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Views on WP Carey school of Business.

ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited January 2015 in Arizona State University
Hey, I am an international student. I wanted to know some views on WP Carey school of business. How is it in comparison with Kelley school of business.
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Replies to: Views on WP Carey school of Business.

  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    I have alittle insight, that may be helpful. I had to research Kelley School, since I have never heard of it!, thus Indiana University!, not exactly the centre of US commercial thinking or research, however it is very highly ranked and most of its programs are well respected and thus ranked, but I have never heard of it let alone met anyone who attended.

    I obtained my MBA in Europe, but I did serve on an advisory board at the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and thus have some experience. For an MBA I think ASU might not rank as highly as Kelley, but I suspect the alumni network, internship opportunities and faculty are similar, I was particularly impressed with all these during my time as an advisory board member.
    As for undergraduate school, I frankly am not a fan of undergraduate business degrees, I find them next to useless for finding good employees, few business school undergrads have an ability to write, use critical thinking or strategic thinking, I have long maintained your should study something you love or will give you a solid education at undergraduate such as: English, Philosophy, Statistics or Economics, I suggest I can teach a undergrad philosophy student business in 6-8 weeks, no need to spend 4 years getting a 'business degree', you need to know how to write, provide analysis, research and critical thinking and you'll get that in spades doing a 'liberal arts' undergraduate degree in a soft science and then get an MBA if that's your calling. Just my 2c
  • BeaudreauBeaudreau Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    @Englishman We agree for once. I also like to see several years of work experience before going back to school for an MBA. An MBA is also very useful for engineers who what to go into management. I got my MBA from Michigan's evening program. Classes were available to day students, but evening students had priority for registration. My guess is that fully half of my classmates were engineers at one of the Big 3 automakers.
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    I'm glad we agree, strongly second you're work experience before grad school advice. I will not recruit anyone who went straight from undergrad to an MBA, no experience.no job !. Good pointe..
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    How about a degree in economics , @Beaudreau‌ and @Englishman‌ . I do have that option .
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Also , please give me a little more insight on how good is WP Carey School of Business . I would still like to know .
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    A degree in Econ is very well respected, be aware most Econ degrees involve ALOT of Math, which is just the sort of content most companies like to see. I think Econ is one of the best undergrad majors you can choose. But it can be very rigourous (English sp) and thus well respected
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    @Englishman‌ so would you say that taking a econ degree from lets say IU would be viable?
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    I think it might be viable and doable and worthwhile at both IU or ASU. But where do you want to spend the next 4 years+, Indiana or Arizona..?
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    @Englishman‌ I got into IU, but I didnt get into kelley. I have my major as finance , and I would have to go standard admission for Kelley. But you need to maintain a high GPA ( B or more ) . So if I might not get in, I will go to the College of Arts and Sciences, and opt for Eco. For me, IU looks better than ASU . I have got friends there and also I got a brief idea about the life in Indiana.
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    Then I think you have made the right decision. Good luck. Alot happens in college that you cannot predict, I suspect you will likely change your major at least once, but if IU is your current choice go with it. WP Carey will always be there for your MBA!
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I also have Penn State as an option @Englishman‌ .
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    Yeah but unless you like Football and old men, I think you're better by far sticking with IU with ASU for your MBA
  • ParNeelParNeel Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Well I am still being quite nervous, because you know, I will be going to a foreign country . And I would be spending a fortune . I just want to get the best option for me
  • EnglishmanEnglishman Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    Then take the most cost effective option to which you have been or will be admitted, which ever costs less, GO THERE, save you $$$$ for Grad school at some time in the future, but WORK between undergrad and starting your MBA, otherwise...well it will be tougher
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