10 Leading MBA Programs That Produce Immediate Placement After Graduation

Discounting MBA programs at Harvard and Stanford, where growing demand is related to entrepreneurship particularly with Harvard Business School's Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the following programs are found to produce the highest rate of job placement successes with employers as McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Bain & Co.

In a report by Business Insider, the over-all ranking of these schools were determined with consideration of such factors as reputation, starting salary average, gap-length between graduation and job placement, GMAT result and program cost.

1 University of Chicago, Booth School of Business at 98%
With top placements at McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co., Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, and Bank of America graduates of the Booth School of Business are snapped up within three months of completing the program.

2 Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School at 97%
Focused on both corporate and nonprofit consulting, entrepreneurship and global studies, a considerable number of Olin graduates go into financial services, consumer products and technology industry.

3 University of Warwick, Warwick Business School at 97%
Placements are largely with American Express, Citibank, Amazon and Goldman Sachs for graduates of this program.

4 University of Washington, Foster School of Business at 96%
McKinsey & Co., Starbucks, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson and Northwestern Mutual are quick to grab Foster's graduates.

5 Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business at 96%
Borrowing largely from Georgia Tech's strength in technological focus, this program produces graduates that have a more current and relevant business training. A large percentage of students go on to fill consulting and technology posts.

6 University of Virginia, Darden School of Business at 95%
Bain & Co. and A.T. Kearney and similar firms employ a good number of Darden graduates. The program awards annual scholarships amounting to more than $1 million.

7 University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School at 95%
This program notably produced such alumni as LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Apple and Pepsi's John Sculley and financier Ron Perelman.

8 Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business at 95%
Bain & Co., Goldman Sachs, Samsung, Deloitte, and Barclays Capital are among the firms that employed Tuck's graduates with three months of program completion.

9 Texas A&M, Mays Business School at 94%
The 35-year old, reasonably priced program successfully produces graduates who do well in the technology industry.

10 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management at 94%
This program's brand of training puts emphasis on international exposure and allows an accelerated one-year MBA degree for students who've proven their mettle and who already possess a background on business.

11 University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School at 94%
With a focused strength on training for the nonprofit sector, graduates worked with Habitat for Humanity, Our Children's Place, and the Environmental Education Fund.

12 Indiana University, Kelley School of Business at 94%
As one of the more popular programs, Kelley's graduates are usually employed by Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers and PepsiCo.

13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business at 94%
This MBA program is best-suited for students who aim for careers in consulting.

14 Duke University, Fuqua School of Business at 94%
Joint programs such as JD/MBA, MD/MBA, and MPP/MBA are offered at Furqua. Graduates easily find employment with such firms as Deloitte, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers within three months of graduation.

15 Emory University, Goizueta Business School at 94%
This program emulates the late Coca-Cola CEO Roberto C. Goizueta in his business philosophy: "To develop professionals who will add value to their companies by changing the way business is done."

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