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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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UNC KF or NYU MBA?I have been accepted to NYU, paid my deposit and was dead set on going there until UNC came in today with a half tuition scholarship. Approximate to about $60,000 2 year total. With cost of living, tuition difference it'll probably be a total of $100,000 difference. I went to University of Georgia f...
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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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Joint MBA/JD programI am a 2015 undergraduate starting at FTI Consulting in their corporate finance & Restructuring Division. FTI is an industry leader and from what i have heard, finance/restructuring experience here is the closest to banking that management consulting will get. I am taking the 1st level CFA in Ju...
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Undergrad- Hobart College vs. University of MarylandNot sure how many people ask for advice about undergrad programs but I'm pretty desperate for advice as the deadline to commit is approaching fairly quickly. Right now I'm into Hobart college and University of Maryland (for finance). I've been waitlisted at UMichigan, Colgate, Colby College, Hamilto...
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EMBA ProgramWhich is the ideal option assuming I have admits to both Wharton EMBA and Columbia EMBA programs ? I live in NJ, I'm a manager in big corporate and a mother of 2 year old. ...
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Bad split GMAT 710 poor verbal.. Retake? Advice PLZ!!Hi ALL! I recently took GMAT and got 710 (Q51 97% V34 71% IR7 AWA6)... I know V34 is not 80 percentile... To provide bit more details to better evaluate my situation: I will be applying to northwestern JD MBA program. I'm concerned that my low verbal could especially hurt my chances getting into thi...
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NYU CAS vs BC CAS (Econ)Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and I'm seeking advice for the best undergrad education and experience I can get for a potential job in the finance sector after graduation. I'm currently deciding between NYU and Boston College Econ. The reason why I didn't apply for their b schools (Stern/Carroll...
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Undergraduate NYU Stern vs Cornell physics/engineering vs Duke EngineeringI'm a high school senior who's about to make a college decision. These are the three programs I am considering for next year. I basically have three priorities for my college experience. 1. I'm looking for academic fulfillment. That's why I'm going for a hard science at Cornell and Duke, I feel li...
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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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Vanderbilt vs. MIT for MSFI know that MIT is considered to be the best MSF program, but is it that much better than Vanderbilt? It seems the placements are very similar. With MIT costing roughly twice as much, would you choose MIT over Vanderbilt? This short recent review I found online makes the decision difficult: http:...
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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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Kelley MBA Impressions _ IB and AMI'm writing this post after a visit to IU Kelley's program. During the visit I got to speak with a number of current students and the professors involved in managing their program and placement. First things first: IU is definitely a non-target. However it still appears to be very possible to ge...
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How are NESCAC schools viewed?Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I plan to attend Bates College this fall, and I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that the NESCAC is viewed very good overall since it is considered the Little Ivy Leag...
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Yale SOM vs Darden vs JohnsonFellow monkeys, I need help deciding which B-school in your opinion will provide me with an overall better experience (both socially and recruiting-wise) if my goal is to break into IB - Yale SOM, Darden, or Johnson? I am purposefully leaving out any details on my priorities, rather want to hear you...
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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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cheap MBA vs slightly more expensive MSF/MAcc Hello, I know the MBA vs MSF topic is discussed extensively in these forums, but I can not find anything that relates to my specific case. plz plz! help me decide! Spots are closing for postgrads and this is driving me crazy. My case is the following: I have very little relevant work experience (1 ...
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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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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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Masters Finance AFTER 3 Years Work Experience?!Monkeys, What is your opinion on doing a masters degree in Finance after a cumulative 3 years work experience (controlling) plus 1 year of Big 4 internship? I graduated from a complete non target university in Central Europe (probably not even top-100)... I applied for Rotterdam School of Management...
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Undergrad UCLA vs USC vs Rice vs Tufts vs UVA I am a senior in high school and consulting seems like a career path that fits my personality and interests well. I am specifically interested in transportation and real estate and planning. WL at AEM (Cornell) - if I get off the list, I will definitely go to Cornell. UCLA UVA UCB USC - World Bachel...
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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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