Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Ms. Negotiator
GMAT 720, GPA 7.9/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
MIT Sloan | Ms. Physician
GRE 307, GPA 3.3

The Best (And Worst) Companies For MBAs

Kevin Marvinac, co-founder of TransparentCareer. Courtesy photo

According to TransparentCareer data, average starting compensation for recently graduated MBAs is frothy. Out of the 30 companies analyzed, 11 have average starting pay of $200,000 or greater, once you include bonuses and other perks. Surprisingly, only one of those companies falls into the financial services industry. Six consulting firms, four tech giants, and one financial services company make up the top 11 companies for total compensation. After L.E.K. Consulting, BCG and Goldman Sachs follow, with MBAs starting at an average of $221,000 and $215,000, respectively. McKinsey and Bain tie for the next spot, both reporting averages of $214,000.

At the bottom is Dell, where MBAs average a total compensation package of $126,000. Next lowest are P&G and Pepsi at $131,000 and $140,000, respectively. MBAs at only six companies report making a total compensation package of less than $150,000 in their first roles after B-school.

MBAs are most satisfied with their jobs at A.T. Kearney, according to the TransparentCareer data. Google, Adobe, and Liberty Mutual share a three-way tie with an average satisfaction rate of 7.8—just off A.T. Kearney’s average of 7.9. MBAs at 12 companies have an average job satisfaction rate of at least seven on the one-to-ten scale. Of those 12, half are consulting firms, four are tech companies, and two are financial services outfits. At the bottom is Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a meager score of 5.6. Next lowest is another three-way tie, this time between Dell, Accenture, and Deloitte with an average of 5.8.