Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford scored No. 1 position on the list of top 20 elite business schools where MBAs earn the highest salaries after graduation, according to QS Return on Investment Report 2018.
The institute boasts one of the largest alumni networks among b-schools, including notable figures like Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors; former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; Omid Kordestani, executive chairman at Twitter; Sri Srinivasan; and billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.
The world’s oldest and most expensive MBA program, Harvard Business School is also often considered the best. When it comes to graduate compensation, it’s second only to The Stanford Graduate School of Business. HBS’s cadre of successful alumni — littered with politicians, CEOs, and billionaires: Sheryl Sandberg; Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; Mitt Romney; hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio; Fidelity Chief Abigail Johnson; Meg Whitman; George W. Bush; former GE CEO Jeff Immelt; and the billionaire investor Bill Ackman.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School tied with Columbia Business School, Booth School of Business, and MIT Sloan for the third spot in the ranking. Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is the only business school which prevents an entirely American top-20.
Top 20 Business Schools Where MBAs Earn The Highest Salaries After Graduation For 2018:
|1||Stanford Graduate School of Business||United States||$140,600|
|2||Harvard Business School||United States||$135,000|
|3||Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania||United States||$125,000|
|4||Columbia Business School (CBS)||United States||$125,000|
|5||University of Chicago Booth School of Business||United States||$125,000|
|6||MIT Sloan School of Management||United States||$125,000|
|7||Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg)||United States||$124,000|
|8||Amos Tuck School of Business Administration||United States||$123,900|
|9||University of Virginia Darden School of Business||United States||$122,800|
|10||Walter A. Haas School of Business||United States||$122,500|
|11||Fuqua School of Business||United States||$121,300|
|12||Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management||United States||$121,200|
|13||New York University Stern School of Business||United States||$120,900|
|14||International Institute for Management Development (IMD)||Switzerland||$120,100|
|15||Yale School of Management (Yale SOM)||United States||$120,000|
|16||Stephen M. Ross School of Business (Ross)||United States||$120,000|
|17||UCLA Anderson School of Management||United States||$118,200|
|18||Tepper School of Business||United States||$117,700|
|19||Emory University’s Goizueta Business School||United States||$116,200|
|20||USC Marshall School of Business||United States||$115,300|
The CEOWORLD magazine ranking of Global Executive MBA will be published In February 2018.