Berkeley v. Vanderbilt

I've been accepted to UC Berkeley and Vanderbilt for undergrad, and I hope to go into IB after graduation. Just curious as to which school would be better for IB (I'm from SoCal, so being in SF/NY doesn't matter too much to me). Kind of a novice with this, so any feedback is appreciated. Which one is more of a target with top firms? Easier to get a good job? Better rep for MBA programs? Thanks!

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Apr 8, 2015 - 11:35am

Entrepreneur100:

Berkeley by far. Overall, Berkeley is a much better known school than Vanderbilt. Haas is also very well known for both its undergraduate business program and MBA.

agreed. Unless you like the South and don't want to work in california (actually Berkeley and UCal degree can bring you to anywhere

Apr 8, 2015 - 12:08pm

Entrepreneur100:

Berkeley by far. Overall, Berkeley is a much better known school than Vanderbilt. Haas is also very well known for both its undergraduate business program and MBA.


I think this is a bit of an exaggeration. But I think you should definitely be leaning towards Berkeley because of its business program. Berkeley has very strong placements particularly in California.
Apr 9, 2015 - 12:48am

ChimpOnMyShoulder:
Entrepreneur100 wrote:

Berkeley by far. Overall, Berkeley is a much better known school than Vanderbilt. Haas is also very well known for both its undergraduate business program and MBA.



I think this is a bit of an exaggeration. But I think you should definitely be leaning towards Berkeley because of its business program. Berkeley has very strong placements particularly in California.

I think Berkeley can be substituted for an Ivy if GPA is solid enough....

For Vanderbilt though, it is more like an Emory--great but not as superb as Berkeley

Apr 9, 2015 - 3:35am

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