Umich LSA or BU?
Hi guys, I'm a transfer student who got accepted from both Umich LSA and BU. In Umich, I probably will major in Financial Math and double in Economics, and minor in business (Ross) if I could. Besides, I would like to ask that is it still necessary to minor in business (Ross) if I will double major in Economics?
In BU, I probably will choose Statistics and double in Math and Economics major.
Since I'm an international student, the tuition fee of those schools are kind of the same to me and Umich is about $5,000 cheaper than BU per year.
I know Umich(Ross) is a target school for investment banking and consulting, but I'm not sure if Umich (LSA) is, too, because I know the career platform of Ross is not open for LSA students. Comparing with Umich, BU is not a target school for investment banking and consulting, but a lot of students of BU will go to Big Four. I found on Linkedin most alumni of Umich is in Detroit, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and BU has alumni most in Boston, New York and San Francisco.
I preferred to find a job in investment banking and consulting after I graduate, I would like to ask which school is better? I know Umich has a lot of alumni, but its location is a bit remote comparing with BU which is right in Boston. Will the geographic location effect finding job a lot, such as the opportunities of interviews (as I need to take flights to go to the east coast)? I am now preferring to work in east coast, probably either New York or Boston, (probably will consider west coast also in the future), will BU students have a better reputation in the companies of these two cities? Does BU have a large job search advantage due to its location than Umich? Or actually, for banking recruitment, school and its reputation on the wall street is more important than its location?
I need to decide before June 1st, so any advice and suggestions are welcome. Thank you very much!