Please bear with/forgive me if I am not being thorough enough, this is my first time posting. I was recently admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology MS Finance and the WUSTL MS Financetrack. I like the Illinois Tech option mainly because it looks like it offers more quantitative/computational courses; also the location gives the school an advantage. My concern is that the program is not well known outside of Chicago.
My background: I am a recent graduate with a BS in Economics from top 50 US school. I was a Finance and Accounting Intern for the CFO of a large international airport and had another internship as an "economist" for a major advocacy group in Washington, DC. I am still explorig my career goals but have interests in: Sales and Trading, Investment Analyst, and Private Equity,
If I were to compare the IIT MS Fin Vs. WUSTL Corporate Finance and Investments, I would say that WUSTL's has the advantage in regards to prestige and job recruitment. The location and cost of IIT is obviously better (a little over 40k for two years vs 65k for one) additionally, having an economics background, and going to IIT, which is two years will allow me to utlize my summer off by gaining more internship experience in a more technical financial position.
I would love your feedback on how to better compare the two schools. Currently I am focusing on comparing the future job prospectives and course offerings. Please feel free to comment on where you would go in this position and why.
Thank you very much!