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Kelley vs Simon vs Reapply next year

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New post 04 Mar 2019, 07:24
I got admits from Kelley (50% scholarship) and Simon (65% scholarship).

My primary goal is healthcare/pharma with healthcare consulting as my backup. No location preference.

Pros for Kelley:
1. Strong regional presence
2. Academies

Pros for Simon:
1. STEM designated MBA
2. (Slightly) Better scholarship

I'd love to attend Kelley but the last year's ranking slip has me a little worried. Simon's STEM designation is tempting since I'm an international candidate. I only applied to these two schools since I was short on time so I'm also not completely eliminating the option of reapplying to a higher ranked school next year.

Any suggestion/opinion would be appreciated!
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New post 05 Mar 2019, 23:44
Congratulations on your admits and your scholarships! That's great result.

At the same time, I don't know of either of these schools being strong in Healthcare. Goizueta, Fuqua, Owen are the best known usual suspects in the health-care programs/schools. Any reason you applied to these 2 instead of the others healthcare programs? I have a hard time choosing.

I am not a fan of Simon as it has a very large % of international applicants and most of them are from India, which is your demographics. Being in a large group with common background may interfere with the benefits you could get from the US experience and revert you to hanging out in a small circle of your comfort zone. Part of the reason is the STEM of course - it draws in international applicants.

At this stage it is safety of a slightly larger scholarship and STEM vs. expected potential at Kelley vs. Reapplying next year. I usually don't advise folks to reapply but it maybe a consideration in your case. Your scholarships indicate that you are an attractive candidate and likely Owen and Emory would be interested in you as well. Would you attend if you got in without a scholarship though because those things are not guaranteed and there is no reason to put in a bunch of effort and wait a year otherwise.... but if you can improve your application next year (with extra time?), and perhaps do better in terms of ranking or scholarship or both?
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Thanks for the reply, bb! Here are my thoughts:

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Any reason you applied to these 2 instead of the others healthcare programs? I have a hard time choosing.

It came down to timing. I had very little time to apply in R2, so chose not to send a half-baked application to Fuqua and Goizueta. Owen is great for healthcare, but I'd also like an option for consulting looking at how few healthcare companies sponsor internationals these days. With Owen, I'd be putting all my eggs in one basket and I see that as a risk. I liked Kelley's course structure, academies, and globase program enough to apply there. A lot of folks move to consulting from Kelley so if my healthcare plan goes haywire I'll have a backup.

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I am not a fan of Simon as it has a very large % of international applicants and most of them are from India, which is your demographics. Being in a large group with common background may interfere with the benefits you could get from the US experience and revert you to hanging out in a small circle of your comfort zone. Part of the reason is the STEM of course - it draws in international applicants.

Agreed, STEM is the only reason I applied. Less inclined to go here.

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At this stage it is safety of a slightly larger scholarship and STEM vs. expected potential at Kelley vs. Reapplying next year. I usually don't advise folks to reapply but it maybe a consideration in your case. Your scholarships indicate that you are an attractive candidate and likely Owen and Emory would be interested in you as well. Would you attend if you got in without a scholarship though because those things are not guaranteed and there is no reason to put in a bunch of effort and wait a year otherwise.... but if you can improve your application next year (with extra time?), and perhaps do better in terms of ranking or scholarship or both?

Scholarships are important given all the uncertainty around H1-B. I don't want to come back with a ton of student debt. Fuqua is probably the only exception to this rule given its high brand value, healthcare opportunities, and STEM certification course, but that's a very long shot. Kelley hits the sweet spot between scholarship and career goals at the cost of ranking. It's a tricky situation and I want to make sure I think this through.
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I can definitely see the attraction of Kelley. I would have probably chosen it back in the day when I was choosing.
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New post 07 Mar 2019, 11:45
Agree with BB's point about there being a risk in getting scholarships again next year. I think Kelly is a good program with its Life Sciences academy and reasonable placements in healthcare. You would have done deeper research into the companies and roles of interest. do they excite you?
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