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25 Mar 2009, 14:14
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25 Mar 2009, 17:48
river has this right - the obsessive people who apply to business school worry about the difference between school x vs school y. There is no argument that would make me take Chicago over Haas with full tuition with that profile.
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12 Mar 2012, 18:28
First of all, congrats! This is a tough decision indeed. Besides the money factor, if the main reason you'll be going to Booth is that it is stronger in finance, remember that things also change when you get to b-school. Unless you are 100% committed to PE no matter what (and perhaps even then), you may decide that you want to do something else after your MBA. Especially at a place like Haas, with Stanford next door and the whole Silicon Valley thing, you may end up at some startup that you really like or a company you yourself start! (esp since Haas is very entrepreneurial)

Also, there are probably lots of mid-tier PE firms on the west coast that you could network with and target....for which you may even have less competition than if you were at a school like Booth or Wharton.

$100k is a LOT of money, especially when compared to nothing. In fact, one good way to help you decide is to call Booth and tell them about your full ride, if they pitch in at least$40k or so, then it may become easier for you to decide to go to Booth.

Best of luck!
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Re: Booth vs Haas ($$) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Mar 2013, 10:38 Booth for me, but my financial situation may be different as I have most of my tuition already saved up. I wouldn't go from a Globally recognized top tier to a regional (US level elite) especially if you do intend to goto another country. The ranking bias abroad is much more significant unfortunately. Manager Status: CBS - Class of 2015 Joined: 05 Sep 2012 Posts: 147 Location: United States Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 96 Re: Booth vs Haas ($$$) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Mar 2013, 08:33 lars23 wrote: lsuguy7 wrote: lars23 wrote: Don't be short-sighted. Take the Booth offer. Brand name and network goes much farther in life than$100K. Besides, if you work in a decent job, you'll make it up in a few years or less. Do you really want to look back on life and say, 'maybe I should have went to Booth'?

I hope one of the admin moves this to the BW forum. I wonder if I'll be saying I should have went to Booth? I think Chicago is an amazing school but I'm not sold on a school making you a success because of brand name and network. I work for a company that hires both Chicago and Haas grads into it's rotationary programs and they make exactly the same amount of money, move through the ranks at the same speed, so at that rate you'd never make up that 100k.

I work in investment banking and we bring in more Booth students than Haas. Sure, when you get in, you will make the same as your peers. But what if we chose a Booth student over a Haas? Well, that Booth student will make up the $100K deficit in 2 years (would have been +$100K surplus in 1.5 years of work before the market crash).

First off, tell booth about the hass offer. they're a very generous school typically. update them on your progress since your application (bs if you have to) and ask them to reevaluate you for a scholarship. then come back to the forum and let us know what happened. otherwise, now i see hass as the easy conclusion. take the pretax 200k they;re giving you and make it YOUR JOB to find what you want. you'll have less people competing for finance there as well - albeit for less opportuniities perhaps
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