Yale vs. Darden


fiery bus

I just found this message board and it's been very useful!

What are peoples' thoughts on the differences between Yale and Virginia (Darden) ?

Yale seems more competitive in terms of GMAT scores, so does that mean that the cohorts will be more dynamic?

Darden is usually ranked higher, but it's actually less expensive. Yale seems to have more prestige as a university, but I'm not sure if that trickles down to its business school.

By way of the essentials, I'm American with 4 years of work experience and I got 720 on the GMAT. I'd like to go into a consulting role after graduation.

I just found this message board and it's been very useful!

What are peoples' thoughts on the differences between Yale and Virginia (Darden) ?

Yale seems more competitive in terms of GMAT scores, so does that mean that the cohorts will be more dynamic?

Darden is usually ranked higher, but it's actually less expensive. Yale seems to have more prestige as a university, but I'm not sure if that trickles down to its business school.

By way of the essentials, I'm American with 4 years of work experience and I got 720 on the GMAT. I'd like to go into a consulting role after graduation.
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Duncan

They are also very different schools. Darden has a very extensive program, drilling down into hard analytical skills. Yale has a more integrated approach, reflecting its dual focus on public and private sector management.

They are also very different schools. Darden has a very extensive program, drilling down into hard analytical skills. Yale has a more integrated approach, reflecting its dual focus on public and private sector management.
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Inactive User

sorry to suggest out of the blue, In my opinion Darden will be a good fit for Consulting. They have Case study based teaching and as Duncan mentioned drill down into hard analytical skills.

sorry to suggest out of the blue, In my opinion Darden will be a good fit for Consulting. They have Case study based teaching and as Duncan mentioned drill down into hard analytical skills.
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fiery bus

Gotcha - Darden is better for consulting because of its focus on hard skills.

Good thing too, because it's a lot more affordable than Yale!

Gotcha - Darden is better for consulting because of its focus on hard skills.

Good thing too, because it's a lot more affordable than Yale!
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ralph

Are these the only schools you're looking at? How about considering Michigan - Ross, as well? This school shows pretty strong post-graduation salaries, and consulting is its top recruiting industry, according to Businessweek.

Are these the only schools you're looking at? How about considering Michigan - Ross, as well? This school shows pretty strong post-graduation salaries, and consulting is its top recruiting industry, according to Businessweek.
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fiery bus

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into Michigan Ross.

What about Kellogg for consulting as well?

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into Michigan Ross.

What about Kellogg for consulting as well?
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ralph

Kellogg's a great school for consulting. Bain and McKinsey regularly recruit grads.

It's also marginally better than the other schools you're looking at in terms of salary.

Your GMAT is fine for Kellogg but you're a little on the low side for work experience (although not by much.) Keep that in mind as you craft your essays.

Kellogg's a great school for consulting. Bain and McKinsey regularly recruit grads.

It's also marginally better than the other schools you're looking at in terms of salary.

Your GMAT is fine for Kellogg but you're a little on the low side for work experience (although not by much.) Keep that in mind as you craft your essays.
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fiery bus

Thanks for the info.

Yes, I see that my work experience is a little low, but I checked on the Kellogg website and I am generally within the target range. And maybe my above average GMAT score will make up for it.

Thanks for the info.

Yes, I see that my work experience is a little low, but I checked on the Kellogg website and I am generally within the target range. And maybe my above average GMAT score will make up for it.
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