Energy MBA: Oklahoma - Price or Duke - Fuqua


I can't make up my mind between Oklahoma - Price and Duke - Fuqua. I'm interested in a career in energy, and from what I understand, Fuqua is a stalwart in this space while Oklahoma is more of an "up-and-comer." Oklahoma would be more friendly on my budget as well. Can anybody help me?
I can't make up my mind between Oklahoma - Price and Duke - Fuqua. I'm interested in a career in energy, and from what I understand, Fuqua is a stalwart in this space while Oklahoma is more of an "up-and-comer." Oklahoma would be more friendly on my budget as well. Can anybody help me?
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mba hipste...
I'm not sure that Fuqua is a "stalwart" in energy, at least not according to its recent placements: only like 3 percent of the last class went into the sector.

Price has great placements in the sector, but its average salaries are only about half what Fuqua grads make. I thought that this might have been due to the fact that many Fuqua grads go into consulting jobs, but that salary is actually consistent across sector placements, including energy.

So it's somewhat of a dilemma: choose Price and you are surrounded by more energy curriculum and energy placements, or choose Fuqua and have better career resources and most likely a better salary. I usually advise applicants to go with the best school that they can, which would be Fuqua by a long shot.
I'm not sure that Fuqua is a "stalwart" in energy, at least not according to its recent placements: only like 3 percent of the last class went into the sector.

Price has great placements in the sector, but its average salaries are only about half what Fuqua grads make. I thought that this might have been due to the fact that many Fuqua grads go into consulting jobs, but that salary is actually consistent across sector placements, including energy.

So it's somewhat of a dilemma: choose Price and you are surrounded by more energy curriculum and energy placements, or choose Fuqua and have better career resources and most likely a better salary. I usually advise applicants to go with the best school that they can, which would be Fuqua by a long shot.
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I see. I was under the impression that Fuqua was strong in energy placements, at least according to this list:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-energy-and-natural-resources

In any case, I think you are right about Fuqua being the safer bet, since it's currently ranked at the top of the Businessweek rankings. A better post-MBA salary wouldn't hurt either!
I see. I was under the impression that Fuqua was strong in energy placements, at least according to this list:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-energy-and-natural-resources

In any case, I think you are right about Fuqua being the safer bet, since it's currently ranked at the top of the Businessweek rankings. A better post-MBA salary wouldn't hurt either!
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mba hipste...
Good choice. Also, it may depend on the roles you'd be interested in after graduation. Fuqua does have a strong relationship with PwC, which does do a lot of work in the energy sector.
Good choice. Also, it may depend on the roles you'd be interested in after graduation. Fuqua does have a strong relationship with PwC, which does do a lot of work in the energy sector.
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