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Old 04-25-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Hi I am considering going back to college for an MBA. my background is a BA degree from a foreign university and Iam looking for a USA college degree to assist me break into a professional job since employers totally ignore my foreign qualifications. I did my GMAT and attained a score of 650 which combined with other requirements is good enough for GA Tech or UGA however am getting impatient to wait for next Fall and I saw Kennesaw have a dual MBA/MSIS program which i may b interested in . However i do not know much about Kennesaw how reputable the university is etc, they have asked me to apply by July 1 for Fall 2010. How does KSU compare to GA State where I can also apply for Spring if i choose to not to wait for Fall 2011. I appreciate all advice
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Hi I am considering going back to college for an MBA. my background is a BA degree from a foreign university and Iam looking for a USA college degree to assist me break into a professional job since employers totally ignore my foreign qualifications. I did my GMAT and attained a score of 650 which combined with other requirements is good enough for GA Tech or UGA however am getting impatient to wait for next Fall and I saw Kennesaw have a dual MBA/MSIS program which i may b interested in . However i do not know much about Kennesaw how reputable the university is etc, they have asked me to apply by July 1 for Fall 2010. How does KSU compare to GA State where I can also apply for Spring if i choose to not to wait for Fall 2011. I appreciate all advice
GSU is much larger than Kennesaw and the MBA program there has a good reputation, although I can't give you specifics.

This may give you more FYI>>>

J. Mack Robinson College of Business - Georgia State University

'Largest business school in the South'>>>>
http://www.gsu.edu/40912.html

Kennesaw is about 20 miles north of dowtown Atlanta if location is a consideration.

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Old 04-26-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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thanks TakeAhike (what a user name?)
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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Hi I am considering going back to college for an MBA. my background is a BA degree from a foreign university and Iam looking for a USA college degree to assist me break into a professional job since employers totally ignore my foreign qualifications. I did my GMAT and attained a score of 650 which combined with other requirements is good enough for GA Tech or UGA however am getting impatient to wait for next Fall and I saw Kennesaw have a dual MBA/MSIS program which i may b interested in . However i do not know much about Kennesaw how reputable the university is etc, they have asked me to apply by July 1 for Fall 2010. How does KSU compare to GA State where I can also apply for Spring if i choose to not to wait for Fall 2011. I appreciate all advice
I'm not an expert on business programs, but my general sense is Georgia State is probably a 2nd-tier school in terms of overall reputation nationally and internationally, and KSU is a 3rd-tier school. But in the area of business administration - GSU's strongest suit - GSU is probably 1st tier, while KSU is still 3rd tier. That's just the general sense I get.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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I'm not an expert on business programs, but my general sense is Georgia State is probably a 2nd-tier school in terms of overall reputation nationally and internationally, and KSU is a 3rd-tier school. But in the area of business administration - GSU's strongest suit - GSU is probably 1st tier, while KSU is still 3rd tier. That's just the general sense I get.
I am certainly not well-informed on the rankings of business schools but word of mouth indicates that GSU/MBA is a tough program. They have been around longer than Kennesaw.

I assume Emory's Goizueta Business School is near the top of the first tier?

Emory University | Goizueta Business School | MBA, BBA, PhD Programs
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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I am certainly not well-informed on the rankings of business schools but word of mouth indicates that GSU/MBA is a tough program. They have been around longer than Kennesaw.

I assume Emory's Goizueta Business School is near the top of the first tier?

Emory University | Goizueta Business School | MBA, BBA, PhD Programs
Yes. I would definitely think that Emory is a 1st-tier school in every respect, business/MBA and otherwise (as a national liberal arts school alongside the likes of Princeton, U of Chicago, Stanford, Duke, etc., so not covering areas such as engineering obviously).
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Wait for UGA or Georgia Tech. Best combo of price and reputation if you really think you'll qualify for admission. Then Ga. State. Then Kennesaw.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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lol yeah if you can afford GT for your masters go there. It'll probably cost as much as the other schools combined though.

//www.city-data.com/forum/atlan...-bad-need.html

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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I have no affiliation to KSU but after reading all of these posts with no facts to support their opinions I did some research.

KSU has one of the nations best EMBA programs, rated no. 7, none of the schools mentioned in this blog were even rated.

http://coles.kennesaw.edu/spotlight/...%20Excerpt.pdf

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:37 AM
 
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I have no affiliation to KSU but after reading all of these posts with no facts to support their opinions I did some research.

KSU has one of the nations best EMBA programs, rated no. 7, none of the schools mentioned in this blog were even rated.

http://coles.kennesaw.edu/spotlight/...%20Excerpt.pdf
The link wouldn't work for me.

As I stated previously I have no expertise in ranking MBA programs but I have heard opinions and know something about several universities in metro Atlanta.

It means little to me that 'Coles' ranks Kennesaw #7.

Whatever.
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