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Columbia MBA Salary Job Function & Industry (2017)

After the Financial Crisis of 2008, MBA with Finance was not a popular option. The aspiring applicants were looked down upon as potential criminals. Hiring was frozen, and the job markets had a 5-year lull, before picking up again in 2014. The 2016 class representation shows the comeback with 36.9% selecting Financial Services. The Median Signing Bonus is the highest, and the total median salary for the group has crossed the $175,000 range.
 
Columbia MBA Salary by Industry

In terms of function, consulting was neck and neck with Financial Services, both taking up 38% class representation. Marketing and General Management was the other two popular job functions. Leveraging the media buzz in New York, nearly 10% of the class chose Media/Technology. Since the majority of Entrepreneurial activity in New York is at disrupting media with technology, MBAs leveraged the location advantage.
 
Columbia MBA Salary by Function

Reference: Columbia MBA Employment Report

Columbia MBA Salary (2016 Class)%Mean Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Total Salary (Median)
By Industry100%$125,000$25,000$150,000
Consulting 34.5%$131,250 $22,500$153,750
Financial Services36.9%$127,187$47,912$175,099
Manufacturing 7.8% $111,666 $40,000$151,666
Media/Technology 9.8%$111,875$25,607$137,482
Other 11.0%$109,350 $20,500$129,850
Columbia MBA Salary (2016 Class)%Mean Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Total Salary (Median)
By Function100%$125,000$25,000$150,000
Consulting 38.10% $120,900 $22,500$143,400
Finance Corporate4.4%$116,250$40,625$156,875
Financial Services34.40%$130,000$43,000$173,000
Management 8.10%$117,400 $28215$145,615
Marketing 8.40%$115,000$29,812$144,812
Real Estate 2.40%$120,833$35,000$155,833
Others 4.20%$123,500$15,000$138,500

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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