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Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 14:41
Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better?

I am thinking of applying 1 of the 2 in final round, could anyone help to identify which one is better? I am thinking about my Post-MBA career as IB or PE.

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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 15:08
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Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better?

I am thinking of applying 1 of the 2 in final round, could anyone help to identify which one is better? I am thinking about my Post-MBA career as IB or PE.

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It's tough to say which is "better." You should be asking which is best for YOU in your situation. But, if we're talking IB, I'd say UCLA if you want to end up on the west coast. Cornell if you want to end up anywhere else.

I'd also say the Cornell brand is stronger overall, but reputations of Johnson and Anderson are pretty much equal.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 15:16
^ I agree, they're both pretty comparable, so it really depends on where you want to live/work post-MBA - if it's the west coast, UCLA...east coast, Cornell...anywhere in between, probably Cornell.

Also depends on whether you can tolerate harsh winters or prefer SoCal weather...
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 15:41
i think this purely comes down to geographic preference as long as youre very aware of the fact that cornell will post a lot more into bulge bracket NYC finance jobs than regional boutiques on the west coast for anderson.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 17:32
So, that sounds like Cornell is better than UCLA? Right?
Does LA has more internship opportunities of IB or PE?
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 17:34
NYC def has more finance so yes
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 17:43
Is there any time to do the internship during academic year?
Is there any internship opportunities around Cornell U?

Does UCLA competitive enough to get an internship in NYC?
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 17:48
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Is there any time to do the internship during academic year?
Is there any internship opportunities around Cornell U?

Does UCLA competitive enough to get an internship in NYC?


NYC is the Mecca of finance, so if you want to do is break into banking and you want to be in NYC, Cornell is the obvious choice. There are finance opportunities in SF & LA (mostly tech, entertainment, and aerospace/defense), but nowhere near as many positions as NYC.

You can still get to NYC from UCLA, but it'll take a little more work.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 17:51
wpye86 wrote:
Is there any time to do the internship during academic year?
Is there any internship opportunities around Cornell U?

Does UCLA competitive enough to get an internship in NYC?


No. No. Yes.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 20:27
I don't know much about Johnson at all, but Anderson may offer more experiential learning opportunities during the school year by virtue of its location. I also like Anderson because of its "market-facing curriculum," which allows you to take the core courses that are relevant to your career goals in your first semester, thus enabling you to be better prepared for a summer internship. You should look into both programs and see which one you think will better suit your needs.

Or, you could just apply to both.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 11:08
Why don't u decide after you have the offers from both.
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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 11:40
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I don't know much about Johnson at all, but Anderson may offer more experiential learning opportunities during the school year by virtue of its location. I also like Anderson because of its "market-facing curriculum," which allows you to take the core courses that are relevant to your career goals in your first semester, thus enabling you to be better prepared for a summer internship. You should look into both programs and see which one you think will better suit your needs.

Or, you could just apply to both.


Johnson's immersion learning approach is similar. Part of the curriculum is for the students to spend a semester taking classes that are focused on the industry of their choice. This semester also includes a number of trips to corporate offices to enable the students to learn more by conversing with industry executives and to get a glimpse of how these companies operate.

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Re: Cornell or UCLA? MBA program which is better? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2012, 14:17
What about for tech? UCLA is closer to Silicon Valley but Cornell has a big engineering school. Does the engineering school matter much?
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