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Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell

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Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 02:57
Hi all,

Need your help in deciding which school I should apply to from above 6. I can only apply to 3 due to limitations of time of my recommenders and getting in quality recommendations from them. At best I can stretch it to 4 schools.

Some background about me:

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I want to switch to the management consulting industry after MBA. I am flexible in terms of location (Singapore/US/UK) and size of firm I work for after graduation, but would prefer MBB for starters.

My biggest worry is that I am from an overrepresented group and I would like to apply to places where I have the highest chances of getting in as well as fulfill my career goals of going into consulting.

I am already applying at Tuck, Kellogg and INSEAD as I am quite impressed by their program and recruiting opportunities in the consulting industry.

In terms of fit, I have attended the information session of Ross and was quite impressed by their culture as well as the general vibe from the alumni. I am open to a college town vs big city environment as I have experience of studying in both these environments in the past. I will be attending the information session of Duke and Darden in the coming weeks.

Any inputs/advice will be appreciated. I need to finalize in next 1-2 weeks until then I should be done with my Tuck and Kellogg applications.
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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 07:49
If you want to do investment banking would recommend you consider stern or LBS. after that its all down to location, vibe and ability to get work visa after you graduate.

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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 08:09
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If you want to do investment banking would recommend you consider stern or LBS. after that its all down to location, vibe and ability to get work visa after you graduate.

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Hey sarahrs, thanks for your reply. Actually I am looking to move into management consulting after MBA.
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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 08:27
If you only had time for 3 applications, I'd recommend Ross/Darden/Duke for consulting.

However, I feel that it's difficult to get the full story on a school until AFTER one is admitted, unless you know current student/recent alumni. So, if you have time to crank out applications for all six schools, I'd go for that route.
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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 08:35
All of those schools place well into MC (only one I am not sure about is Stern as I know nothing about the school). You will need to look at other factors including location, which I know you are ambivalent about, class size, culture, etc to differentiate between them.

Since you are from an over represented group, it might be wise to set your sights at the lower ranked schools just because Tuck, Kellogg and Insead are very competitive.
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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2013, 18:16
Agree with Blax0r, Ross/Darden/Duke will give you a shot at MBB as well as the other good consulting firms.
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Re: Help : LBS vs Ross vs Darden vs Duke vs Stern vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2013, 20:50
bdepp wrote:
Agree with Blax0r, Ross/Darden/Duke will give you a shot at MBB as well as the other good consulting firms.


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If you only had time for 3 applications, I'd recommend Ross/Darden/Duke for consulting.

However, I feel that it's difficult to get the full story on a school until AFTER one is admitted, unless you know current student/recent alumni. So, if you have time to crank out applications for all six schools, I'd go for that route.


Agree with the two folks above me. Ross/Darden/Duke is the clear trio to me given that you're interested in consulting. For what it's worth, I was planning to recruit for consulting when I applied last year and I spent a lot of time researching Ross, Darden, and Fuqua.
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