BU Vs Northeastern Vs Babson Vs UIUC for business undergrad

Hey, I'm from India. I've been admitted to all these places in the respective business schools and I'm having a tough time deciding between these for business and for a prospective career in banking/consulting. What is important for me is the career opportunities, campus life, the crowd and social life.

At BU, I was impressed by the reputation of the Questrom School of Business and their amazing career development services. They have also been ranked #6 for employment by Times Higher Education. However, I've read that the campus is not very good and there is not much of a traditional college feel.

For Northeastern, they have a nice campus and CO-OP which I've heard is pretty amazing and helps in employment to a extent. Also, they've been coming up a lot in the recent years and constantly boosting up.

For Babson, I love the close knit business environment. Babson has an amazing reputation for business, specially internationally. However, I've been told it's not very good for finance and for employment. I see myself fit at Babson, but the employment factor is kind of worrying.

At UIUC, the accounting program is very reputed and I can double major in finance and accounting. The Gies School of Business just received a $150M reputation and they're increasing the focus on business. However, it's mostly known as an engineering school and the location isn't as great as Boston.

Cost is not much of an issue for me. Please help me decide.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 12:54am

BU Vs Northeastern Vs Babson Vs UIUC for business (finance) (Originally Posted: 04/09/2018)

Hey, I'm from India. I've been admitted to all these places in the respective business schools and I'm having a tough time deciding between these for business and for a prospective career in banking/consulting. What is important for me is the career opportunities, campus life, the crowd and social life.

At BU, I was impressed by the reputation of the Questrom School of Business and their amazing career development services. They have also been ranked #6 for employment by Times Higher Education. However, I've read that the campus is not very good and there is not much of a traditional college feel.

For Northeastern, they have a nice campus and CO-OP which I've heard is pretty amazing and helps in employment to a extent. Also, they've been coming up a lot in the recent years and constantly boosting up.

For Babson, I love the close knit business environment. Babson has an amazing reputation for business, specially internationally. However, I've been told it's not very good for finance and for employment. I see myself fit at Babson, but the employment factor is kind of worrying.

At UIUC, the accounting program is very reputed and I can double major in finance and accounting. The Gies School of Business just received a $150M reputation and they're increasing the focus on business. However, it's mostly known as an engineering school and the location isn't as great as Boston.

Cost is not much of an issue for me. Please help me decide.

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:55am

Hi Akshat-Jain, the silence is deafening, sorry about that.... Any of the threads below helpful?

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Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:11am

I went to Babson and can provide feedback.

I would go to BU or Babson depending on whether you feel you would be a better fit at a larger, less close-knit, urban, diverse school (BU) versus a smaller, suburban, business-oriented school (Babson).

There is a heavy international contingent at Babson and a lot of the professors are practitioners. If you excel there you can get into the BBs and McK/BCG/Bain. I was able to come out of there on the investment side for a mutual fund. However, these jobs are few, and you really have to be one of the top students in the class and network hard.

I would assume BU would have more opportunities, but not materially more and you'd also have to excel there and network hard.

I think this just comes down to fit and what you want, and wherever you are happier will lead to better outcomes.

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:14am

Thank you. I've always heard that Babson is not very great in terms of employment maybe because employers don't like there focus on entrepreneurship. Is this true?

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:21am

That's false, there is a lot of OCR. Take a look at the employment reports...they should be on the career center website. Students generally do very well in terms of job placement.

Mar 6, 2019 - 4:26pm

Hey Akshat, I'm from India as well! Mumbai.
The only college I have in common with you is UIUC, I'm considering a few others but those are other public ones like: IU and OSU, I did get a presidential scholarship at the University of Richmond so I am considering that.
My main advice is, primarily because your choices are so vast, first figure out where would you thrive the most: in a smaller university with smaller class sizes or would big class sizes not hamper your academic progress. If it won't, I'd recommend UIUC as they're one of the few best undergrad business schools in Illinois and around Chicago making it easier to get jobs in Chicago, while in Boston and Massachusetts so many schools would make competition for jobs harder.

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