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Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference?

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Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference? [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 20:02
Okay, obviously top MBAs are on top of lists for many reasons, but I've talked to advisors at various schools and have been told that top companies like Goldman Sachs recruit students. So, please explain this to me. I don't understand it. If a mediocre MBA degree can land you a job at Goldman Sachs, why worry so much and spend tons of money to try to attend HBS, Stanford and etc.? Since I have not experienced it myself, is this also true? Could the advisors have lied to me? One school I talked to was Thunderbird. On general MBA lists, it is ranked above 50. Obviously, not all students are able to get recruited by Goldman Sachs, but I've been told that most students get recruited by Fortune 500 companies. Okay, lastly, do you think an individual attending a top 100 MBA program can get recruited by the biggest corporations?
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Re: Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference? [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 11:54
1. Top firms recruit more regularly and aggressively at top schools. Check out job placement stats for proof of that fact. It's much harder to go work for a F500 company with a top 100 MBA than it is with a top 10 MBA. Plus lower-ranked schools tend to be more regional, while higher-ranked schools are more likely to be able to place you anywhere in the world.
2. Aside from differences between state vs. private schools, tuition differences between top 50 programs are fairly negligible and are more than offset by expected earnings over the course of a career. Therefore it makes sense to go to the best school you can get into that fits your goals, personality, desired location, etc.

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Re: Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference? [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 12:01
same7 wrote:
Could the advisors have lied to me?


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Re: Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference? [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 14:27
emont wrote:
1. Top firms recruit more regularly and aggressively at top schools. Check out job placement stats for proof of that fact. It's much harder to go work for a F500 company with a top 100 MBA than it is with a top 10 MBA. Plus lower-ranked schools tend to be more regional, while higher-ranked schools are more likely to be able to place you anywhere in the world.
2. Aside from differences between state vs. private schools, tuition differences between top 50 programs are fairly negligible and are more than offset by expected earnings over the course of a career. Therefore it makes sense to go to the best school you can get into that fits your goals, personality, desired location, etc.


emont, thank you for the thoughts, I also had the same question and you have been able to answer it through this post.
Re: Top MBA vs. an OKAY MBA: Is there really a difference?   [#permalink] 20 Apr 2012, 14:27
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