Columbia Engineering vs Carnegie Mellon EngineeringSubscribe
I am going to graduate school for engineering. I want to start in a standard engineering industry and move up to business (probably get an MBA) and work at a hedge fund or other similar business job.
I was accepted to both an M.S. in Columbia engineering and M.S. in Carnegie Mellon engineering. At CMU I would be getting a specialty in computationl engineering (not comput. finance).
Carnegie Mellon is, no doubt, a better engineering school than Columbia, but I haven't exactly heard of CMU being the breeding ground for Wall Street whereas I've heard 19th century French Literature majors out of Columbia can find jobs right out of school at Wall Street just with only the name Columbia (I certainly have my doubts).
Which is more renown in the business setting? And is it true that high level corporate employers have much more respect for people with engineering or physics degrees than ones with business degrees?