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Yale SOM MBA Salary by Industry

Despite the proximity to New York and Connecticut, the dominant industry that attracted the most number of MBA candidates was consulting (30.8%), earning equal pay with Finance, partly credited to the base salary that is $15,000 higher than Finance. However, Finance industry typically allocates 15-50% of the base salary as Bonus. Technology and Retail were the third and fourth popular choices.

Yale SOM MBA Salary by Function
Around 45% of the class chose Consulting as a job function with Finance and General Management taking the 2nd and 3rd spots. Finance ($175,000) was leading in the total median salary over Consulting ($163,500). 

Reference: Yale SOM MBA Employment Report

Tepper MBA Salary by Industry

Conforming to Carnegie Mellon University’s reputation of attracting technology giants – Google, Adobe, Amazon.com, IBM, and Intel, the industry with the most offers for MBA candidates were in technology (33.5%), ahead of Consulting (27.5%) and Financial Services (17.4%). Consulting at $160,000 earned the candidates close to $20k extra than Technology

Tepper MBA Salary by Function
By function, consulting led the maximum accepted offers at 33%, with a total salary of $160,000 ahead of Finance ($135,000) and Marketing ($134,000). Do note that the school did not publish individual bonus for industries and job functions, hence the total median salary might vary, especially for Finance where the bonus is traditionally 30-40% higher than other industries or job functions.

Reference: Tepper MBA Employment Report

Traditionally, the mean signing bonus is around the $25,000 to $30,000 range, but for Darden Full-time MBA, the bonus crossed $31,000, although the total mean base salary was below the $125,000 range seen in top 10 MBA programs. However, Consulting – the most preferred job function attracted offers with $134,770 base salary and total mean salary of $161,700. Finance, the second favorite attracted much lower base salary ($119,585) but attracted the best signing bonus ($41,863) for the class.

Among the Finance function, Investment Banking pulled in close to $50,000 in signing bonus a $126,960 mean base salary, taking the total compensation to $175,898. General Management and Marketing were the 3rd and 4th popular function.

Darden MBA Salary by Function
Darden MBA didn’t break the trend of following the Consulting and Financial Services industries, the former attracting 38% of the class while Investment Banking (18%) job offers was a sizable portion from the Financial Services (27%) sector.

Darden MBA Salary by Industry

On total mean salary,...

The largest industry placement was in Consulting (32.2%) and Technology (20.4%). Financial Services was the third choice but earned the 2nd highest median base salary ($125,000) behind consulting ($144,000).
Ross MBA Salary by Industry

The total median salary for Technology was an impressive ($148,000) but substantially less than the two top paying industries – Consulting ($171,000) and Finance ($172,500).

On job function, Consulting attracted the most (36.10%) candidates for Ross MBA. Finance was the 2nd choice and Marketing/Sales the third, each attracting a fifth of the class. On compensation, Consulting led the base salary ($140,000) and total median salary ($165,000) despite Finance  attracting a median signing bonus of $40,000.

Ross MBA Salary by Function

Overall, the total median salary by job function is one of the highest among top 10 MBA programs, ranging from $135,500 to $165,000. 

Ross MBA Employment...

Michigan’s strength as a Manufacturing powerhouse is leveraged by Broad with close to 40% of the class choosing the industry. The base salary is $100,000. Consumer Products, another related sector was chosen by 17.2% of the class.

Broad MBA Salary By Industry

The big payday was in Consulting, attracting a median base salary of $130,000 – a compensation seen only in top 10 Business Schools in the US. Although only 10.9% of the class could get offers in the most sought after industry, Broad is a worthy training ground for candidates interested in entering Consulting. Technology, another stronghold of Michigan was the 2nd most popular industry but remained the only industry that fell below $100,000 in median base salary.

Broad MBA Salary by Function
Supply Chain Management clearly is Broad’s strength and one of the concentrations. 50% of the class chose the function even though the base salary was $100,000. Marketing/Sales another favorite attracted 15.6% of the class despite a $95,000 base salary.

Consulting, Finance/Accounting, and General Management each attracted...

Finance and consulting job function received the best remuneration –both crossing the $160,000 barrier, while Marketing/Sales were the lowest paid ($132,000) but had the third best representation (21%) indicating how job satisfaction played a major role in the post-MBA choice. Also, for Business Development/Sales role, the year-end bonus adds considerably to the total salary, just like Finance job function does.

Duke Fuqua MBA Salary by Function
Among the industries recruiting from Duke Fuqua, Finance had the best package with the signing bonus crossing $45,000, taking the total median salary to $171,250.

Duke Fuqua MBA Salary by Industry

Consulting and Consumer Goods industry offered the 2nd highest total salary – both offering $165,000 in post-MBA salary.

Reference: Duke Fuqua MBA Employment Report

For the job function, Consulting and Financial Services are neck on neck while Marketing/Sales is the third popular choice for the latest Georgetown MBA class. The mean base salary is correlated to the top two post-MBA jobs functions, but Marketing/Sales was chosen despite a below $100,000 base salary.

Georgetown MBA Salary by Function
Consulting and Financial Services, like in top MBA programs was the popular industries for Georgetown MBA candidates with Technology at a distant third. Consulting has a higher base salary ($118,336) with the total class average at $108,081. Interestingly, only 2% chose government despite the D.C advantage. The comparatively low salary is one reason for the choice.

Georgetown MBA Salary by Industry

Reference: Georgetown MBA Employment Report

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