MIT Sloan vs Tuck MBA: Comparison Based on Post MBA Salary, Career Service and Alumni Network

Tuck vs MIT Sloan MBAIf you have missed the first part of the series, read MIT Sloan vs Tuck MBA: Comparison Based on Location, Ranking, Class Profile, Curriculum, Exchange Programs and Internships

7) Post MBA Salary

When it comes to median and mean Base Salary, MIT Sloan MBA Students have reported a higher mean base salary of $118,406 against Tuck’s $115,000. When you look sector wise, MIT Sloan has better compensation across all sectors except VC, Hedge Fund and Private Equity sector. Tuck also has a higher percentage of representation (4%) in PE sector and Consulting (36%). MIT has a larger representation in Manufacturing (18.1%). For details, check out the comparison table below.

Some of the top Hirers for MIT Sloan MBA
Class of 2012 are McKinsey & Company , Amazon, Boston Consulting Group , Bain & Company , Citi and Google. Tuck also attracts similar recruiters with companies like Amazon, Apple, McKinsey & Company, Time Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. among the top 50 recruiters.

8) Career Service

Both MIT Sloan and Tuck School of Business have competitive Career Development Office, which is evident in the latest employment report. 87% of the job offers were facilitated by Tuck. Sloan is not that far behind with 81% of the offers facilitated by school activities and network.

MIT Sloan Career Development Office provides the resources and network to reach post-MBA goals. Career Core is such an example where students get to map curriculum to goals, and identify abilities to reach them. The CDO office also trains students in networking, communication, negotiation, and interview etiquette.  The Career Development team facilitates career fairs, and builds relationships with employers for Internships and On-Campus recruitment program. Over 60% of the students have received job offers through campus recruitment.

Tuck's Career Development Office offers similar opportunities to plan the career right from the first semester. The Sector Smarts Series is a unique program designed for career switchers. The series introduces first-year students to a wide range of industries so that they can make an informed decision before choosing one.

Tuck Career Advisor Program is designed for Second-Year students and exposes students to senior executives who are Tuck Alumni and have gone through a series of career decisions at the highest level. This is a valuable experience for students who are in the middle of making important career decisions. In addition to the mentorship program, the CDO also conducts Workshops on resume writing, cover letters, networking, interviewing etiquette, and other relevant career related activities. The team is also responsible for bringing some of the best companies across the world to Hanover for on-campus recruitment. In total, around 700 companies have recruited Tuck students.
9) Alumni Network

MIT Sloan alumni network has 22,000+ size and is spread across 90 countries. Tuck on the other hand has more than 9,000 MBA Alumni. The response from the Alumni is more important than size and reach. Tuck and MIT Sloan are known to have excellent Alumni support but Tuck Alumni differentiate themselves by making sure that the students are guided in the right direction during the job search and they get the appropriate advice in a timely manner.


MIT Sloan has a clear advantage in terms of Post-MBA Salary and Curriculum Structure. But Tuck is not that far behind. The close-knit class, exchange programs and the Alumni support has enabled Tuck MBA to compensate for the minor difference in Post-MBA Salaries.

Class of 2014 profileMIT SloanTuck School of Business
GMAT Range660-760550-780
Average GMAT711717
Age Range 25 - 3524-42
Average Age 2828
Average Experience55
GPA3.5 (Mean)3.5 (Mean)
Engineering/Computer Science33%16%
Humanities/Arts/Social Science21%26%
Science and Math10%6%
Mean Base Salary $1,18,406$115000
Median Base Salary $1,18,500$115000
Range of Base Salary $65,000 - $169,000
***Post MBA Job Function***Class % (MIT vs Tuck)Median Salary in $ (MIT vs Tuck)
Consulting 29.2% vs 36%$135,000 vs $130,000
Investment Banking 12.8% vs 10%$100,000 vs $100,000
Software/Internet/Technology 11.5% vs 11.0% $110,000 vs $110,000
Retail /Consumer Goods10.2% vs 13%$115,000 vs $100,000
Investment Management 6.2% vs 4% $115,000 vs $110,000
Diversified Financial Services /Financial Services5.9% vs 22%$122,500 vs $100,000
VC/Hedge Fund/Private Equity 1.7% vs 4%$124,000 vs $125,000
Media/Entertainment 2% vs 2%$115,000 vs *
Manufacturing 18.1% vs 5%$118500 vs $105,000
Government/Nonprofit 1.3% vs 1%$90,000 vs *
Other 1.1% vs 4% $106,000 vs $115,000
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech 3.6% vs 4%$115,000 vs $110,000
Energy 2% vs 3%* vs $105,000
* Does not Exist or Unknown
***Internship Monthly Salary Summary***Class % (MIT vs Tuck)Median Salary in $ (MIT vs Tuck)
Investment Banking / Brokerage11.5% vs 11%$8333 vs $8300
Investment management4% vs 7%$8300 vs $7700
Private Equity/Venture Capital7.1% vs 5% $5750 vs $5500
Consulting20.4% vs 20% $10,500 vs $10,000
Consumer goods/Retail3.4% vs 13%$6650 vs $6,400
Technology14.2% vs 10%$7,000 vs $8,000
Health care, pharmaceuticals, biotech9% vs 9% $7,000 vs $6,500
Nonprofit, government6.2% vs 6% $3,750 vs $3,600
Media, entertainment2.5% vs 4% $3,800 vs $5,000
Energy3.4% vs 3% $6,250 vs $4,500

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