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Jun 30, 2008 - 5:58pm

people on this forum keep talking about the "target schools." i'm very new to this whole process, but i'm just wondering what business schools this term refers to.

Jun 30, 2008 - 6:04pm

HSW (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton) are the big 3.
NYU, Chicago, MIT, Northwestern are also up there.

Below them are places like Dartmouth, Berkley, Yale, and a ton of others. There is and always will be lots of debate around this, but the 7 I mentioned first are generally at or near the top of most lists.

Jun 30, 2008 - 8:37pm

Top target schools for IB are: harvard, wharton, columbia and chicago. By target, I mean schools which consistently place more students in BBs as compared to other schools. These are the schools which recruiters identified to us students as their top schools for recruiting.

Some schools are very good, such as stanford, but you will find less of them in BBs primarily because their students are less interested in IB.

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