Tuck tops US MBA rankings for employment

93% of graduates are employed after 3 months, higher 3-year averages than any other school

November 11, 2013 3:12 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has sealed its reputation as the leading US school for career advancement by topping a list of MBA programmes in the Bloomberg Businessweek and US News & World Report rankings. According to data for the class of 2012, 91 percent of Tuck students had offers of employment upon graduation, with 95 percent receiving offers and 93% in employment three months after graduation.

Tuck’s employment results over the past three years (2010 – 2012) show that the New Hampshire school ranks first across all four employment ranking criteria: Offers at 3 months (96%), Employed at 3 months (93%), Offers at graduation (91%), Employed at graduation (83%).

The school’s success in placing its graduates in employment is rooted in the coordination between its Career Development Office (CDO) and Admissions Office, which work together with Industry Expert Counselors and alumni. 

“Our career counselor-to-student ratio is exceptionally high, which enables us to provide access and assistance whenever it is needed,” said Paul Danos, Dean of the Tuck School of Business. “Our counselors have expertise and experience in the industries in which they specialize and our alumni play a vital role in our students’ success - the high percentage of Tuck alums who reply quickly to student emails reflects the strength of the Tuck network.”

CDO Director Jonathan Masland said: “Tuck has a unique formula that is based on a small group of talented students that are supported by a close knit, cohesive ecosystem geared towards supporting them throughout their job search and ultimately, their careers.”

Strong partnerships with recruiters and a vibrant on-campus recruiting programme compliment Tuck’s career development offer. More than 120 companies recruit from Tuck each year, many of which are the top MBA hiring firms. McKinsey, for example, hired 7% of the 2012 class.
“At Tuck, we have more access to recruiters because of our small class size,” said Justin Rodriguez, a 2013 graduate from Staten Island, New York. “Any recruiter you could possibly want comes here, and if they don’t, the CDO will put you in a position to get you in front of them.”

Tuck graduates’ wages also contribute to the school’s pulling power in attracting students. Not only do they find the most jobs in the shortest time, they also find some of the best paid ones: the 3-year average (base + bonuses) is $137,572, which ranks the school fourth in the US.

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