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Columbia vs NYU - Need help!!!

merdekamerdeka Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited November 2012 in Columbia University
Hi guys,

A little bit info about me: I am 22 years old from Indonesia. I graduated from USC majoring in Business Administration last May. Currently, I am working as a project manager in a real estate company in San Francisco. My professional goal is to come back to Indonesia to start a company.

So, here is the thing: I got admitted into Columbia University's MSc. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. I also got admitted into NYU's MSc. in Real Estate Development. Both programs are for Spring 2013.

I am very confused and do not know what to do. For me, Columbia has more respected reputation than NYU. It ranks higher too. However, what interests me from NYU is the program. I am really passionate about real estate.

I also like the program from Columbia. However, if I want to be a businessman or entrepreneur, will all the negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution classes be very useful? FYI, I am able to take 2 electives from Columbia Business School, which is very great for me.

Can you guys share your opinions? Which one should I attend? What factors should I consider? Has anyone take MSc in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution? If yes, can you share your experience?

Thank you very much, guys. I really appreciate it.
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Replies to: Columbia vs NYU - Need help!!!

  • DowneasterDadDowneasterDad Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    Sounds like you're torn between prestige /reputation and passion/interest. I say that if your interest lies with real estate then go to NYU. I can't speak to either of the programs you have been accepted to but if your inner conflict stems from Columbia having more cache that's not a good enough reason to ignore your passions.
  • twang10twang10 Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    Why don't you just get a masters from both?? Defer a year from one and take home two prizes :)
  • Smart GuySmart Guy Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Columbia also offers a masters in real estate...
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