal EnrolledWithdrewGraduatedGraduation Rate
201951360%
2018
71457.14%
201791666.67%

Overall: In the 2018 cohort, 100% of graduated students completed the degree in 2 years. In the 2017 cohort, 100% of graduated students completed their degree within 3 years.

Career Placement

Class of 2018 and 2019
Reported Salary – Mean: $52,500  Median:$60,000, High: $75,000, Low: $45,000
Placement rates – 90%

Top Employers of Economics Masters

  • Hewlett Packard (Technology)
  • Boise State University (Academia)
  • Hull Tactical (Wealth Management)
  • Pratt & Whitney (Technology)
  • West Ada School District (Education)