Factors in decision of b-school to apply to, prestige vs. specialization vs. international?
My dream career would be to work for a large, international Management Consulting firm& Company. I am an American with a BA (3.78 GPA) from Rutgers who studied abroad in Mexico and Spain for one year each.
From what I understand, Americans get MBA's from programs accredited by AACSB. In Europe, programs are generally accredited by EQUIS and AMBA (based in Britain), and sometimes MSc's or other degrees are offered. I am very interested in travel, both for school and in my career, and would be able to study in English or Spanish...
When choosing a program to apply to, which factors are most important:
a) prestige (rank) in USA
b) McKinsey & Company recruits at the school
c) prestige in the world or studying in a foreign country
d) specialization / concentration in Management Consulting
Also, is there a significant difference between MBA and MSc or other masters programs in regard to getting hired by McKinsey?
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