Graduate Programs Student Outcomes and Successes

Degrees Conferred

  • 2018-19 — 146 degrees awarded
  • 2017-18 — 184 degrees awarded

 

Graduation Rates and Employment

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%

Economics - Master Program Outcomes

M.Ec.

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MSE

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MBA - Career Track Outcomes

Graduation Rates

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

Career Placement*

  • Class of 2018
    Reported Salary: Mean: $62,316  Median:$65,00, High: $80,000, Low: $40,000
    Placement rates: 83%
  • Class of 2017 
    Reported Salary: Mean: $56,513  Median:$55,00, High: $80,000, Low: $40,000
    Placement rates: 95%
  • Class of 2016
    Reported Salary: Mean: $59,155, Median: $64,500
    Placement rates: 83%
  • Class of 2015
    Reported Salary: Mean: $55,437, Median: $56,500, High: $72,000, Low $30,000
    Placement rate – 89%

*within 3 months of graduation from students who completed the survey

Internships

2014 – 2018

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

MBA - Online 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  • 11% of students have withdrawn from the program after completing at least one course.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%

MBA - Professional 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.

Top Employers of COBE Masters

Master of Business Administration

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Boise State University
  • Micron
  • Albertsons Corporate Headquarters
  • Amazon

Master of Accountancy

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