The annual QS TopMBA survey was released revealing which MBAs carry the highest demand in the job market. The survey included employers from around the world and aims to uncover from which business schools they prefer to recruit.
In addition, the report also points to the top schools among recruiters for different specializations. Among U.S. schools, employers prefer to hire Harvard graduates in the areas of social responsibility, entrepreneurship, leadership and strategy, and MIT graduates for the areas of information management and operations management. Stanford alumni are considered tops for innovation, Wharton graduates are preferred for finance, and Kellogg leads in marketing.
The study also showed that alumni salaries directly reflect the schools from which they graduated – HBS graduates earn an average starting salary of $120,000 while alumni from less popular programs earn salaries in the area of $70,000.