WSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: Natalie I'm here to answer any questions you have regarding Business School Admissions. I am a...
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The Wall Street Oasis Business School and GMAT Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best topics covering the business school world. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews pl...
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Hi all, I've recently quit my job and was invited to work on a startup with a friend in Asia. We raised over 100k in VC funding and were about to start but my partner had a family emergency and our investor pulled out because I can't do it alone for reasons I won't go into here. After graduating fro...
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NYC and SF look to be the top placement cities for almost all the MBA programs. What other cities fall into the top tier of business opportunities for MBAs? DC? Chicago? Toronto? Boston? Dallas/Houston? Atlanta? LA? I am considering a relocation from western Canada and wondering if there is anywhere...
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Can anyone give a brief idea about an MSc at these 4 schools. How are their placements for Non-EU students? I happened to go through FT rankings regarding placements and they don't seem consistent with the reports on the official websites. Help please? ...
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Not exactly sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but as the title says im currently a highschool senior and I've always wanted to work in wall street starting as an analyst of course. I'm mainly looking to get some advice and any tips that would prove beneficial to me. I have still not d...
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I am currently in Pharma sales, but am looking to transition into a non-sales job in the financial space (financial manager, cfo type role). For this, I am considering an MA in finance (can't get into top MBA program), but have no interesting in i-banking as many seem to be who pursue an msf degree....
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Hi, i'm an international student going to apply for college soon. I'm not from Europe, but i'm looking to study in Europe. I'm planning to study either finance or economics. English and mandarin are my native languages, and I can speak a little of french. That's about it for my language skills, but ...
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Hey, I am planning to apply for the finance programs at RSM and SSE for the intake in 2015. My problem is that I have a very low gmat score: 610 (Q45, V29). I think I'd still be able to get into RSM as they accept on a first-come first serve basis and I meet all their minimum requirements. My chanc...
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HI guys, this is actually my first post here in the forum and I hope to get some help regarding my bschool decision. I am currently in the last year of my bachelor and have applied for several ms finance programs for 2016 intake. So far I received offers from RSM - MSc Finance and Investments King...
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Hello, I am currently working at the central bank for a G-7 nation as an economist in the financial markets group. I am mostly focused on the policy side , but also undertake research with Ph.D researchers when it comes to model building for the bank. My profile: Local top 3 business school in my c...
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I'm an undergrad at a top 10 university who is currently recruiting for internships in consulting. I took the GMAT recently and scored a 760, but I am unsure whether putting the score on my resume is a good idea- will that indicate to firms that I don't intend to stay committed in the long run? Any ...
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I'm just a Caucasian mutt, but just looking for any angle that might help out. Thoughts? I can't be the first idiot to come up with this idea. ...
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Hello, I do apologize if this is a tone deaf post but I am a law student who will be graduating in 2017. I'll be 23 when I graduate and I am thinking about business school as an option a few years after graduation. I went to law school for close to free so I have under 20k of debt. I had a 2.4...
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Quite a shakeup...almost a list I'd expect to see from Forbes or BW! Mod Note (Andy): To see the rankings, click here. ...
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More of a rant than a question as this topic has been address already but I wouldnt mind having Booth people to give their perspective. I have confirmation bias going on as well. If you are a PT and disagree then it will only serve to strengthen my belief (sorry). My statements rests on the followin...
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Good for them. "The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry remain pillars at the institution, and that the university does not support "so-called" trigger warnings or offer safe spaces that allow students "to retreat from ideas...
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So I know that part-time MBA is primarily for those who wish to stay at their current firm and receiving sponsorship. But at Booth the part-time students are allowed access to on-campus recruiting and networking events if they sign a waiver. I've heard though that the full-timers resent and look do...
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I am a sophomore at a top (semi-target) school (top 5 USNWR) and I'm currently unsure what path I should take regarding internships next summer. I want to say that I would like to setup myself for IBD junior year, although I'm not sure whether I wanna join IBD after college (thinking of S&T too)...
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What's a very good math problem-set book for GMAT practice? ...
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What's a very good math problem-set book for GMAT practice? ...
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I am a finance major at a state university. I have all As right now excluding Calculus which I will be likely to get a C in. This makes my overall GPA a 3.38. I want to attend a high end graduate school. GMAT is not a concern as I already have the needed score. Is it worth it to take the C and get c...
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For the sixth year in a row, Yale's endowment has outperformed Harvard with its 3.4% investment gain. These are the stats for Yale's Ivy League peers: Harvard on Thursday said its investments declined by 2 percent, lowering the value of the largest fund in higher education by $1.9 billion to $35....
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They continue to shine. I will say they are even better than last year!!! 100% placed in the US which is big deal. The only issue I had with the program is that they accepted more international students than other schools (like 40% last year for the FC track). I see that they've reduced that number...
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First post!! Sorry in advance for the lengthy post... really conflicted right now and had to seek advice. Background: I graduated 2014 from a top 20 school in the northeast with a major in statistics but with a GPA of 2.8. Because of the low GPA, I was discouraged to apply to any top firms and inste...
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I really would like us, the community of Enlightened Monkeys, to discuss this topic and share our thoughts on a 21st century experiment. Harvard, MIT and many, many other respectable Schools of Business as well as other Faculties in all spaces have launched the initiative of spreading knowledge onli...
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I see so much hype around this website about attending a target school, and that it is very difficult to break into a good finance career without a target school background. However, is it worth it to carry the debt of these schools? At what point would you consider the advantages of a target to be ...
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First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I am a senior at the University of Piraeus' Department of Maritime Studies in Piraeus, Greece. I have been interested (after graduation and after my National Service in the Hellenic Army of course) in Master's studies either in Shipping (specifically Cass ...
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Hey everyone, I'm a soon-to-be uni student and I needed some advice on which uni is the best overall and which one has a greater influence when it comes to placements in BB and EB. I intend to work in New York despite the university I go to and have a great interest in M&A. I'm applying to baruc...
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Curious to hear what you guys think. Speaking objectively, I think MSF programs have been somewhat devalued on this forum due to how new most programs are. MSF can be a cheaper route and seems as though that they are much more involved with getting someone their targeted job. Also appears that their...
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Hi, i just gave my GMAT yesterday and scored a 630 ( Q:48 , V:28 , IR:6) and i looking to apply into MS Finance programs in the US. My Profile: Indian student , Did my undergraduate in commerce with major in accountancy. GPA - 5.55/7 , 3-month internship experience in the Finance department of a com...
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I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've done thi...
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I am currently in one of the top strat consulting firms (Mckinsey/Bain/BCG). As far as I'm concerned I got in by sheer stroke of luck. I networked my ass off through alumni referrals to MBB recruiters, spoke to a ton of engagement managers by attending HBS and Wharton business conferences, somehow g...
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http://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/114666/the... Top 10 is: 1) Columbia Business School 2) UPenn Wharton 3) London Business School 4) NYU Stern 5) Cornell Johnson 6) Harvard Business School 7) INSEAD 8) MIT Sloan 9) Chicago Booth 10) HEC Paris ...
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1. Do your bosses (employers) seem smarter than your college professors? 2. Do your colleagues seem smarter than your classmates? (Or more ambitious) 3. Do you feel that you have more fun during college or after? 4. Did you learn more from college or the real world? ...
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Hi WSO community, I am currently an accounting student and I am considering law school after graduation. Put the type of work aside and what I will enjoy more, how do accounting partners and law partners compare in terms of compensation, work/life balance, stability and chances of being partner in e...
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I'm in my third year now of my BBA. I did one internship in my first year at an insurance firm. My grades were decent in first year (around 3.65). My school has a coop program that, due to a small miscommunication, I didn't get in to. The program is what the school's known for and I was devastated f...
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I know that it isn't a "target" university but that is where I'm planning on going (previous choice was NYU, but living at NYC is way to expensive as a student and in my situation). I am going as a Freshman this fall now that I have my green card (even though I'll be 21 years old), I would really a...
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The title largely covers the topic. Interested in exploring getting my MBA at LBS instead of one of the US schools. ...
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Would appreciate advice/opinion on my chance of getting into MBA schools. Stats & Work Experience Undergrad GPA: 2.5 (Went to school in top 70. One reason for low GPA is because I had epilepsy growing up and had brain surgery right before college, both of which affected academic performance).GMA...
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This one goes out to all of you NLF alumni and current members out there; how do I get in as a freshmen? I'm currently a high school senior and am wondering what I can do to prepare/should keep in mind for when I start my first semester in the Fall. I'd appreciate it if you went over everything from...
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Hi, I am an Italian Business Economics bachelor student and I am at my last year so I'm starting to think about my future the bachelor degree. I'm inclined to choose a Msc in Finance, but at the same time I'm scared of the future of finance, and overall banks. The reason of this is given by the prev...
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I have a few questions about the optional essay part of the MSF application. First, do I need to address why I'm not using my current manager for a recommendation (using two former professors for recs)? I graduated in June and have only been at my job 2 months so I assume it goes without saying tha...
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What do they teach you at the MBA level that they don't if you only have a bachelors in business degree or related field? ...
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So I have a 35 on ACT and a 4.553 GPA (4.0 unweighted). I am looking to go into HFs as a career and have been investing since sixth grade with this goal. I plan on going IB to HFs. Due to my family financial circumstances, we are not eligible for any financial aid at most universities. Thus, to avoi...
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my goal is to go into the HF industry but start off in IB. I noticed that cornell does not offer a major for finance? instead they only have economics. does economics properly prepare you for a career in HFs or is cornell's economic undergrad program very finance related? thanks for your time and as...
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Im about to finish school (im 21). I really want to have a successful career in finance or politics. I hope to become a senior executive by 30 or 35 however i need the right college for this. Which college propels stupid but ambitious people? Im not from usa btw, im however living here until i gradu...
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I am an undergraduate at a top-35 (non-target) school whose focus is not finance. I have transferred to this school from a bottom-100 school, and am currently starting Junior year. I am considering transferring to Cornell. *Assuming* I get accepted, should I transfer, and will my path through this ...
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Hi everyone, I am currently applying to universities in England, and have been looking at the Anthropology with Law degree from LSE. I was wondering what peoples opinions on a course like this are for getting onto an analyst programme at a BB. The course is a qualifying law degree, but do you need t...
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I am a sophomore at Cornell. We have a couple business frats (AKPsi and DSP). I heard that many of their alumni work at many BB and EB and they usually help out one another. Some of the analyst who were members of the frats would help with resume selection and give the members first round interviews...
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I'm going to UA next year and I was wondering if anyone knows how Alabama's investment banking academy places for investment banking? Also, how many people from Alabama's graduating classes usually make it to Wall Street out of college? ...
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Travelling for internship training while taking classes. Have anyone experience that before. I'm in Dallas and the bank is Societe Generale. ...
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Greetings WSO! Like many on this forum, I am considering business school. I will just get straight to it and try to be as brief as possible. There are practically innumerable variables that go into the entire business school process, it's easy to get lost, or focus too heavily on one aspect. There a...
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I'm unsure of studying either the Bachelor of Business Management or Bachelor of Commerce. The University I am attending is the 3rd best university in Australia. University of Queensland. I am looking to get into Asset Management, Private Equity or Real Estate Investing. After University I want to...
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GMAT: 720 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Commerce from Canadian University (one notch below McGill/UofT/Queens)CFA Designation 3.1 GPA - Started out with outright failure in first year and a half. Didn't go to class, goofed around. Got put on academic probation and eventually "academic dismissal" for a seme...
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I am currently looking for an internship in the investment banking industry, I have begun networking with connections I know and have gained some valuable insight. I decided to take an introductory class on python programming. I am from a Non target school in Massachusetts, with a good GPA, however ...
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Hi All, I'm new to WSO and have been religiously reading/following the business school/GMAT forum. Pretty interesting discussions all. Wanted to request some inputs and perspective on my profile and on the way to go - any and all suggestions welcome. Be as candid as you will on my prospects (for a F...
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I am currently a senior student at a univeristy (not famous) outside US and Europe majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. I am considering applying to Master of Finance programs in the U.S. and Europe and upon completion trying getting a job at an investment bank or trading ( at least an inter...
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What do you guys think about UChicago moving up from a three way tie for 4th to tying with Yale for 3rd this year? This is the first time a non-HYP school has made US News Top 3 in a decade or two. Do you think the school will become more normalized and have less of the 'life of mind' students as hs...
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Does anyone know what BBs and EBs are offering NON-URM 2017 SA IB programs for sophomores? On top of that, does anyone know the deadlines for each program? ...
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Hi, *Apologies in advance for the Sermon* My name is Tunmise from Nigeria and first i just want to acknowledge how tremendously helpful this site has been to me over the past couple of months. It literally helped get me into grad school. Anyway i'm 28 years old with about 4/5 years working experienc...
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I will apply on MIT MFin and I would really like to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Age: 24, Country: Greece EDUCATION Degree: MEng. & B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Industrial Management (5-year program) University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Best or 2nd best...
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It seems that a lot of schools accept the GRE as a substitute to the GMAT. Is it worth taking both to see which you perform better on? ...
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Im going to college this fall and need to decide which school to go. I need to apply to the school of business in UW during my first year because I wasn't admitted directly to its b-school. I also got the offers from Kelley at IUB, Carlson school at UMinnesota. Im interested in accounting, corporate...
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Hey All, So I'm applying to undergard colleges in Nov. I spent a month at Wharton through a summer program and went to wharton classes with students etc. I'll be honest, I was dissapointed. I thought they would be smart as hell but very few were. Also the CAS kids were just annoying. Wharton is very...
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Hi monkeys, So I'm currently a sophomore at a private liberal arts school in the Southeast double majoring in finance and economics. Grades are solid, I completed an IB SA stint at a boutique bank in my hometown up in the Northeast after my freshman summer, and I'm looking forward to the future. As ...
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Hi everyone, I posted a few months back asking for advice about career moves at Accenture. Long story short, I ended up taking a job at Deloitte focused on digital marketing. To provide more context, the base salary is above a 100k. I'm also turning 26 years old soon and need to figure out whether ...
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Hello! I am a current sophomore at UVA. Do you have any advice on getting a sophomore internship? I would be willing to travel outside of my home state of Virginia for the summer but am looking for a way to get a leg up on the competition going into the junior year internship. Any help is appreciate...
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I am currently working in a Fortune 20 corporate finance program. corporate finance does not interest me long term so after my 3 year program I want to make a switch into something else. I am not 100 percent sure what I want to do in finance. Investments/Asset Management/Financial Advising interest ...
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Guys, do you know if I can somehow check that the schools received my GMAT and TOEFL? Or I shouldn't worry, and if I ordered reports, then the schools will definitely receive the scores? ...
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I was wondering what the general advice is for taking the GMAT. i found some 2016 and 2017 Kaplan books at my school that were decently priced. I was thinking I could start taking it now as a sophomore and hopefully keep bumping up my score. I would like to get into a traditional or 2+2 program (tou...
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Getting academic writing service has become easy now because we offer you superior papers crafted by our expert writers. Get unsurpassed assignment help as per your requirements. Availing the services of Academic Essay Writing Service is easy and hassle free. What you all have to do is to just email...
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The three schools are Bucknell University, Hamilton College, and Union College. If you had to go to one, which one and why? ...
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Hye, I have been following the rankings of major publishers, namely FT, Forbes, Businessweek and P&Q. I also understand that their input parameters for evaluating a b-school are different and hence, their rankings show a great deal of difference, apart from M7, LBS and INSEAD. However, it is tou...
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Hi, monkeys! I'm preparing myself to apply for an MBA next year, and I would really appreciate some help on defining my targets (given my background, GPA, GMAT and post-MBA goals). * South american, white, male, 30 yo * GPA: 2.4 (sad) in business (local top business school) * GMAT: did not take yet,...
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Hi guys. I was wondering if Nova School of Business and Economics places well in London IB for undergrad. I've already did a quick LinkedIn search, and I could only find two guys with just the bachelor's degree working in IB. Do you think coming from here could affect my chances of landing a Spring...
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Just bought the self study package from Manhattan Prep that includes 1 original GMAT book, 2 strategy guides, and 10 in-depth topic books ( one is the GMAT Roadmap book). Obviously, I'll be taking a mock exam just to see where I stand now. But where do I go from there? Should I just read the 10 in-d...
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Quick question: For the CFA you need 4 yrs related work experience. Is there any time limit to when you have to get it? For example, if I'm not currently working in a qualify industry, pass all 3 levels while still working in said industry, will there be a limitation to the amount of time I have to ...
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Didn't study. Just took my first practice test. 320 scaled score. integrated reasoning 4, quantitative 13, verbal 19. I'm applying to MMS and MCommerce. What to do? What books to get? ...
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Senior in College. Is Future Business Leaders of America(collegiate Phi Beta Lambda) worth joining? I want to break into Investment Banking Division.. ...
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Hi WSOers, I hope to be a trader / work in the field of Asset Management. I was just wondering which will be better course at UCL for me to increase my shot as working as trader / work in the field of asset management in the future? 1. Econs 2. Econs with a Year Abroad (spend 3rd year at overseas un...
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Hey guys! So I just finished my bachelor's in economics from India and I would like to ideally get into a top MBA program in the 2017 fall. I have the grades for it and I went to one of the top unis in the country however I intend to send in applications within the month and I have no work experienc...
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I am wondering if anyone could offer me some advice. I am a 2015 grad from a Big 10 business school with 3.3 GPA. For the last year I have been working in a markets back office group at BB which I hate. Everything people have to say against the back office on this site is tremendously accurate. Sin...
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I currently live in Australia and have been accepted into all the top 5 university we have here. I was reading a lot of the topics that have been posted on the WSO about undergraduates who dive straight into business oriented degrees before the MBA are doing more harm to themselves. I wanted to get ...
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I've looked over the banks that recruit at MSU, but im curious to know from you guys. Is MSU a good undergrad school for IB recruitment? Plan to apply for UoM and a few other target schools, but I'm accepting there's a more than good chance I won't get accepted, so MSU looks like a good choice overa...
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Hello All, My first year at a top business school just got underway. Between orientation and syllabus week, they weren't exactly clear on grading policy. I've heard that this business school, amongst other top schools, have a grading curve. Is it true and what is the distribution like? ...
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Prospective students who search for Career Coach find it very difficult to choose education consultant or career coach. So what all things to be known about career coaching and educational consultant? ...
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I am looking for insight into a BC MBA vs. a UMASS Boston MBA First I will say I recognize that these two schools are not perceived to be on the same level academically. Additionally I do not anticipate acceptance to either being an issue and I plan to attend starting in the fall of next year if not...
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Hey everyone, would like to get your insight on this topic. Since Round 1 deadlines are fast approaching, I'd like to get the consensus here on whether there is any noticeable difference (in terms of acceptance rate) for an applicant between applying to an elite MBA program in Round 1 vs Round 2. I'...
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We recently posted an interview with Yale SOM's Assistant Dean of Admissions, Bruce DelMonico. Those of you applying to Yale SOM may find it valuable. ...
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Guys, I'm trying to come up with the list of top 10 MSF programs in the US. Right now I have a list of 17 programs. Can you help me to eliminate the weakest among them? And if I missed some strong programs, let me know, please. The list: MIT, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, Washington U...
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Hi, After doing my research, I have narrowed down my main GMAT prep course to either Veritas or Manhattan Prep. Reviews on both have been stellar, though it seems like Veritas slightly edges out the other when it comes to the sheer number of customer feedbacks, Veritas also seem to have better mark...
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I'm currently writing essays for MSF programs and decided to google "examples of essays for graduate schools". Most of the examples were so far from the main topic and/or so personal that I started questioning my essays. For instance, in one of these essays for about half the text the author writes ...
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Hey all, I just graduated from Fordham U GSB, with a 3.3gpa in finance (concentration alternative investments). My goal is to find an AM analyst position somewhere that can open up future PE/HF/VC analyst doors, but Im applying to basically any finance positions I can, since its been several months...
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Hey all, I would be applying for the class of 2017 and I would still like some advice. I go to a top 50 school and am an accounting undergrad, but it is a top undergrad accounting program. 3.6 GPA. Decent extracurriculars: college athletics, humanitarian service in foreign country, ESL tutor, and cl...
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Hello everyone, I am 19 years old and finished my A-Levels last year. In October I will begin to study economics at a non-target School. I want to get into IB, but don't know how to score an internship at a BB or Boutique Bank coming from a non-target School. My question is, how relevant is my bache...
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I graduated college in 2014 and have not attended graduate school. When submitting my MBA application do I have to submit every single transcript or just my degree transcript (e.g., undergraduate transcript, study abroad transcript with letter grades). Last year I took extra courses for pre-med at ...
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