ND Engineering and MBA and GT engineering

<p>Hey guys I was accepted to Notre Dame through early action and I have also been accepted to Georiga Tech so far. I plan to major in engineering, either mechanical or chemical not sure yet, and I was wondering if Notre Dame is good for that. I know that it is a greattt school but not really known for its engineering program. However, GT is known for being a great engineering school. So my question is does the name recognition of Notre Dame outweigh that it isnt a true technical school or would GT be better for engineering?</p>

<p>Also, I want to get an MBA after undergrad and I was wondering if getting an MBA right after college or through a five year program is worth it. Or is working for a few years to gain experience better?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help!!

<p>Congrats on your admission offers. You have 2 excellent choices. GT is probably stronger overall in engineering and may have a greater breadth of majors. ND has an overall good rep (data point - a former roomate and colleague majored in aerospace engineering there and defintely has a clue). If the two are even, which location do you prefer, or financial package is better? I think both schools have good alumni networks; ND is probably better known outside of the STEM majors. FWIW, Georgia has nicer and shorter winters vs. Indiana - a feature or a bug depending on your interests climate preferences. </p>

<p>I think most people benefit greatly from having work experience before entering an MBA program. Many of the top programs prefer or require full-time work experience prior to matriculation. In some cases, you can earn an MBA evening with employer paying for it (what I did - I worked in one of the deparments in a large technology company where an MBA was valued). This works out well if you need the credential (MBA) vs. want to make a major career change where major employers recruit from top full time MBA programs.</p>

<p>what are the STEM majors? sorry if that is a dumb question</p>

<p>science technology engineering and math.</p>

<p>Georgia Tech is probably, at least by-the-numbers speaking, a 'better' engineering school than Notre Dame. On the other hand, Notre Dame has its own charm (so to speak) that makes it an attractive school for undergrad.</p>

<p>Let me let you in on a little secret. If your undergraduate engineering degree doesn't say 'MIT' or 'Stanford,' no one cares where you got it.</p>