Thunderbird or San Francisco State for MBA??


manojbala

Hi,
I have admits from both. Thunderbird has given me 25K scholarship.Still I will have to shell out 85K (includes all expenses).
SFSU has good reputation in the bay area. Tuition fees -40K.
But SFSU is not a ranked school.Only + is it's in the Bay Area where presume I would get internships easily.
Thunderbird is in Glendale(location - ).Although ranked 1 in international business,the employment figures are worrying.
Pls suggest what do I do .Thank you...

Hi,
I have admits from both. Thunderbird has given me 25K scholarship.Still I will have to shell out 85K (includes all expenses).
SFSU has good reputation in the bay area. Tuition fees -40K.
But SFSU is not a ranked school.Only + is it's in the Bay Area where presume I would get internships easily.
Thunderbird is in Glendale(location - ).Although ranked 1 in international business,the employment figures are worrying.
Pls suggest what do I do .Thank you...
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Duncan

Fascinating choices. I think this really depends on your career goals and how much you already know your direction. Thunderbird's alumni are in open revolt against the school, and I think it's a risky choice. SFSU students actually get higher salaries (See http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/49-65/Thunderbird-School-of-Global-Management-AZ-vs-San-Francisco-State-University-CA ) but there's clearly less non-faculty resource there to support students, although there are some good-looking careers workshops. The quality of Thunderbird students will be higher and more diverse, but also younger and more dissatisfied with their school.

With a gun against my head I would choose SFSU for myself, but I would also spend the tuition you save on the career development and language training which SFSU will be weaker on.

Also read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Fascinating choices. I think this really depends on your career goals and how much you already know your direction. Thunderbird's alumni are in open revolt against the school, and I think it's a risky choice. SFSU students actually get higher salaries (See http://business-schools.findthebest.com/compare/49-65/Thunderbird-School-of-Global-Management-AZ-vs-San-Francisco-State-University-CA ) but there's clearly less non-faculty resource there to support students, although there are some good-looking careers workshops. The quality of Thunderbird students will be higher and more diverse, but also younger and more dissatisfied with their school.

With a gun against my head I would choose SFSU for myself, but I would also spend the tuition you save on the career development and language training which SFSU will be weaker on.

Also read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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Razors Edg...

Thunderbird's alumni are in open revolt against the school, and I think it's a risky choice.

Could you clarify this? Are alumni unhappy with the school?

I'm not sure what I would choose. Thunderbird is ranked in the Economist, but SFSU isn't. But SFSU has a really great concentration in Sustainable Business, which is personally interesting to me, so that would probably tip the scales a bit.

<blockquote>Thunderbird's alumni are in open revolt against the school, and I think it's a risky choice. </blockquote>
Could you clarify this? Are alumni unhappy with the school?

I'm not sure what I would choose. Thunderbird is ranked in the Economist, but SFSU isn't. But SFSU has a really great concentration in Sustainable Business, which is personally interesting to me, so that would probably tip the scales a bit.

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Duncan

Check the news!

Thunderbird Alumni Board Members Quit
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-30/thunderbird-alumni-board-members-quit

Thunderbird Alumni Fear Partnership Will Devalue Their Degrees
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-30/thunderbird-alumni-fear-partnership-will-devalue-their-degrees

Thunderbird Alumni Protest Link to For-Profit Laureate
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/05/30/thunderbird-alumni-protest-link-profit-laureate

Thunderbird: A Case Study In Organizational Decline
http://poetsandquants.com/2013/07/11/thunderbird-a-case-study-in-organizational-decline/

Inside Thunderbird B-school's chronic decline
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/11/thunderbird-mba/

Thunderbird School of Global Management: Suspend proposed partnership with Laureate Education, Inc.
http://www.change.org/petitions/thunderbird-school-of-global-management-suspend-proposed-partnership-with-laureate-education-inc

Check the news!

Thunderbird Alumni Board Members Quit
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-30/thunderbird-alumni-board-members-quit

Thunderbird Alumni Fear Partnership Will Devalue Their Degrees
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-30/thunderbird-alumni-fear-partnership-will-devalue-their-degrees

Thunderbird Alumni Protest Link to For-Profit Laureate
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/05/30/thunderbird-alumni-protest-link-profit-laureate

Thunderbird: A Case Study In Organizational Decline
http://poetsandquants.com/2013/07/11/thunderbird-a-case-study-in-organizational-decline/

Inside Thunderbird B-school's chronic decline
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/11/thunderbird-mba/

Thunderbird School of Global Management: Suspend proposed partnership with Laureate Education, Inc.
http://www.change.org/petitions/thunderbird-school-of-global-management-suspend-proposed-partnership-with-laureate-education-inc
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manojbala

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Duncan

I can't answer a very broad question like what are the career options in sustainable business. If you read my post How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 then you'll guess that I suggest you look for MBAs in the Bay area with the word sustainable in their profiles. In terms of other projects, why not start a sustainable SCM initiative at SFSU, maybe borrowing on other projects? http://www.supplychainschool.co.uk/ Is a nice example.

I can't answer a very broad question like what are the career options in sustainable business. If you read my post How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 then you'll guess that I suggest you look for MBAs in the Bay area with the word sustainable in their profiles. In terms of other projects, why not start a sustainable SCM initiative at SFSU, maybe borrowing on other projects? http://www.supplychainschool.co.uk/ Is a nice example.

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