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MIT's Sloan or Harvard Business School?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by furo, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Tell him to choose based on which city he likes better.

    This was going to be my advice as well.
     


  2. scientific

    scientific Senior member

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    if he has to ask, he's sloan material

    edit: err wait dual degree in what?
     


  3. furo

    furo Senior member

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    if he has to ask, he's sloan material

    edit: err wait dual degree in what?


    He would get the MBA and a MS in Engineering (discipline of his choice, i.e. mechanical, electrical, systems, etc)
     


  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tell him to choose based on which city he likes better.

    BIG difference between Allston and East Cambridge.
     


  5. kxk

    kxk Well-Known Member

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    Ivy League is always the right choice. [​IMG]

    Tuck over Sloan?
    Johnson over Booth?
     


  6. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    without a doubt, he should go to HBS, it's a much better MBA program than MIT's, even aside from the alumni network and connections he will make there, which are priceless

    if he wants to work in high tech, he should then enroll in an M.S. program at Stanford after graduation if he thnks he still needs the skills or credential

    those two together would be ideal, rather than the dual degree from MIT

    the two summers in between starting and first/second years, he should come out to CA and work in Silicon Valley at any one the Paypal mafia start-up's and get to know the players and interview at Stanford for the MS program while he's out here

    p.s. what was the last successful company started by an MIT alum in the last 10 years??? I can't name one either
     


  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Conne was just making a Conne joke. We all know there is a host of regional schools that can be better choices for certain things.

    This.
     


  8. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    He would get the MBA and a MS in Engineering (discipline of his choice, i.e. mechanical, electrical, systems, etc)

    Seems like MIT would be a no-brainer if he wants to use the engineering...
     


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    Science based: MIT
    Finance or Management based: HBS
     


  10. VaderDave

    VaderDave Senior member

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    This sounds like a happy problem to have.
     


  11. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    Do HBS and Sloan offer a collaborative MBA/Engineering program? For example, Harvard and MIT offer a joint MD/PhD program.
     


  12. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I don't even see how this would be a question. He's thinking of NOT going to HBS even though he was accepted? The only thing one could possibly choose above that is Wharton.
     


  13. kxk

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    I don't even see how this would be a question. He's thinking of NOT going to HBS even though he was accepted? The only thing one could possibly choose above that is Wharton.

    Why Wharton?
    I've heard of people choosing GSB over HBS, but I don't think I've ever seen Wharton. For general business-y purposes, at least--maybe if one gets into real complicated financial stuff, but i have no idea in that arena.
     


  14. newinny

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    p.s. what was the last successful company started by an MIT alum in the last 10 years??? I can't name one either
    All of the above it quoted, and by-the-by, these are companies started while at MIT. Dunno the full list for companies started by alums but might be found here (Digital Shingle Project
     


  15. clee1982

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    I think west coast school (UC Berkeley/Stanford) still has the big tech. success over MIT (at least in terms of what people have heard).

    MIT is a lot more mathematical than Harvad, also if you want to be in finance, but much more qunat. oriented, then MIT is a good choice as well.
     


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