I currently work in a corporate development role and plan to switch to an investment management track. Here are a few of my thoughts on the two programs, but I'm interested in the views of others.
- Comparable finance programs, although I'd like to hear if anyone thinks either school has a distinct advantage
- I was more impressed during my visit to Haas - prefer Bay Area to Evanston, nicer facilities, friendly students and faculty
- Kellogg is generally ranked higher and has a larger alumni base
Overall, my head is telling me Kellogg but my heart is telling me Haas. I'm interested to hear whether people think Kellogg is clearly the better program or if the two are comparable, especially given my finance concentration.
Please note that I also applied to schools more geared towards finance (Wharton, Booth and Columbia). However, it's looking like Haas and Kellogg may end up being the only places I'm admitted.
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to your responses.
The head is boring, go to Haas!
But seriously, I'm curious about your answer to these questions: 1) Is your heart telling you NOT Kellogg? 2) Is your head telling you NOT haas?
Kellogg may be ranked higher, but Haas is highly respectable. Both are world class, if you ask me. I strongly believe either can get you where you want to be in finance. Kellogg certainly has the clout to get you in and Haas is in the Bay Area so networking will be super easy if you want to stay in California. Did you go to DAK last week?
I don't think you'll regret choosing Haas, but I'm wondering if you'll regret overlooking it. The heart is a powerful beast!
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