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Returns on Careers

JOB                 TOTAL        SALARY     YEARS TO
CATEGORY           INVESTMENT*  INCREASE,   PAY BACK
                                 POST-MBA

CONSULTING

FASTEST Pittsburgh  $78,300         64%        3.3
SLOWEST Rochester   152,200         85         6.5
AVERAGE             128,800         96         4.6

FINANCE

FASTEST BYU**       72,900          148        3.5
SLOWEST Babson      144,600         67         8.1
AVERAGE             130,600         71         5.1

MARKETING

FASTEST Pittsburgh  75,300          80         3.3
SLOWEST Columbia    177,400         40         7.8
AVERAGE             127,600         84         5.5

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

FASTEST Emory       $109,500        250%       4.0
SLOWEST Stanford    211,800         9          9.0
AVERAGE             139,900         54         6.0

INFO TECH

FASTEST Arizona
   State             89,877        120         4.0
SLOWEST Harvard     206,900         35         7.4
AVERAGE             129,800         67         5.9

OPERATIONS

FASTEST Pittsburgh  68,300          125        2.5
SLOWEST Yale        135,200         128        8.1
AVERAGE             133,200         76         5.6


*  Two years of lost earnings plus pretax income needed for tuition. Calculated 
from student survey respondents within each job track.
   Averages are from BW student surveys of 61 schools.
** Same payback time as Iowa, but higher salary increase.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK, JENS STEPHAN, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI


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