Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

What Business School Deans Make

How much money do business school deans make?

A lot more than their MBA graduates–and often quite a bit more than other deans.

According to a new report that looked at the public records of state universities, Alison Davis-Blake, who resigned as dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management to take on the Ross School at the University of Michigan, was paid $477,000 in 2009. That was the second highest annual salary at the University of Minnesota, according to the campus newspaper The Minnesota Daily.

The newspaper reported that Davis-Blake is now making about $75,000 more annually as dean at Ross, a position she assumed in August.

Tom Sullivan, provost of the University of Minnesota, told the paper that business school deans are typically paid more because of “market conditions.” He said deans must compete in the corporate world and in the academic world.

One thing is for sure. Most other deans make much less money. In the 2009-10 academic year, the newspaper reported, College of Liberal Arts Dean James Parente earned $245,000, while Veterinary Medicine Dean Trevor Ames earned $227,000.

The newspaper also reported that the Ohio State University business dean, hired in 2009, currently earns an annual salary of $496,612. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, appointed François Ortalo-Magné as dean of the Wisconsin School of Business in July 2011. He has an annual salary of $410,000. The interim dean of Krannert School of Management at Purdue University for 2010-11 made $203,799, according to the newspaper.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.