I am an Italian Business Administration student and I got two offers, one from HEC's MiM and one from Bocconi's MiF, this last one including a full scholarship (around 26k). I can't decide between the two, each one has its pros and cons. I actually do not have a shot-term goal, except from aiming as high as possible in terms of career. I personally like both "working with numbers" and dealing with consulting topics. To be honest, even if I had the MiM as my first choice (since the long, long-term goal is entrepreneurship), I do perform better in financial courses and find them more stimulating. For what concerns placement, France is not my goal, even if I'd be quite satisfied in ending up working in Paris (I really love that city); on the other hand London and Italy are two very good options for me. Finally, one thing that really pis**s me off is that the HEC campus (which according to some is also pretty bad) is in the middle of nowhere, and I really like "living the city". Maybe two years there are not too much of fun.
I am currently giving more credits to Bocconi, even if HEC has some exceptional points, including a more customisable program, a slightly better brand, and a more doable studying experience (smaller classes and not too hard courses, from what I heard). I like rankings, but I am also pretty sure that among the top 10 business schools it really comes down to how good you are, rather than brand, placement or whatsoever. Ending up in Bocconi, HEC, LBS or others does not make such a big difference if you are good.
I would like to have some of your opinions, especially if you have been studying in one of these two or have a direct experience.
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