the sense of entitlement is strong in this one. This is absolutely key, yet a seemingly ignored aspect of deciding on an MBA. I worked for a judge after law school and helped draft opinions. NO FINANCIAL ADVICE - The Information on this forum is provided for education and informational purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). The fee for a two-year MBA programme at many of the second-tier institutes can go up to Rs 16 lakh while only a handful (less than 5%) get offers that exceed Rs 8 lakh per year. MAYBE it's worthwhile if you have a very intensive undergrad, like an engineering degree from a top program. Reach out, go to banquet, lecture, etc. Use those numbers to see if the cost is justified. Jobs like that are a scam. 1- it let's you haji work experience which will help increase your chance of acceptance to the program of your choice. [–]TurboTex 19 points20 points21 points 6 years ago (2 children). REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 28523 on r2-app-033b3304ad245143b at 2020-12-17 14:24:12.517525+00:00 running cb1fbdc country code: NL. For me, I wanted the first level to compensate for a lack of finance foundation. I also identified the information gap that is out there in terms of Business Schools and therefore currently working on a platform called mbaninjas to open up this information gap. You can't do this online. I looked at the list you sent out and the only school I recognized was Indiana which I think might be a a top 20 business school but I'm pretty sure if it is then it's ranked 19 or 20. In fact, the number ranged from 56% to 80%. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). It's just a bit harder if you're not top 10, and also harder if you didn't make any networking connections from your online MBA. Then again, the average MSF is also half the time, therefore half the cost, of an MBA program. Online MBA is worthless, [–]ScotchAndLeather 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). It's refreshed every Monday. Beware of classifying law schools in this manner because it gives undeserved status and dignity to some extremely scammy law schools. This is bad advice. [–]55thand5th 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). The average college student reads very little. [–]throw-it-outAnalyst - Hedge Fund 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (2 children). As a rule of thumb I'd say anything in the top 20 is probably fine but you're really shooting for top 10. [–]asudan30 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), [–]FelixP 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (2 children). [–]beholder95 6 points7 points8 points 6 years ago (23 children). Harvard and Wharton open doors anywhere, but to get a job in (just an example) Seattle... Univ. If you're shooting for high finance/wall street, then it makes no sense to get an MBA from anywhere outside of the top 20. If you hope to work for the most elite MBA firms, you need to get into a school at which those firms recruit. [–]CaseSpartan 7 points8 points9 points 6 years ago (0 children). I started a job after college and about 2 years later work wanted to pay for me to get my MBA if I'd sign a 5 year commitment to them. Seriously why do you say this? I really don't get the mindset that you HAVE to go to a different MBA school from your undergrad school. If you go to a top tier school, you should get additional “personal branding” benefit… but though I am a big believer in personal branding and “credentializing”, I think someone with an MD already has that. On the other hand, if you are trying to break into an industry, then it can be a very helpful tool; it always depends on your circumstances. (To bolster my finance foundation). [–]isthismyname 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children), Yes, I didn't mean to imply that the u Chicago/Kellogg/MIT level is excluded but it's tougher. No idea. If you are making 6 figures at an investment bank, then a top 50 program is less likely to make a large incremental improvement to your earning potential. Housing gets expensive in popular cities. [–]IamLevenAnalyst - Hedge Fund[S] 3 points4 points5 points 6 years ago (15 children). I went to WP Carey - #2 on the list and also a top 20 "in person" MBA program. [–]nmyunit -3 points-2 points-1 points 6 years ago (3 children), [–]IamLevenAnalyst - Hedge Fund[S] 8 points9 points10 points 6 years ago (2 children). [–][deleted] 14 points15 points16 points 6 years ago (4 children). What has your post-MBA career been like? Online grad degrees are almost always worthless. The recruiter was like they spent over 3 months looking for somebody and was expected to launch in 2 weeks. MBA grads from these business schools have at least a 140% average return, U.S. News data show. I would add a caveat that this is more true if you're aspiring to work in a big firm in major cities. They are typically two entirely different networking groups. [–]farria 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (1 child), Its a multi-level marketing model just like cutco.. with financial products instead of knives, [–]IamLevenAnalyst - Hedge Fund[S] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). Opened a lot of doors for me. Basically, you do it for an auto raise on someone else's dime. It depends. and join one of thousands of communities. The University of Notre Dame in Indiana, for example, offers its Executive MBA (EMBA) in blended format via once-a-month classes at sites around the Chicago and Cincinnati metro area. The consensus seems to be don't bother unless it is top tier. [–]FXMarketMakerVP 12 points13 points14 points 6 years ago (0 children). of Washington won't be a top 10 or even top 25 program on anyone's list, but it will be far more well-respected to locals when compared with an evenly-ranked school from another state. Better to have people think you are so good you didn't need one than to think the best you could do is online. On the same note, if you want the high-flying NY hedge fund lifestyle and it's been your dream, you better hail from Wharton or something b/c those contacts will be your entry into the 1% network. Instead of getting an MBA from the best school you get accepted into, research and find an MBA with an emphasis on O&G management, or petroleum development. Just curious, which top 20 MBA program offers such a degree? I am in the exact same position, I am a student at a top 25 MBA program, and I have landed a nice corp fin job in M&A, and managed to more than double my salary after working for 2 years after college. [–]HellaSoberBuy Side 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (1 child). While the overall courses will be different the level of exposure you get from going back to the same school vs an entirely different school leads up to less of an experience. Also why shouldn't you get an MBA from the same degree you recieved your undergraduate in? all may be issues. No, b/c I was never really shooting for high finance or the Big 4 lifestyle. Questions, ELI5s, etc belong in the weekly sticky. No issues. With that it seems like my chances of getting the job I wanted with it. That being said, it requires more work after grad or more work to build a network if you didn't have one. I do corporate finance consulting for a small consulting firm. You also can't the job unless you recommend 10 others to get the job, so they can also be used to sell awful insurance to their friends and family. I fully concede that I can be wrong on this. After that it was probably pride that brought me to take the other two levels. [–]PuglyTaco 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Protip: you need to work on your written communication skills. [–]IamLevenAnalyst - Hedge Fund[S] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (2 children). Outside of the top 10-12 schools these are very diminished / nonexistent. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 6 years ago (0 children). [–]lowsiento 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). My degree doesn't say "online" anywhere on it. Do I really care what rank it's in? I want to enjoy what I do and if that is entitlement I'm sorry. IMO, a CFA will probably pay better dividends than an MBA in terms of getting you an iBank job. 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