i read a post in which it was told to dogbert that Pete Johnson of Haas has said how less wor exp. affects a student snce recruiters are not interested in filling post-MBA jobs with applicants who have no post-undergrad experience. The companies that hire individuals with no experience often do so at lower salaries, too, so they do not realize the same benefits from the MBA.
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think of this statement made by Jhonson. does recruiters feel this way when they go to other schools too. wht has been accepted.com
's experience when dealing with students with less than two yrs of wor exp. or with students who have worked for companies not listed in fortune 500.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I basically agree with Pete`s comment but with some caveats. First, although the salary a younger MBA can command is probably lower on average, after several years in the workforce that salary differential disappears. Second, exceptional MBAs who are young will not be penalized for their youth if they are truly outstanding candidates, e.g., a top-of-the-class graduate from a top 10 B-school. Finally, schools like HBS and Stanford are increasingly admitting younger applicants, even some straight from undergraduate programs. This suggests there is a job market for younger MBAs, at least from the elite schools. So while younger MBAs may on average be at a slight salary disadvantage initially, the exceptional ones will not be, and in any case this salary disdavantage tends to disappear over time.
Your question about MBA graduates whose work experience was at non-Fortune 500 firms is an entirely different issue. I don`t think such graduates are at a disadvantage with recruiters if the B-school they are graduating from is a known commodity. That is, the fact that a graduate is from Wharton MBA tends to be more important to the recruiter than whether they have heard of the firm the graduate worked with before Wharton.
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