Hello victoryk, thanks for your question.
I understand the California angle pointing toward USC, but I do think you should consider the differences in what you’ll get from each program. And, do consider the difference b/w the part-time and full-time experiences. I’d reach out to students and alumni of each program.
For instance, does the Finance Club at Kelley place many of its members in corporate finance jobs in southern California? Or, how strong is the Kelley alumni network in your region? Going to school in Indiana may not hurt your job prospects in California as much as you think. And, does the part-time program at USC avail you to the job search resources you’ll need to change careers? How successful are part-time students in changing function? What is the timeframe of the part-time program – how long will it take you to complete your MBA? Does that match with the timeframe of your career goals?
I’m definitely not trying to slant toward either option, rather just advising you do more research to get into the nuts and bolts of what you’ll get from both programs and how those resources match with your specific requirements.
I hope this helps!
Best of luck,
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