Check out this article on CNBC with data courtesy of Payscale that details what the top b-school graduates earn ten years after completing their MBAs. Harvard Business School had the highest salary at $204,800 and Michigan Ross was ranked tenth with an average salary tens years after graduation of $151,100. (Again, you can click the link above to review the full article. We have no interest in copying and pasting it here!)
It might be worth referencing this article the next time someone tells you an MBA from a top business school is a bad investment. It’s also worth repeating that this should never be your only criterion for selecting a b-school. Fit and happiness have to matter. Your post-MBA career choices will greatly impact your earnings. And, of course, a slightly lower salary in a low-cost area may be far more attractive than a slightly higher one in a very expensive area.