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# Healthcare: Kellogg vs. Duke vs. Boston U ($$)  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics ### Healthcare: Kellogg, Duke, or Boston U • 55% [25] • 40% [18] • 4% [2] You may select 1 option Author Message Intern Joined: 22 Mar 2012 Posts: 9 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2 Healthcare: Kellogg vs. Duke vs. Boston U ($$) [#permalink]  22 Mar 2012, 07:00
It's nearly that time of year when the discussion turns from application and essays to which school choice. Congratulations to those who got in in R1 & R2 and best of luck to those still waiting.

I am in healthcare and my future is in Healthcare (Provider>Pharma>Payer in that order). I was fortunate enough to get into Duke HSM, Kellogg, and Boston U ($$). I am also an international, which means my perspective is going to be different. Here are my thoughts: Kellogg: Never been on-campus. I heard the facilities are horrible (trivial, I know). The school is known for Marketing (not healthcare). M7 (Don't know if this means anything). Most expensive of the lot. Duke: Awesome campus, students are amazing (Team Fuqua). HSM program is supposed to be the best! One thing bothered me though. The career center discouraged intl. students from applying to certain companies because those places did not have a track record with hiring internationals. I think that this is not a good attitude, although I understand the reasoning for a targeted approach. This school is very tempting, but Kellogg has messed my head up. Boston U: The new Dean is excellent, customer service is amazing (very student-focused), the career center is focused on Healthcare. I got a scholarship. After meeting the students, I realized that they all clearly had a feeling that it wasn't a Tier 1 school, which is such a shame. I don't know if that will hold them back. Anyone else have any thoughts from a Healthcare perspective? Manager Joined: 03 Feb 2010 Posts: 181 Concentration: Strategy Schools: Northwestern (Kellogg) - Class of 2014 WE: Marketing (Computer Hardware) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 34 Re: Healthcare: Kellogg vs. Duke vs. Boston U ($$) [#permalink]  22 Mar 2012, 07:18
kelloggORduke wrote:
It's nearly that time of year when the discussion turns from application and essays to which school choice. Congratulations to those who got in in R1 & R2 and best of luck to those still waiting.

I am in healthcare and my future is in Healthcare (Provider>Pharma>Payer in that order). I was fortunate enough to get into Duke HSM, Kellogg, and Boston U ($$). I am also an international, which means my perspective is going to be different. Here are my thoughts: Kellogg: Never been on-campus. I heard the facilities are horrible (trivial, I know). The school is known for Marketing (not healthcare). M7 (Don't know if this means anything). Most expensive of the lot. Duke: Awesome campus, students are amazing (Team Fuqua). HSM program is supposed to be the best! One thing bothered me though. The career center discouraged intl. students from applying to certain companies because those places did not have a track record with hiring internationals. I think that this is not a good attitude, although I understand the reasoning for a targeted approach. This school is very tempting, but Kellogg has messed my head up. Boston U: The new Dean is excellent, customer service is amazing (very student-focused), the career center is focused on Healthcare. I got a scholarship. After meeting the students, I realized that they all clearly had a feeling that it wasn't a Tier 1 school, which is such a shame. I don't know if that will hold them back. Anyone else have any thoughts from a Healthcare perspective? Besides the fact that Duke is a great school, it sounds like it meets all of your requirements in regards to the kind of program you are looking for. I don't know much about healthcare at Kellogg, but I wouldn't go there purely based on name. If you haven't visited, and don't have much info on what their health care track record is, then I wouldn't take that leap unless you were interested in the possibility of switching to another field. Intern Joined: 22 Mar 2012 Posts: 9 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2 Re: Healthcare: Kellogg vs. Duke vs. Boston U ($$) [#permalink]  22 Mar 2012, 07:35
I applied to Kellogg because of the HIM program. The Kellogg Healthcare club is active, and they participate in many case competitions and conferences. I guess it boils down to $$and location now. Duke - great location, great weather Kellogg - weather is a joke, location (no idea) Anyone have any thoughts about living in Evanston vs. Durham? Intern Joined: 22 Mar 2012 Posts: 9 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2 Re: Healthcare: Kellogg vs. Duke vs. Boston U ($$) [#permalink]  22 Mar 2012, 07:58
How come there are no Reddits for business schools or MBAs?
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