Goizueta released employment numbers for the MBA Class of 2011 this week. PHOTO: buddawiggi/Flickr.com

The Career Management Center at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School announced employment numbers for the recently-graduated MBA Class of 2011 this week.

The results show continued strength in a tough job market.

“We are proud to share that our FTMBA students achieved extraordinary success with career opportunities this year, with 85 percent of the Class of 2011 receiving job offers by graduation,” said Wendy Tsung, associate dean and executive director of MBA Career Service. “Additionally, 95 percent of graduates received offers within three months of graduation.

“These figures place us among the best in the country for MBA career employment and are a testament to our commitment of educating, supporting and empowering our students to succeed.”

In 2010, 93 percent of students received offers within three months of graduation.  The average base salary also increased by 9 percent to $100,682 per year in 2011.

Data is in compliance with the MBA Career Services Council board requirements for dissemination and publication to various ranking surveys. A detailed employment report is expected in the coming weeks and will be posted on the Goizueta website.