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Haas (no $) vs. UCLA Anderson (40% tuition)

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Hi all,

I have been fortunate to be accepted to multiple schools but now I am having an incredibly hard time deciding between these schools in my particular situation, so was wondering about your thoughts:

I am from Europe (no US passport holder), but my goal is to stay in the US, preferably in California after the MBA. I'm currently working in consulting and my post MBA plans are in Tech or, alternatively, people management in the tech industry. I'm also interested in all things around innovation regardless of the sector, but tech seems to unite it all and sponsor Visas for internationals.

Should I have to return to Europe (not sure how my visa situation will turn out eventually), I'm looking into the schools' international network. I would like to retain some network internationally. It seems like Haas's network is a bit stronger in Europe, but then, my debt would be larger if I have to return... UCLA Anderson has such a great career center, which is a huge plus for them. Culture-wise I click well with both schools, whereas, academically, Haas has a more innovation-focused curriculum which clicks well with me. I have some affinity and a friend network in the Bay Area currently but I am also really fond of LA and the emerging tech scene there! On the one side I'm hesitant to turn down a solidly Top 10 school, on the other, there's the scholarship...

Thoughts? Anything I'm missing that would make my decision easier?
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I would go with Haas here. It has a global reputation and is the stronger MBA program between the two. Also, Haas is right up there with Stanford and Sloan as top feeders to the tech industry. These schools will boast strong alumni networks that you can tap into throughout your career that even a good school like UCLA won't be able to. Also, keep in mind given you're not too far from LA, you can still tap into job opportunities at the emerging LA tech scene so don't think you have to choose one over the other.
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Hi all,

I have been fortunate to be accepted to multiple schools but now I am having an incredibly hard time deciding between these schools in my particular situation, so was wondering about your thoughts:

I am from Europe (no US passport holder), but my goal is to stay in the US, preferably in California after the MBA. I'm currently working in consulting and my post MBA plans are in Tech or, alternatively, people management in the tech industry. I'm also interested in all things around innovation regardless of the sector, but tech seems to unite it all and sponsor Visas for internationals.

Should I have to return to Europe (not sure how my visa situation will turn out eventually), I'm looking into the schools' international network. I would like to retain some network internationally. It seems like Haas's network is a bit stronger in Europe, but then, my debt would be larger if I have to return... UCLA Anderson has such a great career center, which is a huge plus for them. Culture-wise I click well with both schools, whereas, academically, Haas has a more innovation-focused curriculum which clicks well with me. I have some affinity and a friend network in the Bay Area currently but I am also really fond of LA and the emerging tech scene there! On the one side I'm hesitant to turn down a solidly Top 10 school, on the other, there's the scholarship...

Thoughts? Anything I'm missing that would make my decision easier?


Honestly w/ the current US political climate, I am not sure I would want to stay here...
I was also very drawn to Anderson because of the career center! I liked it much more than I thought I would when I visited, so I totally get why you are conflicted!
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Sorry I missed this post. I would strongly vote for Haas. These two schools have been discussed quite extensively over the seasons and I feel you would need to get at least 60%+ scholarship at Anderson to come close to Haas.

There a lot more options for Tech being close to Silicon Valley than San Fernando valley.

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Sorry I missed this post. I would strongly vote for Haas. These two schools have been discussed quite extensively over the seasons and I feel you would need to get at least 60%+ scholarship at Anderson to come close to Haas.

There a lot more options for Tech being close to Silicon Valley than San Fernando valley.

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Hi and thanks for the response!

Here is a quick update to my situation... Haas now did award me a small scholarship (20% - about half of Anderson's). That made me quite happy and I believe that does balance things even more in favor of Haas?

An additional doubt that came up these weeks: should I not stick to Tech eventually (I heard about two thirds of people change their mind during the MBA) - which school would be stronger in a broader variety of fields? Would Haas also be strong in connecting me to other types of firms (tech and non-tech) based for example in the close by LA or even NY?
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I would go with Haas here. It has a global reputation and is the stronger MBA program between the two. Also, Haas is right up there with Stanford and Sloan as top feeders to the tech industry. These schools will boast strong alumni networks that you can tap into throughout your career that even a good school like UCLA won't be able to. Also, keep in mind given you're not too far from LA, you can still tap into job opportunities at the emerging LA tech scene so don't think you have to choose one over the other.


Thank you for your reply!!
It certainly helps to hear the doors to the emerging LA scene aren't closed. Any idea how many people do actually go to LA from Haas..?
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Rslm wrote:
Hi all,

I have been fortunate to be accepted to multiple schools but now I am having an incredibly hard time deciding between these schools in my particular situation, so was wondering about your thoughts:

I am from Europe (no US passport holder), but my goal is to stay in the US, preferably in California after the MBA. I'm currently working in consulting and my post MBA plans are in Tech or, alternatively, people management in the tech industry. I'm also interested in all things around innovation regardless of the sector, but tech seems to unite it all and sponsor Visas for internationals.

Should I have to return to Europe (not sure how my visa situation will turn out eventually), I'm looking into the schools' international network. I would like to retain some network internationally. It seems like Haas's network is a bit stronger in Europe, but then, my debt would be larger if I have to return... UCLA Anderson has such a great career center, which is a huge plus for them. Culture-wise I click well with both schools, whereas, academically, Haas has a more innovation-focused curriculum which clicks well with me. I have some affinity and a friend network in the Bay Area currently but I am also really fond of LA and the emerging tech scene there! On the one side I'm hesitant to turn down a solidly Top 10 school, on the other, there's the scholarship...

Thoughts? Anything I'm missing that would make my decision easier?


Honestly w/ the current US political climate, I am not sure I would want to stay here...
I was also very drawn to Anderson because of the career center! I liked it much more than I thought I would when I visited, so I totally get why you are conflicted!



Thanks for your thoughts. The US political climate is certainly not a soothing factor here for internationals. I still do believe that the US, and especially California have amazing opportunities that draw me to stay.

Parker is an amazing resource of Anderson, and so is LA overall, but it seems more and more like those two points are the big strong ones for Anderson and overall other strength in my case might go to Haas. Maybe Anderson also has a bigger variety or fields recruiting there outside of Tech? I may be mistaken there, so please, if there's any insight to the breadth of opportunities at either school - any thoughts more than welcome!
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Sorry if I missed it but Why are you so set on LA? Practically, if you want to be in LA then go to Anderson.

There isn’t really any strong employers based out of LA for international applicants. There is the movie industry, porn industry, and aerospace which does not hire internationals. Nestle is moving and so is Toyota. I believe only a few Fortune 500 have an office in LA - Mattel and Amgen but I don’t think Amgen does hire H1B’s. LA has many small businesses and that's its strength but those usually have a hard time supporting MBA-like roles. I don't think very many people leave Bay Area for LA :-)

List of F500 in CA: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-f ... story.html (most are in Bay Area)

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