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Document Type

Article

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

66

Copyright

©2011 by Major Themes in Economics

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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Economics Commons

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