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Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 06:41
Hi everyone. I have been recently admitted to Tuck. I have also done my interview with Ross and I am quite confident in my acceptance. Also I am waiting for the Haas interview invitation.

I would like to start enrolling in Tuck but I have the doubt if is worth it to wait for Ross and Haas. My post MBA goals are consulting (short term) and creating my own company (long term) in technology. Also I am attending with my wife. I think that academically Tuck should be my first option but I think I would live better in Berkeley or ann Arbor (I am international and hence I don't know those places).

Which place do you think is the best for my post mba goals and also for living?
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 08:20
I just don't see how you can go wrong here. Tuck and Ross are probably a cut above Haas when it comes to consulting but technology and entreprenuership is the Haas wheel house. For your goals I just don't see how any of these schools is going to provide you with a clear advantage.

*Disclaimer I've applied to all of these schools and have very similar goals*
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 08:36
Given you ultimate goal in technology I would actually think Haas would be the better choice. Strong ent and tech program and would probably give you the best network overall. I did a little digging into Haas' recruitement report, and Bain/BCG are both top 10 recruiters so the opportunities are still there and you might actually have less competition since Haas tends to have less consulting applicants than say Ross/Tuck.

Also since you are spending 2 years there, I don't think you will enjoy your winters nearly as much in Ann Arbor.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 13:52
Is there any harm in waiting to see if you get into Ross and Haas?

Worry about having to make a decision then.

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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 14:14
Wait to see what happens...a significant scholarship might change the answer drastically. If you are paying full price, I say Tuck...but would easily be swayed by a lot of cash. Since you are international, I assume your wife wont be able to work so thats not a big drawback for you at Tuck like it would be for a lot of people.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 15:00
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Wait to see what happens...a significant scholarship might change the answer drastically. If you are paying full price, I say Tuck...but would easily be swayed by a lot of cash. Since you are international, I assume your wife wont be able to work so thats not a big drawback for you at Tuck like it would be for a lot of people.


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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 15:59
Just Tuck's rep in the MC world is great...only reason I didn't apply there was my wife would have no career opportunities in Hanover. Tuck definitely has the best MC rep of the three options.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 16:03
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Just Tuck's rep in the MC world is great...only reason I didn't apply there was my wife would have no career opportunities in Hanover. Tuck definitely has the best MC rep of the three options.


Ahhh! I thought it had something to do with his interest in technology.

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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 16:14
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riverripper wrote:
Just Tuck's rep in the MC world is great...only reason I didn't apply there was my wife would have no career opportunities in Hanover. Tuck definitely has the best MC rep of the three options.


Ahhh! I thought it had something to do with his interest in technology.

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The MBA's biggest advantage is what it gets you immediately after graduation, then where you go from there is more influenced by what you do at work. So going to Tuck gives you a great chance of a big name MC company where you go from there has much less to do with the brand of your MBA.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 17:43
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The MBA's biggest advantage is what it gets you immediately after graduation, then where you go from there is more influenced by what you do at work. So going to Tuck gives you a great chance of a big name MC company where you go from there has much less to do with the brand of your MBA.


Would you say that someone with a less than solid post-MBA plan should close the school with the better reputation in general, so as to maximize the opportunities available?

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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 18:25
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Would you say that someone with a less than solid post-MBA plan should close the school with the better reputation in general, so as to maximize the opportunities available?

Definitely...go to the place that opens up the most doors. Especially if you dont know what you want to do. Honestly specialty rankings arent all that important compared to overall reputation.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 18:46
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Would you say that someone with a less than solid post-MBA plan should close the school with the better reputation in general, so as to maximize the opportunities available?

Definitely...go to the place that opens up the most doors. Especially if you dont know what you want to do. Honestly specialty rankings arent all that important compared to overall reputation.


Thanks River! The fact you're actually in the middle of an MBA program right now really makes your insight invaluable.

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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 06:59
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Is there any harm in waiting to see if you get into Ross and Haas?

Worry about having to make a decision then.

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I am going with my wife and I have to apply for a house. Families with children are the first to achieve them but the other houses for married couples will be assigned by order of application dates. Waiting to know the decisions of the other school can mean that I won't have one of these Tuck houses and hence I will have to pay more for the rent.

For that reason I wan to know if its worth to wait the other decisions (apart from scholarships that can change things).

Would you agree with the opinion of chosing the school thinking about the short term goals? in that case Tuck would be my first choice. But Berkeley can give me "Technology" contacts that might be very important for my long term goals.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 08:29
Updated you status on Ross thread please.
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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 13:39
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I am going with my wife and I have to apply for a house. Families with children are the first to achieve them but the other houses for married couples will be assigned by order of application dates. Waiting to know the decisions of the other school can mean that I won't have one of
these Tuck houses and hence I will have to pay more for the rent.

For that reason I wan to know if its worth to wait the other decisions (apart from scholarships that can change things).


Ahhh. That makes sense. So you won't be able to apply for housing at Tuck unless you also give them your deposit? Well, I guess it just adds another factor. How much more in rent would you have to pay (over the two years)? $5000, $10000?

Just factor that in! Is it worth waiting to hear from Haas if it has the potential to cost you $10K more than just taking the Tuck offer?

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Would you agree with the opinion of chosing the school thinking about the short term goals? in that case Tuck would be my first choice. But Berkeley can give me "Technology" contacts that might be very important for my long term goals.


Going by what River said "The MBA's biggest advantage is what it gets you immediately after graduation", it would make sense to chose the school that will give you the best short-term prospects!

Good luck with your decision!

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Re: Tuck vs Ross vs Haas   [#permalink] 11 Feb 2009, 13:39
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