Freshman admission to business school

<p>Why should my son not go directly in the business school at ILLinois or Indiana, rather than taking a chance junior year getting into the business school at Universities like Texas, Wisconsin or Michigan?</p>

<p>I don't understand what you mean</p>

<p>I mean what are the advantages of a business school that accepts you right from high school versus one that you don't apply to until junior year in college from within the university.</p>

<p>why not ...
1) while an undergrad decide B-school is not for them
2) desire, and are accpeted to, a "better" b-school
3) desire a different school for grad school than their undergraduate school (I would put a plug in for this one)
4) desire work experience before getting MBA ... not because schools or employeers prefer it ... but because your child decides s/he will learn more in B-school if they bring real life experience into the classroom (I would put a big plug on this one)</p>

<p>University of Texas DOES accept freshman business majors...I should know :-P</p>

<p>I think the OP is asking the difference between a 4 year and 2 or 3 year program. First of all, it is for the most part easier to get into a business school from HS than from college. It's easier to get a 4.0 and good enough SAT score during 4 years of high school than maintain a solid first and second college GPA with college level courses. Many people who got into top business schools like Stern after senior year of high school were unable to get into Ross after sophomore year when they decided to go to Michigan instead. So if you can get into a B school right out of high school, it's safer than gambling. That's one advantage. Another advantage is that a 4 year program will let you take more business courses than a 2 or 3 year program, and you will know earlier about what field you want to go into.</p>

<p>here at UVa, you have to apply in the end of your Second Year for McIntire. The reason is that the school wants you to surround yourself with broad liberal arts courseload before restricting you. it's good for you.</p>

<p>Most top-notch undergrad business schools do it this way with the exceptions of UPenn and MIT</p>

<p>I don't think 4-year programs are restricting at all... With the 2 year programs you are restricted to taking only liberal arts for 2 years and then restricted to only taking business classes for 2 years. That sounds incredibly unappealing to me. Wouldn't you rather have a blend of both for all four years?</p>

<p>A bunch of top schools (add Stern, USC, and Georgetown to that list) are 4 years and more are switching to a 4-year model and I think that eventually you will see most schools doing this.</p>