Forbes: The B School Payback

Forbes.com recently posted their business school rankings with a twist – the payback. According to Forbes, their survey measures return on investment at 85 schools. They looked at the class of 1998 — “a class that worked through the boom and bust since graduation.”

The good news is that the class of 1998 is doing well. “The average 1998 grad almost tripled his or her pre-M.B.A. salary five years out of school, to $106,000. While annual income growth for the U.S. has sput-tered at 2.5% since 1998, for the B-school class of 1998 it has averaged 11% since graduation,” according to Forbes.

Harvard led the rankings “with a five-year gain of $149,000 over tuition and forgone salary. Its graduates saw their compensation jump 13% annually since graduation to $195,000 last year.”

Here are the top ten on the Forbes list:

Havard
Columbia
Chicago
Tuck
Yale
Wharton
Stanford
UNC
Kellogg
Darden

See the complete list here.

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