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Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$

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Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 06:01
Vandy offers me full tuition waiver. I am an sales professional in IT from India. Thanking about switching to finance after MBA. Taking CFA right now, two passed, one to go (this June). Please give me some advice.

Well, my interest lies in asset management (what's why I am taking the CFA), but I doubt if it is possible since I have no professional finance background. But I am flexible, I would settle if I could find a visa sponsor and live in the States.

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Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 08:21
ozziej wrote:
Vandy offers me full tuition waiver. I am an sales professional in IT from India. Thanking about switching to finance after MBA. Taking CFA right now, two passed, one to go (this June). Please give me some advice.


Finance is a very broad umbrella. Is there anything in particular you want to do within this realm? That will help answer your question.
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Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 08:32
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ozziej wrote:
Vandy offers me full tuition waiver. I am an sales professional in IT from India. Thanking about switching to finance after MBA. Taking CFA right now, two passed, one to go (this June). Please give me some advice.


Finance is a very broad umbrella. Is there anything in particular you want to do within this realm? That will help answer your question.


Well, my interest lies in asset management (what's why I am taking the CFA), but I doubt if it is possible since I have no professional finance background. But I am flexible, I would settle if I could find a visa sponsor and live in the States.
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Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 08:47
Okay. I don't know much about Tepper or Vandy so I don't know who recruits there. Do you have an idea of % of students from each school who go into asset management? What type of companies recruit on each campus. Also have you talked to people in the investment club at each school? The clubs are often the best recruiting resource on most campuses. Get an idea from club members how other people with no finance background have fared with getting internships and post MBA job offers. Each school will likely give you the classes you need to prepare you. The difference maker will be in the co-curricular offerings. Does Tepper or Owen have a student run fund? Working on that often looks good on the resume and also helps you gain hands on experience.

The sum of all of these things will determine which is the best school for your goals. I think that trumps money and ranking all the time. If both schools are equal in terms of career prospects and you feel an equally good fit at both schools, then I see no reason not to take the full ride at Owen.
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Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 15:31
This is real close to me. Since I'm from the southern states (if you want to call Virginia a southern state), I'm more partial to Vanderbilt.
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Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$ [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 00:53
My question would be, what is driving you towards Finance?

It can't be called a "dying" industry, obviously, but given the current landscape, I'm surprised you aren't looking to cultivate your IT experience even further.

Do you just not like IT? Do you find Finance a lot more interesting?


I'm just curious because it seems to me that Tepper's amazing strength in anything tech-related would be very appealing to someone with an admit there.
Re: Tepper VS. Vandy wih $$$   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2012, 00:53
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