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Northeastern vs. Simon [#permalink]
03 May 2013, 14:39
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I have a serious decision to make and need some advice.
I was accepted to all the programs I applied to and am now deciding between Northeastern and Simon both for masters in finance. I think both programs are solid, although Simon seems to be more reputable. Looking at the curriculum, I'm heavily favoring Simon - I'm looking for a more technical program (still doing corporate for both but the class titles look more serious at Simon, more mathematically demanding). Also, and this is huge, I have terrible work history (I am 28 yo and have 1 yr experience working in a university bio lab after graduation, 3 yrs self employment unrelated to finance, and 1 yr working an admin job for a small insurance company. I studied social science as an undergrad and have no marketable skill, which is why I am going back to school to study finance. All that said, Simon has an internship track...6 month paid internship. Northeastern does not. I am slightly nervous that if I matriculate at NEU, I will just have another degree+debt and have difficulty finding well paying employment.
So you must be asking 'well, if all that is true, then obv you should choose Simon?' However, my wife has a great job in Boston and she cannot relocate; so if I matriculate at Simon, I'll be away from her 5-6 days per week.
So, ultimately, my question is is Simon that much better than NEU (obv in terms of my future prospects, both short and long term)?