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September 14, 2015
Last week, Forbes released its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in the United States based on the return on investment (ROI) of the MBA Class of 2010 grads. For the second straight time, Stanford Graduate School of Business nudged out Harvard Business School for the top spot with a five-year gain of $89,100 for graduates. In fact, according to the report, the class of 2010 tripled their pre-MBA total compensation to $255,000 five years out of school.
Here’s a snapshot of the Top Ten Business Schools as crowned by Forbes:
- Stanford Graduate School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $89,100)
- Harvard Business School (five-year MBA gain of $83,500)
- Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $72,700)
- Columbia Business School (five-year MBA gain of $71,100)
- Dartmouth Tuck School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $68,400)
- Chicago Booth School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $65,000)
- The Wharton School (five-year MBA gain of $64,900)
- UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (five-year MBA gain of $64,200)
- MIT Sloan School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $63,800)
- Cornell Johnson School of Management (five-year MBA gain of $63,500)
The MBA Class of 2010 had it pretty tough, graduating in the midst of a global financial meltdown that saw typical MBA feeder companies such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns vaporize overnight. However, despite the slow start to their post-MBA careers, the class of 2010 has rebounded well, Forbes notes.
To learn more about the methodology of the Forbes ranking, hiring trends, and the debt situation of the Class of 2010, you can read the original article on Forbes.com.
September 14, 2015
It takes a lot of hard work to get into a top business school, and we know that school spirit and pride run super strong, from Day One on campus to years later, as an alumni. If you’re currently at business school, earned your MBA in the past few years, or even if you’ve already gone to your ten-year business school reunion, you’re eligible to enter our #LookatmyMBA video contest—if SBC was a part of your journey in any way.
That means if you used an SBC guide, subscribed to our newsletter, read this blog or worked with one of our consultants, you can enter for a chance to win $1,000! Just shoot a 15-second video showing off your MBA pride—on or off campus, with school memorabilia, in that favorite school sweatshirt, or whatever creative way you like—and be sure to include a shout-out to SBC.
We’re awarding $1,000 to TWO entrants! The contest ends September 25th, so get thinking about how you can show your love for your school, and some love for SBC, too! Learn more here.
September 10, 2015
A master’s degree in business is now the most popular graduate degree in America, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But while there is clear demand for MBAs, some experts continue to question the …
A master’s degree in business is now the most popular graduate degree in America, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But while there is clear demand for MBAs, some experts continue to question the value of an MBA – more specifically the return on investment.
To address the debate over the ROI of an MBA, MBA@UNC, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School’s online MBA program, created an infographic that highlights the potential benefits of an MBA, including salary data, employment rates, and the top 15 schools with the best “5-Year MBA Gain.” The visualization of the top schools is compelling, as it represents the net cumulative amount the typical alumni would have earned after five years by getting their MBA versus staying in their pre-MBA career.
While the statistics are powerful, it is the student reflections on earning an MBA that have proven to be most meaningful to prospective students. According to November 2013 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) data, 96 percent of MBA graduate respondents rated the value of their degree as outstanding, excellent or good and would recommend a graduate management education to others. Three out of four said they could not have obtained their job without their graduate business education.
Explore MBA@UNC’s infographic below for more interesting facts and figures.
Brought to you by MBA@UNC: an online mba program
September 3, 2015
The topic of work-life balance consumes a lot of air space in the media lately, particularly as Millennials try to figure out how to fulfill their professional passions while making time for their personal relationships …
The topic of work-life balance consumes a lot of air space in the media lately, particularly as Millennials try to figure out how to fulfill their professional passions while making time for their personal relationships and pleasurable downtime pursuits.
In my new post published on the Wharton Blog Network, I discuss how MBA students can find inspiration and practical advice on bringing balance to those crazy busy two years through a terrific novel called The Balance Project, by my friend and fellow Penn alum Susie Orman Schnall.
I also spoke to Schnall as a part of her interview series of the same name, which explores the idea of balance and how accomplished and inspiring women perceive and achieve the notion of having it all. My interview is here, and it’s No. 104, so you know there’s a wealth of insight to be gleaned from the 100+ women who came before me!
I invite you to read both pieces and share with anyone you know who wants to bring a little balance to their lives but isn’t sure how.