i am currently finishing up my junior year of high school and trying to figure out where to go to school. my top school is Purdue University to study at Krannert School of Management. I'm very farmiliar in the program since I have gone on visits and my entire family are Purdue grads. I'm in a finance program at my high school am sure that I would like to pursue either a career in public accounting or IBanking. I hope to work in either Chicago or New York after college. The schools I'm going to be applying for are Purdue, DePaul, Butler, and Indiana University.
My top two and the two I would be most likely to be accepted into are Purdue and DePaul. I say this because my first couple years of high school were very bad. At Purdue it would not be difficult to do a double major in Accounting and Management(with a focus on Finance). I don't think that these are target schools so would that make it difficult to land a good job coming from these schools or even to get into a good MBA program coming from these schools? I assume that it would make it slightly more difficult but if i get a good GPA and am proactive in looking for jobs/internships then would i be just fine at a school like Purdue? Going to Purdue would also save a lot of money because it is in-state whereas DePaul is much more expensive. I was really just curious what the public's outlook is on my situation. Any advice would be great.
Purdue also has a program where you can complete your undergrad and get an MBA in five years. Would an MBA still hold alot of value even though you don't have any work experience? I feel like I would try to get an MBA if i decided i for sure wanted to go into banking but would try to get a MAcc at a more prestigious school if i decide accounting is what's right for me.