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Duke Prestige vs. Other Top 10 Schools

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New post 27 Mar 2017, 13:26
Hi all, I've been accepted to Fuqua this year, and am considering rejecting them and reapplying to higher ranked schools next year. My big question is, how is the prestige at Fuqua perceived in the business world vs. other higher ranked schools (e.g. Kellogg, MIT)

I'm looking at going into MBB consulting, if that helps. Would love to hear your thoughts.
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New post 27 Mar 2017, 22:58
To my best knowledge Fuqua is pretty good in placing students at MBB as well. Is it better than Kellogg/MIT? Probably not. But it's pretty descent. Your decision will depend on a lot of factors. How did your applications go this season? If Duke was the highest ranked school you got, what makes you think you can get Kellogg/MIT next year? On the contrary, if you were marginally stuck/wait listed at any of the top schools or if there's a hard component of your profile that is weak (such as GMAT) than you can probably put a more convincing application next year. Also think of where you're presently in your career. If you're at 2-4 years work ex., you can probably wait another year. If you're already at 5-7 years work ex. range may be you should join this year and give your 100% at Fuqua.

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Hi all, I've been accepted to Fuqua this year, and am considering rejecting them and reapplying to higher ranked schools next year. My big question is, how is the prestige at Fuqua perceived in the business world vs. other higher ranked schools (e.g. Kellogg, MIT)

I'm looking at going into MBB consulting, if that helps. Would love to hear your thoughts.
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Hi all, I've been accepted to Fuqua this year, and am considering rejecting them and reapplying to higher ranked schools next year. My big question is, how is the prestige at Fuqua perceived in the business world vs. other higher ranked schools (e.g. Kellogg, MIT)

I'm looking at going into MBB consulting, if that helps. Would love to hear your thoughts.


MBB recruiting is very competitive at any school. Be it the M7 or a few level down. Fuqua is a great school and will eventually get you to MBB if you are made for it. (Strong acads, Strong GMAT , leadership skills , Prior consulting experience is a big plus)
Having said that , I know a few folks who went to Fuqua in the hopes of cracking MBB , but realized there were better job opportunities in other fields as well!! (Product Mgmt, Strategic management roles). Keep an open mind during your MBA experience.

You have to go a level deeper and check the number of internationals(if you are one) placed in MBB at Duke. The schools usually don't publish that on the website and you might have to ask the career management service.
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mbahopeful12345 wrote:
Hi all, I've been accepted to Fuqua this year, and am considering rejecting them and reapplying to higher ranked schools next year. My big question is, how is the prestige at Fuqua perceived in the business world vs. other higher ranked schools (e.g. Kellogg, MIT)

I'm looking at going into MBB consulting, if that helps. Would love to hear your thoughts.


there is no school which is a direct door to MBB , in all schools including wharton it is very tough to enter.

Kindly dont waste a year , Fuqua is one of the best BSchool.

My strong opinion is , if MBB is only concern, proceed with Duke. Again repeating the same thing dont waste a year.
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New post 30 Mar 2017, 06:40
What were your outcomes at schools like Kellogg/MIT this cycle? If you were waitlisted, it might be worth it to apply again next cycle after figuring out what went wrong this time.

Like others noted, you can get into a MBB firm with Duke so it's not like you're choosing between Podunk U and a M7 school.

Are you sure you can improve your profile significantly in the next few months before you apply again?

It ultimately comes down to how risk averse you are. I'd take the Duke offer and hustle my way to a MBB instead of going through another grueling round of apps and risking no admits.
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New post 30 Mar 2017, 19:56
What are your stats? Fuqua is not Kellogg or MIT but a good school nonetheless but assuring an admit at a higher ranked program is no guarantee. Would love to know your stats to give better guidance on odds at a higher ranked program
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