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.
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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