Where Harvard MBAs Live & Work

Source: LinkedIn member profiles as of 1/16/14

Source: LinkedIn member profiles as of 1/16/14

It may seem surprising that more Harvard MBAs claim they are entrepreneurs than any one industry they identify with. But data by the school shows that the majority of Harvard MBAs tend to do their own thing within 10 years of graduation.

After finance, “operations” claims the largest group of HBS grads, with 4401 MBAs. The top five are rounded out by business development (4351), consulting (4073), and sales (3947). Marketing predictably looms large, with 3,554 alums.

And while you might not expect it, education is a major employer of Harvard MBAs. LinkedIn shows that 2,559 work in the field of learning–more than half of the MBAs who work in management consulting.

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