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Schools: CBS, Kellogg, Ross (w/$$), Wharton , HBS Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 4 Ross w/$$ vs. Columbia? [#permalink]

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12 Jan 2011, 21:34
I know there are several similar threads going on now, but I'd really appreciate any thoughts on my options.

I have been admitted to Columbia with no $$, and to Ross with a significant scholarship. I am looking to work in general management or marketing, and definitely NOT finance. I have never lived in either region and would welcome both locations. I am most interested in the strength of recruiting options and alumni network. I keep hearing about how much people love the Ross experience and the scholarship would certainly take off a lot of pressure, but I just wonder if the Columbia brand is worth the extra money in the long run? Thank you! VP Joined: 08 Apr 2009 Posts: 1183 Concentration: General Management, Strategy Schools: Duke (Fuqua) - Class of 2012 Followers: 35 Kudos [?]: 447 [1] , given: 19 Re: Ross w/$$ vs. Columbia? [#permalink]

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13 Jan 2011, 05:54
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I would go with Ross with scholarship. If you do not want to go into banking, I don't think CBS will provide you with any advantage in any other areas. Ross arguably has a better general management program/reputation and connections with recruitors. Ann Arbor is also a much cheaper place to live.

If you don't mind living in a small midwest college town, I would recommend Ross.
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Re: Ross w/$$vs. Columbia? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Jan 2011, 08:39 1 This post received KUDOS Given your post-MBA career goals I would choose Ross +$$.

I would advise you to visit both of these schools and talk to students pursuing area of interest.

I am an international student, so I would not mind visiting USA for a week and get intouch with both programs and make a decision.

During the crises, due to brand name companies in my resume I was less attractive (becaase high brands are often associated with demand for higher salary) to potential employers. While my friends with not-top-brands were more flexible and more desired. They were perceived as less capricious guys.
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Schools: CBS, Kellogg, Ross (w/$$), Wharton , HBS Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 4 Re: Ross w/$$ vs. Columbia? [#permalink]

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13 Jan 2011, 11:37
Thank you both for the great 'sanity check'!
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17 Jan 2011, 08:27
If you don't want to go into finance, you should definitely pick Ross - the money should just make it a no-brainer decision.