Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Stuck Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Mechanical Engineer W/ CFA Level 2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83/4.0 WES Conversion
Harvard | Mr. Certain Government Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Community Involvement
GMAT 600, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. International Banker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. South East Asian Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Ms. Investor To Fintech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Structural Engineer
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Darden | Mr. Anxious One
GRE 323, GPA 3.85
Ross | Mr. Saudi Engineer
GRE 312, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Ms. Consumer Sustainability
GMAT 740, GPA 3.95
Columbia | Ms. Retail Queen
GRE 322, GPA 3.6
Tuck | Ms. Confused One
GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
NYU Stern | Mr. Health Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Regulator To Private
GMAT 700, GPA 2.0
Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. Spaniard
GMAT 710, GPA 7 out of 10 (top 15%)
Harvard | Ms. Marketing Family Business
GMAT 750- first try so might retake for a higher score (aiming for 780), GPA Lower Second Class Honors (around 3.0)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
GMAT 610, GPA 2.78
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96

GMAT vs. GRE: Which Should You Choose?

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B-School Stats You Can’t Miss (Continued)


Alas, MOOCs weren’t the only subject producing intriguing data this week. U.S. News & World Report released its list of the ten most expensive online MBA programs.  And the theme could be, “You get what you pay for.” Here, the two highest ranked public online MBA programs were also the most expensive, with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School ($96,775) and Temple University’s Fox School of Business ($62,208) topping the list. On average, according to U.S. News, students paid $25,525 in program costs for 2014-2015.

Business SchoolTotal Program CostU.S. News Rank
 University of North Carolina (Kenan-  Flager) $96,775 1 (Tie)
 Temple University (Fox) $62,208 1 (Tie)
 Arizona State University (Carey) $54,335 4 (Tie)
 Penn State University – World Campus $52,608 7 (Tie)
 University of Arizona (Eller) $45,000 29 (Tie)
 Louisiana State University (Ourso) $43,932 72
 Florida International University $42,000 62 (Tie)
 Portland State University $39,600 47 (Tie)
 California State University – San Bernadino $39,000 142 (Tie)
 University of Delaware (Lerner) $39,000 101 (Tie)

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Source: U.S. News and World Report

Last week Poets&Quants also shared some numbers from TopMBA on which European schools produced the fastest return on investment (ROI) after graduation. This week, TopMBA is back with an even more relevant ranking: The Top European MBA programs for ROI for 20 Years.

Mind you, these numbers are an “estimate” in TopMBA’s words that allows “for a margin of error around 20%.” That said, if you’re looking for an idea where you’ll generate the biggest bang for your buck, the answer is Spain. Here, IE Business School and IESE Business School own the top spots, with MBAs projected to earn $4,789,686 and $4,682,834 within 20 years of graduation. They were followed by IMD ($4,666,907), INSEAD ($4,637,080), and St. Gallen ($4,505,904).


Surprisingly, UK schools brought up the rear with London Business School ($4,242,684) expected to outperform Imperial, Oxford, and Cambridge by $350,000-$450,000…or roughly $15K-$20K per year. Switzerland placed two schools (IMD and St. Gallen) into the top projected five. In addition, INSEAD grads can expect to earn nearly $1 million dollars more than their peers at HEC Paris. Similarly, ESADE grads may bank a million dollars or more less than their peers at IE and IESE.

Overall, according to TopMBA, MBAs are projected to earn $3.9 million dollars (on average) at the top 20 European programs, a number that drops to $2.9 million dollars when all 46 European schools modeled were included.

For additional insight on this data, click on the links below.


Sources: Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, TopMBA

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