MBA Chicago & MBA NY


Dave
I'm looking for a tier 2 MBA either in Chicago or NY. My GPA (2.67- knw its bad). My GMAT- 590. Can you give some information about the quality of the Roosevelt MBA (Chicago) and Hofstra MBA (NY)? Do these schools offer internship opportunities?

Pls reply.

Thank you.
I'm looking for a tier 2 MBA either in Chicago or NY. My GPA (2.67- knw its bad). My GMAT- 590. Can you give some information about the quality of the Roosevelt MBA (Chicago) and Hofstra MBA (NY)? Do these schools offer internship opportunities?

Pls reply.

Thank you.
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Dave
somebody pls reply.
somebody pls reply.
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Dave
How good are the two MBA programs - Roosevelt university (Chicago) and Hofstra university (NY).
How good are the two MBA programs - Roosevelt university (Chicago) and Hofstra university (NY).

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G3XL
I would lean heavily towards Hofstra, given your choices. But you need to broaden the definition of what you want relative to the programs available in each respective geographic area. In Chicago, you may want to look at schools like Depaul's Kelstadt GSB, and Loyola Chicago GSB. In New York, you may also want to review schools like St. John's Tobin GSB and Fordham's GSB.
I would lean heavily towards Hofstra, given your choices. But you need to broaden the definition of what you want relative to the programs available in each respective geographic area. In Chicago, you may want to look at schools like Depaul's Kelstadt GSB, and Loyola Chicago GSB. In New York, you may also want to review schools like St. John's Tobin GSB and Fordham's GSB.
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Dave
Depaul and Loyola are not willing to accept me on account of my low GPA. And same is the case with Fodham and Tobin in New York. Certainly Depaul and Loyola are by far better than Roosevelt but my GPA doesn' t leave me with many options. Can you offer some information about the quality of the Roosevelt MBA program? Location of school is important for me. In Chicago- its Roosevelt and in NY its Hofstra. What would you recommend? Do these schools have strong internship programs?
I would lean heavily towards Hofstra, given your choices. But you need to broaden the definition of what you want relative to the programs available in each respective geographic area. In Chicago, you may want to look at schools like Depaul's Kelstadt GSB, and Loyola Chicago GSB. In New York, you may also want to review schools like St. John's Tobin GSB and Fordham's GSB.
Depaul and Loyola are not willing to accept me on account of my low GPA. And same is the case with Fodham and Tobin in New York. Certainly Depaul and Loyola are by far better than Roosevelt but my GPA doesn' t leave me with many options. Can you offer some information about the quality of the Roosevelt MBA program? Location of school is important for me. In Chicago- its Roosevelt and in NY its Hofstra. What would you recommend? Do these schools have strong internship programs?
<blockquote>I would lean heavily towards Hofstra, given your choices. But you need to broaden the definition of what you want relative to the programs available in each respective geographic area. In Chicago, you may want to look at schools like Depaul's Kelstadt GSB, and Loyola Chicago GSB. In New York, you may also want to review schools like St. John's Tobin GSB and Fordham's GSB. </blockquote>
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G3XL
To Dave,

I strongly believe (based on your choices) that Hofstra would be the much better option. There are some new developments going on at Zarb right now, and you're in a better position to reap those and other benefits at Hofstra than at Roosevelt in Chicago. For starters, Hofstra is much more nationally known than Roosevelt, plus Hofstra is AACSB accredited while Roosevelt is not: This right here is the biggest problem with Roosevelt. People tend to take the accreditation status for granted, but it does stipulate and enforce highly specified standards of academic challenge and progression when done by the appropriate accrediting body. The AACSB standards are very steep, if you've ever read them. And based on a law of averages, there is a wide difference in the quality of MBA education coming from an AACSB accredited institution and one coming from another business school with a different accreditation.

In addition, Hofstra has more connections on Wall St. than Roosevelt has with the Chicago Board. And its core and elective concentrations appear steeper than those of Roosevelt. Plus, Hofstra is expanding the number of internship programs with financial services firms in New York and housing real-time commodities trading with their Trading Room on campus. Roosevelt would only make sense if no other options were available to you; otherwise go with Hofstra.

Hope this helps,
G3XL
To Dave,

I strongly believe (based on your choices) that Hofstra would be the much better option. There are some new developments going on at Zarb right now, and you're in a better position to reap those and other benefits at Hofstra than at Roosevelt in Chicago. For starters, Hofstra is much more nationally known than Roosevelt, plus Hofstra is AACSB accredited while Roosevelt is not: This right here is the biggest problem with Roosevelt. People tend to take the accreditation status for granted, but it does stipulate and enforce highly specified standards of academic challenge and progression when done by the appropriate accrediting body. The AACSB standards are very steep, if you've ever read them. And based on a law of averages, there is a wide difference in the quality of MBA education coming from an AACSB accredited institution and one coming from another business school with a different accreditation.

In addition, Hofstra has more connections on Wall St. than Roosevelt has with the Chicago Board. And its core and elective concentrations appear steeper than those of Roosevelt. Plus, Hofstra is expanding the number of internship programs with financial services firms in New York and housing real-time commodities trading with their Trading Room on campus. Roosevelt would only make sense if no other options were available to you; otherwise go with Hofstra.

Hope this helps,
G3XL
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Dave
Thanks for all the advice and information. I have applied to both the schools and have been waiting for a decision. If I do get accepted at Hofstra then I'll certainly go for it.
Can you also share some info about the University of Bridgeport MBA program . Again, thank you very much.
Thanks for all the advice and information. I have applied to both the schools and have been waiting for a decision. If I do get accepted at Hofstra then I'll certainly go for it.
Can you also share some info about the University of Bridgeport MBA program . Again, thank you very much.
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G3XL
To Dave,

You're welcome. I'm not knowledgeable about UB's MBA program, but would strongly advise that you look into their accreditation before consideration. You might also want to look into Seton Hall's Stillman School of Business, which is an up and coming business school. Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business is also in the Connecticut area. I don't know your GPA, but will assume that you're in a situation where you may have to explain the anomaly in the main and/or optional essay portions of your application. If this is characteristic of your problem, then I strongly urge you to apply to the schools, from which you may feel excluded and take a chance explaining your situation. Even the best adcomms have been known to make room for applicants with the best responses to well addressed circumstances. You never know.

Hope this helps,
G3XL
To Dave,

You're welcome. I'm not knowledgeable about UB's MBA program, but would strongly advise that you look into their accreditation before consideration. You might also want to look into Seton Hall's Stillman School of Business, which is an up and coming business school. Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business is also in the Connecticut area. I don't know your GPA, but will assume that you're in a situation where you may have to explain the anomaly in the main and/or optional essay portions of your application. If this is characteristic of your problem, then I strongly urge you to apply to the schools, from which you may feel excluded and take a chance explaining your situation. Even the best adcomms have been known to make room for applicants with the best responses to well addressed circumstances. You never know.

Hope this helps,
G3XL
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