Stanford GSB | Mr. Amazon Alexa PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Ms. Connecting The Dots
GMAT 690, GPA 2.9
Darden | Mr. Military Vet
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Diversity Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Black Wealth Management
GMAT 690, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
MIT Sloan | Ms. Health & Law
GMAT 730, GPA 3.21
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Innovation
GMAT 790, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Mr. Magistrate Auditor
GMAT 720, GPA 16.67/20
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Digital Health
GMAT 760, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Tuck | Mr. First Gen Student
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Native Norwegian
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Michelin Man
GMAT 780, GPA 8.46/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Airline Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Latino Banker
GRE 332, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Lean Manufacturing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Go-Getter
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Global Healthcare
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Social Impact To Tech
GMAT -, GPA 3.5

A Hunger Games’ Reaping For MBAs

It’s Follies time again on many business school campuses and Columbia Business School has outdid itself this year by creating an highly amusing MBA version of The Hunger Games.

The reaping, featured CBS students dressed in rival business school gear, is artfully played out in Central Park. Amidst the grounds, MBAs from Stanford, Dartmouth, Kellogg, Wharton and Columbia ferociously compete with each other for the big prize: the chance to work at Berkshire Hathaway with Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s ling-time partner.

In a wonderfully ominous voice, Brad Aspel of the Career Management Center welcomes the students to the reaping.

“Every year,” he intones, “two students from each top business school compete for the honor to be Charlie Munger’s right hand man at Berkshire Hathaway. They call it the Munger Games.”

One student, in an NYU Stern t-shirt, begs for a chance to live before being attacked by two Wharton MBAs with baseball bats.


She pleads: “Please, please, don’t kill me. Wharton’s great. I love Pittsburgh.”

The video is a masterful send-up of business school stereotypes. To play off the fact that Princeton Review rates Wharton as the business school with the most competitive MBA students, the Follies skit has the two Wharton contestants later killing off each other.

The female “tribute” stabs her male classmate in the back. As he lay dying at Central Park’s Belvedere Castle, he lets her know that he poisoned her Red Bull.

In another scene, Munger asks the contestants to do a discounted cash flow analysis without Excel and brings out an abacus. The Kellogg tribute says he didn’t have to take corporate finance at his school and perishes on the spot.


The Harvard Business School contestant says in disgust: “I don’t know how this works. HBS library hires servants to do our DCFs for us. I never failed at anything in my life. Tell my stable of Arabian horses I love them,” she says, flinging herself out of a window to her death.

But when the winners of the competition, obviously two Columbia Business School MBAs, find out that they have to live in Omaha, Nebraska, to work with Munger, they balk.

“I’d rather die in New York than live in Omaha,” says one emphatically.

Instead, a USC Marshall School MBA recruited “from a dumber school” by a Stanford tribute for a pong contest, opts to go.

“Hell yeah,” he says, “I love Midwestern chicks!”

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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.