my general opinion about rankings is that they're barely worth the paper they're written on
. in some cases they serve to give you a ballpark estimate of a program. i'm assuming you're referring to the businessweek rankings in your post. even in the BW rankings, the schools aren't really that far apart, and other publications (like US News) have them almost equal.
jobs wise, tepper seems to have more opportunities than anderson in corporate finance (judging purely from their employment stats in that function). this doesn't necessarily mean that tepper is better or worse, as anderson might have access to more selective recruiters, etc.. you'd have to look into the specific employers on your own a little more.
i don't think either has a huge national brand advantage over the other, although i'd imagine if you wanted to focus on the west coast UCLA would be a safer bet. it sounds like this isn't the case though. also the fact that you're getting money from tepper makes it an easier decision to make. if i were in your shoes, i would take tepper
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