Semi-target Econ vs. Non-target Business

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We all know that Ivy econ >= non-Ivy business.

But how about Northwestern econ (top 15, no undergrad b-school) vs. Notre Dame's Mendoza b-school? I don't think Notre Dame is up there with the other b-schools like Ross, Stern, McIntire, Haas and Sloan, but I hear Northwestern mentioned frequently as a "semi-target".

How would an industrial engineering/management sciences major from Northwestern be looked at compared to a Northwestern econ or Notre Dame business major?

This is for top MC firms (M/B/B/Monitor/Marakon/Mercer)

Comments (12)

May 24, 2007

If you want MC firms, go NU IEMS. Traditionally, over 50% of graduating seniors go into MC firms.

May 25, 2007

NU easily

Jul 5, 2007

dude it's northwestern, ND is no comparison especially if you're trying to work in chicago

Jul 5, 2007

Northwestern is a definite target - I'd definitely be all up in that piece.

Jul 19, 2007

northwestern a semi-target? ive always heard it referred to as a target...

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Jul 20, 2007

how about NYU econ?

Jul 21, 2007

I don't think I can make a poll on this thread now, but for Northwestern: MMSS+Econ or IEMS+Econ?

Aug 15, 2007

It seems like MMSS generally places better in both MC and IB. But then again, many IEMS do that major so that they can get IE jobs like supply chain, manufacturing, etc. It's not that these people couldn't get the jobs in MC or IB, they just didn't want them.

A lot of IEMS classes are very focused on business (entrepreneurship, corporate finance, financial engineering to name a few), and I thought IEMS looked like a more interesting major overall.

However, if you have the choice between MMSS and IEMS, do MMSS (you def have to have your shit together to get into MMSS, I didn't have the math I needed as a Frosh). From what I hear, MMSS has a great reputation with all finance and consulting firms.

NU is rolling out a certificate program with Kellogg right now for engineering majors in Managerial Analytics that looks much more solid than an Econ pairing. If you can get into this program, it may be a better bet than MMSS.

Good luck.

Jul 23, 2007

how about NYU econ?

It's definitely possible. NYU econ is in the top 10, and with regards to consulting, there is no competition with Stern kids. I'm an NYU econ student and I got an internship with Monitor.

Jul 24, 2007

Northwestern MMSS+IEMS+Econ+Kellogg Undergraduate Certificate Program.

give me a break. simply Econ with a good gpa and badass work experience will get you the interview

Jul 24, 2007

Is there no competition with Stern kids because they don't want consulting jobs in general? Or because NYU Econ does better than Stern?

Jul 25, 2007