There are hundreds of MBA programs in the United States and abroad graduating thousands of MBAs each year. An MBA is thought to be a very marketable degree with broad applications and a high starting salary. There are many factors that affect the salaries of MBA graduates and the reported starting salary of graduates varies substantially among programs. What factors influence these differences? I investigate the specific determinants of business school graduates’ salaries. The rank or selectivity of an MBA program is the most important factor that determines an MBA graduate’s starting salary.
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"What Determines the Performance of Graduates? Evidence From Top Business Schools,"
Major Themes in Economics, 13, 51-66.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/mtie/vol13/iss1/5