Tech Finally Catches Up With Consulting As MIT Sloan MBAs’ Top Choice

It’s not called the Massachusetts Institute of Consulting, but for years that industry has been the top destination for MBAs graduating from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Now consulting must share the top spot with a more apropos contender: technology. Both were the choice of 30.7% of Sloan grads in 2019, according to the school’s recently released employment report, which also shows a big jump in median compensation from 2018.

Tech has long been second fiddle for Sloan MBAs, but never by much. Since 2015 the two industries have been neck-and-neck, with consulting coming out on top each time but never by more than a couple of percentage points.

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