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Undergraduate Business Programs

Austen2Austen2 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
what is the advantage of going to a school with an undergraduate business program vs some place that doesn't. Like Virginia vs. Cornell.

Replies to: Undergraduate Business Programs

  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 35,922 Super Moderator
    For what? To go into business? It depends. Usually an UG business school has internships an relationships with companies in the local area. UVA and Cornell will also have relationships with companies but they will be different if you are not in the business school.
  • ChardoChardo Registered User Posts: 3,090 Senior Member
    Virginia and Cornell both have undergrad business.
  • wayneandgarthwayneandgarth Registered User Posts: 1,805 Senior Member
    If there are any advantages, it comes down to placement. Like Erin's Dad said, at some Universities, some B-schools have internship and FT recruiting arrangements with companies that the liberal arts school at the same university won't have. That can make a lot or sometimes very little difference in placement. The best thing to do is discuss this with the B-school placement office of the schools you are interested in. They can tell you what recruiting opportunities (both for Internships and FT) they have that are exclusive (meaning if liberal arts students can't sign up for the interviews).

    Top schools without B-schools will still have very strong placement. But, good B-schools many times have better placement than schools w/o B-schools that are outside of the "top 50".
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,756 Senior Member
    Again, for what? You're not going to be able to major in accounting at a school that doesn't offer accounting as a major, for instance.
  • Austen2Austen2 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    I want to go into investment banking. But I'm talking about getting a good job in general.
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