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Top 20 Business Schools Where MBAs Earn The Highest Salaries After Graduation For 2018

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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.

Average: $79,829

Top 20 Business Schools Where MBAs Earn The Highest Salaries After Graduation For 2018:

Rank Business School Country Salary
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.

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