Business School Classes?

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:05 am

What a bunch of asshats. The guy asks a question about what classes he should take and somehow it turns into a debate what b-schools are the most prestigious. Only on TLS :lol:

To answer your question OP: take a few accounting classes and a finance class. Really don't know what UChi does, but you might be able to take some classes like accounting for lawyers or corporate finance for lawyers at the law school.

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby glewz » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:25 am

lawyerwannabe wrote:Just because I am curious: what are the tiers in terms of prestige and employment from b-schools in comparison to law schools?

Law schools vs. B-Schools

T13 = ?
HYS = ?

To be more concise with my question, what b-schools are considered the top of the top (e.g. the T13) and then what number of b-schools are considered head and shoulders above everyone else (e.g. HYS)?

HYS --> Harvard, Stanford GSB, Penn Wharton
CCN --> Chicago Booth, Northwestern Kellogg, and MIT Sloan
Rest: Duke Fuqua, Michigan Ross, Berkeley Haas, Columbia, UVa Darden, Dartmouth Tuck, NYU Stern

I'd like to comment, though, that business schools are pretty different from law schools in that they are known much more for their specialties, rather than for their rankings. For marketing and brand management, for instance, I know of people who picked Kellogg over Wharton, which has a reputation for cranking out finance specialists.

Also, Businessweek's MBA rankings are more highly regarded than US News, though even then, no one really cares very much (compared to law rankings).

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby WVUCelticFan » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:52 am

From Businessweek (http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/)

These rankings aren't nearly as influential as the US News law rankings, but they are at least pretty common. I know my school was all excited when it entered the top 100 undergrad. Safe to say the students cared much less than the dean's office.

Top 5 Executive Education (US only)
Harvard
Stanford
Penn
Michigan
MIT

Top 5 FT MBA
Chicago
Harvard
Penn
Northwestern
Stanford

Top 5 EMBA
Northwestern
Chicago
Penn
Columbia
USC

Top 5 Undergrad Business
Notre Dame
Virginia
Emory
Penn
Cornell

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby bdubs » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 pm

Take your basic finance course. If you feel comfortable and/or can take it pass/fail I would see if Booth has an accelerated finance course for those who have a background in it. The advanced course will force you to learn the basics quickly and get some real useful advanced content that is likely to be the focus of high end transactional work (at least from my best guess).

I would also recommend financial accounting which would preferably come a semester before the finance course if you can do both. If you're looking to accelerate I would take a financial statement analysis without taking basic financial accounting, you can teach yourself the basics as you go if you're dedicated. Managerial accounting isn't going to be very relevant.

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby nphsbuckeye » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:58 pm

Renzo wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Bronte wrote:Yeah glewz those look like law classes. Also, there's a number of T10 law schools with T5 b-schools, Michigan being another.

Ross is undoubtedly a step below Wharton, Booth, HBS, Kellogg, Stern, Sloan, and Stanford.


You beat me to it. Unless there are like 20 B-schools in the top five, I don't think UMich makes the cut.

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby Bronte » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:00 am

nphsbuckeye wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Bronte wrote:Yeah glewz those look like law classes. Also, there's a number of T10 law schools with T5 b-schools, Michigan being another.

Ross is undoubtedly a step below Wharton, Booth, HBS, Kellogg, Stern, Sloan, and Stanford.


You beat me to it. Unless there are like 20 B-schools in the top five, I don't think UMich makes the cut.


You guys realize that this is utterly tangential to what's being discussed in this thread, right?

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Re: Business School Classes?

Postby glewz » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:03 am

Bronte wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:Ross is undoubtedly a step below Wharton, Booth, HBS, Kellogg, Stern, Sloan, and Stanford.


You beat me to it. Unless there are like 20 B-schools in the top five, I don't think UMich makes the cut.


You guys realize that this is utterly tangential to what's being discussed in this thread, right?

yup - good question to ask to get us all back on track




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