Hey guys, I'm new to this forum!
Here's my situation:
-Only 3 years experience: 6 months in a startup, 30 in Eng, 0 in finance
-I plan on being proactive to get as much as possible from either MBA program
-I want a career in Finance (though exactly where Iâ€™m not sure)
-Accepted at Queenâ€™s and Schulich
==> On the whole, placing more focus on post-MBA Career and Networking Opportunity, and perhaps a bit less focus on Content: which should I go to?
My take on it is that Queen's is highly reputable (according to Businessweek), and very selective. Its 12month window makes it a lot less expensive. (also I would start earlier, which is a plus for me)
On the other hand Schulich is also well recognized (according to Forbes, and FT), but a tad less selective. 20 months of work means that it would have a higher opportunity cost, and I would end a year later.
With that in mind, here's what I'd like to know:
1. How well is Queen's recognized in NYC? same question for Schulich (York)
Any of you on the Street recognize both these names?
2. The program I applied for was Schulichâ€™s International MBA (Iâ€™d like to work in Japan) From an employer's perspective (anyone reading this) Is this just as reputable as Schulichâ€™s regular MBA? (both 20 months, IMBA has internship)
3. With exactly ZERO experience in finance, can i really make it into IB at an associate level W/O internship??
I realize I write a lot, I am very motivated to make the right decision here, and any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!