Undergrad for IB: Northwestern (Kellogg), IU Kelley, Notre Dame Mendoza, UVA (McIntire), UT Austin

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Can someone please rank these schools in terms of best placement for IB
These are just some of the schools I am considering

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  • Prospective Monkey in
Sep 12, 2019

Northwestern doesn't have an undergrad business program. The Kellogg certificate is available but students only take 4 classes over the course of junior year.

In regards to placement for the other 4 schools, UT Austin is going to place very well into Houston, UVA places really well into NY, Notre Dame will place well into Chicago, and IU Kelley (IB Workshop) places averagely into both NY and Chicago, with some outliers placing into top firms.

Northwestern only has about 40 students who recruit for Banking, so there's a small but strong pipeline into most top firms in both NY and Chi, and also for TPH, EVR and Citi down in Houston.

I'd advise going to the best school possible and not go to a school strictly for IB recruiting. If you are a strong candidate you can easily make it into the industry from any of those schools, but if you change your mind and want to work in a different industry, you may be limited by some of those schools.

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Sep 12, 2019

Sounds good. Thank you very much for the detailed response

Sep 12, 2019

Each of the listed schools will provide you a platform to get to IB so I'd honestly select the school you believe you'd enjoy the most / you like the most.

Rankings for IB based on my experience / opinion: UVA McIntire, Northwestern / ND Mendoza, McCombs (if BHP I'd place 2nd or side-by-side with McIntire), IU. All are good schools.

Sep 12, 2019

Thank you very much for clarifying

  • Prospective Monkey in Investment Banking - Mergers and Acquisitions
Sep 12, 2019

IB recruiting: UVA > NW > ND > UT > IU

Overall prestige: NW > UVA > ND > UT > IU

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Sep 12, 2019

Echoe everything above but consider the debt as well for each school

  • Prospective Monkey in Other
Sep 12, 2019

Northwestern in a heartbeat

Sep 12, 2019

UVA, UT Austin, ND Mendoza, Northwestern, Kelley

Sep 12, 2019