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New post 01 Apr 2017, 06:20
Hey guys. In a major dilemma at the moment.

I am an international student and have received admits from UT Austin and Georgetown MBA for this year without scholarship money from either. I had also applied to HKU and got an admit (also without $), though that's more of a back-up option now.
I aim to get into Strategy Consulting post-MBA, or into Technology Consulting as second option.

My wife will be pursuing her MS from Carnegie Mellon in 2018, and when both of us pass out in 2019, we hope to stay together as soon as possible.

Being tight on finances, Georgetown is not my first choice as it is considerably more expensive than UT Austin, and lower in rankings for consulting for international students.
I think my goals fit in well with McCombs, but Mr. Trump has me a little wary of Texas. Also, in general, having to take huge loans for a US MBA in absence of scholarship is a little scary.

Thoughts on what to pick up? Also, how easy would it be for CMU, UT Austin, and Georgetown graduates to move out of their US 'home regions'?

Thanks in advance! Cheers!
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Hey guys. In a major dilemma at the moment.

I am an international student and have received admits from UT Austin and Georgetown MBA for this year without scholarship money from either. I had also applied to HKU and got an admit (also without $), though that's more of a back-up option now.
I aim to get into Strategy Consulting post-MBA, or into Technology Consulting as second option.

My wife will be pursuing her MS from Carnegie Mellon in 2018, and when both of us pass out in 2019, we hope to stay together as soon as possible.

Being tight on finances, Georgetown is not my first choice as it is considerably more expensive than UT Austin, and lower in rankings for consulting for international students.
I think my goals fit in well with McCombs, but Mr. Trump has me a little wary of Texas. Also, in general, having to take huge loans for a US MBA in absence of scholarship is a little scary.

Thoughts on what to pick up? Also, how easy would it be for CMU, UT Austin, and Georgetown graduates to move out of their US 'home regions'?

Thanks in advance! Cheers!


Congrats on the admits!!
You have to make a call based on the geographic locations you want to work post your MBA. UTAustin is a good school and so is Georgetown. Both have a strong regional presence. UT Austin should get you into Strategy consulting or Tech consulting in the Austin area or Texas in general. Georgetown is more suited for east coast jobs.

From HKU it might be really really difficult to get into US job market.

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New post 02 Apr 2017, 07:38
Congratulations, you have a great dilemma.

I would choose UT Austin. In consulting they are stronger than Georgetown. Moreover, It is a top university in US, which give you flexibility to take a job in another state.
Good luck in your decision :D
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New post 02 Apr 2017, 17:20
With no $, this is a no brainer imho. UT is a stronger MBA program. Also, Austin is very much a liberal pocket in an otherwise red state. If you're worried about that aspect of Texas, I think you'll be fine. I'm heading to Austin this summer for my internship and think it's a really fantastic city.
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New post 02 Apr 2017, 20:14
abhimbathisyear wrote:
Mr. Trump has me a little wary of Texas


Whaaaa...?

Just FWIW, Austin =/= Texas

If you go to B-School this year, definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY pick UT. McDonough has a solid program and DC is an awesome place to spend a few years, but McCombs is a notch above you can do it at a wayyy better price.

Good luck!
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