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22 Apr 2014, 15:12
Accepted at Sloan ($5k scholarship), Tuck ($25k scholarship) and Yale ($30k scholarship) ... Scholarships are per year so$10/50/60k total

Interested in innovation consulting, strategy/entrepreneurship, and social enterprises. Not totally sure what I want to do post-MBA but considering consulting -- not MBB, but more niche firms (Parthenon, innovation consulting, etc.)

Really don't like the fratty culture of Tuck. Worried Sloan may be too engineering-y. Yale feels like the best personal fit, but biggest risk in terms or professional goals.

Any help??? Need to decide end of this week.

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22 Apr 2014, 16:25
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22 Apr 2014, 18:33
I think he's referring to Parthenon not Pantheon. The Parthenon Group is a niche consulting firm that hires a ton of Tuck grads every year. They also do some very interesting work within the social sector.

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23 Apr 2014, 01:17
Out of interest, did you visit all the schools. If you had those concerns about Tuck and Sloan after visiting, I would say go with your gut and head to Yale SOM. 2 years is a long time if you're not a good fit. I believe social enterprise is one of its strengths and if niche firms like Parthenon Group (Chairman is a Tuckie!) also recruit to some extent at Yale SOM then actually I don't think it's a huge risk. If you are not interested in MBB or the more mainstream recruiting, the "prestige" factor at Sloan or Tuck will not factor in as much. I am matriculating at Tuck but it's definitely a tough place if you don't feel like you can buy into its culture and location.
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Between Tuck and MIT, I would go to Tuck. I don´t think there´s much of a difference in terms of access to the industries you like as post-mba, and the $50k is surely a good factor to consider here. It also depends on location, MIT is in a relatively big city whilst Tuck is not. Great position to be in, Good Luck! VP Joined: 08 Apr 2009 Posts: 1182 Concentration: General Management, Strategy Schools: Duke (Fuqua) - Class of 2012 Followers: 36 Kudos [?]: 426 [0], given: 19 Re: Help! MIT Sloan ($5k) vs Tuck ($25k) vs Yale ($30k) [#permalink]

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23 Apr 2014, 06:06
It sounds like you are looking for the creative/entrepreneurial post-MBA career, where you want to have ownership of specific product and influence its success or failure. I really think MIT is the better fit. MIT’s culture is the least “traditional MBA” of those schools. One great resource for you is MIT’s media lab, which Sloanies can get involved in. Sloan’s innovative lean is the reason that many of the innovation/design consulting powerhouses like IDEO recruit there.
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24 Apr 2014, 14:04
jgb wrote:
Accepted at Sloan ($5k scholarship), Tuck ($25k scholarship) and Yale ($30k scholarship) ... Scholarships are per year so$10/50/60k total

Interested in innovation consulting, strategy/entrepreneurship, and social enterprises. Not totally sure what I want to do post-MBA but considering consulting -- not MBB, but more niche firms (Parthenon, innovation consulting, etc.)

Really don't like the fratty culture of Tuck. Worried Sloan may be too engineering-y. Yale feels like the best personal fit, but biggest risk in terms or professional goals.

Any help??? Need to decide end of this week.

Congrats! We may have spoken before, but I want to offer myself up. I'm going into innovation consulting after SOM, and am a leader of the Design & Innovation Club amongst other things. It's a burgeoning sector at SOM, and three D&I firms have made us a core school over the last 3 years. We all know IDEO is a tough nut to crack, but we've gotten a couple of people over there over the last few years, plus plenty at Innosight, SY/Partners, ?WhatIf!, and a firm called Ideas42, which was founded by an SOM alum and blends behavioral economics w/ design thinking. Happy to chat further.
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24 Apr 2014, 21:20
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jgb wrote:
Accepted at Sloan ($5k scholarship), Tuck ($25k scholarship) and Yale ($30k scholarship) ... Scholarships are per year so$10/50/60k total

Interested in innovation consulting, strategy/entrepreneurship, and social enterprises. Not totally sure what I want to do post-MBA but considering consulting -- not MBB, but more niche firms (Parthenon, innovation consulting, etc.)

Really don't like the fratty culture of Tuck. Worried Sloan may be too engineering-y. Yale feels like the best personal fit, but biggest risk in terms or professional goals.

Any help??? Need to decide end of this week.

Congrats! We may have spoken before, but I want to offer myself up. I'm going into innovation consulting after SOM, and am a leader of the Design & Innovation Club amongst other things. It's a burgeoning sector at SOM, and three D&I firms have made us a core school over the last 3 years. We all know IDEO is a tough nut to crack, but we've gotten a couple of people over there over the last few years, plus plenty at Innosight, SY/Partners, ?WhatIf!, and a firm called Ideas42, which was founded by an SOM alum and blends behavioral economics w/ design thinking. Happy to chat further.

Hi OhDenny,

Some really interesting stuff in your post! Can you please tell me about the sustainability consulting firms that recruit at Yale?

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I definitely have to preface this wit my bias since I'll be enrolling at Yale SOM in the Fall. But if social sector consulting is truly what you seek, I think Yale SOM would be a perfect fit for you. I actually spoke to a Yale SOM alum from the Class of 2013 and he's a Principal at The Parthenon Group (Yes, Principal at a respected consulting firm and he recently graduated). So you already know that you will have easy access to that firm. If you do decide to pursue MBB consulting, he also assured me that Yale SOM does place well at MBB firms and other areas as well. When evaluating SOM's placement in comparison to its peers, you have to remember that 1) people who matriculate into SOM aspire to do non-conventional MBA careers and 2) Yale's class size is significantly smaller than its peer schools. That's why their numbers don't match up as nicely as a MIT Sloan. I actually do have some hard numbers from speaking with alum and current second years. Last year, SOM placed 8 ppl at McKinsey, 8 ppl at Bain, and 4 at BCG. They also had strong place at Deloitte, Accenture, etc. So in total, thats 20+ ppl out of class of 200 people. So over 10% in top consulting at a school where traditional management consulting is not a leading interest. Hope this helps.

Just FYI, the title of the post MBA level hire at Parthenon Group is 'Principal', essentially an associate level role at McKinsey or consultant role at Boston or Bain

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