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Haas or Fuqua (Both Full Rides)

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New post 21 Mar 2018, 00:08
Hi All,

I am torn between offers from Haas and Duke. Both are essentially full scholarships. Post MBA, I want to go in consulting, hopefully MBB, but long-term I want to go into Energy Strategy. I am from a smaller city in Arizona, and love the southwest/west, so Haas seems better from that perspective. On the other side, I hear Duke has a great network, and I have not heard the same thing about Haas'.

I would love some thoughts from the community!
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Duke is more suited for consulting - they are both peer schools.

Cant go wrong tbh - but if MBB is you focus, then go for Duke
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New post 21 Mar 2018, 07:46
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Hi All,

I am torn between offers from Haas and Duke. Both are essentially full scholarships. Post MBA, I want to go in consulting, hopefully MBB, but long-term I want to go into Energy Strategy. I am from a smaller city in Arizona, and love the southwest/west, so Haas seems better from that perspective. On the other side, I hear Duke has a great network, and I have not heard the same thing about Haas'.

I would love some thoughts from the community!


Congrats for great and nice scholarship :-)

Both schools will give serve your short and even long term goals. MBB recruits from both schools but Duke send higher percentage and numbers (class is higher in Duke). In Energy sector, Haas sends 5% and Duke sends 10%. So I think it comes down to other features such as fit and school culture, community, special classes or curriculum, clubs...etc. I'm leaning to Haas because I look into my long term. If you want to end up in Southwest, I think you need to continue grow your network and keep close to them. In same time, your short term is evident in Haas.

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New post 21 Mar 2018, 08:32
Wow. Congrats! Those are fantastic offers.

I think no wrong choice here. Haas is technically a Top 10 and very selective. Strong Tech and Startup culture. If you want to be in the west and don’t mind the city of Berkeley, that’s an attractive option.

I also did hear more Team Fuqua and tighter community that Fuqua was able to build. Strong consulting and on campus recruiting that Haas does not have due to program size.

This is a very interesting puzzle. Congrats! I am also torn.

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New post 23 Mar 2018, 13:28
One added kicker I would like to add. The full ride to Haas is through the Consortium, which I believe includes 2/3 MBB firms. I am not sure if Haas + Consortium contacts > Duke Alumni + Consulting pipelines.

Secondly, if I go to Haas, I would likely end up consulting in LA/SF whereas Duke would likely lead me to Texas/ATL. Consulting salaries go a LONG way in the south/soutwest as opposed to California.

Lastly and likely a mute point, I still have outstanding WL from Booth and Sloan, so if they come back with money, it might all get blown up.

Any thoughts on either points?
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New post 24 Mar 2018, 10:38
Sent PM - I think location and recruiting are the biggest factors to think about. Good luck with the hard decision :)

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