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Old 08-19-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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I think Sloan at MIT has a good program too, doesn't it? Not as good as Wharton, but I think they do well on placing in high finance jobs.
Absolutely. Sloan is solid on both undergrad and grad levels. Also Princeton's Bendheim Center.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:09 AM
 
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Why do financial analysts work more than accountants???
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:55 PM
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The main value of a business degree is the cultural hegemony behind it, that it gives you a route into a clique. Business as a academic pursuit is dopey and vapid, I don't care how "prestigious" the university from which it comes.

That "rankings" are treated with so much import shows how business people have such a stunted conceptual understanding of what numbers actually are- from where they come and their metaphorical mappings onto reality.

If someone wants to become true educated they should study math, philosophy, and linguistics - or some closely-related scholarly field, and then get an MBA.

It's ironic that philosophy majors as a group are always in the top 3 of GMAT scorers and business majors are the lowest group on the GRE.

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