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IESE Barcelona vs Michigan Ross

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Hi! I've received an admit from both IESE Business School and Ross School of Business in Michingan. I am struggling to make a decision. I am very sure that I will come back to Nepal and join my family business after my MBA, so a better job is not a criteria while choosing a school. I feel Barcelona will give me better overall development because of the exposure to one of the best cities in the world. Suggestions?
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New post 17 Mar 2017, 16:47
These are two awesome but very, very, very different options.

If you're sure that you'll return home after B-School to work at your family's firm, I think you should just pick the program you think you'll enjoy the most (which definitely includes location and lifestyle). There are some striking contrasts between IESE and Ross:

Barcelona vs. A2
Europe vs. US
Private Religious School vs. Massive State School
Mediterranean vs. Upper Midwest
Futbol vs. Football
etc.

On the other hand, if you think you may want to leave the door open for recruiting options post-MBA, it makes the decision easier IMO. I think IESE is the definite choice if you want to be in the EU, Ross is the clear winner if you want to be stateside. (Anywhere else internationally it'd be harder to tell I am guessing.) It's awesome that both are 2-year programs and you can do an internship and decide for certain.

Good luck with the decision!
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New post 17 Mar 2017, 23:30
Congrats on 2 great offers!

Since you will join your family business in Nepal, I don't think prestige is not an important factor.
However, the teaching method of these 2 schools is very different.
In my understanding, Ross focuses on experiential learning while IESE is case based.
So you might have to ask yourself which kind of learning might fit you best.


You might also want to ask local alumni of these 2 schools in Nepal about their experience.
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danecabrus wrote:
Hi! I've received an admit from both IESE Business School and Ross School of Business in Michingan. I am struggling to make a decision. I am very sure that I will come back to Nepal and join my family business after my MBA, so a better job is not a criteria while choosing a school. I feel Barcelona will give me better overall development because of the exposure to one of the best cities in the world. Suggestions?



Congrats :)

Although I agree Barcarole can't be compared to Ann Arbor, I can't compare the 2 programs as well. I'm leaning to Ross in you case. Ross has more diverse students and big network that could be helpful in your area when you return Nepal. Also, the electives, which you can see in their website, are wide and could give you more business insights. You do not miss IESE totally as you can do an exchange term there. check below:

https://michiganross.umich.edu/initiati ... ge-program

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Quite often, family business grads want to get some consulting work experience post-graduation before returning home (to pay off loans) and Ross seems the better option for that, because you speak English fluently. Do you speak Spanish or have any intention to learn?

I realize Ann Arbor doesn't have quite the same allure as the beaches of Barcelona but I do sincerely feel you might get more mileage out of Ross, the program has strengths in every discipline, the MAP project is great preparation, and the practicality of the program might be best suited to it's application to a family business. Also, alumni connections in Asia.

I agree with the poster about doing a semester at IESE.
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