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vbg

I am an Indian applicant. I have around 5 years of IT experience and want to work in technology companies after my graduation. I have offers from Willamette Business school,Oregon with a scholarship of $20K and Hofstra business school with a scholarship of $10K. I am yet to decide on the schools. Could you please help me in selecting the school

I am an Indian applicant. I have around 5 years of IT experience and want to work in technology companies after my graduation. I have offers from Willamette Business school,Oregon with a scholarship of $20K and Hofstra business school with a scholarship of $10K. I am yet to decide on the schools. Could you please help me in selecting the school
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Duncan

Willamette would be very lucky to have you. Their MBA is aimed at people without work experience, or trying to change career. You are neither.

Hofstra is a massive MBA school, and a higher quality one. Forbes ranked it #62 last year.

Why have you not applied to better schools?

Willamette would be very lucky to have you. Their MBA is aimed at people without work experience, or trying to change career. You are neither.

Hofstra is a massive MBA school, and a higher quality one. Forbes ranked it #62 last year.

Why have you not applied to better schools?
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vbg

Hi Duncan, Thanks for your reply.
I have applied to University of San Francisco too and waiting for the result.
In terms of securing internships and securing a job , which college will provide me better opportunities (Willamette Business school, Hofstra Business school or University of San Francisco)
Which college can give me better job prospects after graduation?
Metros can help finding jobs but at the same time , the number of people who will be looking for job in metros will be more.
So please help me

Hi Duncan, Thanks for your reply.
I have applied to University of San Francisco too and waiting for the result.
In terms of securing internships and securing a job , which college will provide me better opportunities (Willamette Business school, Hofstra Business school or University of San Francisco)
Which college can give me better job prospects after graduation?
Metros can help finding jobs but at the same time , the number of people who will be looking for job in metros will be more.
So please help me
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Duncan

You can get this data yourself. Business Week has information for most notable MBA, with more information for the more notable schools.

FindTheBest also allows good comparisons: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/204-276/University-of-San-Francisco-Masagung-CA-vs-Hofstra-University-Zarb-NY

To be honest, none of these are great schools.

You can get this data yourself. Business Week has information for most notable MBA, with more information for the more notable schools.

FindTheBest also allows good comparisons: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/204-276/University-of-San-Francisco-Masagung-CA-vs-Hofstra-University-Zarb-NY

To be honest, none of these are great schools.
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Razors Edg...

This is certainly a random selection of business schools.

Without knowing your career goals and expectations, it's hard to know which school will offer you better career prospects.

Hofstra will, by the numbers, give you a better salary on average; but the average salaries are increased by the number of students who go into financial services - compared to USF, say. So if you wanted to go into finance then maybe Hofstra is the right choice.

However, Willamette places a lot of grads into technology roles - so if you wanted to go into IT or information systems then this might be better.

There's also geography to think about: these schools are in three incredibly different places.

This is certainly a random selection of business schools.

Without knowing your career goals and expectations, it's hard to know which school will offer you better career prospects.

Hofstra will, by the numbers, give you a better salary on average; but the average salaries are increased by the number of students who go into financial services - compared to USF, say. So if you wanted to go into finance then maybe Hofstra is the right choice.

However, Willamette places a lot of grads into technology roles - so if you wanted to go into IT or information systems then this might be better.

There's also geography to think about: these schools are in three incredibly different places.
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vbg

Hi Razors,
I want to major in IT or Information systems and I am looking to work with technology companies after my graduation as I have good experience working in IT companies for the last 5 years.

Hi Razors,
I want to major in IT or Information systems and I am looking to work with technology companies after my graduation as I have good experience working in IT companies for the last 5 years.
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Razors Edg...

Then why not apply to a school that's stronger in IT? Washington Foster comes to mind, or Temple Fox.

Hofstra is the better school, without a doubt, and you'll have a better network and cohort experience with this school; but like I mentioned earlier the salary gap between Hofstra and the other schools is mainly due to its focus on finance placements.

Willamette has decent stats for IT placements - mainly because of the fact that it's a feeder school into Intel, which has a large plant outside of Portland. But with a stronger Seattle or Bay Area program you would probably have a more diverse selection of recruiting companies.

Then why not apply to a school that's stronger in IT? Washington Foster comes to mind, or Temple Fox.

Hofstra is the better school, without a doubt, and you'll have a better network and cohort experience with this school; but like I mentioned earlier the salary gap between Hofstra and the other schools is mainly due to its focus on finance placements.

Willamette has decent stats for IT placements - mainly because of the fact that it's a feeder school into Intel, which has a large plant outside of Portland. But with a stronger Seattle or Bay Area program you would probably have a more diverse selection of recruiting companies.
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My experience with Hofstra's part-time evening program was very unsatisfactory. My first (and only) semester included a business ethics class that was better suited for undergraduates, a statistics workshop where the professor made it abudantly clear that he resented having to teach the class in addition to his regular scheduled classes, an accouting and financial reporting class that tried to cover such a huge volume of material that it really didn't teach anything (the teacher admits that it should have been two independent classes), and an online "library research" workshop that did little more than provide powerpoint lessons on how to access various data bases.

I've been to enough undergraduate and graduate schools now to have a good appreciation for a quality program. For the $8,000 Hofstra charged for these 5 credits and 2 zero-credit workshops, I expected more...

My experience with Hofstra's part-time evening program was very unsatisfactory. My first (and only) semester included a business ethics class that was better suited for undergraduates, a statistics workshop where the professor made it abudantly clear that he resented having to teach the class in addition to his regular scheduled classes, an accouting and financial reporting class that tried to cover such a huge volume of material that it really didn't teach anything (the teacher admits that it should have been two independent classes), and an online "library research" workshop that did little more than provide powerpoint lessons on how to access various data bases.

I've been to enough undergraduate and graduate schools now to have a good appreciation for a quality program. For the $8,000 Hofstra charged for these 5 credits and 2 zero-credit workshops, I expected more...
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No matter where you go, receiving an MBA is a great achievement and will prove to be fruitful in terms of your future career goals. Although, I may be a bit biased. I received my MBA from
Babson College, an excellent graduate school near Boston, Massachusetts. Pick the school that you believe will drive you toward your ultimate professional aspirations. That is how I chose Babson, and I am very glad that I did!

No matter where you go, receiving an MBA is a great achievement and will prove to be fruitful in terms of your future career goals. Although, I may be a bit biased. I received my MBA from
Babson College, an excellent graduate school near Boston, Massachusetts. Pick the school that you believe will drive you toward your ultimate professional aspirations. That is how I chose Babson, and I am very glad that I did!
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I agree with your comment. With graduation nearing and entering public accounting soon after, my MBA program has equipped me with accounting competencies coupled with a strategic mindset. Like you, I chose a B-School (Emporia State University-AACSB Accredited) that is close to home. This was the best choice for me, but it mostly depends on what experience you desire to have and what program will help you reach your future goals.

I agree with your comment. With graduation nearing and entering public accounting soon after, my MBA program has equipped me with accounting competencies coupled with a strategic mindset. Like you, I chose a B-School (Emporia State University-AACSB Accredited) that is close to home. This was the best choice for me, but it mostly depends on what experience you desire to have and what program will help you reach your future goals.
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