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Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 13:57
I've been accepted to USC and am waiting for UCLA. I hear all the great things about USC's network and how much better it is than UCLA's. But UCLA is better (and I am not yet (hopefully) accepted).

So which does one go to?

I know there are more people in this same boat. Thoughts?
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Re: Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 17:00
I would choose UCLA in a heartbeat. This is partially personal and partially due to the comparative quality of the programs. The network at USC is strong but their career center isn't and students themselves say they stand in the shadow of UCLA when it comes to recruiting.

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I've been accepted to USC and am waiting for UCLA. I hear all the great things about USC's network and how much better it is than UCLA's. But UCLA is better (and I am not yet (hopefully) accepted).

So which does one go to?

I know there are more people in this same boat. Thoughts?
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Re: Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 18:34
You'll have much stronger career opportunities coming out of UCLA. In my opinion, UCLA's curriculum is more interesting too.

Good luck on the final stretch!
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Re: Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 11:32
I've heard from some UCLA and USC students that if you're staying in LA, USC's network is stronger. Me personally, I live in Northern California and plan to stay here long term. I think UCLA has more reach up here. So I guess it just depends on your long-term goals..
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Re: Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 12:21
In terms of MBA programs, UCLA is the stronger program in terms of recruiting, reputation and student body.

Yes, USC as a *university* seems to have a more rabid alumni base in LA, but that sense of kinship has more to do with those who went to undergrad than the graduate b-school itself. And also, its very clustered in Southern California.
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Re: Southern CA MBA- UCLA Anderson or USC Marshall? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 21:20
I'm in the process of school shopping, and two schools I'm examining are Anderson and Marshall. I'm interested in high-tech marketing, including for cleantech.

I'm open to working in Los Angeles (there are definitely high-tech firms based in LA or OC that I'd be interested in working for), but I also want to be taken seriously if I apply for work in the Bay Area, as well (as much as I can be w/o an MBA that says Stanford, Harvard, or Haas.)

Which school would you recommend in my situation?

I get that USC is king in LA, and that UCLA may be more portable to the Bay Area. But does that hold for each school's marketing programs? Even though UCLA is the higher ranked b-school overall, is USC's marketing program considered stronger than UCLA's? Or is it going to be a high hurdle to leave SoCal with a USC MBA, regardless of specialty?
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