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Simon Vs Cranfield Vs IE

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I'm a 30 year old Chartered Accountant from India. I have over 7 years of work experience, 3 years in Ernst & Young India, 4 years in a Multinational Oil & Gas Company in Dubai. Now my dilemma, I got admits to three colleges, not sure which one to choose-

1) Simon Rochester, USA (1 year program) - Reputed school in USA, strong in finance, but seems to have poor recruitments due to no big recruiter in the region. Some say the location is a let-down, very cold climate.

2) IE, Spain - Highly ranked, but hear lot of online horror stories of most of the alumni being unemployed. Many say the school is overrated. Does the school have the reputation among recruiters or is the ranking just a marketing gimmick.

3) Cranfield, UK - Low profile, but seems to have good alumni and a strong program. But UK is in bad shape.

Post MBA I'm thinking of staying in USA or Europe for a few years before coming back to Middle East for work. I'm also in the process of earning my US CPA certification. Any advise would be helpful in getting me out of this confusion!!

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New post 04 Jan 2013, 14:15
Congratulations on your admits! I would say of the three programs, IE has the best reputation both in the US and outside of the US. That said, the Spanish economy is in bad shape and your fears of unemployment are valid. Likely the same for the UK (though perhaps to a lesser extent). Obviously this comes down to a very personal decision, but you should also consider that as an international student, getting hired in another country after school can also be more difficult because of Visa issues, etc. It really depends what you're looking for, but I can just say that IE is definitely the best program from this list.

Best of luck,

Mili Mittal
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