Surprisingly the most expensive 2 year MBA is not being sold by Harvard or Wharton – instead it is MIT Sloan Business School that has the most expensive MBA priced at over $120,000. Now this is only the tuition fee; it does not include any living or maintenance costs. MIT being in Boston is an expensive place to live in. You can expect to pay anywhere between $35,000 and $45,000 for two years for your living expenses.

Moreover these costs do not include the cost of “global study tours” or “global immersion program”. These can cost from $5000 to $15,000 for two years. So on average expect to pay between $180,000 $200,000 at a top business school for a 2 year MBA. For Pakistani standards (in fact for any standards) this is a significant amount of money to invest on your MBA degree – however in Pakistan most of the top corporate companies send there middle management to do their MBA at these programs.

Business School Cost of the MBA Program
Harvard University $112,350
Stanford University GSB $119,100
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) $119,472
University of Chicago (Booth) $117,520
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) $122,304
Northwestern University (Kellogg) $118,170
University of California-Berkeley (Haas) $107,918
Columbia University $121,440
Dartmouth College (Tuck) $117,870
New York University (Stern) $114,936
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) $114,400
University of Verginia (Darden) $105,440
Yale University $114,400
Duke University (Fuqua) $110,600
University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) $97,664
University of California – (Anderson) $110,018
Cornell University (Johnson) $111,896
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) $113,536
University of North Carolina (Kenan – Flagler) $101,884
Emory University – Goizueta $92,000