Best Business Schools Hiring:
Financial Industry

Financial services such as banking, investing, and insurance accounted for 21.4% of all hires for MBAs’ first jobs after graduating, the third highest of any industry. NYU Stern and Stanford MBA graduates earned a median salary of $175,000, the highest of all ranked schools. Wharton sent 199 graduates into financial services, the most of any school. According to Samuel Jones, the director of Wharton's Career Management Office, many of the school's students "feel a sense of calling to use their talents to work in financial markets." Globally, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics sent the highest percentage—49.3%—into financial services.

school number of hires percentage of hires median salary (US dollars) median salary (local currency)
NYU (Stern) 104 35.0% $175,000 Not applicable
Stanford 73 32.4% $175,000 Not applicable
Chicago (Booth) 124 27.0% $160,000 Not applicable
Virginia (Darden) 76 25.7% $155,000 Not applicable
Columbia 181 38.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Cornell (Johnson) 87 35.5% $150,000 Not applicable
Dartmouth (Tuck) 56 22.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Duke (Fuqua) 54 16.6% $150,000 Not applicable
Harvard 184 34.1% $150,000 Not applicable
MIT (Sloan) 59 21.4% $150,000 Not applicable
Michigan (Ross) 53 15.5% $150,000 Not applicable
North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 47 22.6% $150,000 Not applicable
Northwestern (Kellogg) 54 14.7% $150,000 Not applicable
Rice (Jones) 17 21.8% $150,000 Not applicable
Texas at Austin (McCombs) 35 16.6% $150,000 Not applicable
UC at Berkeley (Haas) 26 12.3% $150,000 Not applicable
UCLA (Anderson) 53 18.9% $150,000 Not applicable
USC (Marshall) 33 20.2% $150,000 Not applicable
Washington (Foster) 3 2.9% $150,000 Not applicable
Yale 60 24.9% $150,000 Not applicable
EDHEC 8 13.8% $146,341 Not applicable
SDA Bocconi 7 9.9% $144,522 €121,172
Emory (Goizueta) 29 26.6% $139,000 Not applicable
Georgetown (McDonough) 64 31.5% $138,000 Not applicable
Rochester (Simon) 20 20.6% $135,000 Not applicable
Vanderbilt (Owen) 23 18.5% $130,000 Not applicable
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 22 12.6% $125,000 Not applicable
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 13 14.4% $125,000 Not applicable
Ohio State (Fisher) 10 16.9% $125,000 Not applicable
London Business School 91 25.9% $124,588 £92,500
Indiana (Kelley) 11 10.0% $123,500 Not applicable
Southern Methodist (Cox) 13 17.6% $122,500 Not applicable
William and Mary (Mason) 12 18.8% $117,500 Not applicable
Mannheim 3 8.1% $117,362 €98,400
INSEAD 77 14.8% $115,200 Not applicable
Babson (Olin) 9 20.0% $115,000 Not applicable
Maryland (Smith) 8 20.5% $115,000 Not applicable
St. Gallen 6 18.2% $114,248 CHF 104,000
IE 45 25.7% $114,201 €95,750
Washington in St. Louis (Olin) 15 17.9% $112,500 Not applicable
Georgia (Terry) 6 26.1% $111,000 Not applicable
Boston College (Carroll) 12 23.5% $110,000 Not applicable
Fordham (Gabelli) 10 29.4% $110,000 Not applicable
IMD 5 8.3% $109,000 Not applicable
IESE Business School 60 23.5% $107,317 Not applicable
San Diego (Knauss) 3 16.7% $105,000 Not applicable
Wisconsin 5 11.1% $105,000 Not applicable
Baruch (Zicklin) 11 42.3% $104,000 Not applicable
Manchester 11 19.6% $102,061 £75,775
Cambridge (Judge) 39 30.2% $101,017 £75,000
Arizona State (Carey) 8 14.5% $100,000 Not applicable
Colorado at Boulder (Leeds) 7 13.7% $100,000 Not applicable
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 6 9.4% $100,000 Not applicable
Pepperdine (Graziadio) 5 15.6% $100,000 Not applicable
Florida (Warrington) 6 13.3% $97,500 Not applicable
Copenhagen Business School 3 14.3% $96,142 DKK 600,000
SUNY at Buffalo 9 18.0% $95,000 Not applicable
Brigham Young (Marriott) 7 8.9% $94,667 Not applicable
Hult 22 22.0% $92,500 Not applicable
Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) 4 13.3% $92,500 Not applicable
Oxford (Saïd) 53 29.8% $89,122 £66,168
Texas Christian (Neeley) 4 14.8% $84,000 Not applicable
Imperial College London 8 21.1% $80,814 £60,000
ESADE 7 6.1% $76,291 €63,965
Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) 13 31.7% $75,667 Not applicable
EAE 3 5.6% $74,663 €62,600
McGill (Desautels) 12 20.0% $74,168 CA$95,150
Hong Kong (HKUST) 23 44.2% $73,361 HK$569,000
Cranfield 6 23.1% $72,059 £53,500
National University of Singapore 22 33.3% $70,911 Not applicable
Western (Ivey) 39 28.9% $70,154 CA$90,000
Politecnico di Milano 3 7.7% $68,580 €57,500
ESIC 4 8.7% $68,383 €57,335
HEC Montreal 3 8.1% $68,205 CA$87,500
Toronto Metropolitan University (Rogers) 11 42.3% $66,256 CA$85,000
South Carolina (Darla Moore) 4 17.4% $65,000 Not applicable
Queen's (Smith) 31 36.5% $64,892 CA$83,250
CEIBS 19 15.1% $63,381 CN¥420,000
Bentley 5 23.8% $63,000 Not applicable
Concordia (Molson) 3 11.1% $62,359 CA$80,000
Baylor (Hankamer) 3 8.8% $60,000 Not applicable
Charleston 4 12.1% $60,000 Not applicable
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 33 49.3% $59,578 CN¥394,800
Mississippi 14 31.1% $53,694 Not applicable
Indian School of Business 65 9.8% $34,404 ₹2,536,400
Boston University (Questrom) 3 3.2% Not available Not applicable
George Washington 8 24.2% Not available Not applicable
Houston (Bauer) 5 31.3% Not available Not applicable
Kentucky (Gatton) 3 6.4% Not available Not applicable
Miami 6 22.2% Not available Not applicable
Michigan State (Broad) 3 4.8% Not available Not applicable
Minnesota (Carlson) 3 5.7% Not available Not applicable
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 199 35.2% Not available Not applicable
Shanghai University MBA Centre 5 21.7% Not available Not available
Willamette (Atkinson) 3 16.7% Not available Not applicable