I am an international student with MSF offers from UT Austin, USC, and John's Hopkins. I am currently still waiting on Boston College and Vanderbilt for MSF, and Columbia for applied analytics. Looking for some suggestions in how I should rank my options, and where might be the best place to go if my further interest is to go into consulting.
My bid was with UT Austin given their career services, business school reputation, their prior placements into consulting, and their being a big target in the Texas area. However I have been hearing a lot of advocation for USC given their better location in regards to more finance focused opportunities along the west coast. Also people are saying that UT's career services might not definitely top USC given they are pretty lateral in their program quality. I actually haven't heard much about Boston College's MSF, so if anyone could contribute it would be greatly appreciated!
Currently my pros and cons are as follows:
pro: tuition; career services; target in Texas
con: location? questionable whether will be STEM designated (heard still in process)
pro: LA/location for finance
con: tuition; dunno whether career services will be as good as UT (maybe they are the same)
pro: location; higher general ranking for school
con: dunno about job placements
I think pretty much Vandy will top everything else if I get in? I heard their placements has been the best among the above mentioned schools.
I also applied for Vanderbilt, currently waiting on results. If anyone could input on that too it would mean a lot!!
University of Toronto Economics Undergrad
Tsinghua University Masters in Management
(I am a Chinese Canadian who wish to maybe move back to China for further prospects, hence my going back for a degree)
Has consulting internship experience at Tier 2 firm
Thank you so much for any information!