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Cornell or Northwestern

aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
edited April 2007 in Business Major
Which is considered more highly recruited for I-banking? And I'm talking more in general, as in I'm not referring to how Citi specifically recruits more at Cornell. Thanks.
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  • harvardman1988harvardman1988 - Posts: 345 Member
    Lehman is Cornell's top recruiter. They just love us.
  • milkimilki Registered User Posts: 1,063 Senior Member
    Cornell. This shouldn't even be a question.
  • aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
    ^Okay... Well, I was looking at the other thread, which stated:
    Harvard, Princeton, Wharton

    MIT, Ross, Stern, Yale

    Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Haas, McDonough, McIntire, Northwestern, Penn, Stanford

    Chicago, Georgetown, Michigan, UVa, major LACs (like Amherst, Carleton, Davidson, Haverford, Middlebury, Swartmore, Wesleyan and Williams) and select BBA programs (Goizueta, Kelley, Kenan Flagler, Lehigh, Marshall, McCombs, Mendoza, Tepper)

    They grouped Cornell and NU together... so I was wondering which was better... It's not a completely ridiculous question.
  • mahras2mahras2 Registered User Posts: 1,977 Senior Member
    They are more or less equal. I wouldn't go with those rankings because its not such a simple breakdown (I wouldn't consider Stern or Ross to be better than the others). McIntire is also not on par with Stanford when it comes to recruiting.

    They will both give you pretty similar opportunities. Go with fit.
  • milkimilki Registered User Posts: 1,063 Senior Member
    For business education, you simply cannot be Cornell (when compared with Northwestern). Recruiting on the other hand is different. Harvard doesn't have a Business Program, but its still recruited VERY heavily.
  • mahras2mahras2 Registered User Posts: 1,977 Senior Member
    The OP asked for ibank recruiting. S/He doesn't mention business education.
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    Cornell. This shouldn't even be a question.

    LOL! If Cornell is so clearly better, why is it it's NU that's doing better in the following list of "core schools" for top-5 MC (Bain, BCG, Booz Allen, McKinsey, Mercer)? I know it's not IB but to me, they are looking for similar sort of students. So I would be surprised if IB is so different from MC that "Cornell is better and this shouldn't be even a question".

    http://www.vault.com/nr/newsmain.jsp?nr_page=3&ch_id=252&article_id=14364421&cat_id=1223
  • milkimilki Registered User Posts: 1,063 Senior Member
    Look at the Business Week Rankings (where Employer Opinion is a huge factor). Cornell ranks 10th, but I guess since Northwestern doesn't have a business program its not fair, but you get the idea.

    http://bwnt.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/07rankings/index.asp
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    Of course it's not fair. :p
  • aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
    This is why I'm not sure which to apply to for ED. It seems as if both are pretty good in ibanking... Are there any real differences? Other than the fact that Cornell is an ivy, which may or may not make a HUGE difference?
  • RintuRintu Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    harvardman1988:

    From where did you get this information? Please, if you really want to advise, make a trip to NYC. Be my guest! At the entry level, Lehman takes a lot from Ivy league, not undergrad business though! Unfortunately,Cornell is not amongst the 'Top 10' in terms of number of recruits.

    Cornell is a very well known brand. But AEM is not considered as a 'hotshot' program. Infact, the econ. undergrads are more in number. Yes, from Cornell:)

    CC forum, in my opinion, is best suited for providing information, which are often not available in the official websites. My inputs are based on my personal experience in the Wall Street.

    Finally, Cornell is a very fine instituion. Why do you have to promote it so aggressively!
  • aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
    Rintu, since you have experience in Wall Street, how has Northwestern been in terms of recruitment and performance?
  • RintuRintu Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    Aquamarinee, NU econ. is a very highly respected program. I have seen a lot in the MC firms. According to my friends at Mck, the NU students are very well prepared for the Business Analysts role. I think, many of the NU garduates prefer postings at the midwest offices. So, if the number is less in the Wall Street, it reflects the location preferece only!

    Personally, I have found them extremely good in 'quantative analysis/financial modelling'. Both UChicago and NU, in my experience, are two very well respected institutions, in the Wall street. Another factor, the MBA population from Chicago GSB and Kellogg, is very high. So, to a certain extent it helps creating the image and the network.

    In my honest opinion, one should not evaluate a program, purely based on job prospect in a particular industry. I would suggest you make a visit to UChicago. Meet the students. You will see the difference in approach!
  • aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
    I visited both universities recently, and I found both to be excellent at economics. I wasn't sure if they were comparable to Cornell's ivy network, but apparently, they are! There's definitely a huge difference between the feel of UChicago versus that of Northwestern. I'm still having a hard time deciding between Cornell and Northwestern, however. I'm guessing that both are equally well-respected in the Wall Street. This just makes it even more difficult. Aah.
  • harvardman1988harvardman1988 - Posts: 345 Member
    Cornell has a larger network... Also, as an undergraduate, you are able to take most graduate level courses at the Johnson school, Im taking a course called Consulting Process and I find it very helpful.

    But apparently I know nothing, according to Rintu.
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