Best Graduate Schools for Business

  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Im looking into maybe furthering my education. is there a school that you think would be more beneficial than the other for getting my masters?
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    It depends on which business discipline you want to get into. For example, University of S Carolina in Columbia has one of the best international business programs in the country. Otherwise, are you looking into finance, accounting, marketing, etc? US News and World Reports magazine is a good tool that list the best business schools (masters) in the country.

    Good luck with your decisions!
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Some of the perennial "top" business schools (the rankings change randomly each year) are: The University of Chicago, Northwestern, Harvard, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and NYU.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    im looking into finance. I searched US news and they ranked Wharton in Philly pretty high up there. Im close to Stanford but i know its hard to get in.
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    If you're looking to get into a top business school, it will take some work to get into. If you have Netflix, there are some really good documentaries on top business schools, a really good one on Harvard.
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    You need to be more specific than finance. Do you want to do equity analysis? Buy side or sell side?

    How about underwriting (mortgages or insurance) and so forth? Even within the industry the target schools are different. Sell side tends to go for the top 10 while buy side goes for the 10-20 zone. Then a lot of personal preference is going to play a role as well.

    As for grad schools, its very competitive. Many schools have a 10% acceptance rate and right after those it goes to about 30% max. Pick wisely and make sure you have some banging references man.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    i would like to focus more on financial analysis so corporate finance. i do like investment analysis but its a little tedious for me. I did well in both areas but i had a lot of sleepless nights when studying for my investment banking classes.
    i just wanted to see if others have had any experience with different schools and if they liked it or not. gunna be a toughy
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Corporate finance gives you a huge net to cast. Its what most students go into. The competition is higher but the demand is as well so it trades off. As long as you pick a school you like, have realistic expectations about what you will get out of it and have some good work experience you should be fine.
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Aren't all these business school damn expensive also?
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    Shagglot saidAren't all these business school damn expensive also?

    yup. i guess ill be researching grants as well hehe
    avg looks to be $50,000 a year
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Schools like Wharton, Sloan, Harvard, etc. are the best. But quite frankly, with an MBA, you're paying more for the alumni connections than the schooling.
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    Unless you're getting into a top 15 business school for your MBA, getting an MBA today is not worth the debt incurred. Almost as bad an investment as a law degree.

    If you really want to further your business education, find an employer who will provide tuition assistance while you go evenings. This keeps the cost down and you're not giving up at least 2 years of income while you're in school.
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    Come to my school !!! Grenoble Graduate school of business , I believe it's well ranked in the financial times icon_smile.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    kt8320 saidUnless you're getting into a top 15 business school for your MBA, getting an MBA today is not worth the debt incurred. Almost as bad an investment as a law degree.

    If you really want to further your business education, find an employer who will provide tuition assistance while you go evenings. This keeps the cost down and you're not giving up at least 2 years of income while you're in school.

    Hopefully that's an option. I'd probably have to work for the company for a year in order to get such benefits. I definitely wouldn't mind.
    So far I'm just looking.
  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Operations is much more viable than finance. You should change gears and Get an MBA with a concentration in that instead.

    Nyahhhhaha
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    USNEWS Ranking:

    #1 Harvard University
    #1 Stanford University
    #3 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    #4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
    #4 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
    #4 University of Chicago (Booth)

    Business Week Ranking:

    1st University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    2nd Harvard University Harvard Business School
    3rd University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School
    4th Stanford University Stanford Graduate School of Business
    5th Northwestern University

    Poets & Quants ranking (taken from CNNMoney)

    Harvard
    Stanford
    Univ of Chicago
    Univ of Penn
    Northwestern

  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 26, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidOperations is much more viable than finance. You should change gears and Get an MBA with a concentration in that instead.

    Nyahhhhaha

    I'd have to have a min requirement for credit if I wanted to go into operations or accounting or any other business major. I've looked into it.
  • calibro

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    Dec 26, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    everything i learned about business i learned pimpin' out narciso and chainers on the streets
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    Dec 26, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    sanjose408 saidBest Graduaute Schools for Business

    Im looking into maybe furthering my education. ...
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  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sanjose408 saidBest Graduaute Schools for Business

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    thanks paul. its always the older guys who catch these i guess.

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  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    btw, graduaute is french for horny
  • calibro

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    sanjose408 saidbtw, graduaute is french for horny


    paul is distinguished faculty at graduaute school and gives oral lectures in the physiology department... i believe he is exploring a course on bicurious biceps this semester
  • Hunter9

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    Dec 27, 2012 7:49 AM GMT
    dont overlook Michigan's Ross School of Business. it's a great program, has down to earth people and all the top firms recruit here. im recruiting for consulting so not too familiar with the companies hiring forcorporate finance positions, but i do know there are several that do. Also, expect to be about $200k in debt, so make sure the job you are seeking will pay it back in a time period that you are comfortable with.