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New post 18 Jan 2006, 22:23
Hey everyone,

First the good news: I got accepted to all 3 B-schools I applied to.

Rotman (University of Toronto)
Schulich (York University)
DeGroote (McMaster University)

It’s been such a long application process but it paid off in the end :-D

The bad news is that it’s so hard deciding where to go!

A quick overview of my situation: my background is in Computer Science and I’m interested in a career in Finance. I’m leaning towards Risk Management and Financial Engineering as my specialization, ultimately down the road I would like to become a trader in Bay Street or Wall Street.

McMaster is out of question because it’s no where close to the other two by any standards, it was basically my safety school.

Schulich has been very solid in the rankings and has a very solid program in finance. It will also cost me much less with a lower tuition and a scholarship they offered me.

Rotman seems to get a more favorable response from my contacts in the financial industry here in Toronto and overall appears to have a better finance program. They also have a “Trading Labâ€
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New post 19 Jan 2006, 01:28
I would definitely pick rotman for its strong ties with the financial community and its good ranking. Depending on how much of a tuition schulich is offering, I would probably pick Rotman.

Nonetheless, did you go to either campuses and talk with alumni/faculty to see which you fit in? Which learning environment do you like better? Sometimes a school can be perceived as less collegiate as the other after you visited the school or attended a class.
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New post 19 Jan 2006, 11:11
Thank for your reply Paul.

Yes I have visited both schools a number of times, and while both have state of the art buildings, I felt more comfrtble in the Rotman building which only has MBA and PhD students as apposed to Schulich which also has undergrads in the same building which made it seem like quite a hectic enviroment. I spoke to many people in both schools and generaly it's clear that both schools are top notch but both agree that Rotman might have a better finance program.
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I would lean toward Toronto as well.
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