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    QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently released its 2020 Global MBA Ranking.

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    • Higher- and business-education specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently released its 2020 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 240 of the best business schools in the world.
    • One of the components of QS’ ranking is the estimated return on investment for an MBA at each of the top schools.
    • Here are the 19 schools among the 50 best global MBA programs that had the highest return on investment score and six-figure salaries post graduation. 
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    Enrolling in an MBA program can be a huge investment of time and money. With so much at stake, it’s worth it to do your research before making a final decision on your dream school.

    Selecting a competitive institution is even more important if you want to earn a lucrative salary. The average salary for an MBA student post graduation in 2019 was about $106,757 a year, according to a survey from US News and World Report.

    Business education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently released a 2020 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 240 of the best business schools in the world.

    One of the components of QS’ ranking is the estimated return on investment for an MBA at each school. The return on investment ranking compares post-MBA salaries to pre-MBA salaries and factors in tuition and cost of living, according to QS’ methodology. The return on investment score is ranked out of 100.

    The ranking also includes the post-program salary and the average annual bonus, which is based on data from QS’ survey of employers. 

    Here are 19 schools that will give you the most bang for your buck as well as a six-figure salary. The list includes each school’s overall ranking, and indicates if there are ties between institutions. 

    35. Penn State (Smeal)



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    Location: Centre County, Pennsylvania

    QS return-on-investment score: 86.8

    Tuition: $53,000

    Post-graduation salary: $107,000

    26. Florida (Warrington)



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    Location: Gainesville, Florida

    QS return-on-investment score: 86.5

    Tuition: $25,000

    Post-graduation salary: $107,000

    22 (tie). Emory (Goizueta)



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    Location: Atlanta, Georgia

    QS return-on-investment score: 83.9

    Tuition: $119,000

    Post-graduation salary: $121,000

    22 (tie). Michigan State (Eli Broad)



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    Location:  East Lansing, Michigan

    QS return-on-investment score: 85.5

    Tuition: $61,000

    Post-graduation salary: $106,000

    21. Georgetown (McDonough)



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    Location: Washington D.C.

    QS return-on-investment score: 91. 1 

    Tuition: $117,000

    Post-graduation salary: $117,000

    19. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)



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    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

    QS return-on-investment score: 90.6

    Tuition: $136,000

    Post-graduation salary: $121,000

    16. Indiana (Kelley)




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    Location: Bloomington, Indiana 

    QS return-on-investment score: 89.6

    Tuition: $58,000

    Post-graduation salary: $109,000

    13. NYU (Stern)



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    Location: New York City, New York 

    QS return-on-investment score: 87.5 

    Tuition: $141,000

    Post-graduation salary: $130,000

    11(tie). Michigan (Ross)



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    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

    QS return-on-investment score: 85.2 

    Tuition: $125,000

    Post-graduation salary: $124,000

    11(tie). Duke (Fuqua)



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    Location: Durham, North Carolina

    QS return-on-investment score: 86.6

    Tuition: $138,000

    Post-graduation salary: $128,000

    10. Yale



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    Location: New Haven, Connecticut

    QS return-on-investment score: 84

    Tuition: $137,000

    Post-graduation salary: $120,000

    9. UCLA (Anderson)



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    Location: Los Angeles, California

    QS return-on-investment score: 84.8 

    Tuition: $130,000

    Post-graduation salary: $122,000

    8. Columbia

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    Location: New York, New York

    QS return-on-investment score: 85.3

    Tuition: $143,000

    Post-graduation salary: $129,000

    7. Northwestern (Kellogg)



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    Location: Evanston, Illinois

    QS return-on-investment score: 86.9

    Tuition: $72,000

    Post-graduation salary: $129,000

    6. UC Berkeley (Haas)



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    Location: Berkeley, California

    QS return-on-investment score: 84. 2

    Tuition: 60,000

    Post-graduation salary: $128,000

    5. Chicago (Booth)




    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    QS return-on-investment score: 85.7

    Tuition: $138,000

    Post-graduation salary: $130,000

    3. MIT (Sloan)




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    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

    QS return-on-investment score: 87.2

    Tuition: $142,000

    Post-graduation salary: $127,000

    1 (tie). Stanford



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    Location: Stanford, California

    QS return-on-investment score: 89.7

    Tuition: $138,000

    Post-graduation salary: $146,000

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