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I don't buy the UVA business degree over a VT one. When I was at VT, Prof. Klock pointed out they only take 4 major specific courses for business while VT makes you take 8...
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My two cents on the Pamplin biz degree. I graduated with one in finance 1 year ago and went to work for a company in a class of 15-20 analysts from VT, WF, Duke, UNC, Emory, and Elon. Myself and the one other VT grad are the top performers 1 year in and I attribute a lot of that to the foundation that Pamplin provided us. That being said, perception is reality when you're looking for jobs and a degree from UVa just holds more weight in the market right now, for better or worse UVa biz school grads are getting better opportunities coming out of the gate. I honestly think a lot of it is a carry over perception from Darden Mba vs. Pamplin Mba, the undergrad difference in minimal (probably favoring VT) but at the MBa level Darden is top notch, hard to argue with that. The other factor in play is that UVa families are typically better connected and that means a lot in getting your foot in the door.
I think Pamplin has a fantastic undergrad biz school that's EXTREMELY under rated. I went to high school with friends who went to UNC biz and I can say I've learned 2x what they did (UNC undergrad biz is top 10 in any list you can find, VT is generally unranked or top 50). The MBa program does have a lot of catching up to do though.
Just my two cents.
I agree with that NC11Hokie. I feel VT business undergrad is ahead of UV, but lacking in grad school. But how many football players are going to choose based on a grad school if they have NFL dreams?
9 times out of 10 recruits go with what they are told.
Its the staffs job to get out there and tell them what they want to hearas it relates to your school.
Not that I fault Grey because he is seemingly on every recruit. He needs some help from some of the other coaches.
Vt is still 1 good recruiter away.
Oh I definitely don't think anyone should choose their undergrad university based on a post grad program, football player or otherwise. I was just referencing the MBA program because I think there's a carry over effect into the undergrad program. I think some NFL level players will factor in the value of their undergrad degree. Perception is reality and Darden helps UVA's undergrad biz perception because people think of Darden when they see UVA biz on a resume.
I'd personally recommend going to a more intensive (read technical) undergrad program like VT, and then shooting for a name on the resume for an MBA (i.e. top 15 program). But that advice really doesn't apply to most NFL aiming football players.
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