Anxiety around a MBA decision
Hello everyone! I have been accepted into 6 programs and have narrowed the list down to 3. I am currently torn between two comparable free rides in DC (UMD and GW) and a partial scholarship to Emory. All programs are FT 2yr. The programs in DC have a stronger course offerings in real estate development but Emory has far and away the better student body and a more flexible course structure (integrated core entirely in first semester).
My question is to those out there who have made these tough decisions: if your gut didn't stick on one school, what made you pick the program you attended?
I welcome any and all advice, comments, and questions!
#MBA #decision #emory #umd #gw #scholarship #realestate #quandry #help
- Eric Allen expert Samuel, first of all, let me say congrats - that's fantastic news. I will reach out to a students / alumni I can get my hands on, especially if I can find some folks in the RE development world. Meanwhile, If others have thoughts - chime in! @Kofi Kankam @Joe El Rady @Jay Mixter
- Jay Mixter expert Samuel - This is definitely a good problem to have! It sounds like you are considering some important dimensions in making this choice. However, if you have not already done so, there may be some additional research that would be helpful. First, if you have a strong preference as to where you want to work and for which companies, consider whether the location of particular schools might give you better access to them. Then do a Google search for each MBA program with the names of some of your target companies to see what relationships might exist and what alumni show up. Then try to see what relationships the school and professors in the concentration might have; this could include student projects, visiting professors and consulting work. You might find some of this by searching the names of professors with the names of target companies. Finally, LinkedIn is a great resource for finding out what alumni work at your target companies. You may even consider trying to contact some of the younger alumni to get their input before making your decision. I hope that helps. Good luck!