Best Business Schools Hiring:
Consulting Industry

Consulting accounted for 25.0% of all hires, the biggest share of any industry, among MBA graduates in their first jobs after business school at the 119 schools around the world that participated in the 2021-22 Best B-Schools ranking of full-time MBA programs. MBA graduates from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, Dartmouth’s Tuck school, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, NYU Stern, Northwestern’s Kellogg, Pennsylvania’s Wharton, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Virginia’s Darden, and Yale School of Management earned a median salary of $165,000, highest of all schools that participated in the Bloomberg Businessweek business school ranking. INSEAD sent 226 graduates into consulting, the most of any school. Second was Indian School of Business, at 204, followed by University of Chicago’s Booth school, at 174. Tuck sent the highest percentage of any school into consulting, 41.8%. At 41.2%, INSEAD was second highest, followed by University of Virginia’s Darden school, at 41.0%.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (U.S. dollars) median salary (local currency)
Chicago (Booth) 174 38.2% $165,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 69 29.5% $165,000 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 100 41.8% $165,000 Not applicable
Harvard 133 24.1% $165,000 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 80 28.0% $165,000 Not applicable
NYU (Stern) 90 31.7% $165,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 140 37.6% $165,000 Not applicable
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 153 24.6% $165,000 Not applicable
Stanford 33 14.6% $165,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 118 41.0% $165,000 Not applicable
Yale 87 36.7% $165,000 Not applicable
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 63 33.0% $160,000 Not applicable
Columbia 143 27.8% $160,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 104 30.9% $160,000 Not applicable
Emory (Goizueta) 45 33.6% $160,000 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 114 35.7% $160,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 35 16.1% $160,000 Not applicable
Texas at Austin (McCombs) 47 22.0% $160,000 Not applicable
UC at Berkeley (Haas) 52 25.1% $160,000 Not applicable
UCLA (Anderson) 60 25.5% $160,000 Not applicable
USC (Marshall) 43 28.3% $160,000 Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 17 25.8% $159,000 Not applicable
Georgetown (McDonough) 58 30.1% $155,000 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 28 20.3% $155,000 Not applicable
Vanderbilt (Owen) 29 20.4% $150,000 Not applicable
Rice (Jones) 23 24.2% $147,500 Not applicable
Boston College (Carroll) 7 15.9% $140,000 Not applicable
Southern Methodist (Cox) 11 17.2% $135,000 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 15 18.3% $130,000 Not applicable
SDA Bocconi 8 11.0% $129,348 €108,450
Washington (Foster) 23 20.4% $127,168 Not applicable
Maryland (Smith) 8 20.0% $126,000 Not applicable
Boston University (Questrom) 12 12.4% $125,000 Not applicable
Colorado at Boulder (Leeds) 5 10.9% $125,000 Not applicable
Florida (Hough) 9 15.5% $125,000 Not applicable
Texas A&M (Mays) 9 20.5% $125,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 16 20.0% $122,500 Not applicable
UC at Davis 3 12.5% $122,273 Not applicable
IESE Business School 71 33.0% $122,084 Not applicable
IE 43 16.7% $118,077 €99,000
London Business School 119 35.6% $115,833 £86,000
Penn State (Smeal) 10 22.7% $115,000 Not applicable
Cambridge (Judge) 18 16.8% $114,435 £84,962
Oxford (Saïd) 31 16.8% $112,644 £83,632
Ohio State (Fisher) 10 14.5% $112,000 Not applicable
Arizona State (Carey) 11 16.7% $110,000 Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 9 17.0% $110,000 Not applicable
Purdue (Krannert) 5 14.3% $110,000 Not applicable
Georgia (Terry) 4 13.8% $107,500 Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 7 9.1% $107,500 Not applicable
INSEAD 226 41.2% $107,400 Not applicable
IMD 18 27.3% $106,536 Not applicable
Denver (Daniels) 3 21.4% $105,000 Not applicable
Mannheim 3 8.1% $102,572 €86,000
Brigham Young (Marriott) 6 5.6% $100,000 Not applicable
UC at Irvine (Merage) 4 14.3% $100,000 Not applicable
Wisconsin 3 5.6% $98,750 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 7 12.1% $95,000 Not applicable
ESADE 20 18.7% $94,183 €78,966
George Washington 7 21.2% $92,500 Not applicable
South Carolina (Darla Moore) 6 37.5% $92,000 Not applicable
William and Mary (Mason) 10 22.7% $90,000 Not applicable
HEC Paris 45 25.9% $87,138 Not applicable
EAE 3 1.6% $85,284 €71,505
Imperial College London 8 20.0% $80,545 £59,800
HEC Montreal 13 28.9% $77,948 CA$100,000
Babson (Olin) 7 7.8% $75,000 Not applicable
CEIBS 12 9.4% $73,944 CN¥490,000
ESIC 6 11.8% $72,917 Not applicable
Queen's (Smith) 17 33.3% $70,154 CA$90,000
National University of Singapore 13 17.8% $69,921 Not applicable
Hult 8 8.3% $68,700 Not applicable
EDHEC 5 10.4% $68,114 Not applicable
McGill (Desautels) 8 23.5% $67,036 CA$86,000
Syracuse (Whitman) 3 25.0% $65,000 Not applicable
Erasmus (Rotterdam) 12 16.4% $64,584 Not applicable
Kentucky (Gatton) 3 10.3% $63,000 Not applicable
Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) 7 19.4% $62,500 Not applicable
Oklahoma (Price) 3 12.5% $60,000 Not applicable
SUNY at Buffalo 5 9.3% $58,500 Not applicable
Politecnico di Milano 6 15.4% $53,671 €45,000
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 5 7.6% $37,726 CN¥249,996
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 25 34.2% $35,944 ₹2,650,000
Indian School of Business 204 24.2% $35,402 ₹2,610,000
ESMT Berlin 3 13.6% Not available Not available
Hong Kong (HKUST) 5 11.4% Not available Not available
Pittsburgh (Katz) 3 7.7% Not available Not applicable