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Ultra Elite PT vs. top 25 FT [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2006, 06:08
i'm applying for full-time programs at a few ultra elites. also on my list are top 25's.

Suppose I do not get into the Ultra Elite program of my choice (Chicago GSB). Is it a better idea to enroll at a top 25 school full time or at Chicago as a part time student (assuming of course that I could get in to the part time program if rejected by the full time)? Assumptions - my wife and I would like to end up in the chicago area (post mba) - my career path = fund management.
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Re: Ultra Elite PT vs. top 25 FT [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2006, 09:17
dmwolff wrote:
i'm applying for full-time programs at a few ultra elites. also on my list are top 25's.

Suppose I do not get into the Ultra Elite program of my choice (Chicago GSB). Is it a better idea to enroll at a top 25 school full time or at Chicago as a part time student (assuming of course that I could get in to the part time program if rejected by the full time)? Assumptions - my wife and I would like to end up in the chicago area (post mba) - my career path = fund management.
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I'm a GSB R1. MY plan is to apply PT if rejected FT. In my personal opinion, PT at a school of GSB's caliber, desipte the loss of certain important aspects of FT, is still better than FT at a signficantly less well known institution.

Would I pick GSB part time over Kellogg FT? No. Would I pick GSB part time over Georgetown FT? Yes.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2006, 16:32
BTW, where you applying?
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early fall rd 1 applications 2008 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 04:39
chicago - ideal
columbia - ideal
cornell - wall st. recruiting from ithica?
london - wall st. recruiting from london?
wharton?
northwestern? - too much of a marketing emphasis?

if denied - applying to GSB part time.
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Re: early fall rd 1 applications 2008 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 05:02
dmwolff wrote:
chicago - ideal
columbia - ideal
cornell - wall st. recruiting from ithica?
london - wall st. recruiting from london?
wharton?
northwestern? - too much of a marketing emphasis?

if denied - applying to GSB part time.


Cornell has good strong Wall st ties.
Wharton is arguably stronger than chicago when it comes to finance.
Chicago is a great choice
Northwestern is KNOWN for marketing, but this doesnt make it a marketing school....

Also, are you local to chicago ? IF not, there are some challenges with your plan that you should be aware of. If so, we should have a beer :)
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Re: early fall rd 1 applications 2008 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 10:21
rhyme wrote:
dmwolff wrote:
chicago - ideal
columbia - ideal
cornell - wall st. recruiting from ithica?
london - wall st. recruiting from london?
wharton?
northwestern? - too much of a marketing emphasis?

if denied - applying to GSB part time.


Cornell has good strong Wall st ties.
Wharton is arguably stronger than chicago when it comes to finance.
Chicago is a great choice
Northwestern is KNOWN for marketing, but this doesnt make it a marketing school....

Also, are you local to chicago ? IF not, there are some challenges with your plan that you should be aware of. If so, we should have a beer :)


What challenges do you speak of? I'm not in chicago now, but was there last year and i'm anxious to get back - wouldn't mind ending up there after school.
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Re: early fall rd 1 applications 2008 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 10:26
dmwolff wrote:
rhyme wrote:
dmwolff wrote:
chicago - ideal
columbia - ideal
cornell - wall st. recruiting from ithica?
london - wall st. recruiting from london?
wharton?
northwestern? - too much of a marketing emphasis?

if denied - applying to GSB part time.


Cornell has good strong Wall st ties.
Wharton is arguably stronger than chicago when it comes to finance.
Chicago is a great choice
Northwestern is KNOWN for marketing, but this doesnt make it a marketing school....

Also, are you local to chicago ? IF not, there are some challenges with your plan that you should be aware of. If so, we should have a beer :)


What challenges do you speak of? I'm not in chicago now, but was there last year and i'm anxious to get back - wouldn't mind ending up there after school.


Well, there's several.

For instance, Chicago doesn't let you apply part time unless you have a job in Chicago or a letter from your employer stating that you can transfer to Chicago.

Equally, they don't let you, without a letter from your current employer, partake in all the recruiting that FTers get.
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Re: early fall rd 1 applications 2008 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 10:29
That's true for Kellogg was well.

rhyme wrote:
dmwolff wrote:
rhyme wrote:
dmwolff wrote:
chicago - ideal
columbia - ideal
cornell - wall st. recruiting from ithica?
london - wall st. recruiting from london?
wharton?
northwestern? - too much of a marketing emphasis?

if denied - applying to GSB part time.


Cornell has good strong Wall st ties.
Wharton is arguably stronger than chicago when it comes to finance.
Chicago is a great choice
Northwestern is KNOWN for marketing, but this doesnt make it a marketing school....

Also, are you local to chicago ? IF not, there are some challenges with your plan that you should be aware of. If so, we should have a beer :)


What challenges do you speak of? I'm not in chicago now, but was there last year and i'm anxious to get back - wouldn't mind ending up there after school.


Well, there's several.

For instance, Chicago doesn't let you apply part time unless you have a job in Chicago or a letter from your employer stating that you can transfer to Chicago.

Equally, they don't let you, without a letter from your current employer, partake in all the recruiting that FTers get.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2006, 10:55
On a more general level, the argument around FT vs PT generally resides in terms of - if you are looking to switch careers, go FT, if you want to network, go FT, if you have hte money go FT. If you are just getting your MBA to move up in your current job, go PT or FT.
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