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Old 10-02-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Default USD vs UCSD for MBA program

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I did some research and have found out that the cost of the MBA program at USD is about $57,000 (for any MBA program -- full time, evening programs). At UCSD, if one goes for the evening MBA program ( called FlexMBA) then it is $82,000 but if one goes for the full time program then it is $26,000/ year for CA residents or $37,000 for non-residents. The difference in the cost of the evening programs is quite a bit... considering all of this, what school would you go with?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Overall UCSD has a better academic reputation and ranking than USD, but I am not sure how their MBA programs compare. Just on UCSD being a better school I'd go with that but would see how good the programs compare first.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Being part of the UC system helps UCSD in rankings I believe not to mention the alumni network and what not. Have you checked out the rankings on US news are world report for the above schools?
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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I will check it out..thanks.. to me it seems like UCSD has a better rep..
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:24 PM
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Being part of the UC system helps UCSD in rankings I believe not to mention the alumni network and what not. Have you checked out the rankings on US news are world report for the above schools?
The online listing doesn't have much detail, maybe only the print/subscribe version has something.

Best Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hi,

I did some research and have found out that the cost of the MBA program at USD is about $57,000 (for any MBA program -- full time, evening programs). At UCSD, if one goes for the evening MBA program ( called FlexMBA) then it is $82,000 but if one goes for the full time program then it is $26,000/ year for CA residents or $37,000 for non-residents. The difference in the cost of the evening programs is quite a bit... considering all of this, what school would you go with?
Have you considered USC or UCLA? Both are nationally ranked. They both have better MBA programs than UCSD or USD. Since you're coming down here for school as the primary reason, why don't you go to those in LA? And after that, you can get any job in SD.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Have you considered USC or UCLA? Both are nationally ranked. They both have better MBA programs than UCSD or USD. Since you're coming down here for school as the primary reason, why don't you go to those in LA? And after that, you can get any job in SD.
I'd say that's partially true. I'm in the MAcc program at USC and there are a handful of people that are applying for San Diego firms. It remains to be seen though whether or not those people actually get SD job offers. I've heard though from the career center here that San Diego employers like to hire people from San Diego or at least who went to school there.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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I've heard though from the career center here that San Diego employers like to hire people from San Diego or at least who went to school there.
I hope that's not true... if that's the case then I probably won't be considered by many companies if I apply for jobs directly from chicago..don't know if moving first with no job in hand is the best way to go. Am looking into various part-time MBA programs in around SD..USC and UCLA sound like good options too..thx for the replies!
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I'd say that's partially true. I'm in the MAcc program at USC and there are a handful of people that are applying for San Diego firms. It remains to be seen though whether or not those people actually get SD job offers. I've heard though from the career center here that San Diego employers like to hire people from San Diego or at least who went to school there.
I think that's lame. How are they going to get good talent? I think any employer should hire anyone that is best qualified. It could be true that they wouldn't pay for relocation, and that could explain only hire in SD. I would not work for any company that doesn't pay for relocation. Right there, already says something about the company.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I think that's lame. How are they going to get good talent? I think any employer should hire anyone that is best qualified. It could be true that they wouldn't pay for relocation, and that could explain only hire in SD. I would not work for any company that doesn't pay for relocation. Right there, already says something about the company.
The reason is simple companies in SD like to be hire MBA's locally to save money. Since the schools in SD area are not top tier schools they don't pay top tier money like they would have to for people from LA or the Bay. The difference is usually about 15-20k a year. SD also has reputation for a sunshine tax meaning the salaries are less than in the LA or SF for similar work while housing costs marginally less in SD. One other factor to keep in mind is that SD companies are in general smaller in size so they may not have the resources to pay more.
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