I am a software engineer with 7 years of workex with 2 leading US companies and including 3 years of workex in the US.
I plan to pursue a career in management consulting and thereafter strategy planning. I am not sure what my fallback career option would be though. I would try to get into some sort of strategy planning role in the corporate sector.
I have the choice to join Fuqua or Johnson for my MBA starting this fall. As I sift through the internet and rankings, I am confused with mixed opinions on both. I understand that Cornell has a better brand name in India but I plan to work in the US for at least 4-5 years post-MBA till I payback my loan.
Any opinions/facts/suggestions would be highly appreciated.
I'm going to assume that money-wise, there's no scholarship and it's not too big of a factor. If that's the case, I would go with Fuqua that has a bit more traction with the large MC companies. In 4 or 5 years, when you do go back to India, it'll be less important as to where you went to school than it would've been if you were to go back right after MBA. By then, a lot will depend on your work experience. While Cornell has a great brand name, the truth is that Duke (has also a great name, by the way) has consistently ranked higher than Cornell and in the business world, Duke will trump Cornell most of the time.
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