Forum: School selection (4 Comments)

HEC or Simon, Rochester

  • Posted by - syj1226 - on 1 March 2013 - 4:11am

    Hi there,

    I am facing a dilemma here. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both HEC MiM program and MS in Healthcare Management in Uni of Rochester,US. HEC has always been my top choice of school for its high reputation and solid curriculum, but I have to take into account the country and industry I want to work after I graduate.

    I am from Malaysia and currently working as a pharmacist in Taiwan. My fiance is going to pursue his PhD in US either this year or next year. It would be fine for us to be separated while I pursue my study in France, but after I graduate I shall stay with him and look for a job in the pharmaceutical industry in US. We are now concern about the job placement in US since I earn my master degree in Europe instead of US. Could you kindly give us some advice regarding my situation?

    • Posted by - pratik99bhide - on 7 March 2013 - 4:28am


      I am pleased to see another pharmacist who has got into HEC. Even I am a Bachelor of Pharmacy and have got admitted to HEC. SO far i tried to find others in vain.
      If you select HEC I hope we can interact which would be useful to us.


    • Posted by - syj1226 - on 5 March 2013 - 3:15am

      Thank you so much for your advice! I sent an email to HEC last week, still waiting for their reply. Spoken to HEC alumni as well, and they offered the same advice as yours. Too bad I have to give up such a nice school. Thanks again Thomas! Appreciate it! :)


    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 1 March 2013 - 12:32pm

      Thank you for your question.

      Intuitively, I think that in this case the Master in the US, at a renowned University like Rochester, would be better. Though the HEC has a strong reputation in Europe, I don't know how many employers know about it in the US. Also, the HEC MIM is a general management master. With the MS in Health Care Management you build more on what you did before and you may profit from the Rochester University's employer network and career services - so that it may be easier to find a job.

      If you are still in doubts you could talk to the HEC, tell them your appreciatoin of the school but also of your concerns and see what their reaction is. You can also ask them how many people started a career in the US after graduation.

      Best wishes and all the best for your and your fiance