We say it frequently, and we know that many of you don’t quite believe it: You’ll get out of your MBA what you put into it.
What we mean by this is, you don’t have to go to a high-powered school to be assured of a high-flying career.
Case in point: The new CFO at United Airlines got his MBA from Baylor.
That’s Hankamer School of Business, just for the record. No, EssaySnark had never heard of it before either.
Which is exactly our point.
Baylor is apparently ranked #60 by US News in 2011. It doesn’t seem to be ranked at all by any of the other standard lists.
We’re not proposing that everyone should intentionally seek out the schools that are less-known or lower-ranked. It can still make a world of difference to go through a Top 30 program. Everyone who has a choice in the matter will obviously want to take advantage of such an opportunity.
But if you’re looking around the dance floor and you feel like you’re the only one left standing without a partner, there’s still time to try for one of these often-overlooked programs, if you’re bound and determined to start your bschool dance in the Fall. Keep an open mind. Explore some options. It is not the end of the world if you don’t go to Harvard (or Columbia, or Kellogg, or wherever). You can still get to great places in life even if from a different track.