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Cornell (full ride) vs. Duke ($20K/year) vs. Darden (no $)

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SOS need advice here! Going into investment banking in NYC post mba. 24 years old.
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Congrats on doing so well early on in your career!

In terms of employment reports, which program today places the most into i banking? Darden? (They used to back before the 2008 meltdown).

PS. How is your financial situation - will you have to borrow money for living expenses? What about loans for undergrad or other financial obligations you have?


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Congrats! Having these kinds of options at this point is excellent and is a good indication that your future is bright regardless of which school you decide to enroll in.

I would say it depends mostly on what you are looking to get out of your business school experience, each has several pros and cons, however it does look like Cornell has the biggest benefit financially and I will say that based on your indicated professional interests, Cornell does extremely well placing high caliber candidates such as yourself into major IB positions for the summer. I will also say that they don't just do very well getting students into IB positions for the summer, they do better than most schools in getting those students full-time offers which is the next and ultimate goal for most aspiring I-bankers.

I'd suggest that you look at some of the posts on the Johnson thread, ask a current student, and/or talk to an alum to verify my obviously biased opinion, but I think you'll find that Johnson does extremely well in the I-banking sector in NYC.
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IMO, Cornell. (And it isn't even close...)

Fuqua and Darden have fantastic MBA programs, but there's no way they're worth $100k more than Johnson.

I imagine all three schools get visited by many of the same banks. Anywhere you go, it will be up to you to shine and land an offer. Why not do it with an extra $100k in your back pocket?
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Cornell totally makes sense here. No doubt!
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Thanks all for the advice so far - I do not have undergrad debt but will have to take out loans for living expenses.
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Johnson makes the most sense if you want IB

The guy who runs the IB Immersion program there used to run Citi TMT Group

Fuqua makes more sense if you open yourself to other career while Charlotte is also a big Finance hub and $$ is not much of a problem
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Being in Cornell, it means you are close to the recruiters in IB in NY. With full scholarship and strong immersion program, which I consider powerful component in the program, Cornell with be great deal.

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Another chime in for Cornell here. If you're set on IB in NYC you'll have a lot of opportunity. Personally I also feel it's a program with more students in the mid 20s range (take a look at the age data) so you should have a good set of peers.


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Re: Cornell (full ride) vs. Duke ($20K/year) vs. Darden (no $)   [#permalink] 02 Jan 2017, 08:27

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