IE, Bocconi, or US?


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sally
I'd go to IE personally. I live in the US and I'd love to go there.. I not very familiar with the other two schools.

I would tell all three universities what your career goals are, ask how they can help you meet them, and see which one gives you the best answer.
I'd go to IE personally. I live in the US and I'd love to go there.. I not very familiar with the other two schools.

I would tell all three universities what your career goals are, ask how they can help you meet them, and see which one gives you the best answer.
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Evan2007
I am with Sally, here. IE is a really interesting program in and it's on my short list for 2010.

But if you're so set on Wall Street, why not pick a second-tier US program that is very strong in finance? Like Rochester or Rice? Michigan State is strongest in supply chain management, I think.
I am with Sally, here. IE is a really interesting program in and it's on my short list for 2010.

But if you're so set on Wall Street, why not pick a second-tier US program that is very strong in finance? Like Rochester or Rice? Michigan State is strongest in supply chain management, I think.
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sally
Sorry I'm not more helpful; I'm not interested in finance myself, so I'm not an expert :P

I'm applying to schools in Spain just because I think getting ANY job in Spain would be sweet. And IE is my top choice because their program seems really engaging and unconventional.

But coming to the US would probably seem more exciting for someone who's not from here! There are tons of good American programs.. but I'm not sure which ones the financial firms do the most recruiting from. The obvious guess would be ones like NYU Stern, Columbia, places in New York.. but I'm sure there are others!

I mean, I know a guy who went to undergrad at Purdue and got his first job at Merrill Lynch. So.. I really think you can make it happen no matter where you go. If you want to work in the US, though, it may be a good idea to go to an American school -- would be easier to network I would guess.

Again, sorry I'm not of much help!
Sorry I'm not more helpful; I'm not interested in finance myself, so I'm not an expert :P

I'm applying to schools in Spain just because I think getting ANY job in Spain would be sweet. And IE is my top choice because their program seems really engaging and unconventional.

But coming to the US would probably seem more exciting for someone who's not from here! There are tons of good American programs.. but I'm not sure which ones the financial firms do the most recruiting from. The obvious guess would be ones like NYU Stern, Columbia, places in New York.. but I'm sure there are others!

I mean, I know a guy who went to undergrad at Purdue and got his first job at Merrill Lynch. So.. I really think you can make it happen no matter where you go. If you want to work in the US, though, it may be a good idea to go to an American school -- would be easier to network I would guess.

Again, sorry I'm not of much help!
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chelseafc
Hi, I'm an undergrad student. But I'm posting in the MBA forum because I think the users in the undergrad forum may not be familiar with IE and Bocconi.

I've been admitted to IE (,ranked 1st tier non-US by BW), Bocconi (ranked 2nd tier by BW)and James Madison (ranked 54 by BW) in the US. The total cost is most expensive in 1st James Madison, then 2nd in IE, then Bocconi (after scholarship).

The IE bachelor program is, however, a pioneer program and this year is its first year in a different campus far from madrid. Thus, I doubt that its MBA quality is the same as its BBA.

My parents believe in US institutions despite the rankings, but the discrepancy in quality (as reflected by the data considered in the ranking) seems rather too large for me to ignore. My SAT is 2100 (not good enough for the best US schools to give me substantial scholarship, so I did not apply to the best schools).

I would like work in Wall Street (when I graduate, the crisis should be over), which school do wall street recruiters prefer? Would they prefer a US institution like James Madison over sth internationally known.

I'm afraid that Bocconi's undergraduate degree may not be deemed highly internationally or in the US. People have been raising their eyebrows everytime I tell them I'm going to Italy or Spain for school, and suggest me to go to the US.

Please help me decide which school to attend. I believe that the users here have made similar decisions in choosing their international MBA. I really appreciate your help.


james madison?? who/what/where on earth ..

go with IE especially if you are keen on picking up Spanish.
Bocconi great Uni but limited future career potential after attending an Italian school.
<blockquote>Hi, I'm an undergrad student. But I'm posting in the MBA forum because I think the users in the undergrad forum may not be familiar with IE and Bocconi.

I've been admitted to IE (,ranked 1st tier non-US by BW), Bocconi (ranked 2nd tier by BW)and James Madison (ranked 54 by BW) in the US. The total cost is most expensive in 1st James Madison, then 2nd in IE, then Bocconi (after scholarship).

The IE bachelor program is, however, a pioneer program and this year is its first year in a different campus far from madrid. Thus, I doubt that its MBA quality is the same as its BBA.

My parents believe in US institutions despite the rankings, but the discrepancy in quality (as reflected by the data considered in the ranking) seems rather too large for me to ignore. My SAT is 2100 (not good enough for the best US schools to give me substantial scholarship, so I did not apply to the best schools).

I would like work in Wall Street (when I graduate, the crisis should be over), which school do wall street recruiters prefer? Would they prefer a US institution like James Madison over sth internationally known.

I'm afraid that Bocconi's undergraduate degree may not be deemed highly internationally or in the US. People have been raising their eyebrows everytime I tell them I'm going to Italy or Spain for school, and suggest me to go to the US.

Please help me decide which school to attend. I believe that the users here have made similar decisions in choosing their international MBA. I really appreciate your help.</blockquote>

james madison?? who/what/where on earth ..

go with IE especially if you are keen on picking up Spanish.
Bocconi great Uni but limited future career potential after attending an Italian school.
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LP
Comique,

I would definitely go for Bocconi. It is very well regarded internationally and in the US in particular. Of course, you may think that, if you want to work in Wall Street, a US school may be better, but (1) James Madison is not a top university, as far as I know, and (2) are you sure you want to make your choice of school, which is a long-term, extremely important educational choice, just on the basis of the type of job that you think you may want when you graduate? [By the way, have you heard about the collapse of Wall St.?]

I don't recommend IE for undergraduate studies. IE recently purchased a pre-existing private university, which had a very low profile in Spain. It is possible that they manage to improve its quality in the medium or long-run, but right now it is clearly below most Spanish universities in terms of quality, and even more clearly below Bocconi.

I think it's all very clear. You should definitely go to Bocconi. I think anything else would be a mistake.
Comique,

I would definitely go for Bocconi. It is very well regarded internationally and in the US in particular. Of course, you may think that, if you want to work in Wall Street, a US school may be better, but (1) James Madison is not a top university, as far as I know, and (2) are you sure you want to make your choice of school, which is a long-term, extremely important educational choice, just on the basis of the type of job that you think you may want when you graduate? [By the way, have you heard about the collapse of Wall St.?]

I don't recommend IE for undergraduate studies. IE recently purchased a pre-existing private university, which had a very low profile in Spain. It is possible that they manage to improve its quality in the medium or long-run, but right now it is clearly below most Spanish universities in terms of quality, and even more clearly below Bocconi.

I think it's all very clear. You should definitely go to Bocconi. I think anything else would be a mistake.
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rmartin
Hi, I have been admitted to Bocconi and Esade and I chose Bocconi! So I'll attend the 35th class...
well let me know what you are going to chose!
by the way, I'm also looking for a fellow tenant to share an apartment in Milan...if interested, let me know!
Hi, I have been admitted to Bocconi and Esade and I chose Bocconi! So I'll attend the 35th class...
well let me know what you are going to chose!
by the way, I'm also looking for a fellow tenant to share an apartment in Milan...if interested, let me know!
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fishball
Hi,
I have an admit with almost full tuition waiver from SDA Bocconi for their MBA program this year. I want to relocate - work and live in the US after my MBA, as my husband is in USA. Apart from the facts that SDA Bocconi is a great school, I would like to go there because :
1. I want to transition to the finance/consulting field as soon as possible from my current software development field
2. I want to get into PE or IB ins USA
3. If needed, I can go for a second MBA from a top 5 bschool in US later after I have more of leadership, managerial and impactful work on my Resume. (I was not admitted into HBS/Wharton, so I need to work on my Resume and profile )

People have been dissuading me from joining the SDA saying that i cant find a job in USA after that. IS that true?
Please advise!
thanks a lot!
NNS


1. You're in software development - what makes you think you'll be able to transition into finance/consulting with an MBA? A factor that you should consider it finding out how many career changers there were at SDA Bocconi that moved into Finance/Consulting.

2. Even with an MBA from SDA Bocconi, I don't think you'll be able to get into PE in the USA. Make that even if you graduate from Harvard. Unless you're doing something related with PE right now. I've been told that PE shops are incredibly selective and tend to prefer people from finance or top consulting firms. Maybe you might want to take a look at a PE's human capital before you decide to chase that ship.

It is also unlikely that you will be able to get into IB in the USA. Why? Because banks won't recruit for their USA operations at Italian schools. The idea is, if you want to work in the USA, study in the USA. If you want to work in Italy, study in Italy.

3. If I recall, none of the top 10 USA business schools accept people with an MBA for a second MBA. Maybe I'm wrong, you could check on that.
<blockquote>Hi,
I have an admit with almost full tuition waiver from SDA Bocconi for their MBA program this year. I want to relocate - work and live in the US after my MBA, as my husband is in USA. Apart from the facts that SDA Bocconi is a great school, I would like to go there because :
1. I want to transition to the finance/consulting field as soon as possible from my current software development field
2. I want to get into PE or IB ins USA
3. If needed, I can go for a second MBA from a top 5 bschool in US later after I have more of leadership, managerial and impactful work on my Resume. (I was not admitted into HBS/Wharton, so I need to work on my Resume and profile )

People have been dissuading me from joining the SDA saying that i cant find a job in USA after that. IS that true?
Please advise!
thanks a lot!
NNS</blockquote>

1. You're in software development - what makes you think you'll be able to transition into finance/consulting with an MBA? A factor that you should consider it finding out how many career changers there were at SDA Bocconi that moved into Finance/Consulting.

2. Even with an MBA from SDA Bocconi, I don't think you'll be able to get into PE in the USA. Make that even if you graduate from Harvard. Unless you're doing something related with PE right now. I've been told that PE shops are incredibly selective and tend to prefer people from finance or top consulting firms. Maybe you might want to take a look at a PE's human capital before you decide to chase that ship.

It is also unlikely that you will be able to get into IB in the USA. Why? Because banks won't recruit for their USA operations at Italian schools. The idea is, if you want to work in the USA, study in the USA. If you want to work in Italy, study in Italy.

3. If I recall, none of the top 10 USA business schools accept people with an MBA for a second MBA. Maybe I'm wrong, you could check on that.

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