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ND, PSU, or CMU?

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Please Help Me Choose [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 11:58
Hello all, and thanks for any input.

I have been accepted by 3 schools that are on my short list; I would eventually like to come back to NY to work after I am done with my MBA in a consulting type role.

Penn State w/ full tuition waiver and a $1,000/month stipend

Notre Dame w/ $5,000 per year total cost of around 90k

Carnegie Mellon w/ $20,000 per year --- total cost of 100k

Thanks for any input.
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Re: Please Help Me Choose [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 12:17
I think it's relevant to tell us what type of work you want to do afterwards. I also hope that however this poll works out, you don't use it to make a decision.
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Re: Please Help Me Choose [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 12:20
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I think it's relevant to tell us what type of work you want to do afterwards. I also hope that however this poll works out, you don't use it to make a decision.


I have already made up my mind on CMU, but I just found out about PSU today; the prospect of no debt is pretty attractive. I am just trying to gauge what some of the posters choosing b/w MBA programs think.

Right now I'm at a Big 4 and work as an IT Auditor. I would like to transition into a consulting role in this field.
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Re: Please Help Me Choose [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2010, 20:45
I would say Carnegie Mellon
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I have already made up my mind on CMU, but I just found out about PSU today; the prospect of no debt is pretty attractive. I am just trying to gauge what some of the posters choosing b/w MBA programs think.

Right now I'm at a Big 4 and work as an IT Auditor. I would like to transition into a consulting role in this field.


If you want to work in NY in consulting (I assume a more prestigious consulting firm), you should go to CMU, even with the $100k debt. The recruiting is much better at CMU. If you are frugal, you can pay off that $100k debt in 2-3 years.

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Re: Please Help Me Choose [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 17:17
Thanks to everyone who voted. I was leaning towards CMU in the first place, and this sort of reinforces what I was thinking. I still welcome any additional comments though. Thanks!
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