GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

It is currently 29 Mar 2020, 17:05


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Ross or Tepper

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Joined: 22 Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Location: Kazakhstan
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 560 Q37 V30
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V24
GMAT 3: 670 Q49 V32
GPA: 3.28
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Ross or Tepper  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Dec 2016, 21:28
Hi everyone!

Need your advice. I was admitted both to Tepper and Ross. I am a career changer, so after MBA I see myself in finance field and I want to work for hedge fund. Even though both schools are not typical finance schools, I have to choose. Ross has a good ranking in US news ranking in finance MBA and overall ranked higher than Tepper, while Tepper attracts me with small class size, Pittsburg location and that it produced significant number of Nobel laureates in Economics.

Most important, after my graduation I want to find job in US and gain some US experience before returning to my country. So the chosen school should also affect my chances of getting US job.

So what do you think? What is the better option?

Thank in advance for any relevant advice or information. :-D
User avatar
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 19355
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Ross or Tepper  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Dec 2016, 21:42
Ross - voting with both hands.

Ross is much better known domestically and internationally.
Pittsburgh - while I do personally like it, many consider it a slow, secondary city/town. I never knew the fact that you brought up - that Tepper MBA contributed the most people to Nobel prize in Economics.

P.S. Congratulations on getting into both schools!
INSEAD School Moderator
User avatar
Status: MBA Admissions Consultant
Affiliations: MBA Prep Coach
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 2728
Farrell D Hehn: MBA
Ross or Tepper  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Dec 2016, 00:30
Put down your phone right now and go withdraw from Tepper. I am vehemently campaigning for Ross here.
Yes, not a typical Finance School, however Ross is known for being really strong across all areas and also their action learning, so you might get a lot out of it anyways. Class sizes are large, but I have a feeling that the people who go there make it feel a lot smaller. In terms of ranking, you should pay attention to that because it does impact the recruitment situation. Ross alums are present around the world as Bb mentioned, so that's going to give you a feeling ofvsecurity getting out of business school and Beyond. The alumni factor is extremely strong for Ross, and the international factors also very strong. I think Ann Arbor might grow on you eventually, the closest community coolege town feel of that you might like better than Pittsburgh eventually anyways. Also I really like the new leader at Ross, I think that he's going to really take that school in a positive direction and it's going to increase the brand value of that degree.

Posted from my mobile device
Farrell Dyan, MBA Admissions Consultant
Verified reviews posted on
Joined: 26 Feb 2015
Posts: 14
Location: United States (GA)
Concentration: Technology, Operations
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
GPA: 3.13
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)
Ross or Tepper  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Dec 2016, 16:53
I find it interesting that Tepper's employment report indicates that not a single MBA has gone to a hedge fund in the past few years which is surprising given the strength of their MS program and the active hedge fund recruiting for students in that program.

I will probably have to make the same choice (but with different career goals in mind) and I much preferred my experience with the students at Ross and Ann Arbor in general. The only reason I am even hesitating is that Tepper offered some scholarship money while Ross did not, and both will serve my short-term career goals.

Hope to see you in AA next fall!
GMAT Club Bot
Ross or Tepper   [#permalink] 21 Dec 2016, 16:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ross or Tepper

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderators: billionaire, teleste

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne