U Penn's Jerome Fisher or Harvard/HYPSM?

<p>U Penn's Jerome Fisher Management & Technology program allows students to receive dual degrees in Engineering and Business. The program is extremely difficult to get into; the graduates are actively IB recruited, even more so than Harvard graduates. Many even find it unnecessary to go back for an MBA.</p>

<p>However, Harvard is incredibly prestigious and carries heavy name recognition just about anywhere, whereas not many (outside of Wall Street) even know of Wharton, much less Jerome Fisher. Quite simply put, Harvard gives that "wow" factor. To a lesser extent, the rest of HYPSM are famous household names as well.</p>

<p>If you were to make the decision (assuming you were admitted to both), and you were completely sure about going into business, which one would you choose and why?</p>

<p>What would you study if you went to Harvard? Depending on the major, Harvard would probably be easier than a dual engineering/business degree at U Penn.</p>

<p>Since when does people "outside of Wall Street" not know about Wharton? I can't speak from experience, but I still find that extremely hard to believe. Sure, maybe the average person might not know about Wharton, but I would find it hard to believe that ANY person responsible for hiring/recruiting at a large corporation will not be well informed about Wharton's reputation.</p>

<p>^Nobody knows of Wharton outside of the U.S., unless that person saw rankings.</p>

<p>^ actually they do in london, india, and all of the asian financial centers</p>

<p>^I have lived in Asia, and I have never seen anyone talking about Wharton, but only Harvard. I do not doubt that in London they probably know about Wharton, but in Asia, not that much.</p>

<p>^ Asian financial circles, which I assume you are not a part of.</p>

<p>^you either</p>

<p>my friends are, and they have, thanks</p>

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^you either

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Yes, but I'm not the one disagreeing with the statement.</p>

<p>Either way, almost any student/parent/employer know about Harvard, unlike Wharton. Are you going to argue with that? lol</p>

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I have lived in Asia, and I have never seen anyone talking about Wharton,

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<p>I don't think you surrounded yourself with the educated class.</p>

<p>My neighbor's grandfather went to Wharton from Shanghai in 1918. Her husband's father went to Wharton from Hong Kong in 1932. There are Penn alumni clubs in Hong Kong and China before you were born.</p>

<p>Harvard may be better known, but hey,do you care what the average man in the street knows ? Wharton is known by those who can hire you.</p>

<p>I would rather hang out with the Chinese peasant class than the educated class ANYDAY.</p>

<p>cbreeze, "I don't think you surrounded yourself with the educated class."</p>

<p>Are you trying to insult me? And, Asia includes many countries--not only Сhina. Usually, when Americans pronounce the word Asians, they think only about Chineese people, which is not correct. I am sure that you assumed that I was Chineese, when I said that I lived in Asia.
Many Americans do not even know my country, which is right in the middle of Asia. I guess you people did not learn geography at school--the way Asian people do :).</p>

<p>You inferred that Asians have not heard of Wharton when you said
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I have lived in Asia

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I refuted that by saying people in China, the biggest country in Asia have heard of Wharton. So Asians know Wharton. You should have been more specific and named your country instead of saying Asia.As you know, Asia is a big continent.</p>

<p>I think the overall conclusion is:
1. Inside the US, generally any recruiter/hiring manager at any type of large business will know about Wharton.
2. Outside the US, globally/internationally (everywhere), generally any recruiter/hiring manager for a large finance-industry business will know about Wharton.
3. Harvard will be known by anyone, everywhere.
4. The OP's statement that people "outside of Wall Street" do not know about Wharton is completely wrong. If he is interested in international non-finance jobs, he should probably go to Harvard. If he is interested in US jobs instead, it does not matter which he attends.
5. If he is talking about the average person instead of hiring managers, he needs to re-examine his priorities in life (not saying that was what you actually meant OP lol).</p>

<p>cbreeze, "in China, the biggest country in Asia." </p>

<p>First of all, China is not the biggest country in Asia--Russia is. Your statement shows me your knowledge of Asia... :)</p>

<p>This discussion is pointless because:</p>

<p>1) Everyone who has any importance in any financial sector in the developed or undeveloped world knows what Wharton is.</p>

<p>2) Asking which would be better is useless until you get into both of them, which is unlikely, anyway.</p>

<p>3) Both programs would assuredly help you get the financial job you want if your GPA is right.</p>

<p>4) Also, Russia is in Europe and not Asia. At the very least, it's debatable.</p>

<p>Both of you are wrong. Russia is in both Europe and Asia. This is coming from the guy who would rather hang out with peasants in China than get involved with the educated Asian crowd.</p>

<p>Sincerely,</p>

<p>A mere Peasant.</p>

<p>Back to the original question, I would choose Wharton.</p>