Which School To Choose?

Hi everyone, I'm an American and just got into the full time MBA programs at IE, Bocconi and ESADE. Looking to pivot careers after 12 years in CPG/beauty and medical device marketing to Consulting, Social Impact or Tech and ideally looking to stay in Europe or Australia post-grad: France, UK or Netherlands due to salary/quality of life ratio. Assuming similar aid packages, which school would be best to aid in these goals? I'd love any thoughts and also experiences re: school culture/vibe too.

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Jul 16, 2022 - 9:08pm
andrewroig, what's your opinion? Comment below:

IE & ESADE both offered me 40%-50% scholarships versus Bocconi offered no aid. Unsure if the arguably mildly more prestigious school is worth the additional debt?

Jul 20, 2022 - 2:17pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

ESADE is better known than IE and barcelona is way more nice than Madrid. I do not agree with the comment above.

Jul 20, 2022 - 2:23pm
andrewroig, what's your opinion? Comment below:
boib_1

ESADE is better known than IE and barcelona is way more nice than Madrid. I do not agree with the comment above.

I'm so torn because technically on all known rankings, with the exception of this most recent FT, IE is ranked higher both now and historically. I don't care to work for startups, and am more interested in tech and multinationals after graduation. I also recently got into ESCP in France (and would prefer France over Spain tbh) but worried the name recognition won't really exist outside of France if I go there; and it seems IE and arguably ESADE or more known in more places?

Jul 20, 2022 - 2:33pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am french and would still say ESADE. French schools are extremely biased towards foreigners and hold brand recognition mainly in France. ESADE does not hold a better brand but at least it is in Barcelona and not a for-profit uni like IE.

Jul 21, 2022 - 12:42am
andrewroig, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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