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Wall Street’s collapse leads to Great Depression for MBAs

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Business school students at places such as Thunderbird School of Global Management are shifting their expectations to fit the dismal economy. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Jarcho)


Once hot commodities, MBAs at top business schools such as Thunderbird School of Global Management are adjusting to a bleak job market. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Jarcho)


MBAs once flocked to Wall Street in droves, but following the collapse of the financial services industry, many are seeking work elsewhere. (Photo by Brent Lang)

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MBAs are realizing that the sputtering economy is an unanticipated roadblock on the way to becoming “Masters of the Universe.” Business school students who hoped to land Wall Street jobs are struggling to figure out what to do instead.