Ricardo Guimaraes of BMG Presents the Forbes List of the Best American MBA Programs

via RicardoGuimarãesBMG.com

Choosing to pursue an MBA after graduating college is one of the smartest things you can do. It shows employers that you are a conscientious person that doesn’t like to take the lazy route in life. The MBA:

-Is a non-essential degree,
-Shows that you’re hard working, and
-Shows that you’re comfortable working and socializing in an Ivy League environment

These are the types of qualities most professional corporations are looking for in their workers.

In addition, Guimarães says many candidates choose to get MBAs because doing so will help them make real world contacts they can use later. In the same way that a sorority or fraternity can link you with people that can help you or advance your career later in life, the friends you make while studying for your MBA can do this as well.

The MBA study program can also teach you to thrive in any business environment. Business schools typically encourage students to work in groups to solve the common problems that businesses encounter, (because that’s how companies often work in the real world).

The Best US Business Schools:

It’s important to keep in mind that all of these programs are quite challenging, with most having alarmingly low graduation rates from 7-12%. Stanford is the lowest at 7%.

However, though some schools, like Booth, Columbia, Yale and Warton have graduation rates as high as 18-24%; these are still low rates when you compare them to your typical BA program’s graduation rates. The Kellogg Business School doesn’t list its graduation rate publicly.

1. Stanford Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $126,000

2. The Harvard Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $139,000

3. The Booth School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $129,000

4. The Warton School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 728 and up, and
-Annual fees of $137,000

5. The Haas School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $110,000

6. The Tuck School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $139,000

7. The Yale School of Management requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $124,000

8. The Kellogg School of Management requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $127,000

9. The Columbia Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 716 and up, and
-Annual fees of $136,000

10. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 710 and up, and
-Annual fees of $131,000