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CORNELL VS. DARDEN [#permalink] New post 08 May 2010, 10:04
HI! I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME. I'VE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION TO BOTH CORNELL AND DARDEN. NOW I'M HAVING TROUBLE CHOOSING WHICH ONE TO ATTEND.
IM MEXICAN AND I BELIEVE CORNELL HAS MORE PRESTIGE OUTSIDE THE US SO THATS A PLUS. HOWEVER IM LEANING TOWARDS DARDEN BECAUSE OF THE CASE METHOD AND THE ACADEMIC RIGOR (I KNOW, IM CRAZY)
MY CAREER PERSPECTIVE IS THE FOLLOWING: IM BEING SPONSORED BY MY CURRENT EMPLOYER (A COMMERCIAL BANK) TO RETURN TO A LEADERSHIP POSITION. I WANT A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A STRONG GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY TOOL KIT AND ALSO A STRONG FINANCE CURRICULUM...
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Re: CORNELL VS. DARDEN [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 06:15
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Darden outranks Cornell on the US News rankings. I would choose it. You prefer its methods and it has a better ranking in US. Good luck where ever you land.

(grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews ((dot)) com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/rankings )
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Re: CORNELL VS. DARDEN [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 20:28
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Darden outranks Cornell on the US News rankings. I would choose it. You prefer its methods and it has a better ranking in US. Good luck where ever you land.

(grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews ((dot)) com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/rankings )


on the other hand, businessweek ranks cornell over darden. i guess that means the OP should choose cornell hands down? :lol:

rankings are just one piece of the puzzle. in this case, neither school is a hands down favorite (rankings-wise) over the other.

your gut instinct is telling you to go with darden. have you visited the school? (or cornell for that matter)? both are somewhat off the beaten path in terms of location; darden is warmer than cornell, however. can't speak about the culture at either school since i didnt apply to either.

at any rate, if you haven't visited the schools yet, and you're not able to, then i'd probably just go with my gut instinct.

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Re: CORNELL VS. DARDEN [#permalink] New post 22 May 2010, 05:06
amazingme wrote:
HI! I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME. I'VE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION TO BOTH CORNELL AND DARDEN. NOW I'M HAVING TROUBLE CHOOSING WHICH ONE TO ATTEND.
IM MEXICAN AND I BELIEVE CORNELL HAS MORE PRESTIGE OUTSIDE THE US SO THATS A PLUS. HOWEVER IM LEANING TOWARDS DARDEN BECAUSE OF THE CASE METHOD AND THE ACADEMIC RIGOR (I KNOW, IM CRAZY)
MY CAREER PERSPECTIVE IS THE FOLLOWING: IM BEING SPONSORED BY MY CURRENT EMPLOYER (A COMMERCIAL BANK) TO RETURN TO A LEADERSHIP POSITION. I WANT A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A STRONG GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY TOOL KIT AND ALSO A STRONG FINANCE CURRICULUM...
ANY COMMENTS WILL BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED. :o :o :o


I would go for Darden .

Darden - Pros: Strong Case method program and rigorous curriculum is universally respected. Alumni network is very strong and active with current students.
Cons: Middle of nowhere. Intellectual horsepower not as strong at a lot of the other top b-schools.
:) Office Space Character: Anne. Anne just seemed really high maintenance and uptight. You try doing twenty cases a week for a year and see what happens to you. Just don’t be surprised if it’s a bigger bi**h than you imagined.

.Cornell - Pros: Maybe the best Hospitality management program in the country. Ivy league brand name, and strong ties to some top consumer management companies. Small tight knit culture.
Cons: In the middle of nowhere, and it’s definitely a cut below a lot of the top tier programs. I mean, hospitality management? Seriously?
:) Office Space Character: Peggy. She’s kind of in hospitality: “Initech, can I put you on hold? Thank you! Initech, can I put you on hold? Thank you! Initech, can I put you on hold? Thank you! .”

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