IU Kelley v USC Marshall

I am nearing the deadline to make my decision for college and I am deciding between these two schools. Can somebody give me their opinion on which would be better for IB recruiting? I have not received a full financial aid package at USC yet but I would imagine it will be substantially more expensive for USC. I am also still undecided between LA IB and NYC IB so if anyone is able to give me an idea of what the opportunities could look like out of these school respective to their regions that would be much appreciated. 

I have also been accepted to UCSB, UCSD, and Cal Poly in state but they would be ~10k cheaper than IU and obviously not a target. But if any of you believe these would be a better option then lmk.

Thank you.

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Apr 3, 2021 - 5:17am

USC hands down. Imo USC is not a T20 school like some ppl claim but the business school is great if you wanna be in the SoCal area. IU Kelley is also fine if you're in the IB workshop (big if). I would also say USC since you will have more flexibility since you don't know if you truly enjoy finance yet

Apr 3, 2021 - 3:28pm

Thank you for your comment. How do you think the opportunities in IB out of USC compare to the opportunities in IB out of IU? I am pretty set on going into those fields so knowing if I could save potentially 30k a year at Indiana with similar opportunities that would be great

  • Intern in HF - Other
Apr 3, 2021 - 3:44pm

Getting to NYC is going to be a challenge from SC (doable but not easy) but you'll be in a great spot in LA or SF offices. 

IU will place well in Chicago and may outplace SC in NYC IMO. You'll have very little chance at LA or SF IB though if you go there. 

I had about half a dozen friends do UG at USC and none of them were able to break into IB in NYC out of SC. They were able to get interviews they just didn't convert and are now working in unremarkable jobs (BO, Headhunting, etc.). I'm from the LA area and have been underwhelmed by the placements that they have. 

  • Intern in RE - Res
Apr 5, 2021 - 10:08am

Definitely USC. U can check out the Trojan Investing Society and the USC Value Investing Group and they both place lights out and def send kids to NY.

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