Years of Work Experience Overview and Rankings

Top Business Schools (MBA)

Metrics and Rankings

This overview ranks top MBA programs based on the average years of work experience held by their student bodies. It serves as an indicator of professional maturity and real-world business exposure among peers within these programs. Applicants can gauge the expected level of professional experience and calibrate their readiness for such competitive environments. The years of work experience metric also reflects each program's emphasis on drawing from a rich variety of professional backgrounds.

Years of Work Experience - Top Business Schools (MBA)
RankProgramYears of Work Experience
1Duke Fuqua6.1
2HEC Paris6
3University of Cambridge Judge6
4Virginia Darden5.9
5Haas Berkeley5.8
6Dartmouth Tuck5.75
7UCLA Anderson5.7
8Cornell Johnson5.4
9IESE Business School5.4
10NYU Stern5.2
11Yale SOM5.1
12University of Chicago Booth5
13Stanford GSB5
14London Business School5
15Columbia Business School5
16MIT Sloan5
17University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)5
18Northwestern Kellogg5
19Harvard Business School4.9