January 26, 2016

Joined: Nov 29, 2009

Posts: 95

Kudos: 60

Self-reported Score:

Wonderful experience at Booth


This review is for Booth

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2014

Experience during the program

For a career in finance, I think it's common knowledge that Booth is top. What people often don't realize is how well the school also does in marketing, tech and consulting (McKinsey, Apple and Kraft are top employers). I went the traditional finance route into investment banking and don't think there is a better choice for it ( including even Wharton). Booth bankers are all over the Street and in Silicon Valley at all the top banks, and they command a lot of respect.

Culturally, the school has really improved its atmosphere through the LEAD program and number of clubs and activities. It also allows students a great deal of independence and freedom to choose the friends and teammates they want without forcing anything (in true Friedman form). Finally you have th opportunity to live in on of the most underrated cities in the US, Chicago. It is better than Boston and Philly by a long shot and even New Yorkers enjoyed the break.

I think it would be hard to choose this school above Harvard or Stanford but it definitely holds its own against Wharton... Wouldn't even bother comparing with any other schools as only the three above compare.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Look up Goolsbee, Kaplan, Dhar, Thaler to get a feel for the talent

About job placement process

Everything is strong except probably general management. Finance, consulting, marketing and tech are all strongly represented

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

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

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