Vanderbilt MSF vs. 'Nova MSF vs. CUNY Baruch MSF vs. Georgetown Online/Blended MSF

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Mar 16, 2017

1) Tons of Nova alumni on the street. Honestly, a couple years about and only douchebags are going to be talking about brand. Who is #1 in the tourney?? Yeah, 'nuff said.

Brand wise it is Gtown>Vandy>Nova. That being said, anyone acting like Vanderbilt is Harvard or some shit should just get a beer poured on their head.

2) Gtown has an in person option. They rolled it out a year after they started their online program because they found students in the online program coming to campus to meet up and basically acting like it was an in person program.

3) Nashville is the shit and their career services are amazing. If you want NYC finance, you will get it from Vanderbilt.

IMO, choose Vanderbilt. Georgetown is great, but they just don't have the career set up and historic placement stats to back it up like Vanderbilt does. You'll do fine from Georgetown, but you will have to put in more work on your own. I personally would chose DC over Nashville, but Nashville is a ton of fun, good airport and might be nice to change it up for 9 months. The program is cheaper also.

BTW - use the fact that you got into all of these programs to extract some cash from the schools. Vanderbilt should be able to offer you some scholarship money to make the choice real easy. Talk to Blake and let him know NYC is your goal and he will work with you.

Mar 16, 2017

Damn TNA, you're a freaking oracle haha. That's kind of my gut feeling but I can't help but worry about the fact it's in Nashville. I mean, why would a NYC recruiter come all the way down to Tennessee just because it's Vanderbilt. Like you said, it's not exactly Harvard.

With Villanova, I also get a sense that I'd be more pigeonholed into MM shops. It's more of a sure shot on NYC, but I see it as kind of a hedge with the lack of BB upside. I can't see any BB's considering someone with 'Nova on their resume, especially next to somebody with Vandy or Gtown on their resume. Is this accurate?

I went to a top 25 undergrad so I feel that the Nova name might be a "step down" in their eyes. Between Gtown and Vandy, is Gtown significantly more prestigious than Vandy or only slightly? It's sure as hell more expensive so I don't know if the ROI will be as great despite it's better name.

Ultimately it just comes down to ROI in my eyes - with a focus on NYC IBD. I guess I can at least rule out CUNY Baruch? haha

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Mar 17, 2017

You're from a top 25 undergrad and you still lack independent thinking abilities. Sad. Get a spine

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Mar 16, 2017

So wonderfully helpful of you. About as helpful as your advice. Enjoy the monkey shit.

Mar 17, 2017
TNA:

So wonderfully helpful of you. About as helpful as your advice. Enjoy the monkey shit.

I gave very fair advice for somebody who like to be told what to do.
I also assumed you knew my ignorance of your shit, but maybe I should just let you know here.

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Mar 16, 2017

It's not a matter of "liking" being told what to do. What I'm doing is seeking advice from those who have more experience and know more about this than I do. It's not lacking "independent thinking abilities", it's knowing how dumb it is to make a decision based on pure speculation and not outside input.

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Mar 17, 2017

Do as you please. Hope you're not hanging yourself on a TNA tree is all.

There is a difference between asking information to make informed decision versus begging advice and just let others ruin your life

Mar 16, 2017

Your question is perfectly valid. Don't listen to advice from a guy who can barely write coherent English.

Mar 17, 2017
TNA:

Your question is perfectly valid. Don't listen to advice from a guy who can barely write coherent English.

That's the stupidest thing i have heard. It is no longer a difference in opinions with your nonsense.

You looked like a total loser with that discriminatory bias. Are your ancestors not immigrants or did you grow up on a banana tree? Getting yourself a drink and finding your humanity could be helpful.

Lastly, my credits are too expensive for me to give you a monkey shit.

Mar 16, 2017

You give shit advice and you're largely incoherent. You then try and diminish my advice. Go cry me a river.

Banana tree? What the fuck are you talking about?

Finding my humanity? You give advice that could negatively impact someone and you want me to "getting myself a drink" and find my humanity? Boo hoo.

Mar 17, 2017

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TNA:

Finding my humanity? You give advice that could negatively impact someone and you want me to "getting myself a drink" and find my humanity? Boo hoo.

And yet you give others the expert assurance to go to different programs knowing less about them than from an one night stand. How laughable!**

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Mar 16, 2017

So what aspect of my advice do you specifically disagree with?

I'm curious to see your advice.

Mar 17, 2017

Does nyc ib matter that much in short term? why do brands matter? When does school location Not matter?
Where can one find valid and proven placement info outside of pdf reports?

The rest is up to his/her spine to decide what to do. Yes I offer no opinions in this but questions only. Call it shit advice as you please

Mar 16, 2017

1) OP specifically asked about NYC so yes, it matters.

2) brand matters when it means OCR, alumni and prestige. If that didn't matter people would want U Cincinnati MSF over Vanderbilt.

3) where can someone find placement information outside of a placement report?

Is that even a question?? Placement reports are the first thing. Then you talk to career services. Then you go on LinkedIn.

In conclusion, you have no issues with my advice and cannot articulate and support another view point. You insult the OP for asking a question that you've asked back in the day. You then criticize my recommendation that I expanded on and supported.

This is why I called you out. This is why your advice, or lack thereof, is bad.

Mar 17, 2017

That's why i called you out lol. You vomitted a ton of information and you thought that "been there done that" experience gives you the right to give shit advice.

A degree costs thousands of dollars for them, a year of opportunity costs including salary, but you made a few more bucks hanging Ads on your website. What a hippocrite!

Time for breakfast.

Mar 16, 2017

Someone asks for advice. I give advice.

Your problem is you answer questions not asked. OP is trying to decide between 4 programs for NYC placements and you give him shit.

Whatever. I'm fairly confident anyone with half a brain can see how absurd you are.

OP - I wish you the best of luck.

Mar 16, 2017

I reiterate. What exactly did I say that is incorrect. List it.

You won't and can't because you don't know your head from your ass. Do you disagree that gtown has a better rep than Vanderbilt? Do you disagree they Vanderbilt has a better history of placements? Have you visited all three campuses and have you spoken to admissions staff at all three?

Do you disagree that Villanova has most of their alumni in NYC? Do you disagree with the OP speaking to the career officer at Vanderbilt to confirm his NYC goals?

I'm dying to hear your different opinion and your reasoning behind it.

Mar 21, 2017

I love Nashville. It is the only place I would live where it doesn't get ample snow.

Mar 16, 2017

Go talk to Blake and he will put you at ease. You have banks coming because Vanderbilt is a T25-30 MBA program. They also do MSF trips to NYC. The program does very well and has a shit ton of MSF alumni that can and will help you.

Nashville is a lot of fun. And think of it like this. The only school where getting into Manhattan will be both cheap and easy is Nova. Gtown you are looking at at least $120-$150 bucks, round trip on Amtrak to get to NYC. You can bolt bus it if you want, but it will suck up your whole day.

Look at it like this. You'll probably save $10-20K going to Vanderbilt (maybe more if you extract some cash). Program is about $5-10k cheaper and COL will be lower as well. So take that money and put it towards some Southwest flights to NYC or something.

May 18, 2017
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