Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

MBA Pay: Harvard vs. Duke & Texas

There’s also one final, though very important consideration, in comparing these numbers. They are the starting gate figures. In all likelihood, there could be a greater and far more significant difference in these numbers over a lifetime.

HOW 2013 PAY FOR MBAS COMPARES AT TEXAS, DUKE & HARVARD

Category                                 McCombs *            Fuqua                       Harvard
Median Base Salary $105,000 $110,000 $120,000
Median Signing Bonus $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
Median Guaranteed Comp $10,000 $20,000 $35,000
Consulting Base Salary $128,698 (30%) $135,000 (32%) $135,000 (24%)
Technology $114,942 (16%) $117,000 (10%) $115,000 (18%)
Investment Banking $100,923 (7%) $100,000 (18%) $100,000 (5%)
Investment Management $120,250 (4%) $110,000 (1%) $115,000 (5%)
Private Equity/Venture Capital $111,000 (3%) $112,500 (1%) $150,000 (9%)
Consumer Products $102.692 (7%) $100,000 (13%) $100,000 (7%)
Energy $110,616 (7%) $100,000 (2%) $112,500 (1%)
Healthcare $102,375 (2%) $110,000 (9%) $120,000 (5%)
Manufacturing $93,750 (2%) $102,600 (4%) $120,000 (6%)

Source: Preliminary employment reports for the Class of 2013

Notes: * McCombs numbers for industry-specific salaries are averages. The numbers for Fuqua and Harvard are medians. The percentages after base salaries reflect the percentage of the 2013 class that went into that industry. Bold numbers reflect the highest numbers in a category

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