I know this topic has been discussed exhaustively and I have read all the feedback (including the recent one that extended to 5 pages). I have a very specific question that is unrelated to rankings. I have posted this on gmatclub as well:
I'm lucky to have been accepted into both programs. Does anyone know which school has better network in the Bay Area? I'm a mgmt consultant trying to transition into IB (PE later down the road). My top targets are tech groups at GS/MS preferably in bay area but if that doesn't work out then i'd be perfectly happy with a decent group in NYC.
Question to those who are saying Booth and CBS are equal for banking: based on latest employment reports, GS hired 15 from CBS and only 7 from Booth (Interns: 16 from cbs vs. 11 from Booth). MS hired 10 from CBS and only 5 from Booth (interns: 13 from cbs vs. 9 from Booth). Isn't that a significant difference? Sure you have CS/Barclays/Citi and others that pick up the slack to make the numbers equal but isn't CBS placing better at top tier banks? Or is it that more people try to shoot for banking at CBS?
MBB numbers look very confusing to me. 99 at CBS vs. 81 at Booth (Interns: 50 at CBS vs. 66 at Booth). CBS places many more full timers than Booth but fewer interns. Does that mean CBS has more MBB returning / sponsored candidates? I'm looking at MBB numbers because robust MBB recruiting might mean less competition for banking but I could be wrong.
I'm including intern hires because full time numbers include returning candidates. If i can score an internship, I'm pretty sure I can convert it into a full time offer.