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Foster vs McCombs

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Hi,
I'm looking to switch to a tech-PM role post MBA, and have been admitted to both Foster and McCombs.
Foster has granted me an in-state tuition fee (~16k tuition-fee waiver) and a scholarship of $5k/year. So roughly ~21k waived per year.
McCombs on the other hand has granted me a scholarship $40000 for year1+year2.
I'm trying to pick the one that is most aligned to the industry I'm targeting and has a better ROI.
Any suggestions would be really helpful.


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New post 17 Dec 2019, 21:12
Congratulations on your admits!

If I am doing the math right, it seems the costs are comfortable, is that right? Or is that 40k for each year at McCombs?

Both schools are Tech focused but both tend to place into more generic operations PM roles, which is not bad at all. Both are regional - Seattle and Austin. Is there a particular place or set of companies you would like to recruit at? I would probably start my research with that.

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It is 20K per year at McCombs so the costs are almost same between both the schools. I'm looking to get into one of the large software companies as a tech-pm. My understanding is that location matters a lot during post-MBA recruitment, so I'm slightly inclined toward Foster. Let me know if I'm thinking it right.
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New post 17 Dec 2019, 22:34
Both of the programs are regional and it makes a lot of sense to be in Seattle for someone looking for a tech PM role. Microsoft and Amazon are here as well as a slew of other more and less exclusive employers. Many of your classmates may have had careers at those companies but many more probably wants to have them. There are also many alumni in the area so in the worst case scenario, someone will take pity and help you get a foot in the door. At the same time as mentioned, you’re probably looking at somewhat secondary MBA roles unless you have a very strong resume or can convert your summer internship but chances are stacked towards the Top 10 programs.

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