First time poster here. I was accepted to both Mendoza and Olin (w/equal scholarship) for my MBA. Post-MBA I will be looking to transition to consulting from my current background of specialized audit for a Big 4 firm. After reviewing the websites and talking to alumni for both schools I have come up with the following:
Attribute ND Olin
US News Rank 31 23
Median salary 105500 108000
Employed three months after graduation 88% 98%
Class size 122 145
Consulting (by industry) 15.10% 21%
Consulting (by industry) median salary 100,000 142,000
Consulting (by function) 20.40% 26%
Consulting (by function) median salary 100,004 141,000
West area placement 16.90% 24%
East area placement 15.70% 11%
Name Recognition Yes No
Alumni involvement Yes No
Campus recruitment strength 70.80% 50%
Corporate consulting practicums
10 day immersion trips
Business on the front line
Pipeline to Deloitte and many firms partners are former ND alumni. On campus recruitment big names are: Deloitte, PwC, EY and Booz.
Given the lack of on campus-recruitment you will have to fight for off-campus recruiters attention and leverage your network considerably. However, all the big firms and mid-tier have some Olin alumni in their ranks so it is doable.
The above data would suggest Olin is a more logical choice but I imagine there are some factors that I am forgetting. If you have any suggestions or additional information please let this over-analyzing human being know.
Thank you in advance!