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Old 06-05-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Can I get some thoughts on these two schools and their MBA programs?

Which school is better in terms of recognition and also in terms of acceptance as far as GMAT scores, GPA, work experience, cost, etc.

Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Baruch is easier to get into and cheaper than Fordham, and I believe Fordham holds a little more prestige to it, but honestly, just go to the college that you like more.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Can I get some thoughts on these two schools and their MBA programs?

Which school is better in terms of recognition and also in terms of acceptance as far as GMAT scores, GPA, work experience, cost, etc.

Thanks.
both are good schools, I think the business program at baruch is held in high regard
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Baruch business school is actually held in higher regard and it will be much, and I mean much cheaper.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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How about getting in?
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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How about getting in?
you're on your own, both schools have standards that need to be met, one reason why they are known as decent schools
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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Baruch.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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both are good schools, I think the business program at baruch is held in high regard
The thought of a Black prez and apv saying nice things about a CUNY school.....all in the same year!

(just jokes, bro!)
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Can I get some thoughts on these two schools and their MBA programs?

Which school is better in terms of recognition and also in terms of acceptance as far as GMAT scores, GPA, work experience, cost, etc.

Thanks.
Do you have a job first and you want to get your MBA to advance in it and your job isn't picky about where you earn the MBA? If so, you don't need to read any further. OR are you planning to get the MBA and use this degree to embark on a new (or first) career? If this is the case, please consider this:

Unfortunately, in more and more cases in this competitive and now global employment market (particularly in NYC), just having an MBA doesn't mean a heck of a lot. There are so many applicants in some fields that they further cull the herd by seriously taking into account WHERE the MBA was earned.

For instance, take investment banking. I know someone who is a headhunter at a very prestigious executive recruiting firm that staffs investment banks, high level IT, pharma, etc. They routinely throw all resumes received from candidates who attended non-Top 25 US colleges or non-prestigious foreign colleges right in the garbage can! Immediately! The only exception is if it is not someone fresh out of school, but someone with several years of experience at good firms who showed they measure up in the workforce, despite the fact that they did not attend a prestigious college. Only then do they make an exception and court the candidate who graduated from a non-prestigious school. The candidates they call first of course are the ones from the Ivy Leagues or top notch business schools like Darden UVA, etc.

So it really depends what you want to achieve with your MBA. If you are going into a competitive field, you may have to look elsewhere for your schooling. I am not kidding around here; I personally know a few people who got MBAs in Finance for example from non-prestigious universities and they couldn't get a decent job with them. They also wasted a lot of money. Don't waste yours.

Research the fields and industries you are interested in and see how competitive it is and how hard it is for a fresh graduate from a non-prestigious school to get a job first. If there are companies you are particularly interested in working for, go to their websites and see which campuses they visit to court new grads.

PS: a good website to use for career research is vault.com.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Bronx, Beautiful Grand Concourse
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I agree. It doesn't really matter if you already have full-time job. I'm in Fordham, mostly because it's near my apartment & my company reimburses me. Baruch is pretty good too and they have well-known professors! They're requirements for GMAT is 550+, Fordham is 570+. It's really up to you and how you do well on studies.

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Do you have a job first and you want to get your MBA to advance in it and your job isn't picky about where you earn the MBA? If so, you don't need to read any further. OR are you planning to get the MBA and use this degree to embark on a new (or first) career? If this is the case, please consider this:

Unfortunately, in more and more cases in this competitive and now global employment market (particularly in NYC), just having an MBA doesn't mean a heck of a lot. There are so many applicants in some fields that they further cull the herd by seriously taking into account WHERE the MBA was earned.

For instance, take investment banking. I know someone who is a headhunter at a very prestigious executive recruiting firm that staffs investment banks, high level IT, pharma, etc. They routinely throw all resumes received from candidates who attended non-Top 25 US colleges or non-prestigious foreign colleges right in the garbage can! Immediately! The only exception is if it is not someone fresh out of school, but someone with several years of experience at good firms who showed they measure up in the workforce, despite the fact that they did not attend a prestigious college. Only then do they make an exception and court the candidate who graduated from a non-prestigious school. The candidates they call first of course are the ones from the Ivy Leagues or top notch business schools like Darden UVA, etc.

So it really depends what you want to achieve with your MBA. If you are going into a competitive field, you may have to look elsewhere for your schooling. I am not kidding around here; I personally know a few people who got MBAs in Finance for example from non-prestigious universities and they couldn't get a decent job with them. They also wasted a lot of money. Don't waste yours.

Research the fields and industries you are interested in and see how competitive it is and how hard it is for a fresh graduate from a non-prestigious school to get a job first. If there are companies you are particularly interested in working for, go to their websites and see which campuses they visit to court new grads.

PS: a good website to use for career research is vault.com.
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