11/19/2012 12:22 pm ET

MBA Pay: The Devil's In The Details - Businessweek

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For many years, prospective business school students have studied the career stats for the nation’s top MBA programs like handicappers poring over the Daily Racing Form before the big race. But unlike that august publication, which can tell you which horses love the mud and which finish strong, the career stats have been, well, uninspiring. While individual schools sometimes provide more detailed information, for the most part what you got was average pay for each school’s graduates in their first job after graduation. And that’s it.