Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Quadrilingual Amazon
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
NYU Stern | Ms. Luxury Retail
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Aerospace Engineer
GRE 327, GPA 3.92
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14

The Most Lucrative Seven-Figure MBA Degrees


What MBAs From The Top Schools Make Over 20 Years


School20-Year Earnings2013 Starting Pay & BonusP&Q Rank
 26. Southern Methodist (Cox)$2,243,000$100,74839
 27. Texas-Austin (McCombs)$2,235,000$123,86819
 28. Georgia (Terry)$2,217,000$86,09649
 29. Washington University (Olin)$2,180,000$110,53323
 30. Georgia Tech (Scheller)$2,166,000$108,05531
 31. Georgetown (McDonough)$2,162,000$118,62022
 32. Minnesota (Carlson)$2,137,000$117,97236
 33. Purdue (Krannert)$2,101,000$100,60941
 33. Wake Forest (Babcock)$2,101,000$93,95746
 35. Arizona State (Carey)$2,083,000$103,90342
 36. Maryland (Smith)$2,080,000$98,72329
 37. Brigham Young (Marriott)$2,068,000$110,21643
 38. George Washington University$2,067,000$87,19850
 39. Indiana (Kelley)$2,065,000$113,89820
 40. Illinois-Urbana-Champaign$2,053,000$94,75144
 41. South Carolina (Moore)$2,042,000$84,77151
 42. Penn State (Smeal)$2,028,000$108,96133
 43. Rochester (Simon)$2,016,000$92,26237
 44. Florida (Hough)$1,994,000$84,28148
 45. Wisconsin-Madison$1,969,000$109,29330
 46. Case Western Reserve (Weatherhead)$1,960,000$79,12952
 47. Michigan State (Broad)$1,865,000$102,80638
 48. Iowa (Tippie)$1,856,000$95,05835
 49. Ohio State (Fisher)$1,783,000$108,51026
 50. Texas A&M (Mays)$1,781,820$97,48034

Source: Payscale Inc. for 20-year estimate, business schools reporting to U.S. News for 2013 starting pay and bonus

Notes: Poets&Quants asked Payscale to make these 20-year estimates for schools ranked in the top 50 by P&Q. Payscale was unable to come up with reliable estimates for two schools–Rice University’s Jones School and Boston College’s Carroll School of Business–so those schools were not included in the analysis. Instead, the schools rated 51st and 52nd, the University of South Carolina’s Moore School and Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School, were added to the list because PayScale had sufficient data to create an estimate for the MBAs of those schools.

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.