Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Public Health
GRE 312, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Mr. Indian Mad Man
GMAT Have not taken yet, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3

Ross Right Behind Big Two In MBA Pay

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

The highest paying jobs at Ross were in consulting where the $144,000 median base was $19K more than the $125,000 median in financial services. The highest paid grad going into consulting landed a base salary of $160,000. Median starting salary in the tech industry was $117,000, though the range was a low of $70,000 to $140,000. MBAs who went into either the manufacturing sector or healthcare reported slighly lower median base salary of $115,000. Not surprisingly, the lowest median salary of $95,000 went to graduates who accepted jobs at nonprofits, government agencies, and in education.

Of the 450 MBA grads in the Class of 2016, Ross said that 368 sought employment. Some 169 graduates, or 37.6%, returned to their summer internship employers. Another 20 graduates, or 4.4%, were sponsored and went back to their original employers. Only 4 Ross MBAs, representing just under 1% of the class, started their own businesses. That’s an exceptionally small percentage of entrepreneurs. Last year, Ross had only three MBAs launch companies. More typically at other peer schools, about 5% of a graduating class of MBAs do startups.Ross said that 88% of the Class of 2016 were career switchers.

The increasing importance of tech companies to Ross means that more and more of its graduates are accepting jobs in the west. This year, 24.2% of the class headed west, the second most popular destination after the midwest where 35.4% of the MBAs took their jobs. About 20.8% of the class accepted jobs in the northeast; 3.5% in the mid-atlantic states, 3.6% in the south, and 5.0% in the southwest. Although one third of this year’s graduating class was composed of international students, only 7.7% of the graduates went overseas for their post-MBA positions.

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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.