B-Schools for High-Paying Finance, Accounting Jobs

Earn high salaries in finance and accounting.

Though MBA graduates who work in the finance industry, including in accounting, often earn high salaries, graduates of certain business schools are paid especially well. Based on U.S. News data, 2020 graduates from these 44 B-schools who work in the finance or accounting sector had an average salary greater than $100,000. Some from these schools had an annual salary of $200,000 or more, and in a few cases alumni raked in salaries at or above $375,000. Here are the 44 MBA programs that provided compensation figures where 2020 grads employed in finance or accounting received the highest average compensation.

Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal)

U.S. News business school rank: 33 (tie)

Average salary among 2020 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $101,500

Salary range among 2020 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $71,000-$119,000

Number of 2020 graduates who reported having finance or

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44 MBA Programs That Lead to High-Paying Finance and Accounting Jobs | Top Business Schools

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Earn high salaries in finance and accounting.

Though MBA graduates who work in the finance industry, including in accounting, are often paid a six-figure salary, graduates of certain highly selective business schools are paid especially well. Based on U.S. News data, 2019 graduates from these 44 business schools who work in the finance or accounting sector have an average salary greater than $100,000. Some from these schools had an annual salary that exceeded $200,000, and in a few cases alumni raked in salaries at or above $300,000. Here are the 44 MBA programs where 2019 grads employed in finance or accounting received the highest average compensation

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University of Florida (Warrington)

U.S. News business school rank: 28 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $100,504

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $81,000-$125,000

Number of 2019 graduates

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