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Nov 15, 2021 - 3:43pm

I am potential MBA candidate myself - aiming at Darden/Tuck/INSEAD. From my research (have been doing so for the past year), I can tell you that INSEAD won't be much help in your scenario. It is a great school which is only 1 year, 2 campuses, Kellogg/Wharton/CEIBS as transfer BUT it is a consulting school. You have probably heard this a thousand times but INSEAD is mostly targeted for consulting space. There are some corporate finance roles, tech roles, and some IB - but the process isn't as streamlined. Thinking about PE/VC? Forget it. Thinking about tech PE/VC? Just no. 

LBS will be your way to go if you are aiming for Europe market.

Booth/Wharton/CBS is the way to go for American Market. *DRUM ROLL* Stanford is absolutely the way to go if you are aiming for Tech PE/VC. Amazing school for PE/VC (the best) and especially being close to the tech market? No brainer. 

You should 1st consider which market you want to target (UK vs US), assess your profile, and go from there. 

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Nov 15, 2021 - 6:36pm

Personally (I might get backlash for this) - but I see Sloan as a "all-rounder" school. Like jack-of-all-trades. When I think of Sloan nothing "specific" comes out to me. Ex: Consulting? Tuck/Kellogg. IB? Cornell/NYU/CBS/Booth/Wharton. Tech? Foster/Duke/Haas/UCLA/USC/Stanford/Ross. General Management? Stanford/Harvard. Marketing? Kellogg. Entrepreneurship? Harvard/Stanford. PE/VC? Stanford/Harvard/Wharton/Booth/CBS

I might be missing some from the above list - but I quickly thought about general topics and the schools that pop out for me. Sloan on the other hand - may not be known for one particular thing, but checks the box for all. Look at their employment report. 28% Consulting, 25% Tech, 21% Finance. It's not skewed to one particular industry/Function. NYU has 25% IB (Just IB alone). Tuck 42% Consulting. Stanford - 24% PE/VC

Sloan may not be known for PE/VC - but if you work hard it can get you there. It's also a great school for back-up plans. If PE/VC doesn't work out it can get you into IB/AM/Cons/Tech, etc.. you name it. 

*Once again the above is based on my personal experience/networking. If there are other actual Sloan graduates - I would be all ears to listen to them and take my comment with a grain of salt. 

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