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19 Sep 2008, 19:48
Hi guys, I was wondering what you look for when you do your research on a school.
Thanks.

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19 Sep 2008, 20:34
Personally I had a number of things:

- What cities was I willing to live in?
- What schools make economic sense to pay tuition and give up 2 years salary?

Those two really narrowed down the choices for me. Then I started looking at individual programs, their strengths, coursework and companies that hired from them. Because I have a good idea of what I want to do, this wasn't too difficult. In fact, I even started looking at job openings that required an MBA to see what kind of work I might want to be doing after I finish school. That helped me find qualities about schools that I was looking for.

Granted, I could be completely wrong in my analysis. We'll know in a few months.
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20 Sep 2008, 04:39
Alot of things like
- the particular strengths of the schools
- location
- program length
- teaching style
- the employers that recruit there
- avg gmat

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20 Sep 2008, 05:08
What I considered
- strength or focus of the schools
- location - would I want to work there?
- program length
- perceived reputation of school to employers
- Family friendly / local family support
- Any Pre-reqs (some schools required calculus or certain level of degree classification)

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21 Sep 2008, 10:57
Asdert, if you're bored you can read through my blog entry I wrote earlier this year on how I picked my schools:
http://mbajourney2010.blogspot.com/2008 ... hools.html
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21 Sep 2008, 11:16
Thanks for your help. It certainly helps me not to overlook anything.

Tmino, interesting post, specially because I'm getting an MBA for the same reasons you are. Are you starting your own business or are more in it for the investment side?

Thanks again guys. Anyone else?

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