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UNC KF (45% $) vs Simon Rochester (70% $)

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Hello All,

I have received offers from UNC Kenan Flagler at 45% scholarship and Simon Business School at 70% scholarship. I am confused about which one to choose. I am currently working in Operations team at Amazon India and plan to move into the Program Management roles.

UNC has good ranks, better placements, and better brand recognition.

While Simon has an advantage of cheaper MBA, better location ( close to NYC ), comparable placements.

Also could I negotiate the scholarship with either of the schools using the offer at hand.
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Congrats! Simon is all about finance. Are you planning to stay in the US after graduation? Would it be a PM role in the US?

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Thanks bb for such a prompt response.

I am planning to stay in the US for 4-5 years post my MBA and evaluate my situation then before returning to India. Earlier Simon held an advantage that it was a sole STEM MBA, but now UNC and others have taken the same route.
I would ideally want that PM/Strategy Management based role to be in the US for 4-5 years post MBA.
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UNC Is the top 20 program and I think it’s worth the extra 30,000.

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UNC Is the top 20 program but I think it’s worth the extra 30,000.

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Even I am inclined towards UNC but it is the cost that is acting as a deterrent.

Cost of Attendance Compaison:

UNC: $123,867
SIMON: $71488

A difference of $52k, my doubt: is the recruitment, brand, and benefits of UNC over SIMON so good that an expense of $52k would be overachieved in the years post MBA.

Further are there any chances to negotiate with UNC with following offers:

1. SIMON 70%
2. ISB
3. Desautels McGill : 33%
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New post 29 Dec 2019, 15:41
UNC has a lot of PM role ops here. From the top of my head, Dell, Cisco, Amazon, Google, IBM are the big players for PM. I also just want to point this out because I think there is sometimes a misconception of location and your original post sparked my interest. I am sure Rochester is a lovely town, but I don' think I would claim it to be a "better location" than UNC. Research Triangle is an incredible hotbed of biotech and tech firms. There is a ton of start-up opportunities here, and ample business opportunities. RTP and Chapel Hill is by no mean in the middle of no where. Between Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh there is a lot of things to do and a lot of employers recruiting top talent. As a NYC born and bred person myself, I too was wary of NC but it is very lovely down here and the collegiate atmosphere is second to none. Plus the weather here would be far superior to Rochester. Lastly, I wanted to mention that if you look at KF's geographic placement, we have terrific representation all over the country. UNC is a stronger school than Rochester with more recruitment opportunities and (in my opinion) actually a much better location. Nice job on securing your scholarships and best wishes!
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