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I have recently been accepted to Bentley into their MSF program and Fairleigh Dickinson into their MBA program. I am also waiting to hear from Iona (MBA) but I am pretty positive I will get in.
My predicament is that I want to stay in the tri-state area but I belive that Bentley is the best of the three schools.
I have been reading previous posts that stated it almost is not worth going to a lower ranked MBA program. Unfortunetly my options were limited due to a low GMAT score.
I guess I am just hoping to hear that I will still get a good job coming from either Iona or FDU but I would appreciate some honest feedback.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 17:44
I have a similar question. How valuable is a name? Not getting a lot of response from others. I wish I knew the answer to this.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 05:02
Me too, it's getting down to the last minute and I'm still unsure. If you get any feedback that would be great if you could keep me posted!
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 09:28
Not an expert in MSF degrees, but if you are intending to do your MBA at the school that you mentioned above, I think your opportunities post MBA will be very limited.

Bentley is a decent business school for other programs, such as accounting and etc. I am not sure how well they are known for their MSF degree or what kind of relationship they have with Wall St firms, but one thing looks clear to me. Unless you will be doing your MBA part time, that MBA degree won't open many doors.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 19:52
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Not an expert in MSF degrees, but if you are intending to do your MBA at the school that you mentioned above, I think your opportunities post MBA will be very limited.

Bentley is a decent business school for other programs, such as accounting and etc. I am not sure how well they are known for their MSF degree or what kind of relationship they have with Wall St firms, but one thing looks clear to me. Unless you will be doing your MBA part time, that MBA degree won't open many doors.


Wait, do you go to Yale?
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 20:59
Do the MSF at Bentley. Their program is decent and will place well in Boston. If your dream is to work in finance those MBA's you mentioned will not help. If you want to work in F500 than many of them will consider an MSF to be at the same level as an MBA.

Do the Bentley program if you are still not happy apply for T1-30 MBA programs in a couple years.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2010, 05:56
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Wait, do you go to Yale?

Hmmm......no one has ever asked me that before in the forum..... :lol:

I guess there is first time for everything.

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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2010, 09:18
I can perhaps offer some advice. I have a tier-1 technical undergrad and a MSFE in a tier-2 college near NYC (cost was a major factor - 3x cheaper?!). While the academics covered in MSFE in the tier-2 college was probably equivalent to the academics in a tier-1 college, the quality of the networking and career placements is dependent on the school. My tier-2 college placed well only for the NYC area for boutiques, diversified financial firms, and asset management firms and not so much on the widely known investment, bulge banks.

Upon graduation, while I received offers from my local's career placement services, I leveraged my network from my tier-1 undergrad to secure a sweet job in a top firm halfway across the country in a major city. I'm now looking at a tier-1 MBA for a career switch (sort of).

I would definitely research your schools' employment reports and talk with professors as well as alums to see what your career prospects are before committing to a school. Then you can figure out if the school is the right fit for you based on the data from the employment reports. If Bentley places well in Boston or has a significant number of alumni there, then it might be a good fit for you. Just my two cents.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 23:11
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I can perhaps offer some advice. I have a tier-1 technical undergrad and a MSFE in a tier-2 college near NYC (cost was a major factor - 3x cheaper?!). While the academics covered in MSFE in the tier-2 college was probably equivalent to the academics in a tier-1 college, the quality of the networking and career placements is dependent on the school. My tier-2 college placed well only for the NYC area for boutiques, diversified financial firms, and asset management firms and not so much on the widely known investment, bulge banks.

Upon graduation, while I received offers from my local's career placement services, I leveraged my network from my tier-1 undergrad to secure a sweet job in a top firm halfway across the country in a major city. I'm now looking at a tier-1 MBA for a career switch (sort of).

I would definitely research your schools' employment reports and talk with professors as well as alums to see what your career prospects are before committing to a school. Then you can figure out if the school is the right fit for you based on the data from the employment reports. If Bentley places well in Boston or has a significant number of alumni there, then it might be a good fit for you. Just my two cents.


hey thank you for your advice

Can you please share your profile, college from where you did MSF and the your job profile.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 08:44
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gkumar wrote:
I can perhaps offer some advice. I have a tier-1 technical undergrad and a MSFE in a tier-2 college near NYC (cost was a major factor - 3x cheaper?!). While the academics covered in MSFE in the tier-2 college was probably equivalent to the academics in a tier-1 college, the quality of the networking and career placements is dependent on the school. My tier-2 college placed well only for the NYC area for boutiques, diversified financial firms, and asset management firms and not so much on the widely known investment, bulge banks.

Upon graduation, while I received offers from my local's career placement services, I leveraged my network from my tier-1 undergrad to secure a sweet job in a top firm halfway across the country in a major city. I'm now looking at a tier-1 MBA for a career switch (sort of).

I would definitely research your schools' employment reports and talk with professors as well as alums to see what your career prospects are before committing to a school. Then you can figure out if the school is the right fit for you based on the data from the employment reports. If Bentley places well in Boston or has a significant number of alumni there, then it might be a good fit for you. Just my two cents.


hey thank you for your advice

Can you please share your profile, college from where you did MSF and the your job profile.


Hey, PM me with your questions.
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Re: higher ranked msf vs. lower ranked mba [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 20:13
gkumar wrote:
I can perhaps offer some advice. I have a tier-1 technical undergrad and a MSFE in a tier-2 college near NYC (cost was a major factor - 3x cheaper?!). While the academics covered in MSFE in the tier-2 college was probably equivalent to the academics in a tier-1 college, the quality of the networking and career placements is dependent on the school. My tier-2 college placed well only for the NYC area for boutiques, diversified financial firms, and asset management firms and not so much on the widely known investment, bulge banks.

Upon graduation, while I received offers from my local's career placement services, I leveraged my network from my tier-1 undergrad to secure a sweet job in a top firm halfway across the country in a major city. I'm now looking at a tier-1 MBA for a career switch (sort of).

I would definitely research your schools' employment reports and talk with professors as well as alums to see what your career prospects are before committing to a school. Then you can figure out if the school is the right fit for you based on the data from the employment reports. If Bentley places well in Boston or has a significant number of alumni there, then it might be a good fit for you. Just my two cents.


Thanks for you information i newly join and your post help me.
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