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Olin v/s Boston University

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Olin v/s Boston University

Post Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:36 pm
Hi,

I am in a bit of dilemma and hence seeking opinion from people expert in this area.
I am an International with a good GMAT (750) and 8+ years of professional experience in IT/Financial services firm.

I have a Dean's full tuition scholarship from Washington's Olin Business school.
Also Boston University has provided me an offer with 85 percent fee waiver.

Olin has had a topsy turvy year with regards to ranking - it's ranked 20 in US news 2011 rankings while BW ranks Olin (#41) below Boston Univ(# 38). But overall probably Olin has a better brand name.

I find that the city of Boston offer some advantages - few good consulting firms recruit from here which are on my target post-MBA.

Can you help me with this decision and offer me an insight so that I can decide on this!
On the positive side though - both schools are looking to improve their overall reputation and brand.

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Post Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:34 am
Well it depends what you want. I would agree that Olin has a better brand name. But perhaps the appeal of Boston is worth it for you to be there? And which one has better hiring statistics? and which one has more clubs? BU's program is also HUGE.. more than double the size (which also means more alumni but less exclusive)...
There are so many factors to consider and the schools hover around the same rankings, so really I would say: don't decide until you visit. After all, you got a free ride! Spend a few days at each place to feel them out.

All in all, given only matters of prestige, I would lean slightly towards Olin.

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Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:04 am
Thanks for your help.

This is just a great way to help applicants. I thank BTG and Precision Essay for creating such
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