Business Schools

<p>I'm looking for business schools to get into. I have a 2050 SAT and like sum 3.8/3.9 GPA. Currently Im looking to get into UC Berkeley (not a good chance), UCLA (prob. not a good chance), USC (Not a good chance), or Univ. of Texas Austin (an okay chance). Anyone else have more realistic options for a good business school? I'm planning on getting a Masters in Business admin/management, and specializing in HR.</p>

<p>Indiana-Kelley would be a good match/safety for you.</p>

<p>yes, indiana would be very good. try looking also at BU, Boston College, UMinn.</p>

<p>First of all UCLA doesn't have an undergraduate business school, there is a business economics program but no "full service" school; a 3.8-3.9/2050 profile makes you an average admit at USC. Due to the in-state admissions laws, your chances are probably lowest at Texas if you are out-of-state. </p>

<p>Personally I don't see the value of going to an undergraduate business school if your plans are to go on and get an MBA. The rules of Finance, Accounting, Marketing etc do not change in grad school; MBAs study the same material as undergrads just a bit faster and more intensely. To my way of thinking you have two choices, a) get into the best undergrad b-school you can and start your career from there, or b) get a degree in sociology/psychology as an undergrad, work for a couple of years and then go on to get an MBA. You'll get much more from your MBA if you've worked for a bit.</p>

<p>The suggestions you've gotten so far are good; I'd add Wisconsin to your b-school consideration list.</p>

<p>Look at NYU as well if you are willing to move to the big city. Great finance school and it would be a low reach for you.</p>

<p>Different business schools specialize, or are at least stronger in specific areas of business. For example, Kellogg (Northwestern University's business school) has a tremendous reputation for Marketing and Management concentrations, while UTPG1234 mentioned Stern (NYU's business school) is really strong in Finance.</p>

<p>Your scores are very impressive and will give you a lot of options. If you're interested in smaller, suburban schools, Emory University in Atlanta and Babson College in Wellesley, MA both have very highly-regarded undergraduate business schools.</p>

<p>If you plan on specializing in HR, why not go for Cornell's college of Industrial and Labor Relations?</p>

<p>Another good school to consider would be Michigan-Ann Arbor.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the replies. Vinceh, you really set me straight lol. So basically, all my undergrad studies should work towards a specific major to get me into work for HR experience, and then go on to get an MBA at a post-graduate school. I'm not sure why UCLA got on my list, so I'll take it off now. I wasn't aware of the Texas 10% law, so I'll really have to look into that. Currently, I'm looking at USD and Santa Clara, as well as all the others listed. If you couldn't tell, I'm from CA.</p>

<p>I'm using this to research schools, and all the colleges mentioned are on here:
Top</a> Undergraduate Business Programs 2010 - BusinessWeek</p>

<p>Thanks for all the suggestions!</p>