As a recent bachelor’s graduate, of course the time has come to apply for more education this fall. Who uses an undergraduate degree to get a real job nowadays? That just sounds silly. All for an 8.5′ by 11′ piece of paper that will instead say, “Master’s” and come with an even more expensive price tag…
With rising tuition costs, a poor economy, and enough loans to buy a brand new Corvette, this decision will be difficult. Good thing the U.S. News & World Report published it’s 2011 Healthcare Management Rankings Methodology to consider. The actual JPEG image of the rankings is much too long for a blog post, but below I have listed a few scores from schools that intrigue me:
1. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor = 4.6
2. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill = 4.3
11. Boston University = 3.5
11. John Hopkins University = 3.5
14. Columbia University = 3.4
14. Yale University = 3.4
21. New York University = 3.3
36. University of Southern California = 2.8
As an analytical researcher, I have always been skeptical of such statistics. And any list that does not include a little school named Harvard School of Public Health is flawed from the beginning.
However, the fine workers at U.S. News & World Report worked long and hard compiling such assessment. Therefore, I must give the nod to the Maize and Blue (hail to the victors!) and their no. 1 spot. UNC, John Hopkins, Yale, and Columbia will always be solid choices, while USC has phenomenal weather and the notorious “Trojan Network.” This fall will be chock-full of application fees, hounding professors for recommendations, and glorifying myself through personal statements. I can only hope in the end I get accepted somewhere. Also, any help with admissions from alumni of any these respective institutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Andrew G. Mychkovsky is a Healthcare Consulting Intern at Blue Cottage Consulting.
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