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Want a Tech Job? No Need to Study in Silicon Valley

Arizona State's MBA program and others are graduating a bigger share of their students into tech than Stanford's does.
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Technology has started to catch up to banking and consulting as one of the top industries for business school graduates, and it's not just about Silicon Valley schools producing tech-hungry MBAs. A handful of B-schools in unlikely regions graduated more students into technology jobs in 2014 than into any other sector, according to data the schools provided to Bloomberg for our 2015 business school rankings.

A few schools in Utah, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Southern California graduated a higher share of MBAs who went into tech than did Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Stanford still sent a higher proportion of students into the industry, at 19 percent, than the 16 percent proportion across all the full-time MBA programs we ranked.