Kellogg or Stern?

Been at a tiny IB for a few years and I wanna get into private equity. I'm going back to get my MBA and realize I may need to get an in-between job to bridge the gap. I'm thinking a good consulting job to get the stamp of approval and move on from there. I want to end up in NYC after school. (1) It seems Kellogg is a better school overall, but not sure it has the reach to NYC to make up for it. (2) Is Stern a stronger name for PE in the long run? You're thoughts? Thanks very much.

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Mar 9, 2020 - 8:38pm

I interviewed with a handulf of MBA programs including Stern a month back and my interviewer (Stern alumni and IB associate) communicated that one of Stern's weaknesses were its PE placement. Although, this is really a weakness of any top bschool maybe excluding HBS. Any top bschool will be challenging for you to transition into PE without previous investor experience. Goodluck.

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:48pm

Any others, esp from Kellogg alum in finance/PE?

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Mar 20, 2020 - 4:26pm

thanks! any helpful points addressing either of the questions I actually asked?

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Mar 21, 2020 - 10:48am

i think its a no brainer that kellogg is better for PE regardless of geography than Stern. However, most (99.9%) recruiting is done off-campus and your previous banking experience will matter. I don't think its impossible for you but I know people will top-tier investment banking experience and prior PE that really struggled to land something decent post-mba so I think it will be an incredibly difficult jump to make

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