Where Tuck MBAs Work & What They Do

Where do Tuck MBAs work and in what industries?

With its wealth of membership data, LinkedIn is now providing a glimpse into this answer. Of course, not all Tuck MBAs are registered with the professional networking site so it’s an obviously incomplete list. Even so, the data provides an interesting window into the most likely employers of Tuckies as well as the most likely industries that attract its graduates.

Source: LinkedIn membership data

The three biggest employers of Tuck grads, according to LinkedIn membership data, are consultants: McKinsey, Bain and Boston Consulting Group. Fidelity Investments and Goldman Sachs round out the top five places that employ Tuckies who are members of LinkedIn.

Consultants such as The Parthenon Group and Cambridge Associates, which fail to make the top lists of most elite business schools, also figure prominently as employers of Tuck grads.

As is typical with all elite business schools, finance is the industry that claims the most Tuck MBAs, with 961 LinkedIn members. It is followed by consulting (613), business development (513), and marketing (481).

Dartmouth Tuck; Where They Work & What They Do

CompanyLinkedIn MembersIndustryLinkedIn Members
McKinsey & Co.85Finance961
Bain & Co.58Consulting613
Boston Consulting Group51Business Development513
Fidelity Investments48Marketing481
Goldman Sachs43Entrepreneur347
Morgan Stanley35Product189
J.P. Morgan34Information Technology141
The Parthenon Group31Public Relations100
Merrill Lynch29Human Resources86
Cambridge Associates29Accounting57
Dartmouth College29Support57
American Express28Legal46
Colgate Palmolive26Medical39
Hewlett-Packard23Real Estate13
UBS Investment Bank23
Credit Suisse23

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

  • RV

    Thanks John! You are absolutely right about the contrast. It’s not just jobs but quality jobs at top firms. Thanks a lot for all your hard work – P&Q is an excellent website. I look forward to the rest of your analysis.

  • JohnAByrne


    I’ll try to do a few more, including the three you mention. As to Ephraim’s comment below, the value is in getting a chance to see where most MBAs work and how one school’s MBAs compare with another on this dimension. I would bet that as you go further down the list of top schools, the contrasts become more obvious and distinct, and therefore, more valuable.

  • Crisps

    Very few at HBS?

  • Dreamer

    I am actually surprised to see how many people are employed by the school itself for all of the schools.

  • Ephraim

    I would like to see them as well, but how useful do you think all this is? Linkedln can be misleading because of all the different types of MBAs out there — executive..weekend..night! I don’t see much value in this to be honest. McKinsey dominates! what’s new?

  • RV

    What about some of the other schools such as Hass, Stern and Fuqua? I see the top 8 programs — H/S/W/Booth/Kellogg/MIT/Tuck/Columbia.