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Canadian MBBers: is getting an MBA from top US school important for getting into Canadian MBB (MCOL city)? Would like to do Queens accelerated MBA ideally but also considering USC Marshall or maybe IE Business School (T10 global school) if it would help my chances

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Better school rep helps, but I seriously doubt Marshall would provide incremental value over a Canadian program. Would have to be more like T10ish


Ex. Toronto MBB'er and Canadian MBA alum.

If choosing to stay in Canada. Ivey or Rotman FT MBA is the path. Both send people to Canadian MBB offices consistently every year. I would strongly encourage you not to even consider any other Canadian school.

Never ran into anyone from Marshall or IE. However plenty from INSEAD, LBS, and US T10/15 people around.

Good luck!


Thanks for all your help! Happy Friday

Marshall alum here. First thing is to check MBA employment reports outlined by the schools.

You'll see for Marshall that there are VERY few if any people who go to MBBs each year (domestic or international) and those who do tend to have existing connections e.g. worked at MBB prior and returning.

Thanks for your insight. Quick search shows its kind of scattered amongst T20 schools (skewed towards the top of course)

I just wonder to what extent a regional preference might comes into play

I looked up alum from top Canadian schools and there seemed to be a good chunk. Those are probably more the exception, though.

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