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UNC ($10K) vs Kelley (Full scholarship)

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I got acceptance from UNC($10k per academic year) and Kelley (Full scholarship). Post MBA industry is preferably finance but I would be open to explore other options. Cost difference is significant. Any advice is much appreciated!

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Looking at the current situation in US Job Market for MBAs, I would not prefer to spend alot on UNC especially when it is not top 10 and the job situation is almost the same in top 15-25 schools.

I would prefer to go to Kelley with a Plan D of coming back to home country.

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Hello Insignificant ... welcome to the community.

Although Full scholarship is very lucrative .... I would choose UNC ( for interest in finance).
I am sure the experts will add in their views.

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Thanks for the valuable inputs. Any other thoughts or suggestions from anyone is most welcome!

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New post 26 Feb 2019, 12:28
I would also choose UNC, better finance program and alumni network in finance especially in Charlotte. NYC is possible, ton of alums there from my personal conversations. Kelley is a great school, but UNC is a tad bit better. Goodluck!
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Where do you plan on working post MBA? If you're looking to stay east coast near raleigh/NYC/Boston area I would choose UNC. Also if your goal is to pursue any sort of finance or consulting...

Indiana if you are looking to stay midwest

UNC has a larger network for opportunities
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New post 26 Feb 2019, 21:02
Thanks again for all your thougta. I am not so particular about the location as well. UNC is probably better than Kelley but I'm just not sure if the huge cost difference can be justified.

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Thanks again for all your thougta. I am not so particular about the location as well. UNC is probably better than Kelley but I'm just not sure if the huge cost difference can be justified.

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Thanks again for all your thougta. I am not so particular about the location as well. UNC is probably better than Kelley but I'm just not sure if the huge cost difference can be justified.

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General management, Consulting may be .. I have not made up my mind for anything as of now. Also,for asset management etc. the jobs are mostly self driven I have heard till now.

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I have received admit from Kelley and have been waitlisted by UNC.

Should I contact UNC with a letter of intent to give me a decision or is there something else I should do?

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Dude ,,

Start a new thread.. please do not hijack someone else's post. It will create confusion for him.

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I have received admit from Kelley and have been waitlisted by UNC.

Should I contact UNC with a letter of intent to give me a decision or is there something else I should do?

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New post 01 Mar 2019, 03:03
Why don't you try to negotiate with UNC and see if they can provide you with better Scholarship. This way you might be able to reduce the Gap.
I have seen many people do it in past and it worked for them.

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I got acceptance from UNC($10k per academic year) and Kelley (Full scholarship). Post MBA industry is preferably finance but I would be open to explore other options. Cost difference is significant. Any advice is much appreciated!

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There’s also plenty of scholarships out there that you can apply for outside of the school too you know... just requires a bit a research and lots of essay writing. If costs is a deciding factor I would look into alternative ways of funding your MBA.

Ultimately I think you should choose the school that aligns with your career choices as you’ll get the best ROI from your degree. Look for yourself what program you like out of Kelley and UNC. But if your going consulting or finance, UNC is much better. If your looking at general management, asset management, then you have to decide what area of the US you want to work in. Midwest or east coast?

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