I will be applying to (only) USC and John Hopkins masters in finance.
My question is, if I do get into both programs (hopefully i do!), which program do you think would satisfy my interests? What are YOUR opinions on both programs?
-Graduating with bachelors in finance and non target (3.4-3.5 gpa)
-Have not taken GMAT (aiming for 680+)
-Not sure at all as to what I want to do (hopefully a masters in finance will help me figure it out)
-Only 2 years of experience + internship at wealth management firm
-Would want to reside and work in LA, not sure about east coast yet
If i had a choice now, I would pick Johns Hopkins.
My reasoning is that even tho JH is in east coast, they have a much better "international" reputation as a university vs USC imo. More employers (esp ones that arent from Southern California) would recognize Johns hopkins rather than USC a lot more.... I think? However, USC has a strong network as well, esp in LA. I do not know which program is actually better in regards to education and academics.
Is my reasoning sound? Or am i totally off. Which school should I choose IF i were to get accepted to both?