Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

Feeder Colleges & Companies To Stanford’s MBA Program

Stanford Graduate School of Business loves MBB people

McKinsey is golden, whether you like it or not.

Applicants who have McKinsey & Co. on their resumes (29) outrank their peers at BCG (23) and Bain (22). In fact, no less than 8% of the school’s Class of 2020 had been employed by McKinsey, while BCG is on the resumes of 6.5% of the class, and Bain at 6%. There are also 13 candidates from Goldman Sachs and 10 who list Morgan Stanley. The big surprise in this employer mix was Deloitte, one of the ‘Big Four’ which sent a dozen students to last year’s class, not including two more from Monitor Deloitte. Symonds discovered that Goldman dominates the financial feeder companies with 13 former full-time employees in the GSB’s 2020 class, followed by Morgan Stanley (10), PwC (seven) and JP Morgan (five). Ernest & Young and KPMG each supplied one candidate.

What about tech? After all, Stanford is in the epicenter of Silicon Valley.

Google is ahead in tech with five students in the class, while Facebook and Amazon each have four. Three students had worked for YouTube, while only one came from Apple. One big surprise: Microsoft sent the same number of students – two – as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In fact, seven enrolled candidates worked in philanthropy.

The full GSB Class of 2020 report is available on the Fortuna Admissions website where you can review all 142 undergraduate institutions, an array of degrees and majors, graduate school programs, and the details of hundreds of employers, job titles, and combinations of pre-MBA professional experience.


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.