Booth PT/Kellogg PT/Ross Weekend/USC Fulltime/Emory Fulltime Choice


I got admitted to all the programs list above and have a hard time to choose between.

My background:

Asian male with working visa and work in credit risk in a BB in NYC. Would like to switch to IB or corporate finance. I am also waiting for greencard at this moment. Going fulltime means giving up on the green card application. But I know going PT is going to be very tough to land a job in IB.

Just wonder which of the listed program will help me achieve my goal? Appreciate all the insights!

Comments (29)

Dec 30, 2021 - 4:19pm

Why not just stay full-time and try to lateral within your BB? This is quite a well-trodden path 

In the meantime, just work on your grad school apps for a FT program so by the time you receive your green card, you can enroll if you wish to

PT MBA doesn't seem very worth it in terms of network and job opps although I could be wrong? Curious to hear your thoughts   

Jan 1, 2022 - 5:21pm

I think Emory is the best option for an IB job.  Booth PT, Ross PT, USC full time, and Emory full time all have publicly available employment reports, making the choice straightforward.  I wouldn't trust any school that doesn't put out an employment report for its program.

mba/part-time/career-impact/industry-salary">Part-Time MBA Salary and Industry Report | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Weekend MBA Employment Data | Michigan Ross (

FTMBAEmploymentReport.pdf (

Mba Class of 2020 Full-time employment statistics (

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Jan 1, 2022 - 7:26pm

go to Booth / Kellogg PT. Kellogg allows PT students to recruit for IB associate internships and PT students have had decent IB placement in the past couple of years, including GS / EVR. I'm sure Booth has placed PT students into solid IB roles as well, but not familiar with the exact stats. 

Jan 6, 2022 - 2:07am

Talked to an Emory grad at Guggenheim so it's very possible. Also a lot of Columbia kids who did the J-term program which makes it almost impossible to recruit for banking did it and were very successful. A lot of banks are having a tough time filling roles because a lot of people are doing consulting/tech for whatever reason. My point is if you do USC/Emory full-time you will have a shot at banking. I would ask these part-time schools if any of the people were able to do banking. If they were, go do PT. Greencard is probably just as valuable as an IB offer honestly.

Jan 16, 2022 - 5:48pm

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