Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Social Scientist
GRE 330, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Fin
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Over-Experienced
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

How Recruiters Rank Business Schools By Industry & Skill Set

SURPRISE: STANFORD IS #1 IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Most students would associate the Stanford Graduate School of Business with technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and even consulting. Luring just 7% of 2015 graduates, the consumer goods industry is seemingly an afterthought at Stanford. But it isn’t to recruiters. With a 4.23 average, Stanford earned the highest score of any school in any of the four major categories (consulting, finance, consumer products, and technology) that garnered five or more evaluations. In fact, 21 of the 26 recruiters gave Stanford a grade of four or better in this sector (including 11 perfect scores).

Even though Stanford is nearly 0.5 of a point better than its nearest competitors, more recruiters in the consumer products space are flocking to programs like Ross (3.75 on 125 responses), Harvard Business School (3.73 on 85 responses), Kellogg (3.72 off 115 responses, Fuqua (3.65 on 78 responses), and Wharton (3.57 on 67 responses). Overall, median starting base salaries for these schools range from $102,000-$109,000, with Fuqua topping out near the latter.

STANFORD RULES TECH SECTOR TOO

Stanford was also the clear winner in the technology arena, boasting a 3.78 mean score from recruiters off 135 responses. That’s not surprising, considering Stanford operates in the shadow of Silicon Valley. The same could be said for the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, just a 20 minute Drive from the famed Research Triangle Park. In fact, UNC actually produced a higher average than Stanford at 3.88. However, it did so with 100 fewer recruiter responses.

In tech, 2015 Stanford grads tied with Harvard grads in starting salary at $125,000. However, their $29,000 sign on bonuses lagged behind Tuck ($40,000) and Yale ($32,000). Still, Stanford’s recruiter score left nearly every other program behind in this category, including established and emerging tech powerhouses like Harvard (3.33 on 171 responses), MIT Sloan (3.38 on 137 responses), Kellogg (3.45 on 134 responses), Columbia (3.35 on 134 responses), Booth (3.51 on 127 responses), Berkeley Haas (3.66 on 119 responses), Fuqua (3.44 on 112 responses), Wharton (3.46 on 105 responses), Ross (3.41 on 99 responses), and UCLA Anderson (3.51 on 98 responses).

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