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Indiana Vs MSU

jhh5162jhh5162 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
Hi i was accepted into both and deciding between the two. I want to get into the business school and major in finance either by sophomore year from Indiana or junior year from msu. I am scared that i wont get into indiana kelley so im leaning towards msu broad. My question is does msu get legit recruiters like a IBM, Merrill lynch ect. and does michigan state have a good finance program or is Indiana's so much better and or MSU doesnt have a good one. Id rather go to Indiana but im scared that i wont be able to transfer into Kelley after my freshman year.
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Replies to: Indiana Vs MSU

  • ace550ace550 Registered User Posts: 1,126 Senior Member

    We can't expect that everyone in Kelley or Broad would have a chance to interview with ML or IBM. Both are good schools even though IU ranked higher. BW typically ranks Kelley around 20 and Broad around 45. However, Kelley has about 1000 students in one class. For the best students in Kelley, there are opportunities to get interview with companies such as ML or IBM for a finance job. The student's ability and effort determine if s/he will get those opportunities unless his or her uncle works there. But, if one's goal is to work for a good company with opportunity to grow, either school would be a good choice. If Broad only admits students after sophomore year, you can try Kelley first. If it does not work out, transfer to MSU and have a shot at Broad.
  • jhh5162jhh5162 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Thank you, but i really want to go to indiana but my only reason for stopping me is i heard its impossible to transfer into kelley as standard admit. If i do go to indiana is it realistic to get b or higher in classes i need to take to get into kelley or if i didnt get direct admit i should go somewhere else.
  • ace550ace550 Registered User Posts: 1,126 Senior Member
    It is not that difficult if one plans wisely on the courses and work hard. I am not sure about your STATS. Therefore, I can't judge how difficult would that be for you. Many students did not get in because of the courses they took. Perhaps Kelley needs to overhaul their standard admission criteria. If you got DA to other reputable business school, you should give some serious thoughts to those.
  • bigbookloverbigbooklover Registered User Posts: 550 Member
    ace550..I think you are correct. My brother is at IU, is a DA and was awarded one of the most prestigious merit scholarships at IU and he has found the intro business classes very challenging. I find it also interesting how many IU students in Kelley take core classes at junior colleges in order to preserve their GPA. This should be a sign that something is not right.
  • jhh5162jhh5162 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    thanks for helps so are you saying getting in non-direct is too hard and too much of a risk and i should look somewhere else?
  • ace550ace550 Registered User Posts: 1,126 Senior Member

    Your ACT is relatively low. I am not sure if that is you best effort. But, you will have to work very hard and smart to get into Kelley. The kids in Finance concentration are quite competitive. So, it is not going to be easy even if you get in.

    If you decide to come to IU, you should be able to identify what to take during the first year. You have plenty of time to take care of the more difficult courses such as M118, W131, and E201 (through Ivytech on-line courses) before you come to IU. Take a look at the following threads and search for other similar ones. There are a lot of good advice.


    Good luck
  • jhh5162jhh5162 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Wait so which one is alittle more easy to get in or not as difficult and more realistic? Because if Msu (Broad) is just as hard as Kelley then there's no point of going to msu because Kelley is much better
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