Which one would you pick?


bobshark
I have been accepted into the Tippie School of Business' MBA program at the University of Iowa with a full tuition scholarship.

I have also been accepted into the Olin School of Business' MBA program, but without any scholarships. (A 51K bill per year for a 2 year program).

When it comes to rank, of course, Olin tops the chart, but I am asking about the "bang for the buck" view point; when it comes to opportunities and overall standing.

Please provide reasons for your selection.

Thank you- BobShark
I have been accepted into the Tippie School of Business' MBA program at the University of Iowa with a full tuition scholarship.

I have also been accepted into the Olin School of Business' MBA program, but without any scholarships. (A 51K bill per year for a 2 year program).

When it comes to rank, of course, Olin tops the chart, but I am asking about the "bang for the buck" view point; when it comes to opportunities and overall standing.

Please provide reasons for your selection.

Thank you- BobShark
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Duncan
Olin is the obvious choice. Read: The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
Olin is the obvious choice. Read: The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
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zak312
One would obviously pick Olin because it is higher ranked on most of the ratings websites.... But we all know how biased they can get.

I'd suggest you do your own research. An MBA is a MASSIVE investment... most people pay it with blood and sperm.
Give it a shot... do your research... don't rely on some business savy bigot to tell you what's right and wrong
One would obviously pick Olin because it is higher ranked on most of the ratings websites.... But we all know how biased they can get.

I'd suggest you do your own research. An MBA is a MASSIVE investment... most people pay it with blood and sperm.
Give it a shot... do your research... don't rely on some business savy bigot to tell you what's right and wrong
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mba hipste...
Olin is the stronger school, in most ways. Post-graduate salaries tend to be over $10k per year higher for Olin grads than for Tippie grads, you can do the math to figure out your ROI for each, but even with the up-front payment, you'd most likely be better off with Olin.

However, in the past couple of years, tech companies like Amazon have been increasingly recruiting from Tippie - if this was your goal then Tippie might be a good choice. But for most other fields - financial services, healthcare/pharma, consulting, for instance, Olin would probably be better.
Olin is the stronger school, in most ways. Post-graduate salaries tend to be over $10k per year higher for Olin grads than for Tippie grads, you can do the math to figure out your ROI for each, but even with the up-front payment, you'd most likely be better off with Olin.

However, in the past couple of years, tech companies like Amazon have been increasingly recruiting from Tippie - if this was your goal then Tippie might be a good choice. But for most other fields - financial services, healthcare/pharma, consulting, for instance, Olin would probably be better.
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