Best Business Schools Hiring:
Financial Industry

Financial services accounted for 20.6% of all hires, third highest 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. Stanford MBA graduates earned a median salary of $175,000 in financial services, highest of all schools that participated in the business school ranking. Graduates at 18 schools earned a median salary of $150,000, second highest, including University of Chicago’s Booth school, Columbia, Cornell’s Johnson school, Dartmouth’s Tuck, Duke Fuqua, Emory Goizueta, Harvard, MIT Sloan, Michigan Ross, UNC Kenan-Flagler, NYU Stern, Northwestern Kellogg, Pennsylvania Wharton, Rice’s Jones school, University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs, UC at Berkeley Haas, USC Marshall, and Virginia Darden. Wharton sent 226 graduates into financial services, the most of any school. Second was Columbia, at 190. Baruch College’s Zicklin school sent the highest percentage of any school into financial services, 53.8%. At 53%, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics was second highest.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (U.S. dollars) median salary (local currency)
Stanford 77 34.1% $175,000 Not applicable
Chicago (Booth) 138 30.3% $150,000 Not applicable
Columbia 190 37.0% $150,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 79 33.8% $150,000 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 49 20.5% $150,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 62 18.4% $150,000 Not applicable
Emory (Goizueta) 24 17.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Harvard 185 33.5% $150,000 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 46 16.1% $150,000 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 38 11.9% $150,000 Not applicable
NYU (Stern) 95 33.5% $150,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 41 18.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 50 13.4% $150,000 Not applicable
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 226 36.3% $150,000 Not applicable
Rice (Jones) 21 22.1% $150,000 Not applicable
Texas at Austin (McCombs) 38 17.8% $150,000 Not applicable
UC at Berkeley (Haas) 30 14.5% $150,000 Not applicable
USC (Marshall) 12 7.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 55 19.1% $150,000 Not applicable
IMD 6 9.1% $148,400 Not applicable
EDHEC 6 12.5% $146,830 Not applicable
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 25 13.1% $142,500 Not applicable
Yale 55 23.2% $140,000 Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 24 31.2% $136,500 Not applicable
UCLA (Anderson) 34 14.5% $135,000 Not applicable
Washington (Foster) 8 7.1% $135,000 Not applicable
Vanderbilt (Owen) 38 26.8% $130,000 Not applicable
Southern Methodist (Cox) 12 18.8% $125,000 Not applicable
Indiana (Kelley) 20 14.5% $121,750 Not applicable
London Business School 67 20.1% $121,221 £90,000
SDA Bocconi 12 16.4% $120,159 €100,745
Maryland (Smith) 5 12.5% $120,000 Not applicable
Brigham Young (Marriott) 7 6.5% $119,750 Not applicable
IE 58 22.6% $117,481 €98,500
Georgetown (McDonough) 36 18.7% $116,000 Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 8 10.0% $115,000 Not applicable
Penn State (Smeal) 3 6.8% $115,000 Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 4 7.5% $110,500 Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 7 10.6% $110,000 Not applicable
IESE Business School 46 21.4% $109,853 Not applicable
Manchester 9 18.0% $105,058 £78,000
Ohio State (Fisher) 21 30.4% $105,000 Not applicable
St. Gallen 3 15.0% $103,058 CHF 93,814
Wisconsin 8 14.8% $102,500 Not applicable
EADA 4 11.4% $102,000 Not applicable
INSEAD 86 15.7% $101,400 Not applicable
Arizona State (Carey) 10 15.2% $100,000 Not applicable
Boston College (Carroll) 11 25.0% $100,000 Not applicable
Fordham (Gabelli) 14 41.2% $100,000 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 20 24.4% $100,000 Not applicable
Pepperdine (Graziadio) 8 30.8% $100,000 Not applicable
Rutgers 3 10.0% $100,000 Not applicable
Hong Kong (HKUST) 14 31.8% $96,697 HK$750,000
Mannheim 4 10.8% $95,714 €80,250
William and Mary (Mason) 8 18.2% $95,000 Not applicable
Oxford (Saïd) 56 30.3% $94,283 £70,000
Copenhagen Business School 3 13.0% $90,854 DKK 567,000
Boston University (Questrom) 7 7.2% $90,000 Not applicable
Florida (Hough) 5 8.6% $90,000 Not applicable
Utah (Eccles) 6 17.6% $90,000 Not applicable
George Washington 5 15.2% $89,500 Not applicable
Cambridge (Judge) 32 29.9% $88,182 £65,470
Oklahoma (Price) 5 20.8% $85,000 Not applicable
Baruch (Zicklin) 7 53.8% $81,500 Not applicable
HEC Paris 23 13.2% $80,618 Not applicable
Miami (Herbert) 3 12.0% $80,000 Not applicable
Babson (Olin) 15 16.7% $75,000 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 6 10.3% $75,000 Not applicable
Imperial College London 12 30.0% $74,079 £55,000
Hult 17 17.7% $73,300 Not applicable
CEIBS 20 15.7% $73,190 CN¥485,000
ESIC 4 7.8% $72,917 Not applicable
San Diego 5 22.7% $70,875 Not applicable
Erasmus (Rotterdam) 10 13.7% $68,394 Not applicable
ESADE 13 12.1% $66,421 €55,690
Baylor (Hankamer) 3 10.7% $66,167 Not applicable
EAE 12 6.6% $65,498 €54,916
McGill (Desautels) 11 32.4% $65,087 CA$83,500
Queen's (Smith) 14 27.5% $64,307 CA$82,500
Colorado at Boulder (Leeds) 8 17.4% $62,500 Not applicable
Ryerson (Rogers) 3 18.8% $62,359 CA$80,000
Syracuse (Whitman) 3 25.0% $60,000 Not applicable
SUNY at Buffalo 13 24.1% $59,200 Not applicable
Willamette (Atkinson) 5 12.8% $59,000 Not applicable
College of Charleston 3 12.0% $57,000 Not applicable
Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) 7 19.4% $57,000 Not applicable
National University of Singapore 11 15.1% $56,825 Not applicable
Concordia (Molson) 3 11.5% $54,564 CA$70,000
Mississippi 10 28.6% $53,300 Not applicable
Tampa (Sykes) 13 21.0% $50,000 Not applicable
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 35 53.0% $45,272 CN¥300,000
Indian School of Business 91 10.8% $32,553 ₹2,400,000
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 5 6.8% $29,841 ₹2,200,000
Georgia (Terry) 4 13.8% Not available Not applicable
Pittsburgh (Katz) 4 10.3% Not available Not applicable
Texas Christian (Neeley) 3 13.0% Not available Not applicable
Tulane (Freeman) 4 26.7% Not available Not applicable