Georgetown vs. WUSTL Olin vs. Vanderbilt


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Which is the better MBA program of the three schools for a career in corporate finance?

I have a GMAT score of 690, and 3.5 years of experience in accounts receivable. I'm leaning towards Olin because it has a concentration in corporate finance.

I chose these schools based primarily on average GMAT scores, along with school reputation and location (I'm really picky about the cities I'll live in, for instance I won't live in Texas so that eliminates SMU Cox.)

Any thoughts on these schools or potentially others, and my chances for admission at them would be appreciated. I want to apply for round 1.

Which is the better MBA program of the three schools for a career in corporate finance?

I have a GMAT score of 690, and 3.5 years of experience in accounts receivable. I'm leaning towards Olin because it has a concentration in corporate finance.

I chose these schools based primarily on average GMAT scores, along with school reputation and location (I'm really picky about the cities I'll live in, for instance I won't live in Texas so that eliminates SMU Cox.)

Any thoughts on these schools or potentially others, and my chances for admission at them would be appreciated. I want to apply for round 1.
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These programs are quite similar in terms of cohorts and average graduate salaries, so I'd recommend looking at the kinds of firms that these schools place, and see what appeals to you. Georgetown places strongly with Amex/Citi/IBM, for example, while Vanderbilt has strong relationships with Nissan, Goldman and so on.

Location is going to play some role in this as well - Nashville, St. Louis, and DC all offer a variety of different industries and company connections.

Might I suggest also looking into Rochester - Simon. Its curriculum veers towards the quant, and many, many grads go into various corporate finance roles.

These programs are quite similar in terms of cohorts and average graduate salaries, so I'd recommend looking at the kinds of firms that these schools place, and see what appeals to you. Georgetown places strongly with Amex/Citi/IBM, for example, while Vanderbilt has strong relationships with Nissan, Goldman and so on.

Location is going to play some role in this as well - Nashville, St. Louis, and DC all offer a variety of different industries and company connections.

Might I suggest also looking into Rochester - Simon. Its curriculum veers towards the quant, and many, many grads go into various corporate finance roles.
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