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Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why?

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Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2011, 01:48
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Hey fellow gmatclubbers!

I decided to retake the GMAT (I scored 690 last December) and try my luck with an US-based MBA program once more. I am hoping for a 720+ score, so I am considering applying to top schools and perhaps one or two "safe bets". I would love to study in a major city while getting both quality education and quality social life (I am not exactly the "nerdy" type :twisted: ). My top picks for this year would be NYU, Columbia (long shots, I know - but they are both in NYC), followed by Wharton, Kellogg and probably Cornell and Carnegie-Mellon. Safe bet so far - Fordham (although it probably sucks - and it is hard to find any reliable info about how the school is).

My question is: which schools in major cities would you pick and why? I live in the Czech republic so the information about social life at schools is pretty limited. Thanks for any feedback!
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Re: Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2011, 22:13
I am looking at NY because I want to go into finance. Since New York is the finance capital, it is the best place for mê to be.

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Re: Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 07:49
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I am looking at NY because I want to go into finance. Since New York is the finance capital, it is the best place for mê to be.

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Good luck. NYC is the capital for pretty much everything, although I bet there are other schools - Booth for example - which are awesome for finance.
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Re: Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 19:24
Definitely Columbia! NYC of course but we have a ton of events and social gatherings every week around campus and throughout the city. You won't have a dull social life. In fact, it may be hard to keep up! :)
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Re: Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 02:55
While I think it’s great you’re aiming for colleges like Columbia and NYU, I personally think that more realistically speaking it would be sensible to take a look at some other well-reputed colleges that offer MBA programs. After all, a good education is what you make of it. I think I’d like to study in California. It is home to some of the best colleges in the world. Look into MBA programs offered at California College San Diego. I read a few reviews of California College San Diego that talk about how their programs can be completed in as little as one year depending on the program you choose. Not a bad deal, if you ask me, considering how everyone’s always in a hurry to complete their education and start working. Hope you find a college that interests you.
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Re: Which MBA in a major city would you pick and why? [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 06:57
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