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Old 12-12-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I have been accepted by OSU and Franklin to complete my Bachelors Degree in System Technology and Global Business. I was looking for opinions on which school has the better Technology program? OSU definitely seems like more of a Medical and Liberal Arts school, and I have heard that Franklin tailors more towards Business and Technology.

What's people's opinions on these schools? Social life and extracurricular activities really don't matter to me, as I would still be living at home and I don't play sports.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio States business school is excellent and highly ranked.

Fisher College of Business | The Ohio State University
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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As a recruiter (granted I recruit for Finance), I can tell you the OSU name goes a lot further than Franklin. There is a strong perception that the entrance requirements are more strict at OSU and the programs more challenging. OSU and Franklin, at least in Finance, are not even in the same ball park. I would say, go to OSU. Best of luck!
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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Got my undergrad at OSU and my MBA at Franklin. Franklin is a lot more flexible if you are working full time and that is why I chose it for my MBA. But OSU hands down.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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If you want to leave the state, go to OSU
No one ever heard of Franklin out of Ohio.

Plus OSU has a better program.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:26 AM
 
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I graduated from Franklin and preferred it over OSU, several factors: Franklin was flexible with class times, more locations to choose from, and well.....sick of hearing about OSU all the time being so great. This city is obsessed with that university. If you are planning to move out of state I wouldn't worry about Franklin not being recognized, as long as you have a degree and it's all about how you market yourself. I'm looking at jobs out of state now and have no problems with my resume indicating a degree from Franklin.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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I have been accepted by OSU and Franklin to complete my Bachelors Degree in System Technology and Global Business. I was looking for opinions on which school has the better Technology program? OSU definitely seems like more of a Medical and Liberal Arts school, and I have heard that Franklin tailors more towards Business and Technology.

What's people's opinions on these schools? Social life and extracurricular activities really don't matter to me, as I would still be living at home and I don't play sports.
WOW, you'd have to be out of your mind to choose Franklin over OSU !

A little school none has ever heard of outside Columbus over a major university?
Thats about like saying ,my Grandad wants to buy me a new car,price no object. Should I get a Chevy Cobalt or an Accura MX ?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Definitely OSU.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I graduated from Franklin and preferred it over OSU, several factors: Franklin was flexible with class times, more locations to choose from, and well.....sick of hearing about OSU all the time being so great. This city is obsessed with that university. If you are planning to move out of state I wouldn't worry about Franklin not being recognized, as long as you have a degree and it's all about how you market yourself. I'm looking at jobs out of state now and have no problems with my resume indicating a degree from Franklin.
You have no problem indicating a degree. Anyone can indicate a degree they received on their resume. The main concern here is that if you send your resume anywhere in the U.S. they wont know Franklin, however they would know Ohio State. Ohio State>Franklin!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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" This city is obsessed with that university. If you are planning to move out of state I wouldn't worry about Franklin not being recognized, as long as you have a degree and it's all about how you market yourself. "

I totally agree that the city is OSU obsessed..it's annoying. However, I have to disagree that it doesn't matter if no one outside of Columbus has heard of Franklin. A good recruiter (my profession) looks up any school they haven't heard of to find out their entrance requirements. A degree from a school with more stringent requirements will hold more weight everytime. You can market the school all you want. I have people try to convince me why going to University of Phoenix (online program) was a good idea. Mostly for their schedule. Companies (especially in this job market) don't care that a school was more flexible to your schedule, smaller class size, etc. They care about the calibur of graduates that they admit and graduate which is directly tied to entrance requirements.

Go to OSU, you won't regret it.
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