Durham (Business) Vs UT Austin (Econ) Vs Fordham (Gabelli)

Hey, I am an international student and I just got offers from the business schools at Durham (UK) and Fordham (NY) and from the liberal arts school for Economics at UT Austin. I'm not 100% sure about what industry I want to go into yet but I really like trading and consulting at the moment. Since I did not get into McCombs I'm worried I will be gatekept from accessing certain resources and recruiting events whereas Fordham is known for its business school. I think Durham on the other hand is very prestigious but I'm not sure not their business school is seen at the undergraduate level. UT is the most expensive option for me rn, while Durham and Fordham cost somewhat the same although the cost is not a big factor in my decision.

I want to know the differences in opportunities available with internships, recruiting, compensation, career opportunities in the UK vs US, etc. Any input would be much appreciated, thank you for your time!

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  • Associate 2 in Consulting
Apr 8, 2021 - 5:13pm

FYI business school typically refers to MBA, whereas it sounds like you're discussing undergrad

Can you possibly transfer into a business major at UT Austin if you get good grades? If so that'd be the best option. If not, I'm sure there will still be good job opportunities as it's a great school

Fordham may not be as good as you think, rankings are pretty mediocre. However, it is in NYC which has a great job market and is a very different experience from Austin, so it's not necessarily a bad choice if NYC is what you're interested in

Salaries are much higher in the US, so I'd probably not consider Durham

Apr 9, 2021 - 3:05pm

You're not really a born and bred, traditional aristocrat if you work hard enough to get into Harvard.- Prospie

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