Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

2016 Business Student Outcomes

Incoming Standardized Test Scores
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Mean SAT Score: 1086
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Mean GMAT Score: 528
Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) Mean GMAT Score: 570
Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) (new) Mean GMAT Score: 610


Retention Rates

B.S. 87% (1-year retention rate, 2014 Cohort)
MBA 95% (Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 semester)
MSIS 100% (Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 semester)


Median Time to Completion: Graduate Programs

MBA 2.3 Years
MSIS 2.7 Years


Graduation Rates

B.S. 64% (6-Year) 59% (5-Year) 38% (4-Year)
MBA 74% (4-Year) 67% (3-Year) 49% (2-Year)
MSIS 58% (4-Year) 52% (3-Year) 51% (2-Year)


Employment Rates Upon Graduation

B.S. 77%
MBA 96%
MSIS 85%

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam

Last year the CPA exam pass rate for our bachelor’s degree students testing for the first time within one year of graduation was 80% according to the 2016 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Report.  This percentage ranks the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration 4th out of 41 business schools (or 90th percentile) reporting information for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The pass rate for all students testing for the first time within one year of graduation was 77.3%, ranking the School 7th out of 49 business schools (or 86th percentile) reporting information in Pennsylvania.


Mean Salary of Business Undergraduates Upon Graduation

B.S. $49,600


In the past year, business students earned academic credit for internships at such companies as:

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Brandt Accounting

L Brands -- Victoria’s Secret


HL Tax Service LLC

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster

Westcode Inc.

The Clark Group, Inc.

TE Connectivity Ltd.

Foot Locker Inc.

City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Phoenix Contact

SRP Systems Inc.

Turner Tax Solutions

American Mint, LLC

The Ellis Group, LLC


Info-Matrix Corporation

Boles Metzger Brosius & Walborn PC