My Anderson MBA: Final Stats

by Matthew Kuo on June 25, 2013

in MBA

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My Anderson MBA Final Stats

Before I ride off into the sunset, I wanted to conduct a full quantitative assessment of my last two years at Anderson.  Below are the stats that stood out the most to me.  I track all of my financials in Quicken, so I can calculate most of my educational spending.  What are your final MBA stats?


  • GPA: 3.95
  • Courses Taken: 26
  • Total Fellowships Won: 1
  • Total Fellowship Dollars: $1,000 (wah waah)
  • Favorite Classes:


  • Resume Versions: 36
  • Resume Drops: 29
  • First Round Interviews: 18 (62%)
  • Second Round Interviews: 3 (17%)
  • Total Internship Offers: 1
  • Total Full Time Job Offers: 1
  • Increase in Dow: +3,561.07, 30.9% (Sep 23, 2011 – Jun 14, 2013)
  • Increase in Base Salary: 70.5%
  • Increase in Rent After Graduation: 70.4%, $827
  • Time from Graduation to Full Time Start Date: 3 months

Spending & Income

  • Total Amount Spent on Books and Course Packs: $1,632.59
  • Total Amount Spent on Tuition: (too graphic to show)
  • Total Amount Spent at Il Tramezzino: $445.23
  • Total Club Dues Paid: $470.87
  • Total Tutoring Income: $243.00


  • Clubs Joined: 7 (SOMA, MCA, HTBA, Anderson Eats, Ultimate Frisbee, GCBA, Anderson Tennis Club)
  • Club Leadership Positions: 3
  • Show Tapings Attended: 3 (Conan O’Brien, The Voice, Jimmy Kimmel)
  • Total ounces of alcohol consumed: 0
  • Total umbrella usage count: ~5
  • Foreign Countries Traveled to: 4 (Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Dominican Republic)
  • Levels of Candy Crush cleared: 289

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Ty Tippawang December 20, 2016 at 5:50 am

Can you be more specific about the salary increase? Also, the same question for the tuition?

I’m trying to judge whether it’s worth it to pursue an MBA fulltime. Thanks for writing all of this out! Really helpful for all of us deciding whether to pursue an MBA or not.


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