- Students don’t have to study in Silicon Valley to get a good tech education, according to a new study of the best business schools.
- According to Bloomberg’s 2015 business school ranking, a selection of B-schools in a variety of regions graduated more students into technology jobs in 2014 than into any other sector.
- The study found technology is now one of the top industries for business school graduates.
Schools in Utah, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Southern California graduated a higher share of MBAs who went into tech careers than did Stanford's Graduate School of Business, according to the study.
Arizona State's W.P. Carey School of Business sent 43% of its MBAs into tech, many of whom head to jobs at Amazon, Dell and Intel, said Jennifer Whitten, director of the school's graduate career center.
Daniel Poston, assistant dean at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, said prospective students are asking more than ever how specific MBA programs will position them for a job at a specific tech company. In response, Foster has created additional classes and geared them toward working in tech.
"We focus more of our studies on how to take an app or software product to market," Poston said.