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# Any other schools like Booth?

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20 Aug 2012, 19:42
I've been wandering around doing my research to find schools to apply to, and I've only come up with one, in all of the USA, that really seems to fit. (Wharton's out of the picture 'cause I did undergrad there). Can any of you recommend a school with a similar culture / philosophy as Booth? Obviously, I'm looking for something with an analytical / quantitative approach, but also a schoo with a pure academic approach to finance.

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20 Aug 2012, 20:24
stochastic77 wrote:
I've been wandering around doing my research to find schools to apply to, and I've only come up with one, in all of the USA, that really seems to fit. (Wharton's out of the picture 'cause I did undergrad there). Can any of you recommend a school with a similar culture / philosophy as Booth? Obviously, I'm looking for something with an analytical / quantitative approach, but also a schoo with a pure academic approach to finance.

Thanks!

Katheirne

I associate Booth with Columbia and MIT. I guess I would say Harvard and UCLA are decently similar as well. So what if you did undergrad at Wharton? If it's the right fit you should apply. What aspects of the culture/philosophy appeal to you about Booth?
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20 Aug 2012, 22:29
MIT, Tepper, Stern and Columbia might fit the bill but have to agree with machichi on this one - going to a university in its undergraduate program shouldn't seriously deter you from your list of target schools. Did you grow to hate Philadelphia or something?
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21 Aug 2012, 07:01
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The two real "academic finance" schools are Chicago and MIT. Also they seem to be the two most rigorous and analytical top programs. Currently I am at MIT and frankly I was amazed (had no idea when I applied) but everyone is required to take a course (DMD) where you have to learn to do non-linear optimizations, regressions, etc.

If you dont want "soft programs" then don't apply to: Harvard, Stanford, Kellog, Haas, and maybe Tuck
"hard programs": MIT, Chicago then Wharton and I believe, but no sure, Columbia.

Frankly when i was applying to schools, I did care about the content of the program (which is why i did not apply to Stanford), however I believe you shouldn't base your decision solely on the rigorousness of the program, there are other important variables. For example, if you can go to Harvard, then you get their brand association and you still can cross-register at MIT for the more quant courses. Also some programs allow you to enroll in "phd level" courses which are always rigorous no matter how rigorous the MBA program is.
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22 Aug 2012, 16:19
Thank you for all your advice; I've decided to apply to Wharton and Sloan as well as Booth, and I'm going to take a closer look at the other schools mentioned.
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22 Aug 2012, 19:08
If you want a quant-focused approach, then one school that definitely comes to mind is Tepper.
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