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MBA Class of 1998, Full Time




Class of 1998 Placement Summary

The Haas MBA continues to be a very valuable degree. The average salary accepted by members of the class of 1998 increased 1.9%, from $76,364 in 1997 to $77,797 in 1998.

Strategy/management consulting continues to be very popular; 28.2% of the graduates chose these positions, up from 25.6% in 1997. Other top functions remain steady: 13.9% to product management, 8.9% to corporate finance and 5.9% to general finance.

In terms of industry choice, students are equally drawn by consulting and high technology, with financial services coming in a strong third. Almost a third (31.7%) of the class took positions in consulting, while 30.4% went into a variety of companies in the high technology sector. Within technology this year, software was a very popular choice; 8.4% of students took jobs in the sector. Financial services came in at 20.3%, with particular interest in investment banking and commercial banking.

Northern California continues to hold most graduates, although the trend is down - 56.9% in 1998 compared to 67.3% in 1997. An addition 6.5% of the class chose positions in other west coast locations (e.g., Seattle, Los Angeles). More that one quarter of the students (25.3%) went to international locations, including 12.4% to Asia, 6.9% to Western Europe, and 4% to Central and South America.

More students received larger signing bonuses in 1998; employers were clearly focusing their compensation strategies in this area. Bonuses ranging from $3,000 to $35,000 were accepted by 68.8% of the class. The average bonus was $16,342, up 16.7% from last year. Bonus payment, previously industry dependent, is becoming the norm for MBA graduates. In consulting 84.6% of the graduates received signing bonuses averaging $20,304. In the financial services industry the average was $17,946, with 68.3% receiving bonuses. In the high technology sector 59% of graduates received bonuses averaging $11,010. In addition to signing bonuses, many students reported other kinds of bonuses (e.g., relocation, stock options, profit sharing, performance).

We expect the coming year to continue the strong trend for Haas graduates. The number and variety of opportunities continues to increase. It's an exciting time!

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The Class of 1998 - A Profile


May 1998 graduates 242
Women 33%
Minority 22%
International 35%
Average age at enrollment 29.9 years
Average years of work experience before beginning the MBA program 4.8 years


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Top Employers

The following employers (listed in alphabetical order) hired three or more Haas graduates in 1998.

A. T. Kearney
Andersen Consulting
Arthur D. Little
Bank of America
Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Clorox
Coopers & Lybrand
Ford Motor Company
IBM - The Wilkerson Group
Intel
Lucent Technologies
McKinsey & Companyc
Microsoft
Mitchell Madison
Hewlett-Packard

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Function Summary - Class of 1998


    Base Salaries Signing Bonuses
% of Class Function Range Median Average % Recvg Average
34.7 Consulting
2.5 Finance 68,000 - 132,000 80,000 88,900 80.0 8,750
1.5 Healthcare 90,000 - 92,000 90,350 90,783 100.0 16,667
0.5 Real estate * * * * *
28.2 Strategy/ management 50,000 - 105,000 90,000 83,036 87.7 20,634
2.0 Technology 58,000 - 90,000 76,500 75,250 25.0 20,000
4.0 Corporate/ Business Development 50,000 - 150,000 80,000 81,429 37.5 6,667
27.8 Finance
0.5 Accounting/ control * * * * *
1.0 Commercial lending * * * * *
8.9 Corporate finance 50,000 - 85,000 70,000 70,714 100.0 15,036
5.9 General finance 67,000 - 80,028 72,600 72,577 91.7 8,000
1.0 Investment management/ research * * * * *
4.0 Mergers & acquisitions 60,000 - 82,500 80,000 74,313 87.5 16,143
1.5 Private client services 70,000 - 75,000 75,000 73,333 100.0 20,000
4.0 Sales & trading 70,000 - 80,000 75,000 75,000 85.7 17,083
1.0 Venture capital * * * * *
2.5 Entrepreneurship 70,000 - 100,000 80,000 86,000 20.0 10,000
3.0 General Management 50,000 - 76,200 70,000 68,240 25.0 25,000
1.0 Human Resources * * * * *
1.5 Law 87,000 - 91,350 90,000 89,450 0.0
18.4 Marketing
2.5 General marketing 68,000 - 81,500 80,000 76,500 33.3 5,000
1.5 Market research 68,000 - 132,000 80,000 88,900 80.0 8,750
2.5 Finance * * * * *
13.9 Product management 60,000 - 96,000 75,000 75,933 66.7 13,844
0.5 Sales * * * * *
1.0 Production/ Operations Management * * * * *
0.5 Real Estate Development * * * * *
3.0 Strategic/ Business Planning 50,000 - 95,000 76,000 73,667 83.3 16,000
3.0 Other 65,000 - 90,000 82,000 79,000 100.0 13,000
CLASS AVERAGE 50,000 - 150,000 76,000 77,797 48.8 16,342
% increase from previous year 1.9 4.9 16.7


* insufficient data to report

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Industry Summary - Class of 1998


    Base Salaries Signing Bonuses
% of Class Function Range Median Average % Recvg Average
1.0 Accounting * * * * *
0.5 Advertising * * * * *
2.5 Automotive 75,000 - 90,000 76,200 78,400 100.0 15,600
31.7 Consulting 57,000 - 132,000 89,000 84,352 84.6 20,304
3.5 Consumer Products/ Food Beverage 70,000 - 80,028 70,000 72,006 85.7 15,167
3.5 Education/ Government/ Nonprofit 40,000 - 68,000 50,000 52,000 0.0 0.0
20.3 Financial Services 50,000 - 150,000 70,000 73,843 68.3 17,946
7.4 Commercial banking 50,000 - 80,000 70,000 70,000 53.3 17,500
1.5 Diversified services 60,000 - 75,000 70,000 68,333 66.7 18,500
9.4 Investment banking 50,000 - 85,000 75,000 72,194 94.7 18,853
1.0 Investment management * * * * *
4.0 Venture Capital * * * * *
30.4 High Technology 50,000 - 100,000 75,000 73,976 59.0 11,010
1.5 Biotechnology * * * * *
4.5 Diversified products 67,400 - 80,000 74,000 74,656 66.7 8,775
4.0 Sales & trading 70,000 - 80,000 75,000 75,000 85.7 17,083
2.0 Electronics 50,000 - 80,000 70,000 66,667 66.7 11,250
3.0 Hardware 65,000 - 95,000 80,000 81,000 83.3 8,700
3.5 Internet/ computer - related systems 55,000 - 80,000 80,000 74,857 28.6 5,000
3.0 Semiconductors 70,200 - 96,000 72,000 76,200 83.3 16,540
8.4 Software 58,000 - 100,000 75,000 77,063 35.3 14,000
4.5 Telecommunications 50,000 - 81,500 77,000 68,813 87.5 10,429
2.0 Real Estate/ Construction 75,000 - 80,000 75,000 76,250 50.0 10,000
4.0 Other 67,000 - 91,350 78,500 79,225 37.5 12,333
CLASS AVERAGE 50,000 - 150,000 76,000 77,797 68.8 16,342
% increase from previous year 1.9 4.9 16.7


* insufficient data to report

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Location Summary - Class of 1998


    Base Salaries Signing Bonuses
% of Class Function Range Median Average % Recvg Average
63.4 Western United States
56.9 Northern Calfornia 50,000 - 150,000 80,000 80,790 71.3 15,632
1.5 Pacific Northwest 55,000 - 65,000 65,000 61,667 66.7 22,500
5.0 Southern Calfornia 65,000 - 95,000 73,500 76,800 62.5 14,500
3.0 Midwest 75,000 - 90,000 77,100 80,003 100.00 14,667
5.4 Northeast 70,000 - 100,000 80,000 79,682 90.9 17,500
1.5 Southeast * * * * *
1.5 Southwest 65,000 - 70,000 67,000 67,333 100.00 11,500
63.4 International
12.4 Asia 50,000 - 90,000 68,000 65,647 52.9 13,922
0.5 Canada * * * * *
4.0 Central/South America 70,000 - 82,500 75,000 76,563 87.5 21,143
6.9 Western Europe 57,000 - 105,000 68,000 71,192 78.6 18,855
CLASS AVERAGE 50,000 - 150,000 70,000 77,797 68.8 16,342
% increase from previous year 1.9 4.9 16.7


* insufficient data to report

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Class of 1999 Summer Internships Placement Summary

The summer of 1998 offered Haas students the opportunity to explore a wide range of industries and professions. More than 90% of the students reported summer internships, with salaries averaging $5,121 per month, a 2.9% increase over the 1997 average.

The list of most popular professions for summer differs slightly from that of the graduating class; marketing positions were especially popular. Product management (12.5%) and strategy/management consulting (12%) were the top choices, followed by 11.6% in general marketing and 7.4% in market research. Corporate/business development (7.4%) and strategic/business planning (6.5%) were also of particular interest to students. Within financial services, 6.5% of students took positions in corporate finance and 6% in general finance.

Students this year accepted positions in a broad range of industries. Consulting was selected by 16.7% of the class. Software (13.4%) was followed by investment banking (11.6%), and consumer products/food/beverage and internet-related services, each with 5.6% of the class.

More than 70% of the first-year class stayed in Northern California during the summer, while 6.9% traveled to the Eastern United States for their mid-program experiences. Other summer positions were scattered across the globe; Asia (6%) and Europe (5.6%) were the most popular international locations.

The Class of 1999 What Does It Look Like?


Students in class of 1999 237
Women 32%
Minority 22%
International 33%
Average age at enrollment 28 years
Average years of work experience before beginning the MBA program 5 years


Top Employers

The following employers (listed in alphabetical order) hired three or more Haas summer interns in 1998.

3Com
A.T. Kearney
Andersen Consulting
Autodesk
Charles Schwab
Ford
GlobalRent.com
Goldman Sachs
Hewlett-Packard Intel
Levi Strauss
Lifescan
McKinsey & Co.
Oracle
PeopleSoft
Visa USA
Wells Fargo

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Function Summary - Summer Internships Class of 1999


    Base Salaries
% of Class Function Range Median Average
15.7 Consulting
0.9 Finance * * *
1.4 Healthcare 5,020 - 7,500 7,200 6,573
0.5 Real estate * * *
12.0 Strategy/ management 4,500 - 9,630 7,950 7,292
0.9 Technology * * *
7.4 Corporate/ Business Development 3,000 - 6,000 4,650 4,594
25.2 Finance
6.5 Corporate finance 4,350 - 6,250 4,995 5,127
6.0 General finance 2,400 - 5,650 4,750 4,415
2.8 Investment management 3,000 - 6,500 5,000 5,010
0.5 Mergers & acquisitions * * *
1.4 Private client services 5,800 - 7,000 6,000 6,267
1.4 Real estate finance 4,333 - 6,250 5,800 5,461
2.8 Research 1,500 - 6,250 4,650 4,383
1.9 Sales & trading 5,600 - 6,250 6,011 5,968
1.4 Treasury * * *
0.5 Venture capital 1,000 - 5,000 * 3,320
1.9 Entrepreneurship * * *
0.9 General Management * * *
0.9 Human Resources * * *
0.5 Law * * *
32.8 Marketing
11.6 General marketing 2,400 - 6,000 4,800 4,877
7.4 Market research 2,000 - 6,000 4,600 4,614
0.4 Marketing Communications * * *
12.5 Product management 3,000 - 7,000 5,000 4,874
0.9 Sales * * *
0.9 Real Estate Asset Management * * *
1.9 Real Estate Development 3,500 - 5,000 4,100 4,175
6.5 Strategic/Business Planning 2,000 - 5,700 4,400 4,153
1.9 Other - - -
CLASS AVERAGE 2,000 - 9,630 5,000 5,121
32.8 % increase from previous year 2.9


* insufficient data to report

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Industry Summary - Summer Internships Class of 1999


    Base Salaries
% of Class Function Range Median Average
1.4 Automotive 4,995 - 4,995 4,995 4,995
16.7 Consulting 3,500 - 9,630 7,500 6,915
5.6 Consumer Products/Food Beverage 3,000 - 5,800 5,000 4,700
3.5 Education 2,000 - 4,400 2,400 2,688
28.3 Financial Services
4.2 Commercial banking 4,000 - 6,250 5,000 5,048
5.1 Diversified services 4,000 - 6,000 6,000 5,636
11.6 Investment banking 2,400 - 7,000 5,600 5,240
4.2 Investment management 3,000 - 6,500 4,000 4,506
3.2 Venture Capital 3,000 - 5,000 4,100 4,120
38.0 High Technology
3.2 Biotechnology 4,500 - 5,800 4,850 4,957
5.1 Diversified products 2,310 - 6,000 4,000 4,510
3.0 Hardware 1,700 - 6,000 5,000 4,604
5.6 Internet/computer - related systems 2,000 - 5,000 3,500 3,507
2.3 Semiconductors 4,700 - 5,750 4,750 4,988
13.4 Software 2,800 - 7,000 4,900 4,836
4.2 Telecommunications 3,500 - 5,800 5,000 4,604
3.2 Real Estate/Construction 3,500 - 5,000 4,000 4,171
1.9 Other 3,200 - 6,500 4,950 4,900
CLASS AVERAGE 2,000 - 9,630 5,000 5,121
% increase from previous year 2.9


* insufficient data to report

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Summer Internships Class of 1999


    Base Salaries
% of Class Function Range Median Average
74.6 Western United States
56.9 Northern Calfornia 2,000 - 8,300 5,000 5,064
1.9 Pacific Northwest 2,800 - 5,000 4,850 4,375
1.4 Southern Calfornia 4,000 - 4,500 4,333 4,278
1.9 Midwest 4,995 - 5,020 4,995 5,001
6.9 Northeast 3,000 - 8,000 5,508 5,772
0.5 Southeast * * *
0.5 Southwest * * *
14.9 International
6.0 Asia 2,310 - 8,000 4,500 4,359
2.7 Central/South America 3,500 - 6,250 5,000 4,875
5.6 Western Europe 3,500 - 6,250 5,000 4,875
0.5 Eastern Europe * * *
CLASS AVERAGE 2,000 - 9,630 5,000 5,121
% increase from previous year 2.9


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Hiring Organizations

The following organizations hired one or more Haas students in 1998 for career or summer positions.

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3Com
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
ABN Amro
Active Research
Actuate Software Corporation
Adobe Systems
Advanced Fibre Communications
Advanced Micro Devices
Airtouch
AlliedSignal, Inc.
Amazon.com
AMB Property Corp.
American Express
Amgen, Inc.
Andersen Consulting
Annuncio Software
Aplio Inc.
APM
Arbor Software
Argentaria
Arthur Andersen
Arthur D. Little
Aspect Telcommunications
Autodesk
AvantGo

BancAmerica Robertson Stephens
Banco Itau S/A
Bank of America
Bank of America/Robertson Stephens
Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi
Bank Paribas
Banque Paribas
Barclays Global Investors
Baxter Healthcare - Novacor Div.
Bay Area Economics
Bayer
Berkeley International Capital
Booz Allen & Hamilton
Boston Consulting Group
BRE Properties
Broadview Associates
Brown & Toland Medical Group
Burnham Pacific Properties

Calio Groves
Cambridge Associates
Cambridge Information Network
Cambridge Management Consulting
Capital America (Nomura)
Charles Schwab and Company, Inc.
Chase Securities
Chevron Corporation
Childrens Health Council
CHS - Riga
Cisco Systems
Citibank
CKS Enterprise
Clorox Company, The
Cluster Consulting
CNK Telecommunications (BVI)
Collins Consulting
Colorific
Computer Curriculum Corporation
Cooley Godward LLP
Coopers and Lybrand LLP
Covad Communications
Cowen and Company
CSC Index
CSC Planmetrics
Cymer

Daewoo Capital Management
Daewoo Securities
Dascom Integration Ltd.
Dell Computers
Dovetail Solutions
Dresdner RCM Global Investors

EA Capital
Edgar, Dunn and Company
Electronics Arts
Electronics for Imaging
Encanto Networks
Endevco
Enron
Entegrity LP
Epic Solutions
Ernst & Young

Fannie Mae
Fidelity Investments
Ford Motor Company
Franklin Resources
Frontier Natural Products Co-op

Gap, Inc.
GE Lighting
Gene Ed Inc.
Genentech
Genesys Telcommuncations Laboratories
Genzyme Transgenics
Gerber-Vogt AG
Geron
Getaway Zone
Global Environment Fund
GlobalRent.com
Goldman, Sachs and Company
Gotthard Bank
Grosvenor Int'l
GTE Internetworking
Guidant Corporation

Hamilton HMC
Harmony Software
Harris Digital Telephone Systems
Hewlett-Packard Company
Himalayan Light Foundation
Hines Interests
HomeShark
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

IBM
IBM - The Wilkerson Group
IDG Ventures
IKEA Taiwan
Impresso
Inktomi
Institutional Venture Partners
Intel Corporation
Interval Research Corp
Interworld
Intuit
IQ Company

J.P. Morgan

Kinetix
KMS Structured Finance
KPMG

La Piana Associates
LECG
LECG
Lehman Brothers
Levi Strauss
Lifescan
Loop Ventures, Inc.
Los Alamos National Labs
Lotre y Asociados Construcciones
Lucas Digital
Lucas Learning
Lucent Technologies

MarketHome
McKenna Group
McKinsey and Company
McMahan Group
Mercer Management Consulting
Merck & Company
Merrill Lynch
Merrill Research
Microsoft Corporation
Mid-Peninusla Housing Coalition
Ministry of Construction
Mitchell Madison Group
Monitor Company
Montgomery Asset Management
Morgan Stanely
Morgan Stanley Venture Partners
Morgan Stanley/China Intl Capital
Motorola-Lexicus Division
MRT Micro

National Park Service
NationsBanc Montgomery Securities LLC
Natl. Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Nestle USA, Inc.
Netscape
Netstudio
Nippon Motorola
Nomura Asset Capital
Norincliukin Bank Int'l Plc.
Normura Research Institute
Nortel
NTT

Object Stream
Oracle

Pacific Cellular Corp.
Paine Webber, Inc.
Pandesic
Paribas Equities
Patpatia & Associates
Peay Vineyards
Peoplesoft
Perkin Elmer
Philips Optical Storage
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro LLP
Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd and McGrath
Presidio Strategies
Price Waterhouse LLP - Management Consulting
Professor Freeman
Prophet
Providian Financial
Prudential Capital Group

Quantum Corporation

Reuters PLC

Sage IT Partners
Samajong M&A
Samsung Corporation
Samsung Insurance
San Francisco Consulting Group
San Francisco Symphony
SBC Warburg Dillon Read
SG Cowen
Siderar
Siebel Systems
Sierra On-Line
Silicon Energy
Silicon Graphics
Singapore Tourism Board
SKB Banka
Smith Barney Asset Management
Spieker Properties
Stern Marketing Group
Sun Microsystems

Tefen USA
Telcom Semiconductor
Telecommunications Resources
The Bank of Korea
The Bank of Tokyo Ltd.
The Norwegian Public Roads Admin.
The Shepperd Group
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Towers Perrin
Toyota Motor Sales

Urban Analysis
US West/Media One

Valuevest Management
Viant
Vintage Properties
Visa International
Visa USA
Vitasave

Wells Fargo Bank
William Wilson and Associates
Williams Sonoma


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