U of F has a decent program. I am not sure why you want to apply to Duke MMS if you want to specialize in corp finance. U of Illinois has a decent MS finance program and their placement within the Chicago area is excellent. You can also look Washington U (Olin).
Good luck with your applications, let me know if you have any questions
Olin has an average gmat score of 690.
U of Illinois have 85+% international students & i have heard from a number of guys that because of this reason, the placements at this school are particularly weak. Also, I have to wait till fall 2012 to start my course.
I have shortlisted Duke MMS as:
1) Brand name
2) Good Placements
3) Within my reach
I have so far decided only 2 schools
1) University of Florida MSF
2) Duke MMS
Guys, Please suggest some other schools for MSF starting fall 2011.