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NYU Stern vs. LBS

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NYU Stern vs. LBS (Management Consulting)

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Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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Location: Canada
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New post 12 Apr 2018, 09:59
Hi everyone,

Having a tough time deciding between the two schools, here's a quick overview of my profile/career goals/motivations.

Current location: Toronto, Canada
Citizenship: Canadian
Experience: 4 years at a Canadian telco, strategy and capital related teams
Career goals: Management Consulting, public sector & urban transportation projects
Long term: Most likely return to Canada in 5-10 years time unless I fall head over heels for the lifestyle in either city

+Strong electives in public sector to help career pivot
+Electives can be taken in other NYU schools
+Top ~15 US school
+Higher salary & lifetime earnings
+NYC amenities (cocktail bars, diverse food, shows and pop culture relevance, walkability)
+Increased MBB placements in the last 2 years (~40/year)
+Familiar culture & closer to home
+Existing network of friends in IB/MC

-Massive part-time program (dilutive effect on quality up for debate)
-Competing against HBS/CBS/Wharton/etc. for less MBB spots
-Total CoL is higher
-H1B visa not a guarantee (but would qualify for TN?)
-Girlfriend can't work in NY until i get the H1-B assuming they dont nix the spousal work authorization
-Less time-off

+Top 2 school in Europe
+100 MBB placements/year
+Opportunity to travel around Europe
+Visa friendly for girlfriend
+More "international" projects
+Exchange option for top US schools
+More space, better "quality of life"
+More mature public/transport projects to learn from
+5 weeks of vacation time

-No existing network
-Electives are less diverse
-Lower pay
-Drinking culture
-Less diverse selection of 'cheap eats'
-Overall less convenient than NYC for most things
-Graduating into Brexit

The areas I'm uncertain in are:
Recruiting for NY office as an LBS student - is it feasible in the event I decide London isn't for me?
Does the staffing model for MBB cross the Atlantic often, or are the two networks really disconnected?

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New post 17 Apr 2018, 10:55
1) Unless you already have US work authorization, you won't be able to intern in NY from LBS. And post-MBA, MBB firms prefer you to work in the locale you interned in, though there are multiple cases from LBS every year where this doesn't happen e.g. a non-US work authorized student interns in London but goes to NY post-MBA. But these cases are exceptions.

2) I know for certain that the staffing model for McKinsey and BCG crosses the Atlantic. I would imagine it's the same for Bain.

Good luck with your decision making process!
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