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Finance Major: BU vs CUNY Baruch (which is better?)

asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
edited July 2008 in Business Major
BU SMG (Boston University School of Management) vs CUNY Baruch Zicklin's School of Business in New York

Which has a better job prospective? career.... I'm thinking of going into I-banking or becoming a financial analyst. Which school would provide a better opportunity?
edited July 2008
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  • taxguytaxguy 6244 replies385 threads Senior Member
    If you are instate for Baruch, I would take Baruch in a heat beat! Why? Both will frankly be about equal for job propects given the same overall graduation GPA. Baruch, however, is probably one-sixth the price of BU as an instate student. In addition, if you want to work in NY, where many of the finance jobs are located, Baruch probably has more connections in NY than BU due to its NY vacinity and strong alumni base. Its only drawback is its lack of true college experience.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Very true. Thank you.


    Anybody got anymore suggestions?
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  • DawgieDawgie 1574 replies2 threads Senior Member
    BU what a rip off.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Sorry does that mean BU would be your choice? or BU is a ripoff? lol
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  • DawgieDawgie 1574 replies2 threads Senior Member
    BU is a ripoff, I wouldn't choose it. It's placement isn't anything spectacular, in fact I'm not even sure their business program is even great.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Thanks Dawgie.

    Anyone care to throw in their 10 cents ?
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  • taxguytaxguy 6244 replies385 threads Senior Member
    Listen up: Baruch is a surprisingly good school with a long term track record and plenty of connected alumni. In addition, the the price that they charge, they are a steal. Yes, you don't get the normal college experience that you could get at BU. However, you will spend less than half the price too.
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  • DawgieDawgie 1574 replies2 threads Senior Member
    Right now (before college/freshmen) you won't care too much about cost, unless your parents are paying for it all. But after you graduate and you will have all these loans to pay off. You'll be regretting paying 40kish a year for a school like Bentley or BU, which don't have spectacular job placement for finance jobs. The only schools worth paying this much are top schools: Ivy League, NYU, UMich, and etc.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Dawgie, I agree ! I'm thinking about attending Baruch for a whole year, complete the courses necessary for NYU Stern, and hopefully I can try to transfer there, despite how difficult it is. I can still try...

    Do you think that's a good idea?
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  • DawgieDawgie 1574 replies2 threads Senior Member
    Yup it's a great idea. It won't be that difficult, I'm pull off a 3.7+ in simple general education or basic courses. You should be able to get in I think.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Dawgie, do you go to Baruch ?
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  • DHJetsFan423DHJetsFan423 8 replies6 threads New Member
    I would go to BU. For a few reasons, its college life and experience is far far far better then at Baruch. Its like the same 4 years, another 4 years of High School. A lot of people from Baruch ends up transferring to a SUNY after a year.
    Also, BU has a higher average starting salary.
    If you went to a public high school in New York City then you are meeting the same type of people. BU has more international exposure and you will meet people from around the country.

    This is just what I think, hope it helps.
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  • taxguytaxguy 6244 replies385 threads Senior Member
    DHJetsFan423 notes,"BU has a higher average starting salary"

    Response: Oh, where did you get this information?
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  • DHJetsFan423DHJetsFan423 8 replies6 threads New Member
    Undergrad - BSchools

    It shows that it's a little over $49,000. Baruch probably isn't even close to that.
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  • BCEagle91BCEagle91 22635 replies127 threads Senior Member
    Boston University was in dire straits a few decades ago and John Silber came in to rescue it. But it's a place where you get your degree and then move on. If you really want an urban setting at a big private university, then it might be for you. I got my MSCS there in 1995.
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    Thx for the responses. I am still deciding and it's been about 2 months now ... I still dont know my decision .


    What if I'm trying to transfer to NYU after my freshman year? BU has a really good college experience, but i want to stay for my family , i think it will change a lot once I leave , and i would rather stay 4 years at a college near my home to be with my family.

    How is BU ranked in terms of business at SMG? finance especially... is it considered prestiguous or a typical education?
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  • asdfsystemaasdfsystema 248 replies76 threads Member
    bump 10char)))
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  • Mike11418Mike11418 45 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Average salary isn't a good reason to deny a school......Baruch and BU have a Large student body thus there will be extreme lows and highs....however that doesnt represent a student with drive and one who will study and get a good GPA (3.5+) personally I know of a few from Baruch that recieved much more than 49K
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  • DawgieDawgie 1574 replies2 threads Senior Member
    That average salary statistic for school is 100% meaningless. You should only worry about it, if you consider yourself average.
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  • taxguytaxguy 6244 replies385 threads Senior Member
    I graduated from Baruch 30 years ago with a GPA in excess of 3.5. I had firms chasing me with dinners, play tickets etc. Trust me, if you do well at Baruch, you will have no problem getting offers.
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