Harvard | Mr. Diversity Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Black Wealth Management
GMAT 690, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Alexa Privacy PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Ms. Health & Law
GMAT 730, GPA 3.21
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Innovation
GMAT 790, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Mr. Magistrate Auditor
GMAT 720, GPA 16.67/20
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Digital Health
GMAT 760, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Tuck | Mr. First Gen Student
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Native Norwegian
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Michelin Man
GMAT 780, GPA 8.46/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Airline Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Latino Banker
GRE 332, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Lean Manufacturing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Go-Getter
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Global Healthcare
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Social Impact To Tech
GMAT -, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD Explorer
GRE 340, GPA 3.5

These Schools Are The Top MBA Feeders To The Tech Industry

Amazon is the top tech employer for most leading B-schools — and in many cases, the top employer of a school’s MBAs altogether. File photo


For the 21 schools on our list that provided enough data in their employment reports to make a two-year comparison, median base salaries grew an average of $11,932. Among the top 10 schools, nine reported a median base of $130K, with only Stanford exceeding that at $135K. That is the highest median salary of any school. The highest in 2016 was not Stanford, however — GSB reported a median base of just $95,000 that year, making its $40,000 gain the biggest of any school in 2018 (Dartmouth Tuck reported a three-year gain of $34,000 in median base salary). No — in 2016 the highest pay was reported at three schools: UC-Berkeley Haas, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Harvard, all of which reported median base salaries of $125K.

One school reported a lower base salary in 2018 than 2016: Indiana Kelley, which was down $750 between 2016 and 2018 medians. Seven schools did not provide enough data for a comparison; and one school, Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, reported the same median figure for both years: $110,000.

Four schools, meanwhile, reported median sign-on bonuses of $40,000 for their 2018 tech grads: Columbia, UCLA Anderson, Michigan Ross, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Virginia Darden reported an average tech job sign-on bonus of $40,313.

How about Europe? Of the five European schools we examined, the highest median base salary was for MBAs from HEC Paris: $131,000. The average base salary for the five schools: $101,057.