UT Austin Business Honors+ Finance VS. Michigan Ross Direct Admit

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I got into UT BHP and if I go there will do a double major in Finance. I also got Ross direct admit. Which is a better option? I am planning to go into Management consulting or IB. Cost is the same for both schools Any input will greatly help! Thank you.

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Feb 19, 2018

easy, ross unless u want austin weather

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Feb 19, 2018

Any particular reason you'd say that?

Feb 19, 2018

Ross. Not close

Feb 19, 2018

I actually think it's close enough that other factors are the deciding ones. If you absolutely have to be in Texas when you graduate, definitely go UT. If you prefer NY or Chicago, Michigan would be better.

There must be something about the schools you prefer other than banking opportunities.....right????

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Feb 19, 2018

Right that makes sense. I dont really think the place matters as much. If I get a good job with a great salary, thats pretty much good for me. I feel like Ross has a better national presence, but BHP is really good in UT. What do you think?

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Mar 3, 2018

You mean the asses? ........

Feb 20, 2018

UT BHP is basically top 10% of McCombs undergrad. MBB and all the top banks recruit at Texas and often times, they exclusively target BHP students which gives you a tremendous advantage over the rest of the business school. Ross is great but direct admit or not, you will still have to fight everyone else to get on the closed lists. If all the peripheral factors are equal, I'd choose UT BHP.

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Feb 19, 2018

I get what you're saying but isnt it difficult to compete among all the BHP students as well?

Feb 20, 2018

Sure but it is a lot easier to compete for closed interview list spots against 120 students than 650 students. As someone has already mentioned, geography is probably the biggest differentiator here as Ross was have better placement in the midwest and BHP McCombs in the Southwest.

Mar 4, 2018

I'd also echo what consultingmonkey is saying, former UT grad here (non BHP). BHP is a great program with great placement, they for the most part get the jobs they want whether it be in Texas or SF or NYC. I'd agree Ross>McCombs for banking but BHP definitely evens things out and the decisions should come to other factors such as fit, culture, and what you're looking for in a college experience (college town vs. Austin).

Feb 20, 2018

Remove your name from the site/pick an alias

BHP kids tend to place in the single digits at tier 1 firms and they get preference in terms of recruiting for both NY and Houston. But Ross kills at NY placement as their alumni network is powerful.

PM me, I can probably shed more light as I've dealt with a similar situation and came from a similar background as yours

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Feb 19, 2018

Alright thanks!

Feb 24, 2018

I'd recommend Michigan. Ross gets OCR for basically every reputable bank in NY plus MBB and all the top boutique consulting firms, and if you don't find what you want in OCR then you can find Michigan alumni at almost every firm in those industries

Feb 20, 2018

You could substitute McCombs in your post and it would be every bit as true.

Mar 3, 2018

Nope UT MBA alums are slightly out of Top MBA leagues. Slightly.

Feb 20, 2018

You do realize that Texas business undergrads are also McCombs grads right?

Mar 3, 2018

Yes. UT McCombs is slightly less well regarded outside of TX, IMO, but still a fine school. I do think Michigan Ross is marginally better. Maybe less of a difference at undergrad level but impact is there

Mar 3, 2018

Current Ross freshman if you have any questions feel free to ask.
It's a fun place to be with a great culture. With that said I'm sure you can say the same about UT.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

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Mar 4, 2018

Not so simple BHP at UT is pretty elite and has comparable placement across Texas and the Southeast. I think it depends on what kind of college experience you want and where you'd like to end up. College town vs unique city, midwest vs. south, warm weather vs cold

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May 4, 2018
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