Infographic: Not Your Typical MBA


It’s safe to say, MBA students aren’t what they used to be. Today, students arrive on the campus of graduate business schools with a more diverse background and broader career paths than ever before. And by the time they graduate, they’re not just interested in careers in finance and consulting.

MBAs aren’t just bankers and consultants anymore. They’re marketers, managers, analysts, entrepreneurs, and even doctors! They’re not just interested in working in NYC, Chicago, and LA, but also in Tokyo, Guam, and Finland. And they’re not all from the United States. MBA students come from all over the world and are authorized to work in locations like El Salvador, Nigeria, and Northern Mariana Islands.

Below is sample of some the more surprising experiences, preferences, and skills from the class of 2013 & 2014 MBA students over the past academic year:

MBA Focus Infographic

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Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. His creative marketing plans, intuitive analytical skills, and innovative Web 2.o ideas have helped GradLeaders grow to now have serviced over 600,000 recruiters and 26,500,000+ students from more than 1,000 career centers around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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