Student Career Outcomes

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The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno is the premier provider of business education in the region, preparing students to become competitive, ethical and innovative business professionals in order to drive economic development and improve quality of life for all citizens of the State of Nevada. Once graduated, our students are equipped with the tools and skill sets to succeed in their respective fields of study.

Below is a collection of data that expresses our alumni's employment outcomes, as well as defines some of the top employers in the Greater Reno Area.

All data is self-reported and provided by the UNR Career Studio.

Alumni employment

According to our 2019 career outcomes data, alumni of the College of Business have been successful in securing full-time employment in their respective fields of study.

  • 83% are working full-time
  • 91% are satisfied with employment
  • 90% are working in a related field
  • 91% had a positive career outcome

Alumni employment locations

After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, the majority of business students found employment in the Reno area, while others ventured outside of Nevada to kickstart their professional careers.

  • 63% are employed in the Greater Reno Area
  • 11% are employed in other parts of Nevada outside of Reno
  • 26% are employed outside of Nevada

Top employers

Many of our alumni have found fulfilling careers with businesses in the Greater Reno Area. Listed below are some of the top employers, according to our 2019 career outcomes report.

  • Alchemy
  • Bombora
  • Clear Capital
  • Eide Bailly LLP
  • El Dorado Resorts
  • Enterprise
  • Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
  • Hamilton Company
  • Hometown Health
  • IGT
  • Intuit
  • ITS National LLC
  • Moss Adams
  • Nevada State Bank
  • Renown
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Zulily

Job Functions

Upon graduating, our alumni successfully secured positions in a variety of fields. Listed below are some of their most popular job functions, according to our 2019 career outcomes report.

  • Accounting
  • Data & Analytics
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Sales

Salary by degree

Below is a table that describes the average salaries of students who graduated from five different degree programs offered at the College of Business.

Salaries by degree program
Degree Program Salary
Accounting $52,000
Finance $40,771
Information Systems $50,384
Management $44,724
Marketing $37,683

Graduate vs. undergraduate salaries

The more education you have, the greater an asset you may be. According to our 2019 career outcomes data, alumni with graduate degrees from the College of Business earned a greater average annual salary than undergraduate alumni by more than $26,000.

Average Undergraduate Salary: $55,684

Average Graduate Salary: $82,677

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