McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Refrad
GMAT 700, GPA 3.94
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Ms. Product Strategist
GMAT 700, GPA 7.3/10
Columbia | Mr. MBB Consultant
GRE 339, GPA 8.28
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Avocado Farmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.08
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Development Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.9

The Job Outlook For Specialized Master’s

Which industries are showing the most increases in recruiting activity when it comes to the specialized master’s market? Financial services leads by a long shot, with 66% of the schools reporting improved job opportunities there, while technology is second, with a 57% increase (see table below)

INDUSTRIES WITH LARGEST INCREASES IN JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

The industries that experienced the largest decrease in recruiting for specialized master’s candidates were energy and health care. Energy saw a 13% drop off, while healthcare had a 9% decline (see table below).

INDUSTRIES WITH LARGEST DECREASES IN JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

Source: MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, January 2016

All told, 83 programs responded to the survey which was in the field from Dec. 9, 2015, to Jan. 8, 2016. The survey’s results were compared to the Fall 2014 survey fielded in January, 2015, when 77 schools responded. Roughly 78% of the schools responding to this latest survey are based in North America, while 85% said their MBA program was ranked in recent media rankings.

DON’T MISS: FROM BUSINESS ANALYTICS TO REAL ESTATE, AN EXPLOSION IN SPECIALIZED MASTER’S DEGREES or SPECIALIZED MASTER’S PROGRAMS AT THE TOP 50 B-SCHOOLS

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