P&Q’s Must Reads: MBA Pay By Region: Here’s How Much You’re Worth


Hello everyone — Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick and digestible roundup of top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admissions events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll highlight the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So let’s go.

#1: MBA Pay By Region: Here’s How Much You’re Worth

Where you live shapes your network and opportunities, even with Zoom and LinkedIn. Over time, this could result in fewer industry or company choices, relegating you to working below your worth. It’s a penalty that gets bigger year after year as salary increases accumulate.

If you’re wondering how much MBAs from the top 50 business schools earn, take some time to browse our overview of MBA Pay by Regionnow on our homepage.

No. 2: Amid withered reviews, The Economist kills its MBA ranking

Last month we reported on the stunning results of The Economist’s 2022 MBA ranking, as well as some of its biggest surprises.

In fact, it was considered a disaster for an MBA ranking, the second in as many years. It was perhaps the final straw that broke the camel’s back.

The Economist magazine informed the business schools participating in its 2022 edition Which MBA? ranking that this year’s list will be the last. On September 30, 2022, the magazine will kill the website where the ranking is published.

Get all the details in our news tab, or see an analysis by John Byrne in “An obituary for The Economist’s ranking.”

No. 3: MBA, work to evacuate Afghans, aim to fulfill America’s promise to allies

In this story, we chat with six MBAs from some of the top business schools, working to evacuate thousands of Afghans and Iraqis to safety.

No One Left Behind is the leading nonprofit organization working to fulfill America’s promise to Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and others who have aided in the War on Terror. After the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan last August, the group worked at lightning speed to professionalize the organization and meet the incredible challenge ahead.

“Many veterans of many business schools have worked with interpreters who are the primary beneficiaries of this program. Keeping our country’s moral obligation to them — as well as the pragmatic impacts it has on American foreign policy — I think is one of the defining issues for our generation of veterans,” the veterans told us. one of the MBAs.

You can read this inspiring story now, on our homepage.

#4: Our weekly roundup of news you can use

No matter where you are in your B-school journey, we bring you several helpful stories this week.

First things first: If you’re busy putting together your letters of recommendation for your business school application, be sure to read Your MBA recommendation strategy starts now. There you’ll find five tips for getting the strongest recommendations.

Next: If those high prices give you heartburn, click “How to make a full turn at a top business school. » You will also find Stanford successful essays and Harvard MBA reading lists here.

Finally, if you’re still hard at work on your MBA essays, check out two essential stories from P&Q editor John Byrne: MBA Essays That Worked at Harvard and Stanford and What matters? And what else? 50 successful attempts.

And that’s it for this week’s must-read recap.

I would also like to alert all school researchers of the upcoming events of the CentreCourt MBA Festival. Our next series, The MBA & Your Career, takes place October 4-5, and you can register for free on our events tab.

Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thank you for listening and, as always, stay informed!


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