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# state university or top university?

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16 Jan 2006, 02:33
hi Linda

how are you doing??
my primary question here would be whether one should pick a good state university which gives you value for money or a top university?
i'd sent you a post sometime back mentioning that i'd made it to MSU-Broad, i recently recieved an admit from OSU-Fisher too! im still waiting for responses from MIT-Sloan, Stern and Ross. in the meanwhile, i was thinking about the tuition fee structure at these 2 state universities. they are a lot cheaper than MIT, Stern or Ross. i have also heard that state universities offer more financial aid, i have already received an assistantship from Broad! and Broad and Fisher are doing alright with quite a few good consulting companies coming in to recruit their students, with Fisher doing better among the two.
of course Broad has a great program for supply chain/operations.

would you suggest i wait for decisions from Stern, Ross and MIT or go ahead and pay my deposit in case MSU and OSU dont give me sufficient time!

will be great if you can help me out of the dicey situation here.

thanks
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17 Jan 2006, 18:33
shilpa shastri wrote:
hi Linda

how are you doing??
my primary question here would be whether one should pick a good state university which gives you value for money or a top university?
i'd sent you a post sometime back mentioning that i'd made it to MSU-Broad, i recently recieved an admit from OSU-Fisher too! im still waiting for responses from MIT-Sloan, Stern and Ross. in the meanwhile, i was thinking about the tuition fee structure at these 2 state universities. they are a lot cheaper than MIT, Stern or Ross. i have also heard that state universities offer more financial aid, i have already received an assistantship from Broad! and Broad and Fisher are doing alright with quite a few good consulting companies coming in to recruit their students, with Fisher doing better among the two.
of course Broad has a great program for supply chain/operations.

would you suggest i wait for decisions from Stern, Ross and MIT or go ahead and pay my deposit in case MSU and OSU dont give me sufficient time!

will be great if you can help me out of the dicey situation here.

thanks
Scarlett

If the two state schools will help you achive your goals for the MBA program with the same certainty as Stern or Ross, it doesn't make sense to spend more money. However, if Stern and Ross offer more either educationally during the MBA or professionally after the MBA you have to weight those additional benefits against the additional cost. In this calculation, I would try to be very concrete and not be dazzled by the rankings.

Good luck!
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17 Jan 2006, 22:20
Linda, you're right! i shouldn't let the rankings take over as the most crucial factor in my decision. anyway i made it to Purdue-Krannert's MBA program too, i received a mail from them today! .
anyway, i will wait for the results of the other schools too, them being Stern, Ross and Sloan! i guess i'll just wait and watch!

anyway, for some one who wants to study Operations management an organization strategy and get into the consulting field, which of the 3 schools (Fisher-OSU, Broad-MSU and Krannert-Purdue) that have already accepted me do you think is the best?
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24 Jan 2006, 18:11
shilpa shastri wrote:
Linda, you're right! i shouldn't let the rankings take over as the most crucial factor in my decision. anyway i made it to Purdue-Krannert's MBA program too, i received a mail from them today! .
anyway, i will wait for the results of the other schools too, them being Stern, Ross and Sloan! i guess i'll just wait and watch!

anyway, for some one who wants to study Operations management an organization strategy and get into the consulting field, which of the 3 schools (Fisher-OSU, Broad-MSU and Krannert-Purdue) that have already accepted me do you think is the best?

Congratulations!

All are good, but I would say Krannert, then Broad, the Fisher.

Good luck!
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18 Feb 2006, 22:43
Hello Accepted.com.
I am not sure if you guys can help me.
I have been accepted to both Krannert's full time MBA program and McCombs full time MBA program.
One of the Purdue advantages is that I have received a full scholarship that pretty much will pay off my studies. However, McCombs is not that expensive as I have been admitted as an in-state resident. Regardless of this... tuition is not an issue.
I am trying to choose the best school to go to. (I am still waiting for a response from Kellogg and from Tepper).
My question is.. which MBA program is more recognized and you think is better (regardless of the different rankings posted out there).
I am interested in General Management slightly leaning towards Strategy, Marketing and probably some finance as well.
Please let me know which of these two schools (Krannert or McCombs) you think is better for my interests.

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18 Feb 2006, 22:47

thanks,

John..

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:43 pm Post subject: UT vs. Purdue

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Hello Accepted.com.
I am not sure if you guys can help me.
I have been accepted to both Krannert's full time MBA program and McCombs full time MBA program.
One of the Purdue advantages is that I have received a full scholarship that pretty much will pay off my studies. However, McCombs is not that expensive as I have been admitted as an in-state resident. Regardless of this... tuition is not an issue.
I am trying to choose the best school to go to. (I am still waiting for a response from Kellogg and from Tepper).
My question is.. which MBA program is more recognized and you think is better (regardless of the different rankings posted out there).
I am interested in General Management slightly leaning towards Strategy, Marketing and probably some finance as well.
Please let me know which of these two schools (Krannert or McCombs) you think is better for my interests.

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20 Feb 2006, 20:18
jnaoum wrote:
Hello Accepted.com.
I am not sure if you guys can help me.
I have been accepted to both Krannert's full time MBA program and McCombs full time MBA program.
One of the Purdue advantages is that I have received a full scholarship that pretty much will pay off my studies. However, McCombs is not that expensive as I have been admitted as an in-state resident. Regardless of this... tuition is not an issue.
I am trying to choose the best school to go to. (I am still waiting for a response from Kellogg and from Tepper).
My question is.. which MBA program is more recognized and you think is better (regardless of the different rankings posted out there).
I am interested in General Management slightly leaning towards Strategy, Marketing and probably some finance as well.
Please let me know which of these two schools (Krannert or McCombs) you think is better for my interests.

John.

John,

Congratulations on having such a wealth of choices. I believe Texas is modestly stronger than Krannert in general management. Here's what Business Week had to say about Texas's general management program a few years ago (copyright McGraw-Hill):

McCombs' stature as a management school is on the rise, as its faculty members are becoming better recognized, publishing more often, and attracting more MBAs to their classrooms. The school's management department offers instruction on topics ranging from organizational behavior to entrepreneurship, strategy, and human resources. The department's strategy professors lean on behavioral disciplines far more than they do econonimcs. So while the bulk of the core strategy course focuses on the formulation of strategy -- which is usually taught with an economics lense -- McCombs MBAs get a good dose of the behavioral perspective.

In the 2003-04 academic year, the department is offering more than 25 elective courses, which will be taught by 23 tenure-track faculty and adjuncts.

Students are required to complete a core course in strategy, as well as one of three "managing people" courses: "Art and Science of Negotiation," "Creating and Managing Human Capital," or "Managing People and Organizations: Consultant's Perspective."

UT Austin students can graduate with a management concentration by completing 15 hours of coursework in the department. Students who wish to specialize, and are willing to take the recommended lineup of courses, can focus on either entrepreneurship or operations management."

Hope this helps,
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