Founded in 1908, Harvard Business School (HBS) is now famous in pop culture because of Mark Zuckerberg, the Winklevoss twins and the motion picture, “The Social Network.” Not only do students move on to receive amazing job offers after graduation, global leaders visit the campus frequently making for even more network matches to be made. The school offers a full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and several executive education programs. HBS offers a two-year full time MBA with one year of mandatory courses and one year of unrestricted class selection among 96 courses. Tuition will cost you $112,000 and the admission rate was only 12 percent for the class of 2010. Famous alumni include the President of Fidelity Investments, CEO of Time Inc., President of L.L. Bean, CFO of Goldman Sachs, CEO of American Airlines, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, and so many more.
University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business charges more than $103,000 in tuition and fees and selects only about 22 percent of its applicants during admission. Its full time MBA program is 21 months and the school offers several opportunities for career advancement with visiting job recruiters and alumni programs to find work.
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School charges more than $106,000 and is the world’s first collegiate business school and first business school in the nation. Wharton offers MBA degrees along with a Ph. D program. The MBA program concentrates on accounting, business and public policy, entrepreneurial management, finance, health care systems and more. The student-to-faculty ratio is a mere 17:1 guaranteeing an enjoyable educational experience.
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago charges more than $102,000 for tuition. There are 19 different areas of focus including accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, and more. Famous alumni include the CEO Emeritus of Freddie Mac, CFO of E*TRADE Financial, CFO of Morningstar and CEO of Mattel.
Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) charges more than $106,000 for tuition and is the second wealthiest business school in the nation with the lowest acceptance rate at less than 10 percent. Famous alumni include President of Time Warner, CEO of BP, and CEO of Pfizer. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also attended, but dropped out in 1980.
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business charges almost $100,000 for tuition with an acceptance rate of 24 percent. Programs include the Daytime MBA, Global Executive MBA, Cross Continent MBA, Weekend Executive MBA and others. Notable alumni include Former CEO of Wendy’s International, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, COO of Apple, CFO of MySpace, and CFO of Victoria’s Secret.
Columbia University’s Business School charges more than $107,000 for tuition and the Ivy League school prizes its relationship with Wall Street. Chase Manhattan Bank’s president founded the school in 1916. Popular alumni include Warren Buffet, CEO of Callaway Golf Company, CEO of Coach, Former Vice Chairman of American Express, and more.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management charges more than $101,000 for tuition and boasts the world’s first university-based executive education program, the Sloan Fellows program. Notable alumni include former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, CEO of Ford Motor Company, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, founder of E-Trade, CEO of Harrah’s and more.
University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business charges more than $100,000 for tuition and was founded in 1924. Facilities have been recently rebuilt and modernized to meet the expectations of its students. Notable alumni include the CEO of General Mills, Founder of New Line Cinema, CFO of Wells Fargo, CFO of Freddie Mac and former CEO of General Motors.
University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business charges almost $100,000 for tuition and was first established in 1898. Areas of concentration include accounting, finance, marketing, management of organizations, and more. Haas@Work is a program that assigns students to work on competitive projects at large firms to get the full experience while still studying.