2022 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

They’ve graduated and moved on, but Whartonites will always be Whartonites, and there’s nearly 100,000 of them. File photo

Evaluate how well the business program prepared you for the world of work.

Let’s be real. Finding a good job immediately after graduation is a high priority for the majority of business majors — and college students, in general. Whether it’s making an impact and contribution to society or making a bunch of money or both, students from top business schools are looking to enter some of the world’s largest and most influential firms immediately after graduation. So, being prepared to enter that world of work is important. And, now, with the pandemic, feeling prepared is even more crucial.

This year, graduates of The Wharton School rated their program highest at prepping them for the world of work with a 9.74. Texas Christian University followed with a 9.57 average and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce followed with a 9.45. Wharton’s 9.74 is higher than last year’s highest rating in the category when Wharton and Virginia tied with a 9.57. Two years ago, Bucknell University led the category at 9.50. The average among all schools was 8.65, up from 8.59 last year, but down from the 2020 average of 8.76. It’s also lower than 2019 and 2018, when the averages were 8.85 and 8.82, respectively.

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