MIT Sloan | Mr. Surgery to MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Global Perspective
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Businessman Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 7.26/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. 750
GMAT 750, GPA 3.43
Wharton | Mr. Data Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 7.76/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tech Evangelist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5

What Companies Pay MBA Interns

money, salary, pay

Where student interns go also reveals obvious strengths of many schools. Business schools sending more than a third of their first-year classes into finance include Columbia (45%), Wharton, Chicago Booth and Georgetown University’s McDonough School (38%), NYU Stern (36%), and Yale (33%) (see below table). Schools that are generating big interest in tech include UC-Berkeley’s Haas School (37%), Stanford (35%), Carnegie Mellon (35%), London Business School (26%), and the University of Texas (25%).

Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School (38%) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (24%) lead all schools in turning out more consultant-bound MBA interns. They are closely followed by Dartmouth Tuck and Chicago Booth (22%), MIT Sloan, Virginia’s Darden School, Duke Fuqua, and Michigan Ross (21%). Leading in interns that head into consumer product companies are Emory’s Goizueta School (18%), INSEAD and Washington University (16%), Kellogg and Michigan (15%).

In healthcare and pharma, another area in which there is growing student interest, Washington University (21%), Vanderbilt (11%), and Berkeley and Carnegie (10%) are sending significant numbers of MBA students into internships.

Where MBAs Interns From Leading Business Schools Work

SchoolConsultingFinanceTechConsumerHealthcare
Stanford10%21%35%9%6%
Harvard14%27%21%8%7%
Wharton18%38%16%9%7%
Chicago22%38%16%7%3%
Columbia19%45%11%7%2%
Northwestern24%19%15%15%8%
MIT Sloan21%20%21%5%6%
Dartmouth22%27%15%11%8%
Duke21%21%22%10%8%
Berkeley18%15%37%8%10%
Michigan21%17%19%15%7%
Yale18%33%9%9%6%
Virginia21%30%15%8%4%
UCLA14%17%20%2%4%
Cornell14%34%15%13%4%
NYU15%36%3%9%2%
Carnegie28%17%35%7%10%
Texas15%22%25%11%3%
Emory18%33%5%18%1%
Georgetown18%38%5%10%4%
Washington Univ.3%21%8%16%21%
Vanderbilt.12%22%21%11%11%
London18%28%26%4%7%
INSEAD*16%22%12%16%6%

Source: Business school employment reports

Notes: * 55% of INSEAD students had summer internships

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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.