EssaySnark is no expert in accreditation rules and policies, but it does sound fishy. All the bschools we've ever worked with report lots of graduate placement data including average salaries by industry and function; there's even a standard from the MBA Career Services Council industry group for how this data should be reported
. The irony is that those standards were created in response to the fact that schools use post-MBA employment and salary data as a marketing tool - sort of the opposite to the reason you heard. So we're skeptical; sounds like it could be a smokescreen, as you suspect.
However: Not sure that this data is really all that useful. What will you learn about a school by knowing such averages? That certainly won't determine what your own experience would be in going through their program; it's dangerous to try and draw conclusions from the whole population down to a specific hypothetical individual case.
Of course, this interaction with the school may have told you all you need to know about them!!
You can't go on our response as to whether or not AACSB has these rules - but we just looked through all of their site
and could find nothing on this.
Please report back if you find out more - and if you contact the school again would be curious what they say.
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