{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "USC Marshall MBA, thoughts?", "post_id": "597899d80d9bb7001662ff3e", "reply_count": 23, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

USC Marshall MBA, thoughts?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

If you want to remain in SoCal and have access to entertainment, LA start-up, and local F500 set, is good. You can't deny the power of the USC mafia. If you want access to IB, Silicon Valley, etc will be tougher.

like

Why not UCLA Anderson?

like

Go cross town to Anderson,

like

I'd aim a bit higher than Marshall TBH

like

EY1, your logic is why we work at big 4 and not MBB

like

@EY1 I think the difference is at undergrad vs grad. Undergrad USC has been ranked neck and neck with UCLA, and a sliver (few spots) off Berkeley. Big 4 recruit like crazy there, and MBB (especially Bain and BCG) take a handful (~15 offers?) too. But again, all at undergrad level. At the grad level Marshall still has some ways to go, and I'd take Haas or Anderson over Marshall.

like

EY1, I went to a non-target that Deloitte doesn't even recruit at for 'consulting'. The amount of effort it took to get into Deloitte was just ridiculous. If I had gone to a school like UVA and put in the same effort I did to get into Deloitte, I would've been working at a PE fund right now. I get judged based on school name before anything else then have to prove myself. That's why I think going to the better school opens more doors

like

Go for it. It's a great school. Plus, smart business execs know ivy leagues are a waste of money and you're not really learning anything special.

like

EY1, Big four is a lesser brand than MBB, and USC is a lesser brand than UCLA and UC Berkeley. I'm applying to MBA programs right now and mainly focusing on the top 11 programs. If OP can't get into even ONE of the top 10-11 programs, then I understand going to USC if he/she loves SoCal.

like

Otherwise you have to be stupid as hell to spend 150k on a MBA that doesn't even have brand value or open up doors for you

like

Interesting. I went to a public state school (top engineering school tho) and never had any issues with school "branding." But I guess it's different for everyone. Also true undergrad vs grad difference so EY4 I get your point. Just think if you have a good marks and experience and those b schools are all still excellent, not sure why you'd have any issues. I haven't seen this ACTUALLY interfere with anyone's success but I guess it's true then

like

Thanks guys, lots of great info. Looks like Devry it is

like

Also the debt. $80k in tuition /yr?

What M1 said. You're not gonna find too many pre-MBA consultants at Marshall either, they usually aim for higher schools

Lol EY1 so spend more money at USC for a lesser brand? Solid logic

Yep, bc the grass isn't greener 🙃

And it's not a lesser brand these days is my point

It's great for the SoCal/LA network. It's pricey but they also are more likely to sponsor you. Went there for undergrad and loved it

Good for you. It's not a big deal, I'm an SC fan and was just playing around. It's not stupid as hell, there's plenty of people more successful than MBB who went to USC and other non top 11 schools. My point is the school is what you make of it, you don't have to go to a top program to be successful.

And as for USC being lesser brand than UCLA? Idk about that.

Related Posts

Hi! Need help evaluating some offers and thinking about long term growth and trajectory. Have little more than 2 YOE in consulting. Also interviewing with PwC Strategy&, but no offer yet. Curious if the Deloitte name will carry me further than ZS? Want to ultimately get an MBA in the near future. TIA! 1. Deloitte, CBO TC ~95K 2. ZS, SIP TC ~130K 3. Startup (unicorn) TC (with stock options after 1Y) ~95K

like

CISSP CPE question: Does anyone know if a Udemy AWS cloud practitioner certification course can be leveraged for Group A CPE credits on ISC2? Udemy provides a certificate with hour totals, but I didn’t know if ISC2 frowns upon these courses.

like

How do you all recommend getting a referral to MBB and preparing for interviews? I’m looking at putting a serious effort into this as a potential lateral pre-mba hire.

like

M2 NYC metro area working in healthcare consulting base around $131K low for an M2 in a high COL or market? No MBA, but want to pursue in the next 2 years to pivot to working in health strategy.

like

What do you all think of the Quantly MBA? I’m older (35), with another advanced degree and some time chasing a dream (competitive dancer). I am looking to accelerate in the business world.

like

Currently at C level making 84k (federal, non MBA, technology) in DC Metro area. In line for SC promotion Aug 2018. If I were to switch offices to the NYC area, what kind of pay bump could I expect?

like

Since we got so much time on our hands lol I am a new analyst at the D wanting to figure out if MBA is the right next step to go to MBB post MBA. How would you guys recommend I start reaching out ? ..

like

If my goal is to move to big tech as a Product Manager, would it better to first go into a small business as a Product Manager? Or go ahead and get my MBA at a top 15 school? Currently doing tech implementations for analytics dashboards.

like

Wharton Round 1 applicants, did you go through the Team Based Discussion on Zoom? I noticed the email just says “Interviews will be virtual with a second-year Wharton MBA Admissions Fellows”.

like

Anyone left to back back to school for a more technical degree like MS in Statistics instead of an MBA or similar and did it go well?

like

What cert to go for next? Currently have AWS-SAA and Security+. Thinking about CISSP but how difficult is it compared to the AWS-SAA?

likefunny

Does anyone rent a car when doing their mba ? My partner will be joining me so thinking of getting a car

like

Anyone take courses/get a degree from Harvard Extension School? Experience? Was it worth it? Are you also able to build a network? Realize it’s not like an MBA, but that doesn’t fit my life now .

funny

Is there any benefit of doing six Sigma, black belt , if you are not actively involved in quality. Also any other skills you guys recommend for better switch

So I have 150k saved at 26, am I behind if I wanna get to $1 million by 35? Any advice on how to get there and whether a top mba is worth it?

like

Anyone have any insights to the accelerated MBA program at Kellogg? Interested to hear experiences and if it’s worth it over the traditional two year MBA

like

Thoughts on Prosci or SHRM-SCP certification? Which would be considered more valuable or highly regarded? Currently focused on Change Management but have a HR background (industry experience / area of study in college).

likehelpful

Wharton EMBA worth it? Late career starter so limited white collar experience but interesting background/past life. Also have kids to support so can’t do a full time program. Want the MBA for career boost ($), as an entry to faang/MBB and to have more security for future opportunities. Worth it? Does the EMBA have the same faang/MBB recruitment access and weight as full time?

like

Has anyone found the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification to be helpful for people in non-technical roles? Any experience in how potential employers view this cert would be greatly appreciated!

like

Is there an unstated GMAT cutoff for MBA internship interviews with MBB? And if so, what is this range?

like

Additional Posts

Dear EY stop posting about our great year of growth. If it is so great, please be consistent and give us better raise and bonus.

like

Salary negotiation question: I currently make $130k. About to take over for my retiring boss at the same company who I know makes $190k. How much should I realistically ask for in a salary bump? I have 20+ years less experience, but I’ll still be doing the same work they do right now....

like

Can someone please help me navigate concerns about the vaccine? Literally all I hear from Fox News zombies saying big pharma and Bill gates are pushing the vax for personal profits only and Covid is not that deadly. What has worked with those in the inner network circle? What hasn’t? My pregnant wife who is nurse received both doses and I think a couple relatives believe the baby is going to be a cyborg.

like

Can explain the Levels in FAANG companies? (e.g. L5, L6, L7) how do they correlate to consuming levels? what’s the minimum YOE for each?

like

I also started my career 20 yrs ago as a recept/exec assist and gained a lot of values + habits from those days I still use. What would you say is the biggest lesson you carry with you from then?

like

What is the starting salary for a strategy analyst in Dubai?

like

Any M 🐠 in their early 30s in San Diego area want to chat and maybe meet up? F/30 here

like

Has anyone in here received an above market end of year bonus? How much was it over and how many hours over target were you?

likehelpful

I’m sure this has been asked 100 times before but newbie here. Looking for a recommendation on which airline to use as preferred for points/status/etc... ideally flying out of DCA.

Marriott hotel recs in Sydney?

like

FCB Health?

like

I’ve been on the bench for months. Finally getting on a project and I’m super anxious on the start day. Any tips to get back in the groove/rhythm.

like

MBB interview tomorrow. I’ve been studying hard for the last two weeks. Do I go to my intramural b-ball game @ 9pm or study the rest of the night. Confidence level 50%

like

Bro/Frat culture pretty much ruins everything. This is a big part of why diversity at all levels in an organization is so important. A bunch of guys with big egos, testosterone, and the same ideas..

like

Cool things you've done with your bonus

like

Hi Team, I will be having my panel presentation next week. Any tips? Also the position is for Salesforce.org. Is there much difference and pros/cos you can share? (Eg. lower salary, different benefits,culture….)

like

What’s popping in ATL ?

Once again it’s Saturday night and all my friends from Deloitte and Accenture are either going out or going on vacation together. Meanwhile I can’t go bc I work for PwC who pays dirt. Lovely

likefunny

@snyk Does anyone work at (or know someone that works at) the company SNYK? If so, what’s it like being in sales there?

like

It’s pretty wild how much Big 4 demonizes people who leave. Even worse if you’re looking to jump to a competitor. It’s never that serious

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal