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Any insight on relative strengths/weaknesses of each would be appreciated. Banking background looking to go into PE/VC following graduation.

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Post Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Columbia and Chicago would be better than Stern for PE/VC. Columbia's strength really is its massive NY/San Francisco/London alum network whereas no one will doubt your quant analytical skills if you end up at Chicago.

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Thanks. Any insight from anyone on NYU as far as placement into PE/VC? Also, any other competitive strengths for each school aside from obvious (location, finance programs, etc)?

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I have no information on NYU. However, I took a course at the Johnson School during my senior year at Cornell. Their PE/VC (Entrepreneurship & Private Equity) courses are taught by David BenDaniel. His course was excellent and he is very well connected to a seemingly endless number successful investors. You should look in to their program.

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is it just bad information that i've read, or isn't it quite difficult to get into PE/VC, unless you graduate from Standford or Harvard. And even so, I've heard it's difficult for them. Not trying to discourage anyone, but I was considering this field after my MBA and my research hasn't provided much encouragement....

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I think it's fair to say that it's tough to land VC/PE work from any school. It's easier from a top school, but a top school like Chicago Booth (from which I'm an alum Smile ) should be just as good as Harvard or Stanford. Razz

A lot of factors go into the outcome that you're describing and you might be better off evaluating them individually -- the quality of the education, the nature of the alumni network, the type of recruiting program, and so forth.

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