Getting into top 5 finance schools is definitely great, but for other schools its important to look its at its alumni network and corporate connections. Check if the companies you want to work for hire on campus, contact a company representative who's involved with recruiting if possible, and see how many of the schools students get the jobs you want. That's the bottom line. If the school is in a major finance center and it can compete successfully with rivals, or has no rivals, then chances are you have a fair shot at your finance job. Once you get into the workforce, the MBA brand starts to matter about as much as your undergrad mattered when you started your first full time job.
>>>>>>> "Fences set on a high place will not stand firm against the wind; so a timid mind with a fool's resolve will not stand firm against any fear." ~~~~~~