Real Estate Career - USC Marshall or UT Austin for MBA?Subscribe
Admitted to both UT Austin and USC Marshall without any money. I am interested in pursuing real estate long term and am thinking about a post-MBA role in acquisitions or private equity. Both programs appear to have fairly strong real estate programs. USC offers a dual MBA/Masters in Real Estate Development program which allows you to get two masters on pretty much the same timeline, something I am considering.
I have lived in California for 10 years and love it here. Realistically, even if I attended UT Austin, I would probably be looking to get back to the West Coast post-graduation.
I feel like UT Austin has a better overall MBA reputation. Both schools have incredibly similar class profiles in terms of GMAT/GPA. USC would arguably have a stronger network in the Southern California area where I ultimately would like to reside. UT Austin's program is about $9k cheaper in tuition each year and has a lower cost of living, however I feel like career opportunities should outweigh short-term financial discrepancies.
Any advice, input, or insights? It seems to me that it is a question of reputation vs geographic location. Do you agree? How would you weight them particularly as they relate to a post-mba career in real estate
Thanks in advance!