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Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 07:42
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I live in NY, but the program is appealing...wondering if anyone travels for their weekend PT program.cIf so, your thoughts?
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 22:22
You would be pretty dedicated to do that. However, most people would think you are crazy. Its not like there isn't a very good program right in your own backyard.

I know of people that traveled from Houston and San Fran to Chicago.

Why would you go to Chicago over Stern? Is it a slight ranking advantage? Trust me, its not worth your extra time. I commuted over 40k miles to finish my MBA from Stern. I would not have done that for Chicago if Stern was in my backyard. Any perceived advantage would not be worth the extra time or money.
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 16:50
I plan on doing this from the twin cities later this year. while navy makes a couple of excellent points, in the end it's a personal decision. if it works for you, then hey...
still, check out stern, that may be an easier solution in the long run...
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 17:12
I studied the Chicago school economists in college and have always admired their work, especially the behavioral economic work of Gary Becker.

So studying in that environment is appealing to me. However, Stern definitely would be a better fit for me. I have ruled out Booth......
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 19:05
I believe Manbilla is doing Booth weekend PT MBA starting this Fall. He is driving from Iowa to Chicago, I think.....
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 06:05
Nink as you know...Finance is my game, and PT is more suitable to my life now...so Stern is the best fit for me.

Jumping on an airplane Friday night, staying in a hotel, and flying back to NYC, on my tab, seems like it would not be worth the extra costs.....
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2009, 06:54
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I plan on doing this from the twin cities later this year. while navy makes a couple of excellent points, in the end it's a personal decision. if it works for you, then hey...
still, check out stern, that may be an easier solution in the long run...



As you say that you are going to be in Twin Cities. Yes, you can commute to Chicago. It is 7 hours drive or 1Hour and 20 minutes flight. Southwest flies daily to Midway airport from Twin Cities. I am not going to Booth but have a very close friend doing this. Honestly it is tough and a very big challenge but if you have perseverence and love MBA you can do it.
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2009, 07:16
I would have no issue with 7 hour commute, if it was via train or someone else driving, so I could do reading, assignments, etc....other than that situation, I would have a hard time dealing.
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Re: Anyone Travel Long Distance to Chicago Booth for PT? [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 12:15
I am still exploring / comparing programs but will most likely need to commute as well. Thank you for posting this question as Chicago is a program I am evaluating. I am located in Arkansas so I understand the need to commute for Top Tier programs.
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