Joined: Aug 18, 2014
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This review is for Owen
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2017
I recently graduated from the Owen School and I am very happy with my experience.
The student body size was just right. It might be relatively small compared to other top schools, but the benefit is that you end up meeting just about everybody and knowing everyone's name, which creates a more intimate setting than what you would otherwise get at a larger program.
Another benefit is that classmates are more willing to help others. The school does a good job of selecting students from many backgrounds, and when you're placed in groups, there always seemed to be a quant, a poet, etc., so that the groups were always well-rounded and everyone's strengths and weaknesses always complemented each others'.
As for needs and goals, I wanted a program that would provide me with a quality education as well as quality networking opportunities. I received both. The brand really helped during the job search, especially since I was looking for a job outside of the southeast region. Also, I was surprised by how extensive the alumni network is, so that was also very helpful.
To top it off, Owen has a great faculty. The professors all come from impressive backgrounds, or if they're new, are otherwise very smart individuals.
Overall I have to say I had a great experience at Owen.
The first "mod" is by far the most intense. Expect your life to be consumed by school the first couple of weeks. However, the workload gradually eases to a more manageable level as you progress through the program.
Owen is definitely ideal if you plan on staying in the Southeast, or if you're looking to get into consulting, healthcare, or finance. Take a look at the list of companies that regularly recruit here, and if you like what you see, definitely apply. These include Deloitte, Microsoft, Citibank, etc.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
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