BA from Cornell vs MBA from Pepperdine (for IB)
I have been debating for a while whether I should transfer to schools like Columbia-Barnard, Cornell and Vandy to study Econ, since they have a bigger name than Pepperdine (I suppose so). I am currently a first-year studying Business Administration at Pepperdine, and I should be able to graduate a year early with a Bachelor's degree in Business Admin and probably will do the accelerated MBA program, which only takes a year and half. Does MBA help a lot in terms of landing an IB job?
However, my pride doesn't allow me to just stay at Pepperdine, plus going to a prestigious school(like the Ivies) has been my dream since high school. I didn't do so well in high school, so I didn't even bother applying. Now I am doing great in college and should end up with a GPA of above 3.9, so I am really thinking of applying to Barnard, Cornell, and Vandy for their Econ major. At the same time, I'm worried about being too far from home and if the weather there would be too cold for me.
I am so lost and seriously debating. I don't know if I should go for the MBA at Pepperdine or shoot for the "big name" schools (which may be helpful in getting a job initially because of the name). Which option will be more beneficial in terms of getting a job in the finance industry?
Any suggestions or career advices will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much in advance :)