Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Sep 2014, 04:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua

  • 0% [0]
  • 56% [13]
  • 43% [10]
Author Message
TAGS:
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 16 Aug 2012
Posts: 70
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 9

Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 07:17
I have pretty much made my mind and decided what to do but I wanted to see what you guys think

My options:

1. Simon (72K Scholarship - Fielding fellowship)
2. McCombs (20K Scholarship)
3. Invited for interview Duke Fuqua

For the first two my deadline is tomorrow and I will get Duke decision on 10th of May.

So any thoughts? :-D

Last edited by AlanSmithee on 24 Apr 2013, 09:11, edited 1 time in total.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 694
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Strategy
Schools: MIT Sloan - Class of 2015
WE: Consulting (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 192 [0], given: 628

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 07:29
What are your goals? I could see taking Fuqua for "prestige" non-energy jobs or McCombs for Texas or energy jobs. No offense, but I had to look up what and where Simon even is. I'd suggest choosing between Duke and UT, personally.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Feb 2013
Posts: 119
Location: United States
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 23

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 12:01
1
This post received
KUDOS
exactly what kingfalcon said. What are your goals and how important a factor is the money to you? I'd probably also drop Simon from your list as I don't think the ROI would be nearly as great as the other two. There is quite a significant drop in ROI once after about the top 20 schools. Texas places very well, and all of the top companies recruit there. The main difference between Texas and Duke is that Texas is more of a regional school so more companies will be hiring for their texas offices. Duke will have more national recruiting, and it has a little more prestige.

I voted for Texas simply because I think you should go ahead and pay the Texas deposit and hold your spot there. Like I said I'd drop Simon. If Duke accepts you on the 10th, then you'll need to figure out what your goals are, and whether the money from Texas outweighs the step up in prestige of Fuqua. Definitely don't forego paying the deposit at Texas with the hopes that Duke accepts you. Round 3 can be pretty tough to crack.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2011
Posts: 114
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 11

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 12:10
The difference in recruiting and placement between McCombs and Fuqua isn't drastic, but its noticeable, especially if you are gunning for m/b/b or the likes. McCombs wouldn't lock you out of anything, but it would require a little more footwork for certain companies. Now keep in mind top tier consulting or banking jobs will be tough to land no matter where you are. Plus the scholarship money is a nice draw for McCombs. The difference between Simon and McCombs, on the other hand, will likely be quite drastic. I don't know much about Simon, but I saw it is ranked 37th by US News. Anything in the top 50 will be ok but you will severely limit your recruiting opportunities compared to the other two schools.

Last edited by TonyMontana896 on 24 Apr 2013, 16:22, edited 1 time in total.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Canada
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
Schools: Kelley (Indiana) - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 23

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 15:32
I voted for McCombs for the same reason as kasonhills. If you get admitted at Fuqua, it could be a difficult decision to choose between Fuqua/McCombs based on your career/life goals but Simon is not even within the same league.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Feb 2013
Posts: 119
Location: United States
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 23

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 16:19
by the way, you say you've pretty much made up your mind already, what are you leaning towards?
2 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 16 Aug 2012
Posts: 70
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 18 [2] , given: 9

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 10 May 2013, 09:54
2
This post received
KUDOS
OK so this is what I did. I paid my deposit to McCombs and waited for Duke. Today I received my admit decision so I will forget my McCombs deposit and attend Duke. :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2011
Posts: 114
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 11

Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 08:34
congrats. Remember to let McCombs know asap so they can give your spot to someone else.
Re: Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua   [#permalink] 11 May 2013, 08:34
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Tuck Vs. McCombs crosscountry09 8 21 Jun 2011, 05:59
Duke (Fuqua) vs University of Texas (McCombs) locutusred 1 29 Mar 2011, 00:45
1 McCombs $$ vs. Tepper $ luminos24 14 10 Apr 2007, 11:50
Experts publish their posts in the topic McCombs vs USC rvaccha 3 14 Feb 2005, 05:14
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Simon ($$) vs McCombs ($) vs Fuqua

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.