How to report on Customized Functions and Industries?

How to report on Customized Functions and Industries?

The MBA CSEA provides a basic, and standardized, list of industries and functions to be included in your official MBA CSEA compensation report.  However, schools have the option to customize these lists to meet their needs and better reflect their student population.  12Twenty provides three options regarding industries and functions when compiling MBA CSEA reports:

  • School’s Industries / Functions:  Your school’s customized high-level list of industries and functions.  It will likely be similar to MBA CSEA’s list, with some changes unique to your site (ex. Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Systems instead of one Healthcare industry).

  • School’s Detailed Industries / Functions:  Your school’s “drilled down” list of industries and functions, which includes significantly more detail than the high-level list.  Many of these can be customized for your school (ex. Marketing/Sales function can be broken into many detailed functions: Advertising/Public Relations, Brand Management, Buying/Merchandising, Consumer Insights, Product Management, and Sales.).

  • MBA CSEA Industries / Functions:  These are the MBA CSEA’s stated list of basic high-level industries and functions with no customizations for your individual school.

    • MBA CSEA Industries: Consulting, Consumer Packaged Goods, Energy, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing Media/Entertainment, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Transportation & Logistics Services, Other
    • MBA CSEA Functions: Consulting, Finance/Accounting, General Management, Human Resources, Marketing/Sales, Information Technology, Operations/Logistics, Other

*Please note some jobs associated with custom industries and functions may map to the “Other” MBA CSEA category if their mapping has not been specified or minimum data requirements are not met.

MBA CSEA Standards & Disclaimer

While this article is intended to assist 12Twenty customers in compiling their official MBA CSEA reports, it should not be considered formal guidance on interpreting MBA CSEA standards, or instructions on how to comply with them.  For that, we always recommend reviewing the latest version of the MBA CSEA standards, which can be found at, or contacting the MBA CSEA directly with any questions.

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