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Purdue with Fulbright or CUHK without? [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 04:57
Hello everyone! :)

I have already had a similar question asked in another part of the forum, however the Fulbright Comission decided to send me to Purdue Krannert School of Management instead of Niagara..

so basically, similar question: What would you recommend: Purdue with a Fulbright scholarship or CUHK without (I still may get a couple of smaller scholarships, but not a big and "famous" one such as Fulbright).

Particularly unsure, because If I look at the trend (say FT rankings) Purdue seems to score lower every year (used to be top 25 or so in 2002). On the other side CUHK seems to improve in rankings and could be interesting due to the China focus for future employment..
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Re: Purdue with Fulbright or CUHK without? [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 22:31
munzwurf wrote:
Hello everyone! :)

I have already had a similar question asked in another part of the forum, however the Fulbright Comission decided to send me to Purdue Krannert School of Management instead of Niagara..

so basically, similar question: What would you recommend: Purdue with a Fulbright scholarship or CUHK without (I still may get a couple of smaller scholarships, but not a big and "famous" one such as Fulbright).

Particularly unsure, because If I look at the trend (say FT rankings) Purdue seems to score lower every year (used to be top 25 or so in 2002). On the other side CUHK seems to improve in rankings and could be interesting due to the China focus for future employment..


1) A Fulbright's a Fulbright and is always recognized.
2) A Fulbright likely comes with more than $. Think about the network and opportunities.
3) Think about your ideal b-school experience (environment, funding, opportunities, etc.).
4) Research your options for attending CUHK while at Purdue. Purdue seems to be actively pursuing partnerships with Asian institutions of higher edu.

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/0806 ... China.html
http://www.ippu.purdue.edu/AsianInitiative/
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Re: Purdue with Fulbright or CUHK without? [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2009, 04:12
hey thanks for the ideas :)

Another thing, I don't know in how far this would affect decisions: In Purdue, I can only do a Master of Sciences and Industrial Administration, whereas in CUHK I would be able to do an MBA. How is the recognition and reputation of the MSIA when compared to an MBA? And does it make sense to do a MSIA, work for a bit (I am only 21 anyway) and do an MBA in my mid twenties in a (hopefully) top school? Or would this be a waste of time and money?

Would be really greatful for a couple of insights :)
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Re: Purdue with Fulbright or CUHK without? [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2009, 13:39
Yikes. A true dilemma I see. I just googled the MSIA and see that it's a one-year MBA; it's just not called one. I'm not sure if I'd be interested in doing a one-year accelerated MBA and then pursuing another MBA for the sake of having an MBA. If the MBA's what you're after, go for it. After all, it's marketable in all sectors. However, I must say that one-year isn't bad especially if your current objective is develop your managerial skills and still have access to academia and all it's bells and whistles like internships, jobs and exchange programs which WILL NOT be readily available when you exit.

FYI I declined a full ride at Carnegie Mellon for a master's in policy and management because I didn't want the curriculum. I probably would have really considered it if it wasn't a two year program but it was so I nixed it because I'm adamant about attending b-school (no interest in policy whatsoever). Go with the environment and curriculum in which you are most interested and most likely to thrive (intellectually, professionally, personally, etc).
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