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Asked by: tterrell-ga
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13 Oct 2003 11:23 PDT
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Question ID: 265782
Regarding students presenlty pursuing an MBA in Canaga I should like to know by percentage their undergraduate degree and major; i.e., 20% obtained a BS in Political Scienes, 10% in..... If information is not available for Canada, then my next choice would be North America as a whole and then the US.
Answered By: omniscientbeing-ga on 11 Nov 2003 10:57 PST
tterrell-ga, I have the following information on percentages of undergraduate majors for MBA students representative of the United States, 2001, from this Santa Clara University website: [ http://business.scu.edu/mba_careers/mbagrad_stats.htm ]: Note: ?The following statistics are based on the Graduating Class of 2001. 315 Students Graduated and 51% responded to the Salary Survey?: *********************************** Undergraduate Majors: Humanities and Social Sciences 13% Economics 12% Engineering and Science 50% Business Administration 16% Other 9% *********************************** The following phone number is the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University general contact number, if you wish to ask them over the phone more details about how they compiled their statistics, or if they have any additional statistics along the lines of what you seek for Canada: 408-554-4523 phone 408-554-4553 fax Here are the statistics also indicating representative percentages of undergraduate majors for United States MBA students, from this U. of Washington Business School brochure: [http://depts.washington.edu/mba/evemba/PDF/EvngMBA.pdf ]: ************************************** Engineering, Math and Science 53% Business 26% Social Sciences and Humanities 17% Economics 4% ************************************** Note that the above link to the statistics above is to a .pdf format document, which means you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. This program is available free for download here, from Adobe?s website: [http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html ]. If you do open the brochure in .pdf format, I recommend setting the View setting to 125%.The statistics I quoted above are in pie chart form, on page 2 of the document. If you prefer to view the page as HTML instead of .pdf. here?s a link to the HTML formatted page of the same information (see page 2, and the statistics are presented without the pie chart graphic): [ http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:nXnB9vqjU5gJ:depts.washington.edu/mba/evemba/PDF/EvngMBA.pdf+North+American+MBA+undergraduate+majors+statistics+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 ]. The following information, from [ http://www.internationaledu.net/english/mbafacts.htm ], while not precise statistics, nevertheless offers some help: ?Do I need an undergraduate business degree? No. Most graduate management programs want their MBA classes to be as diverse as possible. When students have different educational backgrounds, all may contribute and all benefit. For this reason, applicants with a wide range of undergraduate majors are admitted.** In some programs, fewer than 25 percent of the MBA students have undergraduate degrees in business.**? The next website is to an Asian business school, but they accept 82% international. Of those students, the give the percentages for undergraduate majors for admitted MBA students (in the form of pie charts) here: [ http://www.bm.ust.hk/mba/programs/students_&_alumni/#Academic%20Background ]. Note: You can either scroll about 1/3 of the page to find the pie charts with undergrad statistics, or you can click the "Academic Background" link at the type of the page which takes you directly there. The following series of links will lead you to further information on this topic, and were used in compiling the information presented herein. Google search strategy: Keywords: ?MBA undergraduate major statistics?: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=MBA+undergraduate+major+statistics , ?Canadian MBA undergraduate majors?: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=Canadian+MBA+undergraduate+majors , ?MBA undergraduate majors?: ://www.google.com/search?q=++MBA+undergraduate+majors&btnG=Google+Search&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off , ?undergraduate majors MBA ?: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=undergraduate+majors+MBA++&btnG=Google+Search , ?North American MBA undergraduate majors statistics?: ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=North+American+MBA+undergraduate+majors+statistics+ I hope this information is sufficient for your needs. If it for some reason is not, or if I have left anything out you feel is important to you, please don?t hesitate to ask for Clarification to this Answer. Sincerely, omniscientbeing-ga Google Answers Researcher
From: czh-ga on 13 Nov 2003 23:18 PST
Hello tterrell-ga, I had started to research your question but it was locked before I had a chance to answer it. Since I had found quite a bit of information about Canadian MBA programs I thought you might as well have the information. I was frustrated because I could not find any summary reports on the undergraduate majors of entering MBA students in either Canada or the US but I found that searching on the phrase (not in quotes) < mba class profile undergraduate majors > led me to excellent reports from many of the big name MBA programs. I?m sorry I didn?t get a chance to answer your question but I don?t want to waste what I?ve found. Good luck with your investigations. ~ czh ~ ====================== CANADIAN MBA PROGRAGMS ====================== http://www.canadianmbafairs.com/part.html Participating Programs Canadian business schools have a long and distinguished history of offering high quality graduate business education; however, they literally transformed their MBA programs during the 90?s. Driven by market demands, declining public funding, and the emerging techno-revolution, Canadian MBA programs have been re-designed to meet the needs of both young professionals and world economies. Program formats have changed to reflect current career expectations; curricula have evolved to embrace new technology. The Fairs are your opportunity to investigate the excellent business education opportunities available north of the 49th parallel. ***** This site provides links to 25+ Canadian MBA programs. You can visit each program?s website to see what they say about the undergraduate requirements, degrees or majors for those in their program. ------------------------------------------------- http://www.gradschools.com/listings/Canada/bus_admin_canada.html BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) Graduate Schools in Canada ------------------------------------------------- ***** This is another long list of Canadian MBA programs. http://www.mbamentors.com/Canadian_University_links.html Canadian Universities & Colleges: ***** List of 50+ Canadian schools. ------------------------------------------------- http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/originals/bs01009.htm The Uphill Battle Facing Canada's Business Schools As their government support declines, they're finding it hard to compete with their U.S. counterparts The effects show up in the the results of Business Week's biennial ranking of top business schools. This year, the magazine expanded its rankings to examine b-schools in Canada and Europe. Five Canadian schools were considered for a top-tier ranking, but only two made the cut. The Ivey School led the Canadian duo, ranking No. 5 among seven international schools. ? Taking the No. 7 spot in the international survey is the Rotman School. ***** See the article for the leading Canadian MBA programs. ===================================== MBA PROGRAMS ? UNDERGRADUATE PROFILES ===================================== Using the search phrase < mba class profile undergraduate majors> will lead you to many schools listing the demographic profile for the MBA class as well as the undergraduate majors of the entering class. Here are a few samples: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/MBA/community_5.html Haas Business Schoo, University of California, Berkeley http://www.terry.uga.edu/mba/programs/two_year/noflash_classprofile.html Terry Collegeof Business, University of Georgia http://www3.babson.edu/MBA/programs/evening-mba/class-profile.cfm Babson College http://ellermba.arizona.edu/recruiter_service/7_0_4_mba_profiles.asp Eller Graduate School of Management, University of Arizona http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/admin/daymba/admissions/class_profile.html Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
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