If your career goals include a job on the executive team of almost any company, going to business school and getting your MBA will probably help you achieve those dreams. But all MBAs are not created equal. Choosing the right business school will help you build a network that will set you up for career success, and make sure you get the quality of education that you need. PayScale's College Salary Report ranks business schools by alumni salaries to help you find the MBA program with the highest earning potential.
When it comes to business school, name matters. The top business schools in PayScale's College Salary Report are all names you've most likely heard of if you've done any kind of research.
When we rank by the salaries of alumni with 10 or more years of experience, Harvard Law comes in high for highest graduate salary. Harvard Law alum earn around $200,000 per year, typically. Harvard is in good company with UPenn's Wharton School of Business, Stanford, MIT, the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia.
When we focus on alumni with less work experience (zero to five years), the Sloane School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a winner. The sky high salaries of MBA grads from Sloane indicate that the technology boom doesn't only benefit students of computer science. Both of these business schools prepare students for tech companies both large and small, and alumni salaries benefit from the fast growth in this sector.