Berkeley MBA Alumni Have Most Job Satisfaction, Says Forbes

Berkeley MBA alumni have the highest job satisfaction of full-time MBA alumni in the U.S., according to a Forbes survey released April 16. They are the second most satisfied alumni overall among U.S. full-time MBA programs.

The findings are based on a prior survey of 4,600 alumni for 2013 for Forbes’ biennial ROI ranking. In addition to current job satisfaction, the survey measured alumni’s level of satisfaction with their education and with the preparation their education gave them.

“Alumni of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley had the highest level of job satisfaction,” rankings editor Kurt Badenhausen wrote in an online article that will appear in the May 5 issue of Forbes. “Haas’ top employers are heavy on consulting and tech, led by Google, eBay, McKinsey, BCG, and Deloitte.”

The article quoted alumnus Bonghun Lee, MBA 08, who said he went to Berkeley-Haas to strengthen his financial knowledge and entrepreneurial skills after working for the Korean government as an investment banker. “Haas provided me with opportunities to interact with diverse professionals with various insights and also helped me to form global networks, which function as a strong leverage for my career,” Lee told Forbes.

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