I have offer from Thunderbird business school and Robert Smith school of business at Maryland University.

Which one would maximise my chances of landing a spot at a BB investment bank (especially in M&A)...any tips?

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never heard of either, but my guess is you have a better chance with a name like Robert Smith. Thunderbird may be a cool name for a car, but for a b-school? i'm not talking from experience though so don't take my word for it...

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  •  8/6/06

Both are not too great, lower your expectation and prepare to join a 2nd/3rd tier bank - the 1st tier won't look at you.


Thunderbird is one of the best international business schools in the world. It's basically unknown in any other field. So if you go there, plan on working abroad, and you will probably get a great job. But if you want to work in NY, you have to somehow spin the int'l angle, like doing emerging markets finance or something. People in the industry know it's a great int'l school, but again, it's ranked low in every other category.

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