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Fuqua vs Kenan-Flagler vs McDonough

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Hi everyone! I've been lucky enough to be admitted to two of the schools above (will hear from McDonough on the 25th), but I was hoping to get everyone's opinion on which school to choose. A little about me, I'm 29, have 6+ years WE, and will be a career switcher. My desired post-MBA industry is Management Consulting, preferably with MBB, but knowing that that is extremely competitive, I'm fine with a 2nd tier firm. The big thing that is making this a tough choice is that my significant other has a great job in DC and wouldn't relocate with me to Durham or Chapel Hill, so her choice is obviously McDonough (assuming I get in), but given my desired post-MBA career, I don't see how I could turn down Fuqua. Am I right in my thinking? Would a scholarship from McDonough make this a less crazy decision? HELP!! It should be noted that post-MBA, she is ok with relocating and we are hoping for someplace warm. Thoughts on the schools below:

Fuqua:
Pros- Consulting placement, Team Fuqua, extremely loyal alumni/student base, and when I visited, I felt like it was the perfect fit
Cons - I'll be 4 hours away from my significant other

Kenan-Flagler: I'll be honest, once I was accepted to Fuqua, I sort of eliminated Kenan-Flagler.

McDonough:
Pros - close to my significant other, good placement in consulting
Cons - lower ranked than the other schools, gets some placement in top firms but not like Fuqua, gets a lot of Federal Consulting

So pretty much this is a location vs better school question...can anybody help?? Would I be crazy to turn down Fuqua?? (sorry for the long post)
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Looks like my initial thoughts were true. Anyone care to chime in?
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well pretty much the only thing pulling you to Georgetown is your significant other. although family/relationships are important, going to b-school is a big commitment of time/money/effort to work towards your professional aspirations. with your goal in mind, i think fuqua is where you want to be. now you have to figure out how to make your relationship work beyond that. good luck buddy.
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Fuqua and its not even close imho.

This is off topic and maybe I'm naive about this, but as far as I know, the MBB's and even tier 2 consulting firms have GMAT score cutoffs to receive interviews. Do they relax this for programs that they pull a bunch of students from?
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Fuqua and its not even close imho.

This is off topic and maybe I'm naive about this, but as far as I know, the MBB's and even tier 2 consulting firms have GMAT score cutoffs to receive interviews. Do they relax this for programs that they pull a bunch of students from?


From my research and talking to consultants at these firms, including MBB, there isn't a hard cutoff, but a better GMAT always helps. I'm going to reach out to the consulting club(s), but from what I've been told, networking can overcome a low GMAT.

But this is just what I've heard/read, so take it with a grain of salt.
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PugLyfe wrote:
Fuqua and its not even close imho.

This is off topic and maybe I'm naive about this, but as far as I know, the MBB's and even tier 2 consulting firms have GMAT score cutoffs to receive interviews. Do they relax this for programs that they pull a bunch of students from?


From my research and talking to consultants at these firms, including MBB, there isn't a hard cutoff, but a better GMAT always helps. I'm going to reach out to the consulting club(s), but from what I've been told, networking can overcome a low GMAT.

But this is just what I've heard/read, so take it with a grain of salt.


What I've heard is 700 for tier 2, 720+ for MBB. I ended up recruiting for asset management, so I'm not the most knowledgable on the topic. You are right that the recruiting is pretty high touch. You need to network either way though. Definitely reach out the consulting clubs and see what they say.

Congrats on the admits and good luck!
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Congratulations!
I think Fuqua will allow you to make the most headway in the MC career as they have a number of MBB's on campus 5 days a week year round watching students, recruiting, and being available should you want to walk in and chat them up a bit. Talk to one of the current students looking at MBB/MC and see what they think about Fuqua's position and hiring prospects.

P.S. Sorry about the 4 hours of separation - this will be tough as BSchool gets intense and you will not have much free time... would build in some travel time/costs in Fuqua but i think will be well worth it.

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Congratulations!
I think Fuqua will allow you to make the most headway in the MC career as they have a number of MBB's on campus 5 days a week year round watching students, recruiting, and being available should you want to walk in and chat them up a bit. Talk to one of the current students looking at MBB/MC and see what they think about Fuqua's position and hiring prospects.

P.S. Sorry about the 4 hours of separation - this will be tough as BSchool gets intense and you will not have much free time... would build in some travel time/costs in Fuqua but i think will be well worth it.

Good Luck!


Thanks bb! And thanks for such a great site! Yeah if I do go to Fuqua I'll definitely build in some travel time/costs to keep things as easy as possible with the long distance relationship. I'll definitely be reaching out to more students and hopefully they can provide some insight on consulting and the long distance relationship.
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