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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 13, 2020 - 3:33pm

Equal B schools. It depends if you want to work in Texas or Chicago.

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:01pm

I'd pick McCombs hands down. Good representation from EBs and BBs across the board. Very hard to get MBB unless you're in the business honors program but tier 2 consulting is very possible from the regular business school.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:12pm

I go to Kelley and have friends at McCombs. Lots of people will go to the one that they get in-state tuition. Why pay $40k a year when you could pay $10k a year? Strong students can get great IB and consulting gigs at either school. I think McCombs has a slightly better reputation and easier to get IB and consulting, assuming that you're okay with with most opportunities being in Texas with some NYC. McCombs dominates Texas, while Kelley has a larger presence in Chicago and a slightly larger presence in NYC for IB.

Jun 13, 2020 - 4:14pm

Mccombs by far... people hype up Indiana way too much on this forum. Same with random banks like dyal and dbo or whatever. Shits weird

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:33pm

Kelley is overhyped by the Kelley trolls when they say it's a target.

However, their employment reports are incredible. Starting salaries and employment rate are the same as top public schools. like UNC, UT.

I was shocked since it's in the middle of nowhere.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020 - 11:53am

@rbcnumberonefan is just a troll trying to be controversial. Just look at this fool's post history. He had to change his username because he got called out and is now scared

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:31pm


I have a cousin there doing economic consulting major. If you want consulting, economic consulting major at Kelley is probably one of the best in the country. Insanely high salaries and PWC/Deloitte/LEK/BCG/EY were all top ten employers of this majors.

Both schools are similar for finance.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:50pm

Lol, I go to Kelley. BCG and LEK take like 2-3 a year, extremely tough to get for most students. Big 4 consulting recruits here but you still need to be a strong student and do quite a bit of consulting prep.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 13, 2020 - 4:52pm

Economic consulting only has like 80 students, so they will be top ten employers.

It's on the salary statistics page for Kelley students.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 13, 2020 - 5:02pm

I work at a small boutique in the Chicago area and we recruit directly from IU. We have a shit load of Kelley analysts. I know many of our other competitors recruit at IU as well.

The UT McCombs school has a lot of respect too. I've heard they place great in Houston.

My opinion is choose where you see yourself going/succeeding and not based on what interns on WSO say.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 13, 2020 - 5:08pm

All things being equal it's the same for finance and if you're looking to break into IB you should be just fine with either college however there are external factors to consider that are listed below.

  1. Girls UT>IU

  2. Gameday UT>IU

  3. Alumni UT>IU

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Jun 13, 2020 - 9:56pm

Rich fuckers these days litterally putting enrollment deposits into multiple schools taking away spots from others and still can't get into anything better than a low semi-target.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 29, 2020 - 10:21pm

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