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Mar 7, 2019

USC's MSBA has a avg GPA of 3.74 and GMAT of 725, while Duke's MMS is much lower at only a 3.4 (or 3.5) and GMAT middle 80% of 650-740. I wanted to get into Consulting, but also wanted some solid quant skills to equip myself, careerwise. Where should I go?

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Mar 7, 2019

Anyone?

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Mar 7, 2019

Anyone?

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Mar 10, 2019

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Mar 11, 2019

Duke MMS will give you more flexibility than a MSBA. Also, Duke is likely a stronger brand in the consulting space than USC since Fuqua is consistently ranked higher than Marshall.

Take a look at the class profiles in terms of who your classmates would be and what careers they pursue post-MBA. I suspect there will be a lot more diversity in a 'general management' MMS program than in a quant-focused MSBA program. You might ask Duke if you can take some of the quant focused courses that are typically for the MSQM students.

Good luck (and go Duke!)

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Mar 7, 2019

Susan,
However I am wondering if most consulting firms like people from a quant background like the MSBA one? Just wondering, but I am leaning towards the MMS program.

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Mar 7, 2019

anyone else on duke mms program?

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Mar 10, 2019
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