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Joined: 12 Nov 2008
Posts: 368
Schools: Ross (R2), Cornell (R3) , UNC (R3) , INSEAD (R1 Jan)
WE 2: FP & Analysis (2 yrs at matriculation)
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 45

Ok guys, you helped me get in, help me figure out what to do. I really need your input, need to make a decision fast. No $$from any school, so the playing field is pretty level, other than INSEAD, being that it's a 1 yr program, is cheaper. Post-MBA goal: GM/corp strategy (flexible on industry) in the northeast in the US. Before you tell me to go to Ross, hear me out. 1) INSEAD Pros: - probably the best choice for my career LONG-TERM (short-term is arguable). I really like the idea of a global career and a transcultural alumni network - lower opportunity cost - plan to do the exchange with Wharton and position myself for recruitment in the US through Wharton. I have a Canadian passport and therefore getting an authorization to work in the US is a mere formality, but I doubt a lot of employers know that - I love the culture and what the school is about Cons: - probably not the best choice to land a GM gig in the US right out of school. The way I think about INSEAD - it's the best choice for my long-term goals, not so much for the short-term 2) Ross Pros: - excellent GM recruitment and an extensive alumni network - one of the most intelligent and down-to-earth student bodies I've ever encountered. I love Rossers! Cons: - not a huge fan of the location - 2 year (higher opp cost compared to INSEAD) 3) Cornell Pros: - decent GM recruitment - location: not that Ithaca is the most amazing and happening place in the world (I don't mind it, that's about it), but I'll actually have a good shot at saving my relationship. This is the biggie here. My boyfriend is from NJ (only a few hour drive), so we can see each other often if I go to Cornell. None of the other options allow for that. - I like the Ivy brand and Cornell had strong recruitment (MBA1s for internships) in the areas that interest me. They place a huge percentage of their grads in NYC, and that's where I want to be post-MBA. Cons: - not quite as highly ranked as Ross or much less INSEAD - while I've met a lot of amazing people at Cornell (great people on this forum and outside of it), the overall impression that I get is for a bit of a younger crowd than say Ross. I'll be turning the big 30 pretty soon and generally prefer the more focused, mature crowd (not that there aren't a lot of people like that at Cornell, just speaking in aggregate in comparison to say Ross - just an impression I get) - 2 yr (higher opp cost compared to INSEAD) I know that at the end of the day it's about where I want to be post-MBA and whether I'm prepared to risk my relationship and to what extend. Just really confused right now and don't want to make a decision based on emotions, hence I need your help. Any input would be immensely appreciated as always. I'm sure I'm not the first and won't be last person facing a similar predicament, so any wisdom and sharing your experience/perspective would be helpful, I hope to others as well.  Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Knewton GMAT Discount Codes Veritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes Manager Joined: 15 Apr 2010 Posts: 196 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 29 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 29 May 2010, 04:03 congrats on getting into such schools and having lot of choice as to where you can go.... sometimes choice is a bad thing anyhow. Did you also think of applying to cornell 1 year MBA? INSEAD seems to me to be the right choice (relationships should endure, else they wither!) Current Student Joined: 26 May 2009 Posts: 685 Schools: Ross 2012 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 4 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 29 May 2010, 04:58 First of all, congrats on the admits! It's a tough decision for sure. I think it would make sense to start from your own priorities. From what I read, there're several, including strength of program, location, personal relationship, and cost. How would you rank those priorities? I would say put a number next to each of those priorities and see how each program stacks up against them. Personally, I would say Ross - I'm headed to AA myself. But it's different for each person. Best of luck with your decision! _________________ Respect my Authoritaaah! Current Student Joined: 12 Nov 2008 Posts: 368 Schools: Ross (R2), Cornell (R3) , UNC (R3) , INSEAD (R1 Jan) WE 1: Advisory (2 yrs) WE 2: FP & Analysis (2 yrs at matriculation) Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 45 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 10:37 Thank you to everyone who voted and thanks milias and pranrasvij for your input. I have decided that since I plan to work in North America post graduation and Cornell has excellent placements in my area of interest, Johnson would be a good fit. Thanks again for all the support, I really appreciate it! Director Joined: 16 May 2008 Posts: 885 Location: Earth Schools: Cornell '11 Followers: 8 Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 29 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 14:50 I owe you some Collegetown Bagels! _________________ "George is getting upset!" GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Current Student Joined: 12 Nov 2008 Posts: 368 Schools: Ross (R2), Cornell (R3) , UNC (R3) , INSEAD (R1 Jan) WE 1: Advisory (2 yrs) WE 2: FP & Analysis (2 yrs at matriculation) Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 45 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 16:00 Raabend wrote: I owe you some Collegetown Bagels! Ooo thanks Raabend, I'll be sure to remind you come fall Mucho appreciation to you, fatb and irishspring - you guys really helped me understand all the pros and cons of Johnson and made me more comfortable with my decision. Looking forward to meeting you all in the fall! Current Student Joined: 05 Aug 2008 Posts: 1262 Schools: Ross 2012 WE 1: 5 Years at Fortune 50 Company in Manufacturing Followers: 20 Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 20 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 16:23 So when are you gonna change your status blue? _________________ Current Student Joined: 12 Nov 2008 Posts: 368 Schools: Ross (R2), Cornell (R3) , UNC (R3) , INSEAD (R1 Jan) WE 1: Advisory (2 yrs) WE 2: FP & Analysis (2 yrs at matriculation) Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 45 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 23 Jun 2010, 18:46 GoBruin wrote: So when are you gonna change your status blue? Umm when I get my I-20. Current Student Joined: 27 Aug 2009 Posts: 75 Schools: Kellog(R3),Olin (R3),Owen (R4),Tepper(R3),Johnson (R4) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 24 Jun 2010, 06:02 Welcome to the Johnson family. I am also looking at GM post graduation and feel that Johnson does provide the opportunity to tailor your education to specifically where you want to be. Regarding the age thing, that was important to me also. At 29 with a wife and 2 kids, I didnt want to be surrounded by only 24/25 year olds. No offense to you young folks, but it is nice to have life in common with people outside the classroom. So congrats, especially on your persistence with Johnson and the WL. I think you should attend based solely on the amount of effort you put in. We can start the official JOHNSON SCHOOL LOW UNDERGRAD GPA CLUB. Manager Joined: 01 Mar 2010 Posts: 175 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 24 Jun 2010, 08:15 Congrats Ariel- Oh yes. Collegetown Bagel is classic and I think Cornell collegetown finally got its Starbucks in 2007. I recommend UGG boots, TCAT bus pass and Northface - Trust me. You will need those Like I said to GrantChap in other thread, take a cooking course for non-hotelies at hotel school. So much fun + the food you take home will cover at least 3 meals. Director Affiliations: Consortium (CGSM.org), NSHMBA Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 937 Location: New Haven Schools: Yale SOM Class of 2012 WE 1: Investment Banking Summer Associate (Boutique tech M&A) Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 223 [0], given: 113 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 24 Jun 2010, 09:09 all things being equal, i'd say go with your gut and your heart. in this case, it looks like the winner is cornell. congrats and good luck _________________ Intern Joined: 02 Aug 2011 Posts: 15 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 16 Jan 2012, 14:49 Good options Last edited by tgrlil on 06 Feb 2012, 09:50, edited 1 time in total. Director Status: Go Blue! Joined: 03 Jun 2010 Posts: 685 Location: United States (MO) Concentration: Nonprofit, General Management Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2015 GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V45 GRE 1: 336 Q169 V167 GPA: 3.22 WE: Information Technology (Manufacturing) Followers: 17 Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 249 Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 16 Jan 2012, 20:05 Check the date of the original post. Re: INSEAD vs Ross vs Cornell [#permalink] 16 Jan 2012, 20:05 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: Ross vs Cornell vs UNC 2 30 Nov 2014, 19:34 Kellogg vs Darden vs Ross vs Cornell 2 16 Jul 2014, 19:24 2 Darden() vs Cornell vs Ross vs Duke 10 22 Dec 2012, 21:07 1 Tuck vs Ross () vs Tepper($$) 12 18 Mar 2009, 12:26
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