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Simon/Owen- Which one to go for?

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Simon/Owen- Which one to go for?

Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:22 am
Hi Jon,

I have admission offers from Simon (U of Rochester) and Owen ( Vanderbilt University). I have also been offered scholarship from both and Owen's scholarship is 15k more than that of Simon.

I have almost 2.5 years of work experience in IT industry and during my MBA, I wish to specialize in IT Strategy Consulting.

I am having hard time figuring out which school to go for.

Simon, as I perceive it, has a better brand name and more renowned faculty. But Owen's small class size (with no part time MBAs) and its career management center scores over that of Simon(Simon CMC has been revamped but is still to be tested). Location wise, there should not be much difference in the cost of living in both Rochester and Nashville but Nashville's weather seems to be more pleasant.

Do you think my perception of Simon's better brand name and more renowned faculty is well-founded.

It would be really helpful to me if I can have any advice from you that can help me make this decision.

Thanks in anticipation of your reply.

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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:55 am
I would say your analysis is on the dot, and Simon has an overall better rep dude, but I'd call this one a photo finish... I don't think I could clearly say either is obviously way better, so I think it's gonna come down to the small details here, including where people go fromt hese two schools, how you feel about the ambience at the schools, where you would like to live.

Unless your really strapped for cash, I don't think the 15K should make too much of a difference. A signing bonus could wipe that out! Smile

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Post Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:23 am
I would go for Simon! Razz Smile

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Post Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:05 am
Hello Jon,

Thanks a lot for the inputs. I will try to dig up something that can make one of the two a clear better choice.

Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:59 am
Very good. and if you got any other thoughts, feel free to drop us a line.

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