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22 Mar 2013, 09:14
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Pretty much a similar situation to what i am in. In your case, I would take Kelley without a thought, since you are also willing to relocate. Named fellowships are a good thing to have on your resume. You will get into Deloitte from all three of them if you are set on doing consulting. MBB will be a big reach at all three. Schools are in the same prestige/ranking level with a few notches up/down. Kelley community is tremendous and Dean's fellowship will certainly open a lot of doors for you. I, myself was hoping to get it, but did not.

My vote goes to Kelley given your specific case.
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Re: IU Kelley $$vs UNC Kenan Flagler  vs Emory Goizueta  [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Mar 2013, 09:37 3 This post received KUDOS OptimisticApplicant wrote: If you want to do consulting, Emory is a no-brainer. Just look at the placement stats: - Emory: 37% http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f90 ... f900d1f9/5 - UNC: 16% http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/progra ... statistics - Kelley: 19.6% http://kelley.iu.edu/include/flipbook/G ... #/5/zoomed Additionally, in the consulting industry, prestigue matters, so going to a higher ranked program has some value. The thing is, there's no difference in prestige between the three schools. Sure, US News may rank Goizueta the highest and BusinessWeek may rank Kelley the highest but nobody really considers them to be anything but peer schools. Goizueta may place more people into consulting but that could be attributed to the fact that less people who go to Kenan-Flagler or Kelley want to go into consulting. I would pick Kelley because of the Dean's Fellowship and all the benefits that entails, which is far beyond just money. If you'd prefer staying in the Southeast, I'd choose between Kenan-Flagler and Goizueta based on the school/culture you prefer. Manager Status: CBS - Class of 2015 Joined: 05 Sep 2012 Posts: 147 Location: United States Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 25 [1] , given: 96 Re: IU Kelley$$$vs UNC Kenan Flagler$ vs Emory Goizueta $[#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Mar 2013, 04:56 1 This post received KUDOS jxcho wrote: OptimisticApplicant wrote: If you want to do consulting, Emory is a no-brainer. Just look at the placement stats: - Emory: 37% http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f90 ... f900d1f9/5 - UNC: 16% http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/progra ... statistics - Kelley: 19.6% http://kelley.iu.edu/include/flipbook/G ... #/5/zoomed Additionally, in the consulting industry, prestigue matters, so going to a higher ranked program has some value. The thing is, there's no difference in prestige between the three schools. Sure, US News may rank Goizueta the highest and BusinessWeek may rank Kelley the highest but nobody really considers them to be anything but peer schools. Goizueta may place more people into consulting but that could be attributed to the fact that less people who go to Kenan-Flagler or Kelley want to go into consulting. I would pick Kelley because of the Dean's Fellowship and all the benefits that entails, which is far beyond just money. If you'd prefer staying in the Southeast, I'd choose between Kenan-Flagler and Goizueta based on the school/culture you prefer. agreed. take the money and make it your job to hussle for one of those positions of the 20% who get placed in consulting Senior Manager Status: Yale! (whipped and bound) Joined: 02 May 2012 Posts: 406 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Nonprofit GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V42 GPA: 3.41 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 136 [3] , given: 78 Re: IU Kelley $$vs UNC Kenan Flagler vs Emory Goizueta [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Mar 2013, 11:40 3 This post received KUDOS OptimisticApplicant wrote: If you want to do consulting, Emory is a no-brainer. Just look at the placement stats: - Emory: 37% http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f90 ... f900d1f9/5 - UNC: 16% http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/progra ... statistics - Kelley: 19.6% http://kelley.iu.edu/include/flipbook/G ... #/5/zoomed Additionally, in the consulting industry, prestigue matters, so going to a higher ranked program has some value. OA These stats don't tell you what percentage of people WANT to do consulting. Maybe it's 50% at Emory and 19.7% at Kelley. That would mean that Emory only places some 75% while Kelley places almost 100%. That said, Emory probably has more invested in the consulting track, which means their career services are probably exceptional in that area. Kelley seems like one of the happiest business schools in the world. I can't believe how thrilled students are with their experience. That makes it rise to the top of my list. Nonetheless, I haven't visited any of these schools or spoken to any current students or alumni, so my opinion is based on hearsay. I'd take the money and run. Kelley is a great program! _________________ Blogging about the MBA application process. Because I need to do something with all this bschool energy. http://www.mybreakaway.com/ Recent post: September 20, "Transitions" Yale School of Management MBA Candidate, 2015. Re: IU Kelley$$$ vs UNC Kenan Flagler $vs Emory Goizueta$   [#permalink] 30 Mar 2013, 11:40
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