Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Pizza For Breakfast
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. IB Hopeful
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
London Business School | Mr. Indian Banking Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.32
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Career Change
GMAT Have yet to take. Consistent 705 on practice tests., GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7

Admissions At A Top B-School Revealed

MBAs Don’t Get Much Love (Or Money) From The Ivory Tower


Here’s a question for you: How many of the 50 highest-paid private college Presidents earned an MBA?

Based on reading this column’s title, you probably guessed a low number. But just how low?

Try three. That’s right: Few MBAs rake in the big bucks as private school Presidents. So who were the three and where did they graduate? Here they are:

Drexel University: John Fry (NYU) – #41

Belmont University: Robert Fisher (University of Memphis) – #45

Tulane University: Scott Cowen (George Washington University) – #49

Still, these leaders are being paid handsomely. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Fry earned $1,021,739 in total compensation in 2011, while Fisher and Cowen made $968,435 and $940,000, respectively.

However, their salaries are eclipsed by an MBA program drop out. Bloomberg Businessweek notes that Chapman University President Esther Barazzone, who studied at Wharton but apparently didn’t finish her degree, earned $1,812,132 in 2011 total compensation, making her the eighth-highest-paid President. What’s more, George Campbell (President Emeritus at Cooper Union) and John Bowen (Chancellor of Johnson & Wales University) earned an Executive Management Certificate and Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration, respectively. As you’d expect, they make between $200K- $300K more per year than either Fisher or Cowen.

In other words, MBAs will probably climb higher and earn more salary and benefits outside of academics. And what is the best academic background for being a private college President? Try lawyers. They hold 11 of the top 50 spots.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek, Chronicle of Higher Education


Blast from the Past:


When Women Were Only 4 Percent Of A Harvard Business School Class


You’ve come a long way, baby.

And you only need to look at Harvard Business School’s Class of ’71 to see just how far. In the fall of 1969, that class had 27 women among 675 students (and no females among the faculty). In the Mary Tyler Moore era, that passed for diversity. Back then, the women were younger and less experienced than their male counterparts. Forget about glass ceilings and lower pay. These women struggled just to get their foot in the door with recruiters. And the men? Many came to Harvard from insulated all-male undergrad programs. Now, they were competing with savvy women who were vying to be their future bosses, not their future wives. Talk about a culture clash!

So how did these trailblazers cope with everything from overcoming stereotypes to finding restrooms?  Check out this essay from a HBS grad who experienced it all.

Source: Poets and Quants