MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 7.54/10
Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Duke Fuqua | Mr. CPA To Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. General Motors
GRE 330, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Venture Lawyer
GRE 330, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Stanford GSB | Ms. Digital Health
GMAT 720, GPA 3.48
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Foster School of Business | Mr. Construction Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Ross | Mr. Stockbroker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Kellogg | Mr. Risky Business
GMAT 780, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Southern California
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. World Explorer
GMAT 710 (aiming for 750), GPA 4.33/5
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. White Finance
GMAT Not Taken, GPA 3.97
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5

How MBAs Rate Their Business Schools

The UCLA Anderson School of Management

The UCLA Anderson School of Management


Overall, you could say recent MBA alumni and students were relatively pleased. Sure, there were two schools that scored below 4.0 for facilities. Otherwise, students as a whole ranked their programs well above average in terms of faculty, curriculum, and culture. Now, you’ll want to brace yourself. As it turns out, Economist survey respondents reserved their scorn for a convenient target that’s often the most maligned: Career services.

How bad was it? Ten programs scored below 4.0, with the worst marks coming out of HEC Paris (3.28) and IESE (3.62). Fuqua MBAs, which doled out some of the highest grades for faculty and culture, dumped a 3.65 on their alma mater. In fact, career services is the achilles heel for several programs which had enjoyed high stakeholder enthusiasm otherwise. Those schools include: Harvard Business School, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, INSEAD, and Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

That said, working in a career center is often a thankless task in many MBA programs. It is a Rorschach that somehow metastasizes every student grievance or disappointment. Despite the disaffection at some programs, you’ll find others that excel in this area, such as the consistently high-performing Booth and Anderson MBA programs. Booth, in particular, relies heavily on providing in-time student feedback along with a wide and deep network with employers, to produce a near-perfect placement rate. Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, renowned for its undergraduate center, delivers a similar level of excellence for MBAs. And well-heeled programs like Columbia, Wharton, and Kellogg have also turned their career centers into augers for increasing student capabilities and opportunities, experiences certain to pay off in alumni support down the line.