Harvard, 4 Other Schools, Make Up Most MBAs at PE and VC Firms
September 19, 2013
It’s once again back-to-school time and that means a fresh pack of private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and investment banking associates, analysts and vice presidents will be diving head-first back into the world of academia, hoping to attain the highly coveted Master of Business Administration. But where are all these bright, (mostly) young minds going to be learning the intricacies of corporate finance, studying the most effective methods to negotiate contracts, and debating whether to buy a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz upon graduation? The short answer: Harvard. And it’s not even close.
Of all active venture capital professionals with MBAs working at the top-200 U.S.-based VC firms (ranking based on the number of completed deals in the last five years), 24.4% of them earned their MBAs at Harvard Business School.