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Simon($$) vs Mendoza($$) vs Carlson($$)

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Hello all,

I have received admits from the above 3 schools with scholarships in a similar range (30-40k Per year). I have 2.5 years of work ex in the software development domain, and would want to move to technology / strategy consulting post MBA. This career path is not set in stone for me and I would definitely be open to product management in the technology sector as a backup plan. I do not have a work permit in the USA hence the STEM designation which Simon gives is a huge thing for me.

Points I am considering

Simon
+ STEM designation
+ 60% schol
+ Hopefully it will go up in rankings over the new few years due to recently change in curriculum.
- Not that many placements in big 4 consulting companies.

Mendoza
+ Best scholarship among the three - 40k per year
+/- University town, so cheaper living but from what I've heard networking becomes a challenge


Carlson
+ Best consulting program among the three
+/- Lower schol (30k per year) but cheaper tution so not much difference in balance tution.
+ Good location being in a big city should open doors in good tech firms
- Probably most expensive living costs among the three
- No STEM

Please let me know your views. If anyone can shed a light on the actual living costs in these 3 cities would be great so I have a better idea.

I will be putting down the deposit for one of these 3 soon, but I am also on the waitlist for Tepper and Kenan-flagler so best case scenario if I do get an admit from either one / both, how much scholarship should make my decision of letting go of the deposit and choosing to join either kenan-flagler or tepper, if that is possible / allowed?
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New post 24 Dec 2018, 04:21
Though simon is STEM i dont think it is famous technology jobs.whats your profile though.i am having similar schools in mind and mendoza msba/mba is a STEM program too

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New post 24 Dec 2018, 06:06
Congrats

I agree that Carlson is best choice for consulting, I'm leaning for Simon for STEM and scholarship. You need to exert great effort for consulting though. I know from some friends that some recruiters ask about being STEM or not. it will relieve you and recruiters while searing for jobs.

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I am confused about this though my general understanding is if you were to do a MS and MBA dual degree you should be in STEM.not sure i am correct in this assumption.
As i saw even carlson had a dual degree program.MSBA MBA it should be STEM isnt it
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New post 24 Dec 2018, 06:55
kenshai112 wrote:
I am confused about this though my general understanding is if you were to do a MS and MBA dual degree you should be in STEM.not sure i am correct in this assumption.
As i saw even carlson had a dual degree program.MSBA MBA it should be STEM isnt it


Simon has acquired OFFICIAL declaration that its MBA is a STEM program after adding some quant topics. Mondoza offers STEM through dual degree.

While business analytics is STEM in its nature, please don not assume the program STEM until you read it officially on the schools website.

P.S. Kelley was rejected to transfer its program to STEM.
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Thanks for clarification.how does david eccles business school (utah) compare to rochester simon ? It would be helpful as i am personally considering to apply for both of these colleges.if they were equal i will consider another school

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Thanks for clarification.how does david eccles business school (utah) compare to rochester simon ? It would be helpful as i am personally considering to apply for both of these colleges.if they were equal i will consider another school

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Go for Simon and forget Utah as I have not seen in reputable ranking or even heard of famous mba business schools in Utah.

We wait for your own post about your issues as you jumped in his post. It is respect for the original poster. ;)
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Thanks for the clarifcation
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