Stern or Booth MBA for S&T?AM
Although the MBA may not be the most appropriate degree for S&T, for many, it could be their best shot. Both of these programs seem to be viewed in a similar light, at least in terms of their reputation in finance. From searches on Linked in and Bloomberg, it appears these schools have some of the most alumni currently in the industry. Chicago may be known as a slightly better school, but NYU is probably closer in proximity to more opportunities. And over recent years, they seem to of had comparable placement percentages in S&T.
With the industry shrinking from cuts it will only become more difficult to break into in the near future. Which program gives candidates a better chance to secure a role?
Stern placed 10% of their MBA class in S&T in 2009, which is the highest I could find. However, placement rates for most schools since then have declined, and are much less dispersed. Stern also has nearby finance-rival Columbia to compete with, whereas Kellogg at Northwestern is thought of more as a marketing program.
Stern’s location in New York, where most sales andin the US takes place, seems to yield it a clear advantage. It makes it easier to interview and network with industry professionals. But the quant-heavy reputation of the University of Chicago with its famous economics department and better rankings make Booth a contender.
If you had to decide between these two programs and were most interested in S&T, which would you choose?