Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
NYU Stern | Mr. Low Gmat
GMAT 690, GPA 73.45 % (No GPA in undergrad)
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. 1st Gen Brazilian LGBT
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
USC Marshall | Mr. Ambitious
GRE 323, GPA 3.01
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Tuck | Ms. Nigerian Footwear
GRE None, GPA 4.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Low GPA High GRE
GRE 325, GPA 3.2
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Finance Musician
GRE 330, GPA 3.6
NYU Stern | Mr. Hail Mary 740
GMAT 740, GPA 2.94
Harvard | Mr. London Artist
GMAT 730, GPA First Class Honours (4.0 equivalent)
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
SDA Bocconi | Mr. Pharma Manager
GMAT 650, GPA 3,2
Kellogg | Mr. Young PM
GMAT 710, GPA 9.64/10
Wharton | Mr. Indian VC
GRE 333, GPA 3.61
MIT Sloan | Mr. Tech Enthusiast
GRE 325, GPA 6.61/10

Best MBAs For I-Banking Jobs


Looking for some surprises? Start with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. It jumped 11 spots from the 2014 ranking to finish fourth. Here, 27.92% of graduates work in Tier 1 institutions (higher than Booth, NYU, Stanford, Tuck, and NYU) and another 12% holding front office positions in Tier 2 banks. And this could provide some real synergy for the one-year Cornell Tech MBA program in New York City, giving aspiring entrepreneurs and digital mavens a network of potentially friendly funders.

Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School

Cornell wasn’t the only program to make a big jump with efinancialcareers over the past two years. INSEAD (12th to 5th) and HEC Paris (26th to 8th) each made big moves, buoyed by respectable showings in the first tier that were bolstered by strong performances in the second tier. London’s Cass Business School climbed 11 spots to 14th, leapfrogging both Oxford and Cambridge. Most notably, Cass had the third-highest percentage of its graduate pool in Tier 1 banks (28.77%) – better than Wharton, LBS, and Cornell.

However, Cass’ rise pales in comparison to crosstown rival Imperial College Business School. Unranked in 2014, Imperial vaulted to 11th overall, with 26.05% of graduates in efinancialcareers’ resume base working in Tier 1 investment banks – double that of Manchester and Cranfield combined. For the 2015 Class, the school lists Barclays, Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley among its top recruiters. Spain’s IE Business School – known for its entrepreneurial leadership – has also emerged as a banking mecca, rising from 33rd to 18th – with nearly the same percentage of Tier 1 front office staffers (22.32%) as INSEAD (23.92%) and IESE (23.23%).


However, the news wasn’t positive for a number of schools. Most notably, Yale (-7), MIT Sloan (-6), Chicago (-6), Cambridge Judge (-10), Northwestern Kellogg (-12), and Rice Jones (-15) all tumbled in the past two years. Yale, in particular, experienced the worst. Once ranked above Harvard and LBS at 3rd in 2014, Yale fell to 10th overall, though it still posts respectable numbers in the first tier (27.22%). That said, the total percentage of its graduates’ resumes being in front offices of banks in the top three tiers (39.77%) was actually lower than all but one school ranked in efinancialcareers’ top 20.

Sloan, Booth, and Judge each slipped out of the top 10. Along with Imperial Business School, the University of Hong Kong (30th) and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (33rd) also joined efinancialcareers’ rankings in 2016.

Overall, the London Business had the highest percent of school CVs in the top three tiers at 46.08%. LBS was followed by INSEAD (45.34%), IE Business School (44.93%), and Wharton (44.83%). Among top 15 American MBA programs, only Virginia Darden, Michigan Ross, and UCLA Anderson missed efinancialcareers’ cut.