I believe its too late to reply to this thread, I have been following your posts.
IMHO go for Smeal, one of my college senior is in CMU, and no point for guessing his response for Katz. So Katz V/s Smeal is smeal all the way, as i see it. Your only concerns might be 1) Location 2) Consulting firms.
Suppose if XYZ firm is comming to Katz to recruit, the same firm (in my opinion) will also open doors for you, should you apply to them, because the Smeal Brand name is >>>>>> Katz Brand name. so the recuiter at XYZ firm will be aware of that fact. and to think of it, post Smeal MBA you might end up in a good position viz a via a Katz MBA. mostly the good positions will tend to be open for CMU grads, which is across the road. that wont be the case for Smeal.
You are comparing GLOBAL MBA with EMBA.
KATZ(GMBA) with Smeal(EMBA).
Depends on what kind of goal and leverages you have.
In my view GMBA is always better than EMBA.
Rest you need to take a call..
As per the latest US News rankings. Smeal is at 48 while Katz is at 79.
Would request you all to comment please..
Would request you to elaborate on ur reasons please
I'm not to positive either..have already paid my deposit in katz and now deciding on Smeal. Krannert's a laid back school, but even if you get an admit, the GAs and tuition waivers is ought to substantially reduce your tuition. So the HOPE refuses to die out. Practically Krannert's outta my list
But no worries...Both of us will be rich by 2012
I would rate Smeal better than Katz, but as you mentioned Katz has other advantages..
aragon@ora SaysLemme tell u varun.. Krannert will not tell untill May end as per the adcom I spoke with and even if it does then by that time you would have paid the deposit at either of the schools. If waitlisted I am not sure how much schol you would get, but anyways if you are ready to forfeit the deposit paid then you can wait I am not sure of the conv ration in 2009 but in 2008 it is 1/4th ppl wait listed got converted. I am not too hopeful about that as many of the indians have been wait listed this year
Still thinking where to go...
btw..even I got a WL from Krannert.Any chances of us converting it
Krannert placed me on W/L so I am off to Illinois. So you are decided on Smeal ?
how u doing mate >
thanks on the opinion mate !! so how is illinios turning out ?
Al d best man !
aragon@ora SaysMy 2 cents I would go for Smeal. Its got good placements better than Katz and GA stuff is grt. Consulting also it has good scope as per the prev forum for smeal 2008 i guess.