Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 05 Feb 2016, 15:30
GMAT Club Tests


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Interesting WSJ article about PE and b-school

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Current Student
Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 260
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Interesting WSJ article about PE and b-school [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2007, 06:34
I only get the paper wsj, but here are some interesting tidbits.


"Amid the recent flurry of deals to take public companies private, MBA programs are offering more intensive PE course and strengthening their ocnnections with buyout firms to help students land jobs. At the same time, schools are trying to lure junior employees of buyout shops to their MBA programs…"

At HBS, 11% secured PE positions, up from 7% a year before. Avg salary $125k, avg bonus, $77k.

"To get that edge with recruiters, schools are trying to attract more students from buyout shops. Of Harvard's 900 incoming students, 100 have worked in PE."

Tcuk, Chicago, Wharton, and Columbia are mentioned.

"PE firms are doing very well and offering obscene compensation and big promotions to keep people from leaving."
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010
Followers: 89

Kudos [?]: 736 [0], given: 5

 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2007, 07:41
Not suprising that they are offering more courses in it...since everyone who would have wanted to be in IB 10 years ago now sees that way more money is to be made in PE so thats what they all dream of doing. I mean look around on different boards and all you hear from kids that are in IB or thinking of IB is that their long term is to work at a PE/VC or Hedge fund.

I would view that people going into PE right out of college are the cream of the crop at top undergrads or are very well connected which is probably part of the reason there are so many going to Harvard. One would think that with all the private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital kids applying to top schools it is going to make it that much harder for the average IB to get in.

There was an article I read yesterday about how much fortune 500 CEOs make...and you read about these people making more than 50 million a year and now there is starting to be some backlash about how dare they get paid so well. Until you realize that someone who directs a PE or HF can be making a billion a year.
  [#permalink] 12 Jun 2007, 07:41
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Experts publish their posts in the topic B-school applications DOWN -- WSJ article mrsjonstewart 2 17 Sep 2012, 10:39
Experts publish their posts in the topic Hybrid MBA programs (online + classroom) - WSJ Article bb 0 26 Jul 2010, 20:39
15 WSJ article svrider 12 08 Nov 2008, 17:04
2 Interesting Article BSchoolorBust 2 27 Oct 2008, 17:49
Gloomy article on student loans in WSJ djhouse81 8 14 Feb 2008, 06:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Interesting WSJ article about PE and b-school

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.