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Once students evaluate their interest in a chosen field, they focus on the earning potential and job opportunities available with the degree. Michigan State University’s annual recruiting trends report(US) covers some interesting statistics on the average starting salary of candidates with degree programs, master’s program including MBA, and PHD program.

PHD in Engineering fetches the largest starting salary of $71,742, followed by PHD in Pharmacy and PHD in law. For Management students, an MBA on an average increases the starting salary by $12,000 per year, regardless of the reputation. Professionals with MBA take the fourth position with a starting salary of $56,726 followed by Business Professionals with a PHD.

Students with a master’s degree program earn 3% to 63% higher starting salary than their Bachelor’s degree counterparts, and PHD students earn 20 to 25% higher salary than their Master’s degree counterpart. The only exception that we have seen is for candidates with PHD in Business, who earns 4.7% lesser salary than an MBA.

Here is the complete list of Starting Salary Based on Degree Program including MBA...

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Europe vs US MBA Salary

MBA Return on investment depends a lot on the return on the brand. Business School reputation among recruiters, student’s previous work experience, and the practical learning experience gained during the program are three primary contributors towards an increase in salary. Business Schools in United States had dominated the best ROI list in early 2000, primarily driven by the IT boom, but recent data from FT charts shows an interesting trend.






The 30-40% International students that have been consistently maintained by Business Schools in United States is not an anomaly or due to restrictions in visa provision. It is primarily due to a learned experience that International Alumni are the lowest contributing group for endowment funds. International Alumni tend to...

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MBA Salary Growth Financial CrisisPost MBA Salary remains a critical criterion for selecting Business Schools. We have analyzed the data from Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, and found some interesting trends on salary growth for top MBA programs before and after two financial crisis – IT Crash of 2001 and Financial Meltdown of 2008.

The analysis is based on the weighted salary data collected by FT. The Weighted Salary in $ is the average salary earned by MBA Alumnus after three years of graduation, adjusted against variations across different industries. This means that the weighted salary collected in 2013 is the salary earned by a 2009 graduated MBA student.

2001 Crash

We looked at the salary growth rate of top MBA programs before the IT Bust in 2001, and the following three years.

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MBA Salary IncreaseFT Global MBA Ranking gives MBA Aspirants the guideline for selecting some of the best business schools in the world. One factor that applicants weigh in before favouring one Business School over the other is the Post-MBA Salary.  Financial Times MBA Ranking uses Weighted Salary – a metric that measures the average Alumnus Salary, 3 Years after graduation, converted to US$ equivalent after calculating adjustments for variations between sectors.

Stanford MBA Alumni beats Harvard MBA
in terms of Weighted Salary Ranking. One big entrant in the top five list is the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, which has a weighted Salary of $171188. Although it has been a forgettable year for IIMA in overall ranking, the school dropping 10 places from 16th to 26th, it has maintained its position in the top 5 list for Weighted Salary.

Apart from IIMA, London Business School, Insead, IMD and IESE, the rest of the top 20 ranking has been dominated by US schools, perhaps showing why US still remains one of the most sought after MBA destinations...


Top 100 MBA Programs by SalaryFinancial Times Global MBA Ranking provides a more diverse collection of Business Schools around the world, including that from US, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. For candidates, the post-MBA Salary is an integral data point for calculating return on investment.

Another important element of Post-MBA Salary calculation is the percentage increase in Salary. By looking at Post-MBA Salary in itself will give you very little information on the actual value of an MBA program in the short-term. Maybe the schools are selective and take in candidates with excellent work experience or academics that can fetch him/her a high salary even without an MBA. So analysing post-MBA Salary with percentage increase in salary is critical.

While evaluating the percentage increase, research about the geographical location of the post-MBA Jobs. If a Business School has a high percentage of international students, the percentage increase in salary can be deceiving. Evaluate the salary equivalent of your current job in US or European...




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