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So, I was admitted to USC a month ago and about a week or two later I was admitted into the Honors College and the letter said that I was guaranteed to get into the International Business program. This also means I apparently have a pretty decent shot at getting an in-state tuition scholarship, which would be really nice.
I know that USC supposedly has a really good IB program and it has been ranked #1 for a while at the undergraduate level and grad level.
But I'm having a hard time finding more information about how good the program is, or how much better it is than my other options.
If I go to USC, I will major in IB and Finance. I got into Ohio State and I'm in state there, so that is helpful. From what I can gather online, OSU's finance program is better than USC's and ranked a little higher, and honestly if I could only pick one major, I'd pick finance. But it's not amazing at finance, I think USNews has it at #12, whereas for IB, USC is #1.
So, if I get the in-state scholarship to USC, cost should be about the same between OSU and USC, and quite frankly I'd have a hard decision to make. OSU is more highly regarded for finance, which is what I am more interested in, but USC has a phenomenal IB program. And quite frankly, I wouldn't mind leaving Ohio. I don't hate it, but I've moved around a lot as a kid when I was younger but my dad took a different job in Ohio that wouldn't require use to move anymore...and now I miss moving and seeing different parts of the country. So, that part of the reason why I applied to a lot of out of state schools, USC included.
However, I visited OSU and I really liked it and I'd be fine living in Columbus. It's a little too close to home for me, but oh well. That's the biggest drawback to OSU for me.
I have not visited USC yet. I will probably try to go down in March for spring break.
Now back to my original question, how good is the USC undergrad IB program?
I think it was Business Week, I'm not sure, but they had starting salaries from both Moore and OSU Fisher and OSU's was slightly higher, sitting at $50k and USC was at around $44k.
But I couldn't really find any info about what IB kids do after graduation or what starting salary was like for them.
Someone in another thread mentioned there was a 5 year MBA program. However, when I searched the Moore website, I could really find any info on it. Anyone know much about it? I wouldn't want to do a traditional MBA program without work experience, but the IMBA USC has sounds really cool.
IB program looks really cool, but does anyone else have any info or experience with the undergrad program? What are job prospects like after graduation? I'm assuming grad schools (especially MBA) respect it, since it is ranked #1 in US News based off of Peer Assessment scores.
Any other information?
Thanks, I know this was really long and went all over the place.