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on Oct 10, 2014 in Getting an MBA job
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Stanford University's business school has emerged on top of the Princeton Review's rankings of b-schools that offer the best career prospects, ahead of Columbia University and Harvard. While Columbia was ranked second, Harvard Business School came in at number three in the Princeton review's "The Best 296 Business Schools, 2015 Edition". (See Full List)
Princeton Review surveyed more than 21,600 students at 296 business schools, in addition to collecting data from school administrators to compile the list.
"Stanford boasts one of the most sought after business programs in the country for a reason: Alongside Harvard, it is the best business school in the world," the survey said quoting students.
According the Stanford Graduate School of Business' data 90 per cent of its students are employed within three months of graduation with an average base starting salary of $126,000.
While at Columbia Business School, 90 per cent of the students are employed within three month of graduation, with an average base starting salary of $116,000, Harvard Business School has 93 per cent of its students placed within three months of graduation with an average base pay of $121,000. Along with this data the Princeton review also factored in an 80-question survey that asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them.
Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business at number four followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management rounded off the top five.