Comparison of Top MBA Programs

Here is the Comparison of Top MBA Programs (Ranks in 2024)

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* Updated 06/12/2024

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(rank in 2024)
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
Stanford GSBStanford, CA14318%5 Years46%36%7383.77$189,00082%Finance (38%)
Technology( 24%)
Consulting (15%)
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https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/eventsReally understand "why Booth"
U Penn WhartonPhiladelphia, PA187425%5 Years50%31%7283.6$175,00092%Financial Services (37%)
Consulting (29%)
Technology (14%)
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https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events.aspxInterviews nearly every applicant
Northwestern KelloggEvanston, IL352933%5 Years48%39%7313.7$169,00092%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (22%)
Technology (17%)
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https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/events/Team-based discussion interview format
Chicago BoothChicago, IL363733%5 Years42%36%7303.6$180,00096%Consulting (39%)
Financial Services(33%)
Technology (16%)
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https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Quantitative/scoring approach to admissions
MIT SloanCambridge, MA540918%5 Years46%40%7303.61$168,00087%Consulting (34%)
Technology (24%)
Finance (20%)
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https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Pages/default.aspxOpen-ended essay question - start early!
Harvard HBSCambridge, MA693813%5 Years45%39%7403.73175,00080%Consulting (25%)
Private Equity (17%)
Technology (16%)
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https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/eventsNailing the essay is critical!
New York University (NYU Stern)New York, NY732731%5.2 Years43%48%7323.61$168,00094%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (29%)
Technology (14%)
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https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/attend-an-eventEarly Action option (not binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)Berkeley, CA724423%5.8 Years41%47%7403.64$163,00089%Technology (30%)
Consulting (28%)
Financial Services (15%)
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https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsApplication includes a video essay
Yale School of Management (SOM)New Haven, CT733933%5.1 Years40%50%7203.64$175,00092%Consulting (44%)
Financial Services (22%)
Technology (10%)
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https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/events
Dartmouth College (Tuck)Hanover, NH1029740%5.8 Years44%33%7263.49$175,00093%Consulting (46%)
Financial Services (23%)
Technology (14%)
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https://apply.stern.nyu.edu/portal/ft_events?_ga=2.66014702.1782046844.1552163262-1653585508.1552163262Specialized MBA options (Tech and Luxury/Fashion)
University of Virginia (Darden)Charlottesville, VA1035239%5.9 Years37%41%7103.51$168,00095%Consulting (46%)
Financial Services (26%)
Technology (11%)
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https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsEarly Decision option, rolling admissions
Columbia Business SchoolNew York, NY1290022%5 Years44%47%7303.5$175,00081%Consulting (36%)
Financial Services (36%)
Technology (11%)
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https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/upcoming-eventsPrefers the GMAT
Duke University (Fuqua)Durham, NC1238522%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%)
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https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/eventsEarly Decision option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Michigan (Ross)Ann Arbor, MI1237938%5.8 Years43%43%7193.43$175,00094%Consulting (45%)
Technology (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
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https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/admissions/events-receptions/Primarily uses case method, like HBS
Cornell University (Johnson)Ithaca, NY1528330%5.4 Years43%42%7103.35$163,00093%Consulting (42%)
Financial Services (35%)
Technology (11%)
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https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/EventsTight-knit community
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Pittsburgh, PA1617129%5.8 Years36%53%7103.26$156,00092%Consulting (42%)
Technology (29%)
Financial Services (14%)
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https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/part-time-mba/eventsKnown for its powerful alumni network
University of Texas (McCombs)Austin, TX1624138%5.9 Years35%26%7043.46$158,00089%Consulting (43%)
Financial Services (16%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 10/15/24
R2: 01/15/25
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R1: 12/17/24
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Emory University (Goizueta)Atlanta, GA1812539%6 Years34%49%7093.47$152,00096%Consulting (54%)
Technology (14%)
Financial Services (12%)
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https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/admissions/attend-admissions-events/index.htmlHighly quant focused in their curriculum
University of Southern California (Marshall)Los Angeles, CA1819923%5.5 Years35%41%7223.5$150,00086%Consulting (28%)
Technology (24%)
Financial Services (17%)
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http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/eventsGreat for Entertainment industry applicants
Indiana University (Kelley)Bloomington, IN209627%6.4 Years38%58%6853.4$137,500Not ReportedConsulting (27%)
Technology (21%)
Financial Services (14%)
R1: 10/15/24
R2: 01/05/25
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https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/EventsBenefits from Austin's status as an emerging entrepreneurial hub
UCLA AndersonLos Angeles, CA2029640%5.7 Years40%47%7093.4$151,00086%Technology (26%)
Consulting (27%)
Financial Services (14%)
R1: 10/01/24
R2: 01/06/25
R3: 04/07/25
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https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events/
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)Chapel Hill, NC2025338%5 Years33%34%6963.42$147,00089%Financial Services (28%)
Consulting (24%)
Real Estate (13%)
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https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/admissions/mba/admissions-eventsEarly Action option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
Vanderbilt University (Owen)Nashville, TN2016040%5.6 Years33%29%6903.5$154,00096%Consulting (41%)
Financial Services (21%)
Healthcare (12%)
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https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/mba-admissions-events/
Georgetown University (McDonough)Washington, DC2425862%5.5 Years31%59%6953.34$149,00093%Consulting (35%)
Financial Services (25%)
Technology (18%)
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https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/mba"The business school for the world"
University of Washington (Foster)Seattle, WA2711142%6 Years47%56%7103.3$151,00089%Technology (39%)
Consulting (29%)
Financial Services (5%)
R1: 10/01/24
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https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/mba/mba-information-eventsDiverse and open-minded culture in every way
INSEADParis, France / SingaporeN/A≈ 10003-8 Years38%Not ReportedNot ReportedNot Reported€113,000Not ReportedManagement Consulting (61%)
Corporate Sectors (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
R1: 09/10/24
R2: 11/05/24
R3: 10/14/25
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https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/meet-us/Highest value-for-money MBA according to FT
London Business SchoolLondon, EnglandN/A4875 Years43%Not Reported700Not Reported$120,00090%Consulting (45%)
Finance (26%)
Technology (21%)
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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
Cambridge (Judge)Cambridge, U.K.N/A2266 Years42%Not Reported682Not Reported$128,00082%Consulting (27%)
Finance (24%)
Technology (13%)
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Oxford (Said)Oxford, U.K.N/A3346 Years51%97%680Not Reported£91,19880%MBA class of 2021/22
Consulting (32%)
Finance (28%)
Technology (21%)
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*Base salary only, bonus not reported.

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