CMU MSPPM-Data Analytics (STEM) vs Johns Hopkins SAIS MA

Hi guys, I know it's rather late to ask about school questions. But say if I was admitted to both CMU MSc Public Policy and Management - Data Analytics and SAIS MA, and would like to pursue a career in either consulting or sell-side analyst (equity research or FICC or macro) or possibly VC/PE (locations: New York, DC, Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai), which one stands a better chance?

My biggest concern was the digital transformation and demand for data skills after the pandemic..but how important is it? (If I am not going to become a data scientist, can I pick up these skills from datacamp and work in consulting?)

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