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I'm trying not to focus on rankings but can't help but thinking Emory's higher ranking is going to stand out on my resume. But I also really like Owen's smaller class sizes and tight-knit community.

Interested in marketing analytics concentration at Goizueta but feel I could build similar curriculum with Owen's wide-ranging electives. Companies I'm interested in pursuing after graduation include Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.
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I'm trying not to focus on rankings but can't help but thinking Emory's higher ranking is going to stand out on my resume. But I also really like Owen's smaller class sizes and tight-knit community.

Interested in marketing analytics concentration at Goizueta but feel I could build similar curriculum with Owen's wide-ranging electives. Companies I'm interested in pursuing after graduation include Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.



Congratulations on getting admit in both!

I believe the class size is almost identical between the two or am i confusing my facts (both around 180?) At least based on our data: https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-school-s ... 66143.html

If you are interested in joining airlines, esp Delta, then Goizueta will be much more helpful to you from the basics of logistics, networking, and being the dominant school in Atlanta - that's a great thing - you will have many connections into the Airline industry.

Owen is strong in Healthcare due to the Vanderbilt affiliation/connection.

P.S. The rankings are not substantial in terms of a difference between the two. I would not focus too much on that per se. If your scholarship is significant, there may be a reason to consider Owen (e.g. you will save $50K over 2 years)
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Originally posted by bb on 08 Dec 2017, 12:08.
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Thanks so much!

Small differences in rankings and class sizes, I know, but such a big decision. I felt a more genuine connection to students, faculty, and staff during a welcome weekend at Owen as opposed to my campus visit at Goizueta though.

Marketing and business analytics is definitely my focus. I have previous experience in healthcare but no interest in getting back into the field after graduation, so a little trepidation about Owen given their affiliations in that area.

Originally posted by MM725 on 08 Dec 2017, 12:22.
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It is also a different lifestyle - Atlanta vs. Owen and class profile is likely different even though similar class size. Not sure if you are open to living in both places equally or if you have a preference.

Basically it is better feeling and money at hand at Owen vs. speculation for better networking/proximity in Atlanta. Should your plans change about going to work for an Airline (or there is a downturn with Travel industry, part of Emory's value goes away - something to keep in mind)
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So I am in the exact same boat, admitted to both with nearly identical offers, liked both on my visits to each, and now struggling to make a choice.

While Owen is cheaper, I did all the math and at the end of the program I will only come out 7k more in debt from Emory. Or for a more general perspective, if you have NO financial aid then Goizueta comes out between 8 and 10k more expensive over the course of the whole program. Not a drastic difference in the grand scheme.

I agree with you that I felt more comfortable and at home at Owen and around their students. Part of that was skewed for me though because I have a friend there who showed me around and introduced me to his friends.

With all that being said I am leaning towards Emory because of their jobs report and natural networking in the city which hosts over 20 Fortune 500 companies. Even if there is a downturn in the transportation industry you will have networked through Atlanta and be fine in that area in a host of industries.

Full disclosure: My leanings have a personal connotation though because my wife and I love the city and want to be there long term. We also don’t want to have to worry about doing my internship somewhere else, find a sublease, and pay two rents and not really make money off the internship.

Let me know what you are thinking! It was nice to find a post from someone in the same situation

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@MM725 FWIW, both Delta and AA recruit at Owen. What does the cost of attendance look like for you at both programs?

@hackattack I love Vandy and Nashville, and if you want to end up full-time in ATL it is very doable from Owen, but to be perfectly honest, if you are absolutely dead-set on living in Atlanta, IMO Emory is the better move.

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hackattack - Congratulations! I agree, and am leaning the same way. My partner is contemplating making the move with me and there seem to be more job opportunities and things for him to do in Atlanta. My decision has just been further complicated with a rather unexpected admit to Kenan-Flagler, so I'll be pouring through job reports and rethinking my post-program plans a little more this week.

teleste - I think at the end of the day cost is not a significant factor. I'm more focused on what I can get out of the program in terms of curriculum, participation in campus organizations, and career resources. I want courses that can best prepare me for a position in data analytics, which I think both programs provide, though Goizueta has their marketing analytics concentration. But there was just something about Vandy that made me feel like I could make a bigger impact on campus and really be part of a great, rising program.
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MM725 part of why I'm leaning Emory is for the same reason, my wife is in advertising and job opportunities in Atlanta are a little more plentiful for her than would be in Nashville. Congrats on the UNC admit, that's a great school. Class size is a little bigger and not in as big of a metro area.
I feel the same way with something about Owen feeling like home. The logic based on the proverbial pros/cons list says emory but its still proving a very difficult decision

teleste thanks for the honesty! I appreciate the perspective
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I know I didn't start this thread but since it was the same school debate for me I just wanted to say that I chose Goizueta! Thanks for the perspectives.
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I know I didn't start this thread but since it was the same school debate for me I just wanted to say that I chose Goizueta! Thanks for the perspectives.


Thanks for reporting back! Always appreciated!
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Thanks for the input everyone. I've also chosen Goizueta!
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I am in the same debate right now...ha. Heavily leaning towards Vandy due to already living in Nashville and owning a house there. Goizueta is still interesting though just because it's numbers are slightly better, and I got in unexpectedly (didn't put a ton of effort into my app as I was focused on Vandy). Curious to hear what other people say about the differences in the two schools. I plan to live in the Southeast long term, maybe even in a smaller city closer to family, so I feel like the Vanderbilt brand carries much more weight than Emory in that respect. That being said, I want to choose the program that is best suited for me curriculum wise. I'm planning to focus on operations (at the moment...)

Thanks in advance for the input. Would love to hear from prospective, current, and past students!
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Very similar programs. Although I would put Emory ahead in terms of consulting opportunities. Having said that, I chose Owen for its phenomenal reputation in healthcare. Healthcare consulting opportunities are at par with Emory so in my case I had no added advantage for choosing the latter. Operations opportunities are galore at Owen. A quick analysis of employment report will clear your doubts. And yes, Vandy is often called Harvard of South, so you are right on the brand value part too.

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I applied and visited both programs. I felt the same way about the tight-knit community at Owen, however, I felt that the caliber of students at Goizueta was higher and that the Career Center was stronger. Delta is a partner company at Goizueta, I believe they have a leadership program led by Delta people. Perhaps you will enjoy your 2 years more at Owen, but Goizueta will give you more opportunities to get you into the airlines industry.
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