IBS's MBA graduates are distinguished by their solid analytical and quantitative skills, and by their international perspective and experience. MBA graduates have gone on to diverse positions and companies, most often in financial institutions, consulting firms and multinational companies.
Positions after Graduation
The first position after graduation depends, in part, on the experience of a student before IBS. With three or more years of related work experience and a good academic record at IBS, our graduates are attractive candidates for "associate" positions in consulting companies and investment banks, particularly when international experience is of special value (say, in international firms or positions abroad). MBAs typically receive starting salaries in the $65,000 - $100,000 range, depending on experience.
IBS alumni generally rise rapidly in their companies. While data on MBA graduates are limited (the program started in 1998), our MA graduates who entered business careers over the past decade now occupy positions such as managing director of municipal finance in a major investment bank, partner for emerging markets in an investment bank, and partner in a management consulting firm.
Graduates have accepted positions in companies and organizations such as Smith Barney, BNP Paribas, Standard & Poors, United Airlines, UBS Warburg, A.T. Kearney, Lycos, and The World Bank. One-half work outside the United States, in countries as diverse as Germany, Kazakhstan, Japan, and the UK.
Placements of some of our recent MBA graduates
|Standard & Poors
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