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Ranking of MBA Programs – Based on Placement and Average Earnings

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Top Ten Business Schools in USA according Forbes ‘top financial business leaders’

School Placement Salary US $ Signing amount US $ Tuition Costs US $
Harvard 40% placed in NE USA 93,000 20,000 64,000
Columbia 10% hired in Europe,5% hired in Asia,3% hired in Latin America 90,000 25,000 67,000
Chicago 35% hired in Midwest USA, 25% placed in NE USA 85,000 20,000 67,000
Dartmouth 60% placed in NE USA 87,000 20,000 67,000
Yale 65% hired in NE USA 85,000 18,000 65,000
Wharton 40% placed in NE USA 85,000 20,000 58,000
Stanford 55% hired in west USA 95,000 20,000 70,000
Kenan-Flager (UNC) 35% placed in South USA 82,000 15,000 54,000
Kellog 35% hired in Midwest,15% placed in NE and 15% placed in West USA 85,000 20,000 66,000
Darden 35% placed in NE,20% hired in Mid Atlantic,and 13% placed in South USA 85,000 20,000 64,000


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Some Clear concepts about Financing your education

I have been frequently pointing out that a student’s admission process should not start with the premises that he will go for studies only if financial aid is available.

In my recent postings I have discussed this very elaborately.

Since this is the admission applying season and every body is concerned about financial help given by the universities I will explain this in more details.

Please note that what I am saying is general in nature.

Let us examine the mind of a normal student aspiring to study in America.

1. He wants to go to the best Ranked University. Well who doesn’t?

2. He wants to get financial aid to cover his expenses at least partly if not fully. Tell me a person without this desire.

3.He wants complete security of job placement after the completion of studies.Every body is or should be concerned about it.

The hierarchy of these wants need not be in the order it is mentioned.This will change according to the students circumstances.

1. If a student can afford the expenses his demand for admission in a ranked university becomes primary requirement.

2. If the student cannot afford the costs his requirement for financial aid takes precedent over admission in a top ranked university.

Every applicant can be put in one of the following situations.

DESIRES A FINANCES QUALIFICATIONS

1. Admit in a Ranked Univ Can afford it Has perquisites of admission

2. Admit in a Ranked Univ Cannot afford it Has perquisites of admission & Financial Help

3. Admit in a Ranked Univ Cannot afford it Does not have perquisites

# 1 is I’m OK you are OK situation

# 2 is I’m not OK you are Ok situation

# 3 is I’m not OK you are not OK situation

Situation # 3 causes a lot of frustration. Why? Because at this stage the applicant cannot do anything about his credentials.

There are chances that conflict in #1 and #2 may be resolved under certain circumstances.

So my suggestion is that every applicant should put himself in one of the three slots mentioned above and then work out a strategy as to how to succeed.

About Costs or Financial Help

I have been stressing in my mails that getting financial help is very difficult and not readily available unless you adopt some professional method of selling yourself.

However I have also been saying that if a student is determined he can always find ways to overcome the situation.

There are several other means to finance your study please probe them

About Your Specific Questions

There are certain schools offering international students some kind of financial help.

A list of these is given in the files section under business studies folder.However this will be applicable only if you fall under situation #2 above.

Good Luck

NBS

Slash college expences

With the increase in the costs of College Studies people have started thinking about the ways to reduce it.
Here are 10 ways suggested by Christina Couch at www.Bankrate.com.

Savvy ways to slash college expenses

1.Get college credit in high school

2.Cash in on tax credits

3.Get rewarded for your service

4. Work for the college itself

5.Transfer from a community college

6.Pay lower prices at out-of-state schools

7.Tap home equity

8.Qualify for free money as an independent

9.Work your way through a “work college”

10.Move out-of-state for a year

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List of scholarship resources

1. http://www.StudentScholarshipSearch.com

Find scholarships and other financial aid resources here.

2. http://www.ScholarshipPoints.com

Earn Points

3. http://www.FastWeb.com

Over 1.3 million Scholarships


4. http://www.CollegeBoard.com

Connect to College Success

5. http://www.sfa.ufl.edu:16080/scholarshipcafe/

Find Your Money

6. http://www.uncf.org/scholarships

For Students : Scholarships


7. http://www.internationalscholarships.com

Premier Scholarship Database

8. http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com

Daily free financial aid internet radio, no iPod required

MBA – American Universities With Financial Help

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School

State

Mean GMAT: Full-time Students

Minimum TOEFL Score

Availability of aid

U.S. News Rank

Brigham Young University (Marriott)

UT

653

240

Aid available (international students)

40

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

PA

691

250

Aid available (international students)

17

Cornell University (Johnson)

International students have several options available if they wish to borrow to help meet their educational costs. The Johnson School has partnered with Citibank to offer its international students up to $23,000 in loan funds. Students must have verifiable assets equal to or greater than the amount of the loan they are requesting. This loan requires no cosigner, but offers a cosigner option if the student borrower does not have the required assets to qualify for the loan. The cosigner (regardless of citizenship) must document they have the assets to qualify for the loan. The Access Group also offers a signature loan to international students with a three-year credit history in the United States.

Student loans may not be used on the declaration of finances form. Once you receive your student visa you can apply for student loans

NY

673

250

Fellowships available: 55
Aid available (international students)

The Johnson School has over $1 million in merit-based scholarship funds to award each year to new and returning students.

Almost 30 percent of Johnson School students receive some scholarship.All our scholarships are awarded based on merit regardless of citizenshipolarship assistance.

15

Duke University (Fuqua)

NC

705

250

Aid available (international students)

11

Emory University (Goizueta)

GA

680

250

Aid available (international students)

18

Georgetown University (McDonough)

DC

662

250

Aid available (international students)

27

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA

655

250

Aid available (international students)

32

Harvard University

MA

707

253

Aid available (international students)

1

New York University (Stern)

Stern is proud to offer a comprehensive international student loan program.

NY

700

250

Fellowships available: 370
Teaching assistantships available: 596

Aid available (international students)

13

Ohio State University (Fisher)

OH

664

250

Aid available (international students)

21

Purdue University–West Lafayette (Krannert)

IN

667

230

Aid available (international students)

23

Stanford University

CA

711

250

Aid available (international students)

2

Tulane University (Freeman)

LA

655

250

Aid available (international students)

45

University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

CA

701

230

Aid available (international students)

6

University of California–Davis

CA

678

250

Aid available (international students)

42

University of California–Irvine

CA

658

250

Aid available (international students)

49

University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)

CA

705

260

Aid available (international students)

11

University of Chicago

Financial aid information is sent to prospective students upon admission to the program. You will not need to apply for scholarships or loans until such time. Chicago GSB offers two loan programs for international students – one that requires a co-signer from the U.S. and one that does not. All ADMITTED international students will be directed to a web site to request a loan application. The loans can be used for the I-20 visa application process.

IL

695

250

Fellowships available: 5
Aid available (international students)

8

University of Florida (Warrington)

FL

666

250

Aid available (international students)

42

University of Georgia (Terry)

GA

663

233

Aid available (international students)

45

University of Maryland–College Park (Smith)

MD

651

250

Aid available (international students)

27

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

MI

690

250

Aid available (international students)

10

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)

MN

655

240

Aid available (international students)

23

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

The Kenan-Flagler Business School, through a partnership with CFI, offers the EXTRA MBA Loan for international students

No cosigner is required

 

NC

652

250

Fellowships available: 69

Aid available (international students)

Merit fellowships are awarded to 25% of our students. UNC awards are made to international and U.S. students

21

University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

IN

657

250

Aid available (international students)

32

University of Rochester (Simon)

NY

665

250

Aid available (international students)

23

University of Southern California (Marshall)

CA

685

250

Aid available (international students)

26

University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)

TX

670

260

Fellowships available: 10
Teaching assistantships available: 31

 

Aid available (international students)

18

University of Virginia (Darden)

For international students, there are several merit-based scholarships available as well as student eligibility for third party loans.
In order to borrow money, the amount to be borrowed must be listed on the application for I-20.

VA

680

we do not consider the GPA in our evaluation.

250

Fellowships available:131
Aid available (international students)

14

University of Washington

WA

677

250

Aid available (international students)

18

University of Wisconsin–Madison

WI

658

250

Aid available (international students)

37

Yale University

CT

696

250

Aid available (international students)

15


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Average MBA Starting Salaries

Ranking of MBA Programs – Based on Placement and Average Earnings

Getting into a Top MBA Program

Business School Essay Topics

Are Green-Horn Applicants Acceptable by Business Schools?

WSJ Rankings Comparison of Top Business Schools

Career Enhancement Potential’ Ranking of Business Schools-Financial Times

Top Business Schools – WSJ Ranking 2007

Recruiters’ Top MBA

Comments about The Best B-Schools of 2006

B-Schools Ranking – Placement within 3 months

All You Wanted to Know about Top MBA Programs – BW

MBA DEADLINES

Canadian MBA

 

Cost of Attending School

YEARLY COST OF ATTENDING UNIVERSITIES FOR NON RESIDENTS.COST IS EQUAL TO FEES +LIVING COSTS.
YEAR IS EQUAL TO TWO SEMESTERS.

(Data Collected in 2005. Please verify and get the latest information from the school’s web site)
.

UPTO $10,000
1.South Dakota State Univ.
2.University of Georgia
3.Utah State University
4.University of Texas, Elpaso
5.Arizona State University
6.Mississippi State Univ.
7.Louisiana Technological University
8.University of Texas, Arlington
9.University of Wyoming
BETWEEN $10,001- $15,000
1.Texas Technological Univ.
2.New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
3.University of Missouri, Columbia
4.University of Central Florida
5.University of Nebraska, Lincoln
6.Montana State University
7.University of Louisiana, Lafayette
8.Wichita State University
9.Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge
10.University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
11.University of Arizona, Tuckson
12.North Carolina A&T University
13.University of Texas, Austin
14.Western Michigan Univ.
15.Tennessee Tech. University
16.Univ. of Texas, Dallos
17.Univ. of Mississippi
18.New Mexico State Univ.
19.Idaho State University
20.Cuny, City College
21.University of Houston, Houston
22.University of North Carolina, Charlotte
23.University of Utah
24.University of Neveda, Reno
25.University of Alabama, Huntsville
26.University of Massachusetts, Amherst
27.University of Missouri, Rolla
28.Michigan Technological University
29.University of Dayton
30.New Jersey Institute of Technology
31.State University of New York – Stony Brook


BETWEEN $15,001- $20,000
1.University of South Florida
2.University of Tulsa
3.University of Alabama, Birmingham
4.University of Maryland, Baltimore Country
5.Iowa State University
6.New Jersey Institute of Tech.
7.Soutern Illinois University Carbondale
8.Marquette University
9.University of Iowa
10.University of Akron
11.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
12.Portland State University
13.Universtiy of Minnesota, Twin Cities
14.University of Tennessee, Knoxville
15.Texas A&M University, College Station
16.Clemson University
17.Wright State University
18.Suny, College of Enviornment Science & Forestry
19.University of Cincinnati
20.Virginia Polytechnic Univ. & State University
21.University of Hawaii, Manoa
22.Oregon State University
23.Florida International University
24.Michigan State Univ.
25.Georgia Institute of Tech.
26.Illinois Institute of Tech.
27.Howard University
28.Univ.of California, Santa Barbara
29.Rutgers State Univ.of N J
30.George Mason University
31.Univ. of California, San Diego
32.University of South Carolina
33.Northeastern University
34.Ohio University, Athens
35.North Carolina State University , Raleigh
36.Colorado State University
37.Virginia Common Wealth University
38.University of Florida
39.University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
40.Oakland University
41.University of Toledo
42.University of California , Santa Cruz
43.Wayne State University
44.Worchester Polytechnic Institute
45.Pennsylvania State University, University Park


BETWEEN $20,001- $25,000
1.University of Delaware
2.New York State College at Alfred University
3.Univ. of California, Berkeley
4.Univ.of Connecticut, Storrs
5.University of Illinois , Chicago
6.University of Maryland , College Park
7.Purdue University,West Lafayette
8.University of California, Riverside Bourns
9.University of California, Davis
10.Syracuse University
11.University of Washington, Seattle
12.Southern Methodist Univ.
13.Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana Polis
14.Yale University
15.Rice University
16.University of Southern California
17.University of Wisconsin, Madison
18.University of California, Los Angeles
19.Drexel University
20.Florida Atlantic University
21.Colorado School of Mines
22.University of Virginia


ABOVE $25,000
1.Duke University
2.Auburn University
3.Clarkson University
4.Case Western Reserve University
5.Stevens Institute of Technology
6.University of California, Irvine
7.Catholic University of America
8.Vanderbilt University
9.Ohio State University
10.Lehigh University
11.California Institute of Technology
12.University of Notre Dame
13.Oregon Graduate Institute of Science&Technology
14.University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
15.Tulane University
16.University of Rochester
17.Cornell University
18.Washington University in St. Louis
19.Northwestern University
20.Boston University
21.Harvard University
22.Princeton University
23.Tufts University
24.John Hopkins University
25.Carnegie Mellon University
26.Columbia University
27.Dartmouth College
28.University of Colorado, Boulder
29.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
30.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
31.Brown University
32.Stanford University

About Financial Help

Financial help is a very dicey subject I have discussed about this in detail in several messages.

Every university claims it offers financial help to students and to this they add even international students. Mind you I have used the term financial help and not financial aid. Aid and scholarships are mainly meant for local candidates.This is their marketing technique to attract students.
I have seen universities offering a token aid of 1000-5000 dollars for the first year in order to get more students.
The percentage of students who get aid is different for different universities depending on the program of your study and local situation of availability of funds with the professors. For it is the professors who can offer you research assistantship. Along with this comes fee waiver.
My experience is that percentage of students who get aid sitting in India is negligible.Yes there is a positive aspect to this that percentage who are able to get the assistantships during the first semester of their study is quite high.
The conclusion of the above discussion is that while you should try for financial help you should be prepared to spend for at least first six months. If you get any help you will be lucky. If not there is a great chance for your getting it on joining the university.
If you adopt this strategy your initial efforts and money shall not be futile.
If money is your main concern then I would suggest you apply to universities whose expenses you can afford. There are good universities available with low costs. This in itself can be considered as some sort of financial help.
Good Luck
NBS