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Aside from the top 10 schools are there any others worth it?

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shadowgerm Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Aside from the top 10 schools are there any others worth it?

Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:09 am
Aside from the top 10 b-schools that only accept the creme de la creme, are any other schools worth going to? Say they offer a competitive scholarship for their 2 year full time program.

Thoughts and opinions?

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Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:43 pm
shadowgerm wrote:
Aside from the top 10 b-schools that only accept the creme de la creme, are any other schools worth going to? Say they offer a competitive scholarship for their 2 year full time program.

Thoughts and opinions?

Thanks
Absolutely--while there is certain benefits from going to a top-ranked business school, you can still receive a fantastic education from other, "lower-ranked" business schools.

It really depends on what you want to get out of the program. If you are interested in receiving a good education, you can get that from many schools in the Top 100. However, if you are primarily concerned about brand--then maybe you should attend the most highly regarded school you can get into.

If a school has offered you a competitive scholarship, I would certainly use that as a factor in your decision (which I'm sure you are). Can you afford business school without the scholarship? If not, then this could be a great opportunity for you. If you can afford b-school without the scholarship, then do some self assessment regarding what you want to get out of school: namely, brand vs quality of education.

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gmatitis Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:26 pm
Depends on how much you make or if you REALLY want a career change. If you're making over 125G's it's not worth going anywere but top 10....or actually top 5.

If you're in a rut and can't work yourself out of it....maybe it's worth it to spur a career change.

Either way, 100G's is a lot to spend on this degree so you should do your homework before making a move.

Nisha1218 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:03 pm
My friend just got a 50 percent scholarship to Pepperdine...if she had scored a 700 or above, then would've given her a free ride.

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