You Oughta Know
Consulting. Sloan doesn’t always come immediately to mind when many candidates think of “consulting schools,” but it’s a veritable powerhouse in the space. About a third of the Class of 2015 chose this career path; the two top hirers at MIT that year were McKinsey and Bain, with BCG and Deloitte also in the top 10.
Operations, logistics, & supply chain. Despite the fact that most business schools have academic departments in operations, very few graduates tend to go into operations-related roles. However, at MIT Sloan, more than one in 10 graduates will take such a job, thanks largely to Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), a dual-degree program with the engineering school.
Employment statistics. Almost ninety-two percent of students in the MIT Sloan Class of 2015 seeking full-time employment had offers at graduation; by August that number exceeded 95%. Seventy-seven percent of full-time offers were school-facilitated.
Salaries. The overall median salary for the Class of 2015 was $125,000, with consulting leading the way at an average salary of $137,000. (Just remember to be a bit careful when looking at overall median salary numbers because they can be skewed by high salaries in particular industries. Schools that send fewer students to those industries can be at a disadvantage.) Signing bonuses were also common, with 75% receiving them. The median bonus varied by industry from $15,000 to almost $50,000.
Grade disclosure. Although schools like Wharton and Columbia have grade non-disclosure policies that prevent recruiters from asking about your grades, MIT Sloan believes that “students own their grades” and can disclose (or not) as they please.