Comparison of Top MBA Programs

Here is the Comparison of Top MBA Programs

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* Updated 02/17/2024

SCHOOLLOCATIONUS NEWS & WORLD REPORT
(rank in 2022)
CLASS SIZE FT% ADMITTEDWORK EXPERIENCE% FEMALE% INTERNATIONALMEDIAN GMATAVG GPAAVG POST MBA SALARY% GRADUATES EMPLOYED 3 MONTHS POST GRADUATIONTOP RECRUITED INDUSTRIESAPPLICATION DEADLINESDECISION DATESINFO SESSIONS / EVENTSWHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Chicago BoothChicago, IL163730%5 Years42%36%7303.6$180,00096%Consulting (39%)
Technology (16%)
Financial Services(33%)
R1: 9/21/23
R2: 1/4/24
R3: 4/4/24
R1: 11/30/23
R2: 3/21/24
R3: 5/23/2024
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/eventsReally understand "why Booth"
Northwestern KelloggEvanston, IL252931%5 Years48%39%7313.7$169,00092%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (22%)
Technology (17%)
R1: 9/13/23
R2: 1/10/24
R3: 4/3/24
R1: 12/13/2023
R2: 3/27/2024
R3: 5/8/2024
https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events.aspxInterviews nearly every applicant
U Penn WhartonPhiladelphia, PA387423%5 Years50%31%7283.6$175,00092%Consulting (29%)
Financial Services (37%)
Technology (14%)
R1: 9/6/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 4/2/2024
R1: 12/14/2023
R2: 3/26/2024
R3: 5/13/2024
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/events/Team-based discussion interview format
MIT SloanCambridge, MA440915%5 Years46%40%7303.61$168,00087%Consulting (34%)
Technology (24%)
Finance (20%)
R1: 9/27/2023
R2: 1/17/2024
R3: 4/08/2024
R1: 12/12/2023
R2: 4/5/2024
R3: 5/16/2024
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Quantitative/scoring approach to admissions
Harvard HBSCambridge, MA593814%5 Years45%39%7403.73175,00080%Consulting (25%)
Private Equity (17%)
Technology (16%)
R1: 9/6/2023
R2: 1/3/2024
R1: 12/6/2023
R2: 3/27/2024
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Pages/default.aspxOpen-ended essay question - start early!
Stanford GSBStanford, CA64319%5 Years46%36%7383.77$189,00082%Finance (38%)
Consulting (24%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 9/12/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 4/9/2024
R1: 12/7/2023
R2: 3/28/2024
R3: 5/23/2024
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/eventsNailing the essay is critical!
Dartmouth College (Tuck)Hanover, NH629733%5.8 Years44%33%7263.49$175,00093%Financial Services (23%)
Consulting (46%)
Technology (14%)
R1: 9/25/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 3/25/2024
R1: 12/7/2023
R2: 3/14/2024
R3: 5/2/2024
https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/attend-an-eventEarly Action option (not binding), applicant-initiated interview option
Yale School of Management (SOM)New Haven, CT833928%5 Years40%50%7203.64$175,00092%Consulting (44%)
Financial Services (22%)
Technology (10%)
R1: 9/12/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 4/9/2024
R1: 12/5/2023
R2: 3/24/2024
R3: 5/16/2024
https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsApplication includes a video essay
University of Michigan (Ross)Ann Arbor, MI837928%5.8 Years43%43%7193.43$175,00096%Consulting (45%)
Technology (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
R1: 9/14/2023
R2: 1/11/2024
R3: 4/4/2024
R1: 12/8/2023
R2: 3/15/2024
R3: 5/3/2024
https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/events
New York University (NYU Stern)New York, NY1032731%5 Years43%48%7323.61$168,00094%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (29%)
Technology (14%)
R1: 9/18/2023
R2: 10/18/2023
R3: 1/18/2024
R4: 3/18/2024
R1: 12/1/2023
R2: 1/1/2023
R3: 4/1/2024
R4: Rolling
https://apply.stern.nyu.edu/portal/ft_events?_ga=2.66014702.1782046844.1552163262-1653585508.1552163262Specialized MBA options (Tech and Luxury/Fashion)
Columbia Business SchoolNew York, NY1190020%5 Years44%47%7303.5$175,00081%Financial Services (36%)
Consulting (36%)
Technology (11%)
R1: 9/13/2023
R2: 1/5/2024
R3: 4/3/2024
Rollinghttps://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsEarly Decision option, rolling admissions
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)Berkeley, CA1124420%5.8 Years41%47%7403.64$163,00089%Technology (30%)
Consulting (28%)
Financial Services (15%)
R1: 9/14/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 3/28/2024
R1: 12/7/2023
R2: 3/24/2024
R3: 5/2/2024
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/upcoming-eventsPrefers the GMAT
Duke University (Fuqua)Durham, NC1138521%6.1 Years45%47%670-760
GMAT Range (Middle 80%)
3.10-3.89
Undergraduate GPA (Middle 80%)
$175,00092%Consulting (43%)
Finance (21%)
Technology (17%)
Early Action: 9/7/2023
R1: 9/28/2023
R2: 1/9/2024
R3: 2/22/2024
R4: 4/4/2024
Early Action: 10/19/2023
R1: 12/8/2023
R2: 3/12/2024
R3: 4/5/2024
R4: 5/10/2024
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/eventsEarly Decision option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Virgina (Darden)Charlottesville, VA1435234%5.9 Years37%41%7103.51$168,00095%Consulting (46%)
Financial Services (26%)
Technology (11%)
Early Action: 9/8/2022
R1: 10/5/2022
R2: 1/5/2023
R3: 4/5/2023
R1: 10/19/2022
R2: 12/7/2022
R3: 3/15/2023
R4: 5/3/2023
https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/admissions/events-receptions/Primarily uses case method, like HBS
Cornell University (Johnson)Ithaca, NY1528331%5.4 Years43%42%7103.35$163,00093%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (35%)
Technology (11%)
R1: 9/20/2023
R2: 1/10/2024
R3: 4/10/2024
R1: 12/8/2023
R2: 4/5/2024
R3: 5/31/2024
https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/EventsTight-knit community
University of Southern California (Marshall)Los Angeles, CA1519925%5.5 Years35%41%7223.5$150,00097%Technology (29%)
Consulting (21%)
Financial Services (20%)
R1: 10/15/2023
R2: 1/5/2024
R3: 3/1/2024
R4: 4/15/2024
R1: 12/31/2023
R2: 3/31/2024
R3: 5/15/2024
R4: 6/15/2024
https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/part-time-mba/eventsKnown for its powerful alumni network
Emory University (Goizueta)Atlanta, GA17110-15037%6 Years34%49%7093.47$152,00096%Consulting (54%)
Technology (14%)
Financial Services (12%)
R1: 10/4/2023
R2: 1/8/2024
R3: 3/20/2024
R1: 12/6/2023
R2: 3/10/2024
R3: 5/8/2024
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Pittsburgh, PA1817129%5.8 Years36%53%7103.26$156,00092%Technology (28%)
Financial Services (14%)
Consulting (42%)
R1: 10/2/2023
R2: 1/8/2024
R3: 3/4/2024
R4: 5/6/2024
R1: 12/6/2023
R2: 3/6/2024
R3: 5/8/2024
R4: 6/5/2024
https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/admissions/attend-admissions-events/index.htmlHighly quant focused in their curriculum
UCLA AndersonLos Angeles, CA1929638%5.7 Years40%47%7103.45$147,00092%Technology (34%)
Consulting (24%)
Financial Services (12%)
R1: 10/5/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 4/12/2024
R1: 12/14/2023
R2: 3/22/2024
R3: 5/17/2024
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/eventsGreat for Entertainment industry applicants
University of Texas (McCombs)Austin, TX2024134%5.9 Years35%26%7043.46$158,00089%Consulting (43%)
Financial Services (16%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 10/10/2023
R2: 1/5/2024
R3: 3/26/2024
R4: 5/9/2024
R1: 12/14/2023
R2: 3/21/2024
R3: 5/2/2024
R3: 6/6/2024
https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/EventsBenefits from Austin's status as an emerging entrepreneurial hub
University of Washington (Foster)Seattle, WA2011128%6 Years47%56%7103.3$147,00099%Technology (48%)
Consulting (31%)
Healthcare (6%)
R1: 10/3/2023
R2: 1/3/2024
R3: 3/14/2024
R1: 12/15/2023
R2: 3/29/2024
R3: 5/17/2024
https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events/
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)Chapel Hill, NC2225336%5 Years33%34%6963.42$147,00089%Financial Services (28%)
Consulting (24%)
Real Estate (13%)
R1: 10/16/2023
R2: 1/8/2024
R3: 3/4/2024
R4: 4/29/2024
R1: 12/11/2023
R2: 3/11/2024
R3: 4/22/2024
R4: 5/20/2024
https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/admissions/mba/admissions-eventsEarly Action option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
Georgetown University (McDonough)Washington, DC2425851%5.5 Years31%59%6953.34$149,00093%Consulting (35%)
Financial Services (25%)
Technology (18%)
R1: 10/2/2023
R2: 1/4/2024
R3: 3/26/2024
R4: 4/30/2024
R1: 12/7/2024
R2: 3/18/2024
R3: 5/1/2024
R4: 5/29/2024
https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/mba-admissions-events/
INSEADParis, France / SingaporeN/A≈ 10003-8 Years38%Not ReportedNot ReportedNot Reported$122,000Not ReportedManagement Consulting (61%)
Corporate Sectors (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
R1: 9/12/2023
R2: 11/17/2023
R3: 1/16/2024
R4: 3/5/2024
R1: 11/17/2023
R2: 1/12/2024
R3: 3/22/2024
R4: 5/10/2024
https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/mba"The business school for the world"
London Business SchoolLondon, EnglandN/A4875 Years43%Not Reported700Not Reported$120,00090%Consulting (45%)
Finance (26%)
Technology (21%)
R1: 9/8/2023
R2: 1/3/2024
R3: 3/25/2024
R1: 11/30/2023
R2: 3/27/2024
R3: 6/7/2024
https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/mba/mba-information-eventsDiverse and open-minded culture in every way
Cambridge (Judge)Cambridge, U.K.N/A2266 Years42%Not Reported682Not Reported$120,00094%Finance (30%)
Consulting (29%)
Technology (10%)
R1: 8/29/2023
R2: 10/3/2023
R3: 1/8/2024
R4: 3/11/2024
R5: 4/7/2024
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/meet-us/Highest value-for-money MBA according to FT
Oxford (Said)Oxford, U.K.N/A3346 Years51%97%680Not Reported$105,00087%Consulting (32%)
Finance (28%)
Technology (21%)
R1: 8/27/2023
R2: 1/5/2024
R3: 3/20/20234
R1: 12/13/2023
R2: 3/8/2024
R3: 5/17/2024
https://sbs.ox.ac.uk/events?f%5B0%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B1%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B2%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596Focus on sustainability and social impact

*Base salary only, bonus not reported.

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