Penn (Wharton). The similarities in the financial sector make comparisons between the two schools inevitable (and necessary), but the two schools are remarkably similar across the board, also sending similar percentages of grads into consulting, consumer goods, nonprofit, and technology.
Columbia. And, surprise, another strong finance school. But as with Wharton, the similarities between Columbia and Chicago Booth don’t end there. The two schools also send very similar numbers of grads into consulting, technology, and consumer goods/retail.
NYU (Stern). Columbia’s downtown rival also sends a high percentage of students into finance roles (38%). In addition, it sent a very similar percentage of its Class of 2015 into the consulting industry (29% to Booth’s 32% ). NYU’s overall range of industry placements, however, is somewhat narrower than Booth, Columbia, or Wharton.
Dartmouth (Tuck). Located in rural New Hampshire, Tuck couldn’t be more different than Booth when it comes to environment and surroundings, so the two schools are rarely compared. However, when it comes to professional opportunities, candidates who are attracted to Booth should give Tuck a close look. Fifty-eight percent of Tuckies enter the consulting or finance industry after graduation, with the rest pretty evenly spread across technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, health care, and so on. It is perhaps best known for placing candidates into general management and leadership rotation positions, with almost one in five landing such jobs.
Cornell (Johnson). Nearly every aspect of the Johnson MBA program is geared toward professional recruiting, and it shows. Ninety percent or more of its graduates each year accept jobs within three months of graduating, and its career services are always highly rated by students. About a third of its class goes into finance roles every year, although more Johnson grads go into corporate finance positions than those from Booth.