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Mar 21, 2018

How to Break into the “MBB”—Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs

With starting salaries in the $140,000 to $150,000 range and a customary $25,000 signing bonus on top of that, it’s no wonder so many business school students target the prestige consulting firms known as the “MBB”—McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—as their post-MBA landing pads. That $170,000+... Read more »

Mar 13, 2018

How Can You Land a Post-MBA Job at Deloitte?

In 2017, Deloitte placed 11th out of “Fortune’s 100 Best Companies” to work for. It achieved its top slot thanks to the company’s focus on work/life balance where “you decide how fast paced/slow paced you want to take it.” In fact, 91 percent of Deloitte employees say their workplace is... Read more »

Feb 27, 2018

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top... Read more »

Jan 23, 2018

How to Break into Consulting at Bain—Tips from the Global Head of Consultant Recruiting

For business school students gunning for a career in consulting post-graduation, Bain & Company is on an exclusive shortlist of the most elite consulting firms in the world. Considered the third “B” in “MBB”—the acronym used to refer to McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain—the Boston-headquartered firm boasts 53... Read more »

Jan 12, 2018

Is the MBA Really the Best Time of Your Life? An INSEAD Student Weighs In

Fridays from the Frontline Michel Assaad describes himself as “a management consultant with an academic background in accounting and finance, fueled by an expensive hobby of collecting academic degrees.” Indeed, the MBA he is currently pursuing at INSEAD makes his fourth business degree. What made him decide that he needed... Read more »

Dec 26, 2017

Career Services Director Q&A: Stanford GSB’s Maeve Richard

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released its 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing record-breaking salaries for the third consecutive year. The school’s most recent crop of graduates boasts average and median base compensation of $144,455 and $140,000 respectively—both up about $4,000 over last year’s all-time highs. (Incidentally,... Read more »

Dec 20, 2017

Your Future A.T. Kearney Career Is Waiting for You

For many organizations, finding a candidate with an MBA on their resume can be an early indicator of how well he or she will succeed. With the strong foundational business skills the degree provides, companies can feel safe hiring these kinds of candidates. Founded in the mid 1920s, A.T. Kearney is a... Read more »

Dec 13, 2017

Can Stanford MBA Grads’ Pay Climb Any Higher?

Wondering what kind of pay day you can expect if you are among the select 6 percent of applicants who gain admission to Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)? Are you sitting down? Perhaps you should be, because the school’s 2017 employment report—released today—reveals record-breaking salaries for the third year... Read more »

Dec 5, 2017

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries Up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business today became the latest leading business school to share details from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing an all-time high average first-year base salary and signing bonus of $158,194. To get there, the mean base salary climbed to $127,986 from last year’s $123,934,... Read more »

Nov 28, 2017

Latest Kellogg Employment Statistics Reveal Rising Interest in Tech

A record one in four—25 percent—of graduates from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Class of 2017 headed off into jobs in the technology field, according to the school’s most recent employment report, released earlier this month. That’s up from 22 percent last year and just 15 percent the year before... Read more »

Oct 16, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Sep 20, 2017

Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after... Read more »

Sep 15, 2017

From Beijing to Toronto: An International Rotman MBA Student Shares Transition Tips

We love featuring student experiences here in Fridays from the Frontline and couldn’t help but notice this great post from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on second-year student Haolin Zhang (MBA ’18). A Chinese native with solid work experience in marketing at P&G and Mars, Zhang was... Read more »

Aug 24, 2017

Berkeley Haas Welcomes Largest Ever Full-Time MBA Class to New Green Building

Like many top business schools this time of year, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley is welcoming its incoming class of MBA students—but at Haas it’s a bigger group than ever before moving into brand-new digs that promise to be among the greenest in... Read more »

Aug 16, 2017

CEO Activism? Biz Leaders Tell Trump Enough Is Enough

President Donald Trump got elected—in part—because he represented a break from traditional Washington politics that had left many frustrated and disillusioned. A businessman who’d made billions in real estate, he prided himself on being able to close deals. He quickly set out to surround himself with business-minded folks like himself,... Read more »

Aug 11, 2017

Fridays from the Frontline: How an NYU Stern MBA Student Went from Not Knowing What Consulting Was to Killing it at Accenture

In the post that follows, NYU Stern MBA student TJ Herrle reveals that he didn’t even know what management consulting was when he first began considering an MBA. He came to business school from a nontraditional background that included a few years in government as well as working internationally at startups.... Read more »

Jul 21, 2017

Fridays From the Frontline: A Foster MBA Grad’s Journey from Appalachia to Accenture

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline first appeared on the MBA blog of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Its protagonist, Steve Tomick, is a recent MBA graduate of the program headed off to a management consultant role at Accenture in Seattle in the firm’s communications, media, and... Read more »

Jul 21, 2017

Darden Debuts MBA Application Tip Video Series Amid MBA Program Leadership Changes

Sara Neher, long-time assistant dean of admissions at UVA’s Darden School of Business, recently announced the debut of a 12-part MBA application tip video series for the 2017-18 admissions season. The brief videos—each between three and five minutes long—cover individual components of the application and are designed so that applicants... Read more »

Jun 19, 2017

Bain & Company Remains Committed to International MBA Hires Amid H1-B Uncertainty

In this third installment in our continuing series on the H1-B visa and its impact on international MBA students, we checked in with consulting firm Bain & Company, a leading MBA recruiter, to understand the issue from an employer’s perspective. “We definitely hear more questions coming from students about how... Read more »

Jun 16, 2017

H1-B Visas and MBAs, Take Two: Why Such a Big Deal Right Now? Which Employers Are Sponsoring?

Yesterday, we debuted the first in our series on H1-B visas with an examination of what the H1-B visa is and what the process involved to get one is like. Today, we’ll delve deeper to better understand why it’s become such a hot topic right now as well as look... Read more »

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