Harvard | Ms. Marketing Family Business
GMAT 750- first try so might retake for a higher score (aiming for 780), GPA Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Structural Engineer
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
GMAT 610, GPA 2.78
Darden | Mr. Anxious One
GRE 323, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Ms. Confused One
GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Ms. Tech Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.53
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Kellogg | Mr. Indian Engine Guy
GMAT 740, GPA 7.96 Eq to 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
Stanford GSB | Ms. Government To EdTech
GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Venture Investments & Start-Ups In China
Wharton | Mr. Army Officer in Tech
GRE 322, GPA 3.1
INSEAD | Mr. Naval Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Mr. Midwest Or Bust
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3

Where Wharton MBAs Work & What They Do

Where do Wharton 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 Wharton 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 Wharton MBAs as well as the most likely industries that attract its graduates.

Source: LinkedIn membership data

The No. 1 employer of Wharton MBAs is not a financial firm, despite the school’s long-time strength in that discipline. It’s McKinsey & Co., largely by virtue of its status as the number one elite MBA employers. According to LinkedIn, some 397 of its members with Wharton MBAs say they work for McKinsey. The second biggest employer of Wharton MBAs is Goldman Sachs with 348 LinkedIn members.

Indeed, five of the eight largest employers of Wharton MBAs are in the field of finance. After Goldman, there’s No. 4 Citicorp, No. 5 Morgan Stanley, No. 7 Merrill Lynch, and No. 8 J.P. Morgan. According to LinkedIn, Merrill Lynch has four times as many Wharton MBAs to Harvard, 237 versus 62, as of December, 2012.

Wharton MBAs seem to like their alma mater. The University of Pennsylvania employs some 324 Wharton MBAs, more than any other employer after McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.

The number one industry is no surprise at all: It’s finance, with 7,025 LinkedIn members, followed by business development, consulting, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

Wharton MBAs: Where They Work & What They Do


CompanyLinkedIn MembersIndustryLinkedIn Members
McKinsey & Co.397Finance7,025
Goldman Sachs348Business Development2,954
University of Penn324Consulting2,793
Morgan Stanley282Marketing2,244
Boston Consulting Group276Sales1,802
Merrill Lynch237Administrative1,707
J.P. Morgan227Operations1,407
Bain & Co.215Information Technology1,264
IBM205Human Resources805
Credit Suisse193Engineering714
Google193Public Relations645
American Express151Accounting484
JPMorgan Chase148Medical417
Wells Fargo146Support377
Johnson & Johnson137Real Estate188
Morgan Stanley Wealth137Buyer 151
Deutsche Bank134
Barclays Capital132

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

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