Which M.B.A. Programs Do Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume?

by Kaitlin Edleman | April 07, 2014

Much ado is often made over which business schools are the “best” or the “most prestigious,” but status and self-importance won’t pay those student loans. The U.S. News & World Report’s data showed that having Harvard, Stanford or Penn emblazoned across the top of an M.B.A. did not necessarily lead to employment for 2013 graduates. In fact, no schools in U.S. News’ top 10 best business schools made their top 10 list of 2013 business school graduates with the highest job placement rates three months after graduation. The rankings are based on students who were enrolled full-time in Fall 2013. Below find the top 10 business schools to attend if you want to find a job upon graduation:    

  1. University at Albany – SUNY (100% employment)
  2. University of Tulsa (96.3% employment)
  3. Emory University (96.2% employment)
  4. Washington University in St. Louis (96% employment)
  5. University of Washington (95.8% employment)
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology (95.5% employment)
  7. Brigham Young University (95.4%)
  8. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (95.2% employment)
  9. University of California – Davis (94.9% employment)
  10. Rice University (93.8% employment)

Before newly admitted business school students break the lease on their new apartments in Boston and start driving to Oklahoma, it should be noted that U.S. News compiled this top 10 list based on information provided by the business schools and schools were not required to report the types of jobs in which graduates were employed.  In general, the market for M.B.A.s appears to be thriving as almost 82 percent of full-time 2013 M.B.A. graduates were employed three months after graduation. Thus confirming what many law graduates already suspected, we should have gone to business school. 

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