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Ask Clear Admit: Can I get into a top MBA program?WSO is excited to have the experts from the Clear Admit team on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. We encourage all of you to check out their great resources: 1) Clear Admit has been providing MBA admissions consulting services for over 10 years. 2) Clear Admit focus...
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My GMAT Study PlanI just took the GMAT this past weekend and scored a 760 (Q49 / V44), so while everything was fresh on my mind I wanted to make a post here about the process that I went through. I know that there are a few threads like this already out there, but when I was trying to figure out how to tackle the GMA...
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Spotlight: WSO User GuidelinesPlease read in the WSO User Guidelines in detail before posting to WSO. ...
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B-School Q&A w/ Betsy Massar of Master AdmissionsI'm Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions. I'm glad to be here on Wall Street Oasis back with kindred spirits. Right out of Harvard Business School I worked for Goldman Sachs and have spent most of my professional career in and around the financial industry. I worked on both the sell and buy si...
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Undergrad Vanderbilt vs. Rice vs. Kelley vs. UIUCHi everyone, I've been lurking for a long time but now I'm facing this decision for colleges and would like some help in deciding. What path and at which school would offer the best chance for IB placement? I was a direct admit at Kelley if that matters. One thing that I feel might be an influencing...
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LSE MSc Finance --> IB?Hi guys: Can you comment on LSE Msc Finance's placement and recruitment process for IB in London please? I have 3 years of working experience in AM (fixed income), and I'm hoping to use LSE as a transition in terms of location (from APAC to London) and expertise. I would like to do IB after AM befor...
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Can I get into NYU or ColumbiaBackground: 26 years old, white male. Work experience: 5 years in leveraged lending (think Bank of Ireland, GE Capital, Newstar) at a Fortune 500 company- associate level - first person in my group to be given a certain, company-wide leadership award Undergrad: Think Fairfield, Loyola, Marist - (GPA...
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Another Ivy (Brown) to start offering MBABrown is officially getting into the MBA game. It's a baby step; an EMBA offered by completing a program that has existed for several year though a partnership with IE-Madrid. It's been 40 years since an Ivy (Yale) started offering the degree. I wonder if it signals something more ambitious. ...
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MSc Finance: HKU vs. Cass vs. WarwickHi guys, I'm here new. Recently I applied to the MSc in Finance at the following three universities: 1. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) - MSc in Finance, 2. Cass Business School - MSc in Finance; 3. Warwick Business School - MSc Business: Finance and Accounting. I got an offer from HKU (MSc Finan...
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WBS vs IE Business SchoolHello! I am in a bit of dilemma here. I have offers for MSc Finance from Warwick Business School and IE Business School. Even though IE is a better ranked school, Warwick, on the face of it, seems to have an advantage in terms of placement, given it's proximity to London. I can't validate that but t...
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Should I retake my 700?47Q, 40V. Lowest Verbal I've gotten since my cold test (was averaging 43-44). Quant is in line with practice tests. White Male, lots of volunteering, 3.4 Econ graduate from top private but non ivy school (think Duke/Northwestern), FLDP at F500 then FP&A at top BB. Want to do investment banking p...
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Profile evaluation - Ops > FO - MBA or MFINHi, Graduated from a non-target in 2013 with a 2:1 / 3.4GPA, while working full-time in operations for a financial services firm. Transitioned in to a corporate finance role for 1 year and this year I have moved in to a risk/ops role at a BB firm (Think JPM). Going to start the CPA this year just t...
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Studying a bachelor business in europe to become an investment banker. St.Gallen vs. RSM vs. WHUHello, I am 18 and about to start college. So far I have received an offer from these 3 universities. St.Gallen, Rotterdam School of Management and the WHU in Germany. My plan is to land a summer internship in an investment bank in London or the US. My final destination is Wall Street. Which one do ...
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IE Business School MBA - Reputation in NYC?So I've read about IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and see it's ranked quite high in various rankings. How is the school's reputation in the US overall and in NYC specifically? I have a feeling most people will not have heard about it, but wanted to see what others thought. I appreciate the feed...
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MSF Class of 2016Ok guys, building on my post last year, I wanted to start something for this years applicants. Anyone applying this year, with a 2015 start and 2016 graduation, feel free to post your profile, ask questions or just add some comments. Looking to help and give advice to anyone applying in this cycle. ...
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RSM vs CASS (Msc Finance) Hi everyone! I was accepted at both RSM (Msc Finance and Investments) and at Cass (Msc corporate finance). I was quite sure to go for Cass, but after some reading I have seen that many people don't regard Cass as a good BS. I have red that many consider it not worth the money and that there aren't m...
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MS Finance at LSE--is now too late?Hi guys: I've just recently started looking at Ms Finance options and I was wondering if you think applying to 2015/09's class of Ms Finance program at LSE is too late? I am trying to get everything ready by May.... The website still says the program is "open", but I just want to see from you guys w...
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Help bridge the gap between Academia and the professionHi all, I am a student at Texas Tech and will be graduating in a few weeks. Recently we had a "Finance Think Tank" to try and bring prestige to the University and increase the quality of students here. We see many students recruited from competing schools like UT and A&M. I was wondering if you...
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Comprehensive US MSF RankingSince there is not a ranking of US MSFs I elected to make one. I’d like to thank ANT/TNA for his great list on MSFHQ.com it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering an MSF. This is a work in progress and I welcome any feedback. This is just my opinion and I welcome suggestion or correction...
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Geography vs. Brand (MBA)Canadian here. Having a hell of a time picking between UMich (Ross) and Duke (Fuqua). Currently in Asset Management and looking to move into management consulting, if that fails, corp strat or corp dev. Post MBA I want to work in Chicago, if not, mid-atlantic, west coast, or London (I have citizens...
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Financing an MBA using Federal + Private Loans?Hopefully a current or past MBA student can shed some light on my loan question. After taking out a Stafford loan for $20,500/year, I'll still need ~$130,000. My options are the Federal GradPlus loan (7.9% fixed rate) and a private bank loan (~3-4% variable rate). Wouldn't it make the most sense to ...
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Durham UniversityI have recently received an interesting opportunity to possibly attend Durham University in England on a 40% scholarship for their Masters program. It is a one year program and the cost will be about 20k (U.S. dollars) after the scholarship plus living expenses. I am a 2014 graduate of a small liber...
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Undergrad businessHi I am a high school senior in the process of picking a college. I am considering NYU Stern, Michigan Ross with pre-admit, Georgetown McDonough or WashU Olin. I like WashU the best but I am nervous it would be a bad career move. I think I am going to want to do Investment Banking in New York after ...
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Notre Dame (Not Mendoza) vs USC MarshallAny last minute thoughts or opinions on this before the May 1 deadline? I am not pre-approved for ND Mendoza, but heard it would be a 50/50 chance after first year to internal transfer. But for arguments sake, let's say I FAIL to get into Mendoza. Is it worth going to ND with business aspirations (...
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MSF Baruch vs MSF Lindner (UC)Hi all, I'm an international student, been with the BO of GS for 2 years now in an Asian office and want to rebrand as an IB analyst (hopefully get into Portfolio Mgmt). GPA- 3.97(BSc in Eco, Math, Stats), and GRE- 155(Q) 161(V). I have offers from Syracuse, Simon (Rochester) and others but my budge...
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