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MBA Program Review
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     By shankar35619 25 6
This review is for: BYU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

It is a great program. The ranking is not higher only because Marriott school does not have a PhD program in place. The placements and salaries post MBA are equivalent to any other school ranked between 10-20 on USnews. Career center does a great job identifying the right opportunities for you.

Location is not the best. Although there are many small tech firms in the area, one will not get the advantage of being in California or Texas. That being said, there are several recruiting trips including one to Seattle and one to the Bay Area which should compensate for the location.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Tech

Can be improved:

Location

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
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     By dpchrist 5 1
This review is for: BYU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

The BYU MBA Program exceeded my expectations in every way. The classroom learning experience, career opportunities, broad alumni network, and social scene were all exceptional. I came back to school to pivot into the tech space and to increase my earning potential. I was able to accomplish both of those goals and now work alongside other MBAs from schools that cost 3-4x more.

Advice for future applicants: Have a compelling story for why an MBA and what your future plans are. Additionally, if there is a financial issue with going back to school, don't shy away from asking admissions for scholarships.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Marketing

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Career services


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MBA Program Review
Really Great Experience
May 27 | 2017
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     By bensorensen 3 7
This review is for: BYU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

I had a wife and 2 kids BYU offered the family support system that I needed for my family. It wasn't a I leave the house in the morning and come home to my wife screaming at the kids, she had group activities that she went to and was very involved.

Career services was helpful, to the extent of how you would view somebody in that role. Are they your mom or another tool in your tool belt to help you get a career lined up. That being said, I believe they could have offered students a little more transparency, in terms of companies coming to campus.

The student body was great, they are lifelong friends of mine now and the experiences and opportunities afforded me are totally invaluable. However the curriculum needs to be changed somewhat, from a professor perspective. For example, I work in strategic sourcing now and nothing that I learned in my strategic sourcing class at the MBA program prepared me for what I am doing. That being said, I know I am different, I approach problems differently now, so from that perspective the program was invaluable.

Provo prides itself in being the "silicon slopes" because of all the tech startups there but there is not really any emphasis to learn and type of data modeling or data analysis, which many MBA students overlook for not wanting to be the "excel monkey" but I think these skills are necessary to have that immediate impact. Make it a goal to learn and focus on different types of data analysis.

Overall great experience that changed my life for the better!

About job placement process

Don't get lazy on this. It is necessary and the reason you are at business school

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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MBA Program Review
Happy Alumni
May 26 | 2017
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     By smiddle2 3 5
This review is for: BYU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

The BYU MBA program has really set me up for success post graduation. I feel like students coming out of the program really hold their own against other top ranked institutions. I have especially seen this as I have recruited at other schools. Top companies come to recruit on campus like Dell, Adobe, Union Pacific, Owens Corning, and others.

Some networking is needed to get to other companies that don't recruit on campus but alumni are more than willing to help.

Salaries post graduation are good. I wish there was more diversity at the school but that becomes hard and I expect it to get harder as visas tighten up around the country.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Professors are great. My favorites include Mike Bond, Dan Snow, and others

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Marketing

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Location


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