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: Best & Brightest Executive MBAs: Class of 2022

If you’re looking for a little inspiration in your MBA journey, take the time to click through some of our Best and Brightest Executive MBAs for 2022. This is one of our largest recognition projects of the year, and one of our most popular. It features the stories, accomplishments, and career highlights of 100 truly remarkable EMBA candidates from the top business schools in the world. If you can’t get inspired by these stories, you might be uninsurable.

The full package is now featured on our homepage. To see the full list and start clicking through their profiles, go to page 4. 

No. 2: Ranking The Best Masters In Management Programs

Before The Economist completely bows out of the business school rankings race, we thought it would be helpful for prospective students in Master’s in Management programs to see how The Economist‘s take on this degree differs from The Financial Times. The MiM, the most popular graduate management degree in Europe, has long had two rankings. Now it will only have one from the FT.

Yet, the lists are dramatically different. More U.S. business schools have participated in The Economist list, while they all but ignore the Financial Times when it comes to its ranking of management master’s. The FT, on the other hand, includes more Indian and Chinese programs than The Economist.

To gain a better sense of where programs ranked, we combined both lists, equally weighting each ranking, to come up with a Top 25 list from the 40 schools ranked by The Economist and the 100 schools ranked by the Financial Times

The winners of our composite list? The MiM programs at HEC Paris and the University of St. Gallen are in a dead tie for first in the Poets&Quants analysis. Find out how the other programs fare now, on our homepage.

No. 3: BCG Expands Its Target List For MBA Recruits To 37 Elite Schools

The Boston Consulting Group, one of the premier recruiters of MBA talent, is a highly selective employer. In this story, we identify the 37 elite business schools that BCG targets in its hiring, up from 28 target schools the year before.

For 2022, BCG expanded what had been a largely U.S.-centric group of schools by nine other additional MBA programs, adding many of the best European players as well as a few in the U.S., including Howard University.

A year ago, only the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was the only non-U.S. school. Now, the list includes European powerhouses such as INSEAD, ESADE, IE Business School, and IESE in Spain; HEC Paris in France; and London Business School,  Saïd Business School at Oxford University, and Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

See the full list of Target school’s in BCG’s Unlock program in the jobs tab from 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: We take a look at Texas McCombs’ new video assessment and offer tips for tackling this and other application changes at the business school. 

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: If you have a liberal arts background but still want an MBA, don’t be discouraged. This story – 3 Reasons Liberal Arts Graduates Are Qualified For MBA Programs And Business Careers – explains how an MBA can help advance your career while giving practical advice on how you can prepare. It’s available in our admissions tab.

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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