Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Politics Abroad
GRE 332, GPA 4.2/4.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Canadian Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Fintech To Tech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.54

Where MIT Sloan MBAs Work & What They Do

Where do Sloan 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 Sloan 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 Sloanies as well as the most likely industries that attract its graduates.

Source: LinkedIn membership data

Perhaps the single biggest surprise is the number two employer of Sloan MBAs? It’s MIT, according to LinkedIn, right after McKinsey & Co., the powerhouse consulting giant. As you’d expect given the reputation of MIT as a home for engineers and hi tech people, technology looms large among the top employers of Sloan MBAs.

In the top ten, for example, are IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. But go just a bit further down the list and you’ll find Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, EMC, and Dell.

There’s also the big financial service firms, with Citicorp being the largest single employer of Sloan MBAs who have chosen finance as their field. But Goldman Sachs is not far behind. Boston-based Fidelity Investments also employs a sizable number of Sloan alums, some 51 LinkedIn members with Sloan MBAs say that Fidelity is their current employer.

Like all the other top business schools, most Sloan alums work in the finance function which has some 1,212 LinkedIn members. Business development is a close second, however, with 1,043 Sloan MBAs on LinkedIn, while consulting is third with 1,026 LinkedIn members.

Information technology is the fourth most popular field for Sloan MBAs–and that is a significant difference from most other business school alumni networks.

MIT Sloan: Where the MBAs Work & What They Do

CompanyLinkedIn MembersIndustryLinkedIn Members
McKinsey & Co.187Finance1,212
MIT148Business Development1,043
IBM102Consulting1,026
Google92Information Technology949
Boston Consulting Group88Administrative894
Microsoft79Operations733
Amazon73Entrepreneur678
Citicorp67Marketing649
Goldman Sachs66Engineering638
Bain & Co.66Product591
Intel65Sales446
Deloitte62Public Relations236
Cisco Systems55Human Resources177
Oracle51Creative165
Fidelity51Support126
Hewlett-Packard50Legal64
Accenture47Medical62
Vale47Accounting59
EMC45Buyer42
Boeing44Real Estate27
Dell41
Facebook25
Barclays Capital33
Morgan Stanley33

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

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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.