MSU, IU-B, or Auburn

<p>Deciding which of those 3 (assuming I don't end up applying to all) I should apply to; I'm planning on majoring in Management, possibly picking up an Arts major as well later on.</p>

<p>Which of those 3 have a better program in Management? I'm looking at Supply Chain/Operations right now; I BELIEVE all three schools are semi-strong in their business programs, so just trying to get other opinions.</p>

<p>FWIW, USNWR 2008 Undergraduate Rankings:</p>

1. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor<br>
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
4. U. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
5. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
6. University of Virginia (McIntire)
7. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
8. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Sloan)
9. New York University (Stern)
10. Univ. of Southern California (Marshall)
11. Pennsylvania State U.–University Park (Smeal)
12. U. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign<br>
13. Texas A&M Univ.–College Station (Mays)
14. Michigan State University (Broad)
14. University of Notre Dame (IN)<br>
16. Univ. of Maryland–College Park (Smith)
17. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)<br>
17. Ohio State University–Columbus (Fisher)
19. Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)
20. Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison<br>
20. University of Arizona (Eller)
20. University of Florida (Warrington)
23. Case Western Reserve Univ. (OH) (Weatherhead)
23. University of Washington </p>

<p>Supply Chain Management / Logistics
1. Michigan State University (Broad)
2. Arizona State University (Carey)
2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Sloan)
4. Ohio State University–Columbus (Fisher)
5. Pennsylvania State U.–University Park (Smeal)
6. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)<br>
7. Univ. of Maryland–College Park (Smith)
8. University of Tennessee<br>
9. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
10. Purdue Univ.–West Lafayette (IN) (Krannert)
11. Clarkson University (NY)<br>
12. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
13. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
13. University of Arkansas (Walton)
15. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
16. Bowling Green State University (OH)<br>
16. Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)
16. University of Oklahoma (Price) </p>

<p>IMO, go to the school you like better for other factors, such as: cost, location, social environment, etc.</p>

<p>MSU is generally thought of as tops in supply chain management, and a top 20 BSchool, which is neck-n'-neck w/ IUB, a great school, too... Auburn may be nice in some ways, but isn't even in that league; I wouldn't even consider it. Overall atmosphere-wise, MSU and IU are similar. Some MSU kids are a little more academically edgy 'cause they're constantly trying to measure up to U-M whereas IUB doesn't have such a measuring stick and, thus, is a tad more laid back... at least, from my observation. Last I looked, too, MSU's slightly more difficult to gain admissions to, as well.</p>

<p>Socially speaking, MSU and Indiana are both awesome. I prefer Bloomington to East Lansing though both cities are nice. Both schools have beautiful campuses, but IU's campus architecture is incredible. As a business school, both Broad and Kelley are highly regarded, but Kelley slightly more so, with the exception of Supply Chain, where Broad is arguably the best in the US.</p>

<p>Overall, I would pick IU over MSU (by a slight margin) and both well over Auburn.</p>