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I am new here seeking MBA advice
For starters - I am not going to an Ivy but am making a career switch to focus on consulting
A bit about me - 6 years work exp, most recently at finance firm, general management
Which MBA program do you think has best potential for ROI and prospects in consulting
Babson - 2yr vs. JHU Carey - 2yr

Babson - more established program, some consulting prospects but it's expensive, also thinking this is more regional, no mandatory overseas education, historical stats

JHU - more risky b/c its a new program but new dean was partner from McKinsey and I could leverage other resources in the school for a consulting position. No solid published stats for career placement. Interested in renewable energy so the research institution could be helpful? Mandatory overseas education and maybe the brand of JHU has more global mobility?

Consulting is my goal, given these two options, which in your opinion may be more positively received by recruiters? Is Hopkins a smart risk to take? Could be large payoffs in a few years but want to know your take.

Thanks in advance

-also I have scoured the internet and given all I have read it is still unclear to me which is the smarter way to move forward

Comments (9)

  • nyc0315's picture

    Ideally E&Y, PwC, Deloitte etc - they are the main players in energy and sustainability consulting...With that being said McKinsey has a very impressive practice in this space

  • CountryUnderdog's picture

    Honestly, it is a blood bath in the MBA programs now. Why not hold off, retake, and try to get to a target or closer thereto?

    Not trying to bash your dreams, but I've been to both a target and a non-target and the difference in opportunities between the two is astounding.

    "They are all former investment bankers that were laid off in the economic collapse that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have no marketable skills, but by God they work hard."

  • nyc0315's picture

    I know I'm at a steep disadvantage but am not in a position where I am able to put off another year

  • marcus2012's picture

    Babson has very weak career services - at least thats what one of my friends think,who graduated last year.

    JHU is in DC and therefore provides many possibilities for consulting (big4, booz allen etc), especially for federal type of stuff.Not sure about MBB,I dont think they come on campus to JHU, but pretty sure that some of the other top10 firms do.

  • In reply to marcus2012
    Petite Lap Giraffe's picture

    [quote=marcus2012

    JHU is in DC and therefore provides many possibilities for consulting (big4, booz allen etc), especially for federal type of stuff.Not sure about MBB,I dont think they come on campus to JHU, but pretty sure that some of the other top10 firms do.[/quote]

    This.

    No pain, no pain.

  • In reply to marcus2012
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