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UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern

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UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 12:45
Hi Everyone,

I just need some advice on which school I should attend this fall.

I got a 40k fellowship from Anderson and a regular admit from Stern.

I plan to go into investment banking (M&A) and I want to work in LA after MBA.

I have no prior experience in Finance/IB, so I am a career switcher.

I checked the recent employment report for Stern and only 4% took jobs in the Western part of the US.

Is it that hard to recruit into LA from Stern?

All my research seems to point to UCLA for me (I want to work in LA after MBA, Stern is too cut-throat for people with no prior IB background, and obviously the $$), but I wanted to ask around to make sure I am not missing anything..

What do you guys think?

I appreciate your insights!
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 13:02
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mba20155 wrote:

I plan to go into investment banking (M&A) and I want to work in LA after MBA.

I checked the recent employment report for Stern and only 4% took jobs in the Western part of the US.

Is it that hard to recruit into LA from Stern?



If you want to be in LA afterwards, Anderson is the answer. It doesn't make much sense to go to school in NYC if you want to be in LA after graduation. It's probably not that hard to recruit LA from Stern, it's just that most people who want to go to Stern have post MBA goals in NYC - that's the schools biggest draw.

Anderson and Stern tend to be regional schools that are in major cities, so by default, they place the most in LA and NYC respectively.

$$ + LA + In 'N Out = Anderson :-D
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 13:05
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CobraKai wrote:
mba20155 wrote:

I plan to go into investment banking (M&A) and I want to work in LA after MBA.

I checked the recent employment report for Stern and only 4% took jobs in the Western part of the US.

Is it that hard to recruit into LA from Stern?



If you want to be in LA afterwards, Anderson is the answer. It doesn't make much sense to go to school in NYC if you want to be in LA after graduation. It's probably not that hard to recruit LA from Stern, it's just that most people who want to go to Stern have post MBA goals in NYC - that's the schools biggest draw.

Anderson and Stern tend to be regional schools that are in major cities, so by default, they place the most in LA and NYC respectively.

$$ + LA + In 'N Out = Anderson :-D



Have to agree. Your geographic preference alone makes ucla the better choice. Add in the money, and you have a no-brainer in my opinion. Congrats!
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 14:25
Agree with CobraKai and old here. Both are peer schools with strong regional pull, so the fact that you want to live in LA after school makes this an easy one. When you add money on top of that? Icing on the cake.
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 14:27
kingfalcon wrote:
Agree with CobraKai and old here. Both are peer schools with strong regional pull, so the fact that you want to live in LA after school makes this an easy one. When you add money on top of that? Icing on the cake.


What do you guys think about the better finance education I might get at NYU since it is a better finance school? Is it pretty much negligible?
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 08:15
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Seriously?? Come on.
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 08:28
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Seriously?? Come on.


haha that's what i thought in my head too.. but it's like when you take an exam and the answer comes to you too easily.. and you wonder.. lol thanks everyone for your thoughts
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 08:59
:) Anderson is definitely the best choice for you in this situation. There are so many great schools in the 10-16 tier, it all just depends on which region you'd like to end up in after b-school. Midwest? Ross. Mid-Atlantic/NYC? Duke/Darden/Stern/Yale (pick based on culture/fit). West Coast? Anderson.
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Re: UCLA Anderson ($$) vs NYU Stern [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 09:51
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I think the real question is.. Burritos or Pizza?

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