Bentley, Suffolk, Syracuse, Hofstra

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Anybody know anything about Syracuse, Hofstra, Bentley or Suffolk MBA...im probably going to do a MBA/MSF (mainly to differentiate myself from the pack)...and i want to make sure i go to the best school i can.. I have been told that Top Hofstra places in BB and def in middle market....and Bentley told me that they place nation wide....Suffolk (in boston) told me that they place in State Street and Brown Brothers and top students go to Bain and McKinsey ( i doubt that lol)...and Syracuse, if you know alumni u can get to the street...

So what does everyone think???

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Nov 3, 2010

Oh man, this is going to be an intersting thread. I went to SU and I have an MSF.

Jun 21, 2018

Could you chat with me in pms? I'm a recent suffolk grad and want some advice and your story if you'd be willing to help out. Thanks in advance.

Nov 4, 2010

I went to Hofstra for undergrad- listen, it's not a Tier 1 business school. I truthfully don't even know if its Tier 2...you should look up the ratings.

I took a couple of undergrad business classes there, they are decently taught. I'm not sure about the MBA level, but at least for undergrad, they had a good recruiting program- all of my friends received summer internships at top firms (KPMG for accounting, analyst placements at JPM and GS, etc).

Nov 4, 2010

I'd look at Babson before I looked at any of those.

Nov 4, 2010
Rain_Maker:

I'd look at Babson before I looked at any of those.

Can anyone say back office?

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Nov 4, 2010

My advice, don't do an MBA at any of them. I loved SU as an undergrad, buy for an MBA you can do a lot better. Do an MSF at Vandy and stay and do an MBA. Your choices suck.

Nov 4, 2010
Anthony .:

Your choices suck.

Seconded. People from Suffolk do not go to Bain or McK, that's just bullshit. Maybe one guy in the last 20 years - if that. Those are some really shitty MBA programs, you're definitely better off pursuing and MSF or something. The odds of you getting into a BB or MBB from any of them are approximately zero.

Nov 4, 2010

If you go to any of those schools to get your MBA you would have a better chance of getting on Wall Street by cutting off your balls and claiming you have a disability. Honestly, look at a MSF at Nova, Vandy, or Tulane.

Feb 18, 2014

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Nov 4, 2010
Gekko21:

If you go to any of those schools to get your MBA you would have a better chance of getting on Wall Street by cutting off your balls and claiming you have a disability. Honestly, look at a MSF at Nova, Vandy, or Tulane.

couldn't agree more. I'm probably going to be shat on for writing this, but I don't think it's fair to baby people around. If you want to place into a BB out of masters, perhaps you should consider Princeton or LSE? If you're not a great candidate perhaps you could do an MBA at a semi-target like UT, Darden, etc? FORGET about Hofstra, or whatever it's called... I never would have even heard of that place if it wasn't for ESPN U

Nov 4, 2010

OP I think you get where this is going...gotta have the name brand and location to match. I guess it would be fair to say that you came up with this list based on geography? Either way, thats not gonna do nearly as much for you as going to a school with a recognizeable brand name (outside of ESPNU...pretty funny InterPimp). Not to say that networking isn't important but its part of a much larger puzzle. If this is all you have in the way of BSchool ops, you need to work hard to improve your profile and reapply later.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Nov 3, 2013

Stand for Syracuse!

Nov 6, 2013
StyleT:

I have been told that Top Hofstra places in BB and def in middle market.....

I think I almost died when I read this.. I don't think there is a business school, probably anywhere in the world, that has a worse ROI than that of Hofstra's business school. The school itself is just shit--it's just one giant cash cow, taking advantage of dumb, rich long Island kids.

I also wouldn't trust any statistic that they give you. I'm positive that they're lying about their placements and acceptance stats. They told me that they would accept me into their MBA program with a 500 GMAT and I had 0 work experience at the time. I know someone who got in with a 560 GMAT and 0 work experience. It's only two data points, but I think it gives you an idea about what that school is about.

Jun 21, 2018
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