Of all the top tier MBA programs, the GSB has the fewest number of students who pursue “traditional” MBA professional endeavors. Around 30% of the class tends to take a position in tech, and a large number pursue opportunities in the nonprofit or public sector. With over 15% of the class of 2015 entering private equity or venture capital, GBS outpaces any other business school for placement into these highly selective fields. While many business schools encourage students to enter the workforce before starting their own business ventures immediately after graduation, GBS provides support and resources for students acting on their entrepreneurial spirits. Still, a significant number of graduates do pursue finance, product management, consulting or marketing roles. With an average salary of $133,406, Stanford grads boast the highest average post-graduation salary of any of their MBA holding peers.