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So the time has come to make a decision between these two great schools, and I am having trouble being decisive. I have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs at both schools, with the same scholarships ($25K per year), and plan on concentrating on corporate finance. After breaking down the financials, it appears BU may cost about $7k more, however in the grand scheme of things I believe that is insignificant. Can anyone offer any advise how to make this decision? All comments and input are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
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So the time has come to make a decision between these two great schools, and I am having trouble being decisive. I have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs at both schools, with the same scholarships ($25K per year), and plan on concentrating on corporate finance. After breaking down the financials, it appears BU may cost about $7k more, however in the grand scheme of things I believe that is insignificant. Can anyone offer any advise how to make this decision? All comments and input are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.


They are both great schools. In my personal opinion, I recommend going to Boston College since you will save on tuition. Once you finish college, you will still have the debt hanging over your head.
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i would say if you're looking to do corporate finance, it's better to be in boston (the city) than to be in carroll gardens.

ranking of the two schools are the same, BU has a slightly bigger class size (which i personally think for an MBA is a better thing to be able to draw on a bigger network). the $7k debt shouldn't be a big sway as you've already decided to spend the tuition for an MBA.
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Congratulations on making it to Boston College and Boston University. Boston University is a better school in terms of brand value. Considering your post-mba goal, there is better chance on getting into corporate finance at Boston College. You will not have difficulty in finding jobs and internships at either of the universities. I would suggest you to overlook the brand, save $7k and go to Boston College.

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New post 03 Feb 2014, 07:35
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i would say if you're looking to do corporate finance, it's better to be in boston (the city) than to be in carroll gardens.

ranking of the two schools are the same, BU has a slightly bigger class size (which i personally think for an MBA is a better thing to be able to draw on a bigger network). the $7k debt shouldn't be a big sway as you've already decided to spend the tuition for an MBA.


This is not exactly the best advice. BC grads beat out BU grads for corporate finance roles pretty regularly in the Boston area. Broadly speaking: BU = healthcare/general management. BC = corp finance/marketing. Neither school has much presence in investments or consulting.

I don't know of many/any firms that recruit at BU but not BC for corporate finance. I know of a few firms that recruit at BC but not BU. A lot of this is due to the fact that BC's undergrad/overall brand is far stronger than BU and there are a lot of firms in the Boston-area run by BC grads who will recruit BC MBAs.

If I had to choose between the two (and I did 3.5 years ago), I'd pick BC if I really wanted corp finance and really wanted to live in Boston.
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