Decision to attend: Duke vs UNC Kenan Flagler with Fellowship


Hi Everyone, I have been blessed with the curse of choices. Have admits from Duke Fuqua and Kenan Flagler (with ~$ 70K fellowship).
My short term goal is strategy consulting, targeting MBB. Considering that both schools place very strongly into consulting, I am confused about by choices.

Duke has a very strong brand with good recognition in India, where I eventually hope to transition back to. Latest Businessweek rankings also play to its favor. UNC is very well reputed in the US but not as much outside USA. But UNC's average salaries and placements are very similar to Duke.

Both schools are very similar culture wise and I have got good vibes from all current students and alums I have talked to.

I appreciate the thoughts of the community members.
Hi Everyone, I have been blessed with the curse of choices. Have admits from Duke Fuqua and Kenan Flagler (with ~$ 70K fellowship).
My short term goal is strategy consulting, targeting MBB. Considering that both schools place very strongly into consulting, I am confused about by choices.

Duke has a very strong brand with good recognition in India, where I eventually hope to transition back to. Latest Businessweek rankings also play to its favor. UNC is very well reputed in the US but not as much outside USA. But UNC's average salaries and placements are very similar to Duke.

Both schools are very similar culture wise and I have got good vibes from all current students and alums I have talked to.

I appreciate the thoughts of the community members.
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Duncan
UNC is pretty good for Bain, but Duke is generally better for the MBB firms.
UNC is pretty good for Bain, but Duke is generally better for the MBB firms.
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badux
I'd lean towards Duke. A quick Linkedin search shows that it has around 3x as many Duke MBA grads work in these companies than UNC grads. A bit more refined searching might help you find more info in terms of geography, etc.
I'd lean towards Duke. A quick Linkedin search shows that it has around 3x as many Duke MBA grads work in these companies than UNC grads. A bit more refined searching might help you find more info in terms of geography, etc.
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