MBA Program Review
Transitioning Military
November 26 | 2016
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     By bayareaguy123 1 0
This review is for: Johnson

Full Time MBA

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Experience during the program

- Understand that although Ithaca is pretty close to the middle of nowhere, recruiters still come to campus. Some companies provide overwhelming support (especially from alumni), while others not so much.
- As a transitioning military officer with no business background, I struggled with some of the core classes. Many of your classmates have at least a fundamental understanding of many concepts and you might have no understanding. Don't get discouraged by this. Your grades might suffer, but you'll end up having learned a lot.
- If you are a parent, be prepared to really spend time learning how to prioritize your time. I have a 10-month old son who I see usually no more than 2 hours a day, which means my wife takes care of him for the other 22 hours. It's hard, but ensure to spend some undivided quality time with your family. Remember that in the long-run, having a cohesive working family is far more important than getting good grades.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Very supportive professors. Professors and TAs are typically available whenever you need extra assistance.

About job placement process

I am recruiting for marketing and the majority of companies that come to campus are CPG. This school typically places marketers in CPG. You can find other routes to go, but you will be pushed by the Career Management Center to go CPG. All of the big players recruit here, so if you are interested in CPG, this is a good place to be.

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Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Admissions Team

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

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Can be improved:

Culture & Student Support

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