MBA Careers by Program- Facts & Figures

Graduates of top MBA programs look forward to careers that have annual salaries of around $150,000 in addition to yearly bonus payouts of approximately $30,000.  Salaries upon graduating from top MBA programs are about twice the starting salary of those with an undergraduate degree alone.* When it comes to pay, employment rate, and placement, all top MBA programs schools pave the way to lucrative post-MBA careers.  

“Applicants see an MBA as a long-term investment in their future,” says Beth Tidmarsh, a former Kellogg School MBA Admissions Officer, now on the Stacy Blackman Consulting team.

Comparing MBA career data across the top programs can help applicants identify right-fit programs for their aspirations.  Industry and geographic outplacement data are outlined here, and you can locate the MBA program career placement reports hyperlinked by school name below.

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Our insights about MBA admissions for finance industry candidates was through a client study we did several years ago about success factors for getting admitted to Harvard, Stanford and Wharton for private equity applicants.  We wrote about the merits of the investment banking career path in a conversation with SBC consultant. As well, you’ll find this overview on management consulting careers valuable.

Check out this interesting conversation about tech industry recruiting with Tory on our SBC team:

Do tech companies need Harvard grads?

For details on MBA program application deadlines, check out our comparison chart here.

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Jobs & Pay Data

Harvard

Stanford

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

95%

91%

Consulting Industry

24%

15%

Finance Industry

34%

34%

Tech Industry

19%

28%

Health Care

7%

4%

Northeast Location

41%

20%

West Coast Location

25%

60%

Southwest Location

6%

4%

South

3%

3%

Mid Atlantic

3%

1%

Midwest

8%

2%

International

15%

11%

Jobs & Pay Data

Kellogg

Booth

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

94%

95%

Consulting Industry

36%

38%

Finance Industry

15%

30%

Tech Industry

28%

16%

Health Care

5%

4%

Northeast Location

14%

23%

West Coast Location

34%

25%

Southwest Location

7%

6%

South

4%

3%

Midatlantic

4%

2%

Midwest

29%

33%

International

8%

9%

 

Jobs & Pay Data Wharton Columbia
MBAs employed 3 months after commencement 94% 90%
Consulting Industry 24% 34%
Finance Industry 36% 33%
Tech Industry 16% 19.8%*
Health Care 7% 4%
Northeast Location 42% Not

Available

West Coast Location 27%
Southwest Location 3%
South 4%
Midatlantic 8%
Midwest 3%
International 13%

*CBS combines Media and Tech

Jobs & Pay Data

Duke

Darden

Job offers at 3 months after commencement

93%

93%

Consulting Industry

31%

41%

Finance Industry

18%

19%

Tech Industry

27%

20%

Health Care

8%

2%

Northeast Location

27%

30%

West Coast Location

25%

15%

Southwest Location

17%

15%

South

16%

13%

Midatlantic

7%

23%

Midwest

9%

5%

International

6%

5%

 

Jobs & Pay Data

MIT

Sloan

Berkeley

MBAs employed 3 months after commencement

95.50%

89.50%

Consulting Industry

31.10%

25.10%

Finance Industry

18.50%

14.50%

Tech Industry

27.60%

32.40%

Health Care

5.60%

11.60%

Northeast Location

44.10%

7.70%

West Coast Location

29.70%

74.90%

Southwest Location

4.90%

1.90%

South

4.20%

1.00%

Mid Atlantic

2.80%

1.40%

Midwest

2.80%

3.90%

International

9.3%

10%

 

Jobs & Pay Data* INSEAD LBS
MBAs employed 3 months after commencement 89%* 91%
Consulting Industry 48% 28%
Finance/Accounting Industry 14% 25%
Information Technology/telecommunications 23% 13%
Health Care/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology 3% 5%
North America 7% 23%
UK 14% 9%
Europe (not the UK) 37% 15%
Asia Pacific 25% 19%
South/Central and Western Asia 10% 13%
Middle East and Africa 7% 7%

* “89% is the 2020 stats that includes the 20J class who graduated in a pandemic. Over the past years, INSEAD has consistently increased this figure by 1% reaching a record number of 92% in 2019,” shared a representative from INSEAD’s MBA program.
*Data is for MBA 2020 graduates and industry categories are approximate.

*Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), 2019

Top INDUSTRIES people go into after earning an MBA:

Consulting      • Financial services      • Consumer products      • Education
• Government      • Nonprofit      • Energy      • Health Care      • Manufacturing      •Technology

Top ROLES people go into after earning an MBA:

• Senior leadership      • Entrepreneur      • Marketing      • Strategy
• Finance      • General Management      • Operations      • Technology

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