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Is it viewed as “not good” to go back to my alma mater for MBA? It’s a top 40 business school and got me into B4 consulting easily. School has strong recruiting presence in the region I want and I have a full ride for their FT program. Appreciate any thoughts!

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Sounds like you know what you want and that your alma mater can get you there without any serious cost. I’d say go for it.

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Appreciate it!!

I'd aim higher and use your full ride as a back pocket to negotiate financial assistance at other schools. Also going to a new school can diversify your network - both locations and people wise - plus give a new perspective / experience which are all big reasons foe getting an MBA.

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I didn’t think much about the diversifying part, thank you for bringing it up!

I would advise going to another school in general just to be able to tap into two alumni networks. You already have that network so not as much value add

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Didn’t think of it like this, thanks :)

Typically I would say go to a different school and get a different experience. Hard to argue with a full ride with good placement in your desired region, but what about your desired career? If you’re already in B4 consulting and seem happy with that, what is your career goal post-mba? That should largely determine whether or not it’s for you.

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