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Best B-School Alumni Networks

You don't get just an MBA degree when you graduate from a business school. You 
also join a network of business contacts that can help you throughout your 
career. Of the top schools, here are the strongest and weakest networks, based 
on the percentage of alums who donate money annually to their alma maters.

STRONG LINKS

SCHOOL       MBA ALUMNI       ALUMS DONATING       AVERAGE       MBA ALUMNI
                              TO ANNUAL FUND       GIFT          CLUBS
DARTMOUTH       6,818              63%             $418            17
VIRGINIA        5,655              47               610            18
MIT             5,500              37               350            16
STANFORD       22,172              31               684            47
DUKE            6,521              31               418            14
HARVARD        35,378              30             1,860           110


WEAK LINKS

SCHOOL       MBA ALUMNI       ALUMS DONATING       AVERAGE       MBA ALUMNI
                              TO ANNUAL FUND       GIFT          CLUBS
BERKELEY       26,455              10%             $496            15
INDIANA        11,000              11               134             3
THUNDERBIRD    28,442              13               123            81
TEXAS           9,350              14               136             0
ROCHESTER       7,243              15               100             1

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK



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