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Safety School [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2006, 09:20
Would you like to give me a piece of advice about a few safety schools for a PhD (or MBA, I suppose the rankings are just as all the same) in finance, please?


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Re: Safety School [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2006, 08:25
robbie1981 wrote:
Would you like to give me a piece of advice about a few safety schools for a PhD (or MBA, I suppose the rankings are just as all the same) in finance, please?


Thank you in advance!


robbie1981,

A "safety school" is a relative thing. One man's (or woman's) safety school can be another's long-shot. So without knowing your profile I can't help you much. That said, for candidates who are competitive at top 10 schools, the following strong finance schools can often make good backups:

--Rochester
--Duke
--Ohio State
--Cornell
--Indiana
--Florida

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 13:57
Thank you, Paul.

Here's My Profile
-Italian male, 25 years old
-Management and Production engineering (3 years degree - the analogous of a Bachelor degree), GPA 4.0/4.0
-Management, Economics And Industrial Engineer - Finance Specialization (2 years degree- The analogous of a MSc in Finance), GPA 4.0/4.0
-GMAT 770 (Q50, V45)
-Little working experience as a consultant (e-finance strategic consulting)
-1 scientific article under review at an international journal

I would like to apply for a PhD in finance in one Ultra-Elite schools... but I think to include some safety schools (as those you suggested) in my "portfolio" is a wise decision.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 16:31
robbie1981 wrote:
Thank you, Paul.

Here's My Profile
-Italian male, 25 years old
-Management and Production engineering (3 years degree - the analogous of a Bachelor degree), GPA 4.0/4.0
-Management, Economics And Industrial Engineer - Finance Specialization (2 years degree- The analogous of a MSc in Finance), GPA 4.0/4.0
-GMAT 770 (Q50, V45)
-Little working experience as a consultant (e-finance strategic consulting)
-1 scientific article under review at an international journal

I would like to apply for a PhD in finance in one Ultra-Elite schools... but I think to include some safety schools (as those you suggested) in my "portfolio" is a wise decision.


Robbie1981,

A PhD, eh? Well, with your numbers you could probably aim high, and Wharton, Chicago, Columbia, MIT, and Haas among others are "ultra-elite" finance programs. Your "safeties" could even be somewhat higher on the food chain then the ones I mentioned. Your weakness--limited work, and I assume, managerial, experience--would hurt your chances at MBA programs, but won't necessarily for PhD programs in finance.

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