Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3

‘Business School Is A Waste…If You Want To Blow $100K, Go To Vegas’

Many In The Class of 2008 Made Less Than The Class of 2006


School                             Class of 2008 Median Salary  Class of 2006 Median Salary  Change
Stanford GSB$221,000$205,000+$16,000
London Business School$214,000$197,000+$17,000
Harvard Business School$205,000$230,000-$25,000
UPenn (Wharton)$205,000$225,000-$20,000
Chicago (Booth)$200,000$205,000-$5,000
Dartmouth (Tuck)$189,000$200,000-$19,000
MIT (Sloan)$185,000$200,000-$15,000
Northwestern (Kellogg)$176,000$183,000-$7,000
UC-Berkeley (Haas)$175,000$171,000+$4,000
UCLA (Anderson)$165,000$159,000+$6,000
New York (Stern)$165,000$160,000+$5,000
SDA Bocconi$165,000$152,000+$13,000
Australian GSM$163,000$181,000-$18,000
Virginia (Darden)$158,000$178,000-$20,000
Cornell (Johnson)$155,000$180,000-$25,000
Michigan (Ross)$153,000$146,000+$7,000
Duke (Fuqua)$152,000$162,000-$10,000
Georgetown (McDonough)$150,000$138,000+$12,000
Texas-Austin (McCombs)$150,000$144,000+$6,000
Cambridge (Judge)$146,000$155,000-$9,000
Yale SOM$144,000$150,000-$6,000
IE Business School$144,000$141,000+$3,000
UNC (Kenan-Flagler)$141,000$135,000+$6,000
Emory (Goizueta)$140,000$128,000+$12,000
HEC Paris$140,000$161,000-$21,000
Vanderbilt (Owen)$138,000$140,000-$2,000
Carnegie (Tepper)$135,000$147,000-$12,000
Oxford (Said)$135,000$156,000-$21,000
USC (Marshall)$135,000$144,000-$9,000

Source: Forbes’ surveys of business school alumni for its 2013 & 2011 MBA rankings

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.