P&Q’s Must Reads: MBA Pay By Job Occupation: Here’s How Much You’re Worth

Hello everyone  –- Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick, digestible recap of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll be highlighting the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So, Let’s get to it. 

No. 1: MBA Pay By Job: Here’s How Much You’re Worth

Last week, Jeff Schmitt did a deep dive into how your geographic region shapes your paycheck. This week, he’s running the numbers again to see how your career path affects it.  

Jeff examines average pay for some of the most popular industries for MBAs – think consulting, investment banking, or general management – and then compares those figures between the top 50 business schools. At which school do marketers average the highest base pay? How about healthcare administration? Find out in MBA Pay by Job, now on our homepage.

No. 2: The Future Of The MBA Is Happening Right Now At Indiana Kelley

If you’ve been researching MBA programs, you already know that the average cost of the top residential programs in the United States now exceeds $200,000. Despite the prevalence of scholarships and other funding options, the reality of the debt burden involved is a big barrier for many.

But this program deep dive by P&Q managing editor Marc Ethier presents a different option: the Kelley Direct Online program at Indiana University.

At just over $80,000, Kelley’s online MBA is both elite and a bargain. You can learn more about the online leader in The Future Of The MBA Is Happening Right Now At Indiana Kelley.

No. 3: MBAs, Working To Evacuate Afghanis, Aim To Keep America’s Promise To Allies

In this story, we talk with six MBAs from some of the top business schools, working to evacuate thousands of Afghanis and Iraqis to safety.

No One Left Behind is the leading non-profit that works to keep America’s promise to Iraqi and Afghani interpreters and others who aided in the War on Terror. After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan last August, the group has worked at lightning speed to professionalize the organization and step up to the incredible challenge at hand. 

“A lot of veterans from a lot of business schools have worked with interpreters who are the primary beneficiaries of this program. Keeping our country’s moral obligation to them – as well as the pragmatic impacts it has on American foreign policy – I think is one of the defining issues for our generation of veterans,” one of the MBAs tells us. 

You can read this inspiring story now, on our homepage.

No. 4: Our Weekly Round Up of  News You Can Use

No matter where you are in your B-school journey, we bring several helpful stories for you this week.

First up: Don’t miss these 5 tips for crafting a killer MBA resume, complete with specific before and after examples. Or these tips for securing the strongest MBA recommendations for your application.

Next: The 2022-2023 recruiting carousel is kicking into gear. And after two years of COVID driving recruiting online, you’ll find a lot more in-person options. To help, we’ve compiled the upcoming MBA admission events from the top programs into one handy list. You can find it in our admissions tab.

Finally: For those international students looking at U.S. programs, the Admissionado team offers a host of helpful resources. These include Exceptionary Work Authorization, Feasible Career Plans, and building your “personal board of directors.

And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap. 

I also want to alert all the school seekers out there to CentreCourt’s upcoming MBA Festival events. Our next series, The MBA & Your Career, is happening October 4-5, and you can register for free on our events tab. 

Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thanks for listening and, as always, stay informed!

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