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well there is a pretty big jump between penn state and tepper i think. I don't know much about that field, so i'd take a look at the employment reports. If penn state can get you where you want to be, then it might be worth it to go there. But I doubt there will be many opportunities for management consulting out of penn state.

the financial freedom of penn state doesn't mean that you'll be able to accept any job you want after school, in fact many companies that recruit at tepper likely won't recruit at smeagol. Also keep in mind that as bad as this sounds, penn state is still at a low point due to what happened with whats his name.

That being said, 150k is a lot of money. have you tried to apply anywhere else? maybe there is a happy medium. another program that is ranked a bit below tepper that would give you some money. Something like georgetown or similar. Unless you are only looking in pa. my point is that personally i wouldn't go to penn state over tepper even with the money. it's too big of a jump. But not knowing much about supply chain management I can't comment as to penn states ability to get you where you want to go.
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22 Mar 2013, 18:18
Go to Smeal if you are really serious about SCM. It is really good in that area (only). If you do, forget about MC. However, if you can arrange for the money, get a loan or something and are risk averse ($100k is huge money) - choose Tepper. It would any day top Smeal in most fields by a good margin, better network, higher starting packages and a much respected brand. Amazon and a lot of other tech/operations firms are big recruiters at Tepper. You only have to decide whether you can afford Tepper, somehow. Good luck. PS: I voted for Smeal. Intern Joined: 06 Mar 2011 Posts: 34 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 8 Re: Tepper(no$) vs Smeal(free ride)- Intntl- SCM/Operations [#permalink]

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22 Mar 2013, 18:43
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Go to Smeal if you are really serious about SCM. It is really good in that area (only). If you do, forget about MC. However, if you can arrange for the money, get a loan or something and are risk averse ($100k is huge money) - choose Tepper. It would any day top Smeal in most fields by a good margin, better network, higher starting packages and a much respected brand. Amazon and a lot of other tech/operations firms are big recruiters at Tepper. You only have to decide whether you can afford Tepper, somehow. Good luck. PS: I voted for Smeal. Thanks boothcornellrock. I like the way you transformed the question. I see, albeit different questions you too are in a similar situation. Manager Joined: 22 Feb 2013 Posts: 119 Location: United States Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 23 Re: Tepper(no$) vs Smeal(free ride)- Intntl- SCM/Operations [#permalink]

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gtvisa2002 wrote:

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well there is a pretty big jump between penn state and tepper i think. I don't know much about that field, so i'd take a look at the employment reports. If penn state can get you where you want to be, then it might be worth it to go there. But I doubt there will be many opportunities for management consulting out of penn state.

I was surprised to see the employment reports of Penn State, they place students in firms like E&Y and Deloitte for SCM consulting roles.

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the financial freedom of penn state doesn't mean that you'll be able to accept any job you want after school, in fact many companies that recruit at tepper likely won't recruit at smeagol. Also keep in mind that as bad as this sounds, penn state is still at a low point due to what happened with whats his name.

I agree. The financial freedom will buy me only SCM roles. As "aerien" mentioned Smeal does well but only in SCM.

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That being said, 150k is a lot of money. have you tried to apply anywhere else? maybe there is a happy medium. another program that is ranked a bit below tepper that would give you some money. Something like georgetown or similar. Unless you are only looking in pa. my point is that personally i wouldn't go to penn state over tepper even with the money. it's too big of a jump. But not knowing much about supply chain management I can't comment as to penn states ability to get you where you want to go.

Matter of fact I did. Wisconsin, which is another good but not great program with respect to rankings, gave me half of tuition fee, but I feel that's neither here nor there.

Ok I see, well like I said I don't know much about SCM but it sounds like Smeal has decent placement there so if you are dead set 100% positive that you want to do that, then yeah I could see it being worth forgoing the brand and recruiting of CMU.

But if you think you might want to explore other options I'd definitely go to Tepper. It's a big investment yes, but the long term return will likely be much greater.

Let us know what you decide to do and good luck.
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How sure are you about SCM ? I would agrue that you can easily stand out in Smeal and probably will get job in Big4 SCM. Once you get your foot into the door its all about how you perform there. If it was Cornell or Duke, then it was worth the risk. However CMU still has to catch up with Duke and the high tuition will only make things tougher for you.
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I have decided to enroll in Penn State.
Though I have reached the end of B school application process, I will be happy to help current and future GMATClubbers.

I thank those who provided their inputs and wish you good luck!
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