I've had this question in my mind for a while and decided to ask wallstreet oasis for some help. It's simple, what is the best choice to break in IBD? Going to a decent undergrad business school (rank 50) or going to a top tier university (rank in top 20s and econ program is ranked top 10) econ program???

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the second one-- top tier


No brainer. Top 20 university, with econ. Consider that most Ivy's don't have a business major (only econ). An undergrad business program that is ranked 50 is probably going to be an even lower-ranked overall university.

A top 10 econ program university with an overall rank near 20s is a school like UC Berkeley and Northwestern, while a top 50 undergrad business school is like Tulane, William and Mary, etc... Big difference...


Can't believe this is even a question, as these two options are leagues apart.

Is there something you are not telling us, such as a large difference in total cost, which is causing you to actually consider this a serious choice?


How about the location? UC Berkeley Econ vs. Fordham Gabelli? I figured being located in New York would be something to consider, since when you're at UCB most people head off to SF.


Not saying that there's anything wrong with SF for finance.

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