GMAT 660 - Looking at Bay Area B schools


GoMBA
Hi,
I have scored a 660 on GMAT and a 113 on TOEFL.
I have a 5.5 years of work experience and am planning to make a career change from software to management . Since my family is located in the Bay Area, I can only apply to one of these schools - Santa Clara (Leavy School), SJSU (Lucas), University of San Francisco and San Francisco College of Business. I need some guidance in deciding among the Full -Time MBA Programs available at these schools . I do not have monetary constraints but I need to know which schools fare well in terms of placements and opportunities .

Any advice?
Hi,
I have scored a 660 on GMAT and a 113 on TOEFL.
I have a 5.5 years of work experience and am planning to make a career change from software to management . Since my family is located in the Bay Area, I can only apply to one of these schools - Santa Clara (Leavy School), SJSU (Lucas), University of San Francisco and San Francisco College of Business. I need some guidance in deciding among the Full -Time MBA Programs available at these schools . I do not have monetary constraints but I need to know which schools fare well in terms of placements and opportunities .

Any advice?
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GoMBA
Any suggestions please??
Any suggestions please??
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Duncan
Management is a broad field. Without specific goals, these al look similar in outcome: http://business-schools.startclass.com/compare/7-65-204-379/San-Jose-State-University-Lucas-CA-vs-San-Francisco-State-University-CA-vs-University-of-San-Francisco-Masagung-CA-vs-California-State-University-East-Bay-CA
Management is a broad field. Without specific goals, these al look similar in outcome: http://business-schools.startclass.com/compare/7-65-204-379/San-Jose-State-University-Lucas-CA-vs-San-Francisco-State-University-CA-vs-University-of-San-Francisco-Masagung-CA-vs-California-State-University-East-Bay-CA
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laurie
I would look at Linkedin profiles to see which schools place the most graduates in the field you want to work in. For instance I'd think that Leavey is probably better for tech placements, given its Valley location, than USF. Although USF might have an edge for finance placements... Those are hypotheses, and it would take digging through the LinkedIn info and asking the schools for placement reports to get a clearer picture.

Keep in mind that for most students (and depending on what kind of industry shift you want to do, as well as whether you already have a visa to work in the US or not), these schools will most likely pale in comparison to the ranked schools in the Bay Area (Haas, Stanford...)
I would look at Linkedin profiles to see which schools place the most graduates in the field you want to work in. For instance I'd think that Leavey is probably better for tech placements, given its Valley location, than USF. Although USF might have an edge for finance placements... Those are hypotheses, and it would take digging through the LinkedIn info and asking the schools for placement reports to get a clearer picture.

Keep in mind that for most students (and depending on what kind of industry shift you want to do, as well as whether you already have a visa to work in the US or not), these schools will most likely pale in comparison to the ranked schools in the Bay Area (Haas, Stanford...)
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