MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Ms. Negotiator
GMAT 720, GPA 7.9/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
MIT Sloan | Ms. Physician
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Ms. Globetrotting Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7

MBA Programs For The Bargain Hunter

It’s no secret that full-time MBA programs cost a lot of money–especially when you add up the opportunity costs of quitting a job for two years. But there are some schools that offer an MBA degree at deep discounts from what most people pay.

U.S. News & World Report today (June 5) went through its database of more than 400 business schools in the U.S. to come up with a list of the ten least expensive MBAs at private universities. The school on top? Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. At just $10,600 a year, an MBA degree from Marriott is just about one-sixth of the cost of what U.S. News says is the most expensive program at Harvard Business School where the sticker price for annual tuition and fees now comes to $60,610. (And if you’re a Mormon, tuition at BYU is even cheaper.)

MBA bargain hunters should also look at such schools as the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn., and Williamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem, Ore., Oregon, schools that finished among the top five least expensive for their full-time MBA programs. The full cost of an MBA at St. Thomas is $56,000, while the full cost of an MBA at Atkinson is little more than $62,000.

Of course, these are sticker prices and can sometimes differ markedly from the actual price students pay when they attend these schools. Harvard, for example, grants substantial fellowship money to students each year. At HBS last year, the average annual scholarship granted to a student was $28,410 which brings down the sticker price significantly.

 Top Ten Bargain Hunters’ MBA Programs

Inexpensive Private Schools Annual Tuition & Fees Full Cost of MBA
  1. Brigham Young (Marriott) $10,600 $21,200
  2. Abilene Christian University $25,270 $50,540
  3. University of St. Thomas $28,000 $56,000
  4. Howard University $28,516 $57,032
  5. Williamette University (Atkinson) $31,330 $62,660
  6. American University (Kogod) $31,872 $63,744
  7. Baylor University (Hankamer) $32,058 $64,116
  8. Rollins College (Crummer) $33,000 $66,000
  9. Syracuse University (Whitman) $34,106 $68,212
10. Rochester Institute of Tech (Saunders) $34,878 $69,756

Source: U.S. News & World Report