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Foster MBA vs Mendoza MBA

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New post 11 May 2017, 11:02
Hi everyone,

Please help me in deciding which school should I choose:

1. Foster ($20k Schol)
2. Mendoza ($50k Schol)

I'm a computer science graduate from India. My work experience is basically in software and data analytics. My goal is to switch into finance (IB or Corporate Finance). To get some exposure in this field, I've enrolled in the CFA program and currently, I'm a CFA Level 3 candidate.

This is my profile in short. I need your opinion on which school would suit my goals the best. Any inputs regarding the prestige of the program, good finance recruitments, H1b sponsorships, location etc would be really helpful.

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New post 13 May 2017, 14:40
Hi.
To keep it short -> Foster is a much bigger band.
The location is a humongous plus point.
In terms of Post MBA opportunities -> Seattle just smokes South bend.

Regarding your query on H1-B => It is in a state of mess.You should go through this entire thread to examine the current situation --> https://gmatclub.com/forum/h-1b-visa-changes-a-potential-boon-for-mba-applicants-233284-40.html#p1850640


Having said that => Foster's brand/location would be of tremendous help getting that dream interview call.

Foster for me.


P.S->Just a fun fact-->> Washington Uni. has one of the best campuses in the US.Specially with those cheery blossoms :)

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I can vouch and say than Norte Dame campus is better than UW during the non cherry blossom times. UW is somewhat run down and aging though being in Seattle and tech, you are all but guaranteed a job at Amazon, Microsoft, FB, Google or Dropbox or a myriad of other tech companies. How do you feel about a Fin role in a tech company? Foster is all about placing into tech. The only big real financial institution in Seattle is US Bank (regional office). With most alumni going into tech and staying on the West Coast, it will be pretty darn hard for you to find a finance job relying on the alumni network or career services office.

Notre Dame has a strong name. Mendoza does not. This is one of those odd situations where you attend a very highly ranked university that has an average business school. It's actually much harder to get into the undergrad than the business school.

Both programs are fairly regional. Mendoza actually has a bit more national reach.

So while Foster may be a stronger brand, I think Mendoza may be more competitive in terms of your career goals and cost taking into consideration the scholarship offer.






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I agree with bb here! Considering your post MBA goals, the University of Notre Dame makes more sense to me. Obviously, you cannot beat UW's location and all the other fancy things associated with it, however, if you genuinely want to make a career in Finance, Mendoza should be the place. In fact, the employment statistics (31.2% in Finance/Accounting function, maximum number of students going in this area) corroborate the point completely.
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New post 15 May 2017, 08:47
Here is a school visit report about Foster if you are curious: https://gmatclub.com/forum/directory-of ... l#p1837693

P.S. Bschool does have the new building (so I was incorrect in generalizing) but the rest of the campus is fairly dated and could use a remodel. Some common spaces are decent but nothing to write home about.

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I would go with Foster, better brand and a great location that is close to a bunch of major firms where you could work in an internal finance role
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Re: Foster MBA vs Mendoza MBA   [#permalink] 26 May 2017, 11:52

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