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13 Mar 2013, 12:17
I've met a few students at Kelley who turned down Ross/Fuqua/Darden, but all of them were studying brand management. If you're sure you want to do brand management, I'd take the money at Kelley but if you might want to go into consulting or finance I'd go to Ross.
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Hey, thanks for the link! Looks very thorough -- will check it out now!
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18 Mar 2013, 11:39
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20 Mar 2013, 00:04
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Kelley (if I'm lucky enough to have that dilemma), but again, for my marketing goals, Kelley seems a wise choice. Not to mention the people really are fantastic, from the students to the staff.

Of course, if anyone else has an opinion otherwise, I'm certainly all ears. I love these public debates!

I don't think you'll have regrets for choosing Kelley. We'd be happy to have you in our class!
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Re: Ross (no money) vs. Kelley ($$) -- for marketing [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Mar 2013, 04:43 I think you're making a wise choice. I hear Kelley is fantastic for brand management in CPG! Current Student Status: Too close for missiles, switching to guns. Joined: 23 Oct 2012 Posts: 788 Location: United States Schools: Johnson (Cornell) - Class of 2015 WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense) Followers: 17 Kudos [?]: 316 [0], given: 175 Re: Ross (no money) vs. Kelley ($$$) -- for marketing [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Mar 2013, 04:49 ParkLane wrote: Thx again all. The reality is that while Ross is ranked better (although some would say it's slipping), the additional money I'd spend at Ross (~$50k * 2) is staggering when considering the added weight it would put on my student loans - and I'm not sure it would be justifiable. It seems many in the gmatclub forum have a fetish for saying money doesn't matter, but as *incremental* cost, $100k can't not matter assuming some semblance of work-life balance and quality of life is desired post-MBA. I am also waitlisted at Booth and have been considering it vs. Kelley (if I'm lucky enough to have that dilemma), but again, for my marketing goals, Kelley seems a wise choice. Not to mention the people really are fantastic, from the students to the staff. Of course, if anyone else has an opinion otherwise, I'm certainly all ears. I love these public debates! Posted from my mobile device At the end of the day, it's going to be your MBA experience. It doesn't matter which school you end up at as long as you're happy with your decision. Congrats again on the admits! _________________ Manager Joined: 09 Mar 2012 Posts: 97 Location: India GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V39 GPA: 3.4 WE: Business Development (Manufacturing) Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 12 Re: Ross (no money) vs. Kelley ($$) -- for marketing [#permalink] Show Tags 04 Apr 2013, 21:47 I hope I'm not too late in giving my opinion. And just in-case if you have already made up your mind, there is absolutely no need to continue reading further. Ross is a terrific school. I was too keen on Ross when I started my application process. But the fact is that placements at Ross is not that great. It has been deteriorating over the years. It is located in a dead city. They are not getting enough applications (But the fact is that I still got dinged and it did hurt!!) Now coming to Kelley, it is one of the most friendly B-schools. Although, I haven't visited or met any student from Kelley, I could feel the warmth in each of my interactions with over 2 dozen students in the past 3-4 months. It is known for its top-notch faculty, great career services, and unique academic structure (academies). Kelley is top 10 marketing school. All the top firms come for hiring. Even if you want to change your career track, you can do so at Kelley, with the financial freedom you would have. Kelley is strong/decent in other areas too - finance, accounting, supply-chain, manufacturing, consulting (although, maybe not as strong as Ross, but the difference is marginal). You will be among the cream at Kelley, and that would give you an added advantage. Go with KELLEY!!! PS: I too will be matriculating at Kelley with the same offer as yours Re: Ross (no money) vs. Kelley ($$$) -- for marketing   [#permalink] 04 Apr 2013, 21:47
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