Help please: Vanderbilt MSF or SDA Bocconi MCF?

I have been accepted to both of these programs. Vandy places more emphasis on quant, Bocconi offers a more rounded program. After completion, I hope to go to work as an analyst for a boutique or mid-market IBD focused on alt energy and/or clean technologies. I am a US citizen but would prefer to work in Europe if I had the opportunity to.

Rankings:
Financial Times Global MBA 2007: Vandy - 61, Bocconi â€" 42
Economist 2006 Rankings: Vandy â€" 51, Bocconi â€" 95
Business Week 2006 Full-Time MBA: Vandy â€" Top US #30, Bocconi â€" Non-US 2nd tier
WSJ MBA 06 Recruiterâ€s Scorecard: Vandy â€" Regional #21, Bocconi â€" International #21
USNews Best Grad B-Schools 2008: Vandy â€" 34.

Which school would you pick? If you hire in the US, is Bocconi familiar enough that you would consider a candidate from there? What about Vanderbilt in the EU?

Thanks in advance for your consideration of this matter.

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Jun 5, 2007 - 12:41pm

If you want to work in Europe, Bocconi is a clear choice - however you will be targeted by Italian teams within the banks, so fluent Italian will be a must.

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Jun 5, 2007 - 1:09pm

FStreet,

Don't hate me for saying this but why didn't you apply to LSE Msc Accy/Finc. ... especially for placement in Europe?

I say go to Vandy and get a job in Houston as an energy banker after the program, that's your best bet?

Good luck, watch out for those big italian asses if you end up in Italy, italian chicks are hot but most have HUGE asses. For real.

Jun 5, 2007 - 8:43pm
bryan1:
FStreet,

Don't hate me for saying this but why didn't you apply to LSE Msc Accy/Finc. ... especially for placement in Europe?

I say go to Vandy and get a job in Houston as an energy banker after the program, that's your best bet?

Good luck, watch out for those big italian asses if you end up in Italy, italian chicks are hot but most have HUGE asses. For real.

I agree, you should have applied to some UK programs.

As for the size of asses...what kind of whitebread guy are you? What's wrong with an ass?

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Jun 6, 2007 - 5:16pm
fp175:
As for the size of asses...what kind of whitebread guy are you? What's wrong with an ass?

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Jun 5, 2007 - 1:19pm

I can only advise you based on close friends and their experiences, I should note they did masters programs...

I have a girlfriend who is a US citizen, native Italian, who went to Bucconi for her masters. She's had a tough time getting a decent job in Europe or even in the US for that matter. My perception of Bucconi is that it's a school that's highly regarded for turning out great marketing folks but not so much so for finance or careers in IB.

I have another girlfriend who did the 1Y MBA track at Vanderbilt and she has found jobs readily... albeit not in banking. This girlfriend is now a product manager in NY for L'Oreal.

There was a good discussion thread on Vanderbilt a few months ago. I think the consensus was that Vanderbilt is a well recognized program, just not for banking... anyways, search thru the forum to find it.

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