MIT Sloan/Tepper/Smith for Information Systems


I am interested in doing my MBA, with the goal of having a future career in the management of information systems.

Based on some MIS-specific rankings, I am considering the MBA programs offered by the following schools:

MIT Sloan
Carnegie Mellon Tepper
Maryland Smith

Is anybody else considering these schools? What are the pros and cons of each? I am leaning towards MIT because I enjoy the Cambridge/Boston area, but I am open to other suggestions.

I am interested in doing my MBA, with the goal of having a future career in the management of information systems.

Based on some MIS-specific rankings, I am considering the MBA programs offered by the following schools:

MIT Sloan
Carnegie Mellon Tepper
Maryland Smith

Is anybody else considering these schools? What are the pros and cons of each? I am leaning towards MIT because I enjoy the Cambridge/Boston area, but I am open to other suggestions.
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Duncan

The pros and cons of these very different schools would take a long time to list, and a lot of that information can found online. Do you have a specific question?

Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/7/information-technology-it

The pros and cons of these very different schools would take a long time to list, and a lot of that information can found online. Do you have a specific question?

Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/7/information-technology-it
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I'd say that Sloan is the best choice here, but rather generically, if only because it generally outscores the others in terms of salary statistics and rankings.

However, it would ultimately depend on the roles you are looking at, since Sloan's salary statistics are arguably driven up by the school's placements in finance and consulting.

It does, however, have good relationships with recruiters like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. - so if that's the kind of firm you're looking to go into, then MIT would be a strong choice.

I would say that Tepper's IT and MIS placements are broader - they do place in Google, but also in hardware manufacturers and telecoms.

Smith is interesting. Although the program has some unique IT electives, I would say that grads don't generally go into the same IT roles as in the other schools, but Smith does place well in the tech industry, in general.

I'd say that Sloan is the best choice here, but rather generically, if only because it generally outscores the others in terms of salary statistics and rankings.

However, it would ultimately depend on the roles you are looking at, since Sloan's salary statistics are arguably driven up by the school's placements in finance and consulting.

It does, however, have good relationships with recruiters like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. - so if that's the kind of firm you're looking to go into, then MIT would be a strong choice.

I would say that Tepper's IT and MIS placements are broader - they do place in Google, but also in hardware manufacturers and telecoms.

Smith is interesting. Although the program has some unique IT electives, I would say that grads don't generally go into the same IT roles as in the other schools, but Smith does place well in the tech industry, in general.
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Thanks for that. My general goals are to work in a management role information systems in the industrial sector - I've been working in IT in a mechanical engineering firm for the past four years now, but I'd like to work in a more management-oriented role.

Am I right to assume that the MIT program would give me a bit more flexibility after graduating?

Thanks for that. My general goals are to work in a management role information systems in the industrial sector - I've been working in IT in a mechanical engineering firm for the past four years now, but I'd like to work in a more management-oriented role.

Am I right to assume that the MIT program would give me a bit more flexibility after graduating?
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Duncan

I think MIT is a much stronger proposition, and the lifetime value of being an MIT alum is really high.

I think MIT is a much stronger proposition, and the lifetime value of being an MIT alum is really high.
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Thanks. Yes, I think I will make this my first choice, and apply to Tepper as a backup plan. I still need to take the GMAT first though.

Thanks. Yes, I think I will make this my first choice, and apply to Tepper as a backup plan. I still need to take the GMAT first though.
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