Crazy Dilemma

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by JoshD, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    So I had been admitted to the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri for their online MS in Finance and was certain that was where I would go. However, I have recently been approved for the GMAT/GRE Waiver with the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University and can move forward with submitting my application, which the admissions advisor said would likely get me admitted.

    My dilemma: University of Missouri has a phenomenal business school ranked #69 whereas Johns Hopkins is not ranked. However, Johns Hopkins is a very prestigious university.

    Any advice/input? First world problems, I know.
  2. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't call #69 phenomenal, but that's just me. Anything but the top 20 is okay in my book. Anyway, if you're willing to shell out more money for the JHU degree, I'd say go for it. After all, I think the name of the school carries more weight than its actual business school ranking. However, this is all opinion!
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  3. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    #69 may not be the "highest" but it certainly beats out many business schools.

    I do agree though, the JHU name alone likely carries more weight and merit than the Carey Business School ranking.
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  4. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Congrats Josh . . . . . awesome dilemma to be in.

    Who has the best looking t-shirt ? (just kidding)
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  5. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    LOL! That could be the deciding factor!

    I do have a former classmate who got his PhD from Johns Hopkins in Genetics I believe. He is now a management consultant for a very large firm in NYC. HA!
  6. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    If you’re pondering taking over the Tri-State area, a Missouri degree likely carries significant weight. That being said, assuming no pesky platypus (platypuses, platapli, no idea) intervenes with your rivals, you’ll face a lot of competitors with the same degree. While John Hopkins will always carry significant name recognition, whether in the Tri-State area or elsewhere.
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  7. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    I will also add that an alumni of my undergrad institution did his MBA at Duke and I have been talking with him about their online Master of Science in Quantitative Management. He is the President and CEO of USPA and serves on the board at Duke. So that might be a viable route.
  8. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    For what it’s worth, I would think you may want to take a step back and figure out what your ultimate goal is. If you’re considering graduate programs at private schools such as Duke, money is not likely an over riding concern. With kids, assuming those in your avatar are yours, consider the one commodity more precious and fleeting than money... time. What is the best usage of your time to accomplish your goals?
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  9. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    My ultimate goal is to pursue a Quantitative study such as finance, economics, quantitative Management, etc. at a the best school I can get admitted to. Money is not a factor. Right now, I would be 100% satisfied going to Mizzou but I do not want to leave a stone unturned.
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    The women's soccer team at JHU is quite good while Mizzou struggles in that area. We need go no further, right?

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  11. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    That's good enough for me!
  12. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    Everything is squared away with JHU and now I just wait. If I am admitted, I will likely choose Carey over Trulaske. Would that be a ridiculous decision? I'm very torn.

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