NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on getting an MBA only makes financial sense if you land a great job. If it doesn't, you're just stuck with a ton of debt and a miserable time scrambling to pay it back.
An Masters in Business from Harvard University looks great on paper, but is it really the best business school if you're looking to make enough money to pay back your loans? Remember, MBA students can incur $100,000 to $200,000 in debt, so be careful all you would-be Masters of the Universe.
Using Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of top business schools, TheStreet looked at which universities employers say they prefer. In its survey of 1,300 recruiters at more than 600 companies hiring MBAs, the Bloomberg Businessweek survey reveals some surprising details about the qualities in highest demand and which schools are most likely to offer them.
Click through to see which MBA programs ranked highest when it comes to what employers want.
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
11. University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business
6. Columbia University
4. Stanford Graduate School of Business
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3. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
2. Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
1. the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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-Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.