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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you have regardi...
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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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Is Stern worth the ~$80k in debt?At this moment, I plan to apply ED1 to Stern because I love the school, and I think I'm a perfect match for it stats-wise, EC-wise, and generally, just interest wise. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to go into NYC Finance, going up the typical "2 years in IB, going to buyside" routine. I co...
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Is Stern worth the ~$80k in debt?At this moment, I plan to apply ED1 to Stern because I love the school, and I think I'm a perfect match for it stats-wise, EC-wise, and generally, just interest wise. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to go into NYC Finance, going up the typical "2 years in IB, going to buyside" routine. I co...
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Career route for highest probability of getting into preferred B-SchoolHi, I am looking to get some advice on which route I should take to put me in the best possible position to get into the following B-Schools (NOT ranked by preference) at the age of 29 or 30. Harvard Business School Wharton Business School Columbia Business School + London Business School I still h...
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Career route for highest probability of getting into preferred B-SchoolHi, I am looking to get some advice on which route I should take to put me in the best possible position to get into the following B-Schools (NOT ranked by preference) at the age of 29 or 30. Harvard Business School Wharton Business School Columbia Business School + London Business School I still h...
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Online chances calculator by vocazHey guys, Anyone tried the online MBA chances calculator on vocaz website? I tried it and got a 60, which is a stretch at all the schools I'm considering... very disappointing. Do you think it is credible? do you know a similar tool? ...
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Engineer profile: MSF/MFE/InternshipsHey, I'm 23 years old, and next year I'm getting my engineer master. I'm in a very selective program that focuses on science and music (research on sound, etc...), so even though I don't have a business background, I have engineer level in quant and got to work with a lot of people coming from diffe...
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Doing MSc Finance At An Ivy League School (Help)I am doing an undergrad in finance and economics in a university not worth mentioning in Europe but my dream is to live and work in the US as a trader/portfolio manager for a hedge fund or run my own. General consensus is that all people who work in HF/IB are top ivy league graduates, most of the to...
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How should i improve chances at top programs? I'm currently a big data consultant. My current company will sponsor most of the tuition if I decide to get an MBA (applying for class for class of 2018). I'd ultimately like to stay in big data consulting, as this is an industry that I really like, but apparently getting an MBA really raises my sal...
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MSF Class of 2017With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone applying to the 2016-2017 MSF cycle. Feel free to post questions for this years upcoming applications here. I will answer what I can. Good luck everyone! ...
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MSF Class of 2017With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone applying to the 2016-2017 MSF cycle. Feel free to post questions for this years upcoming applications here. I will answer what I can. Good luck everyone! ...
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Congressional staffer with high GMAT->top 10 MBA possible?Hi all, I was just wondering if people could assess my chances in the event that I decide to apply to B-School. Here's my story: I graduated from an absolutely no-name university with a 3.9 GPA with a major in poli. sci. and a minor in finance five years ago and have a 760 GMAT. After college, I w...
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New York School of Finance - Thoughts?Has anyone ever heard of / done the New York School of Finance program? Its an 8 week program where you are enrolled in modeling coursed and they place you in an IB internship. I was wondering if anyone knew about this program. ...
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Wharton vs. Georgetown School of Foreign Service for undergradHey everyone, I have been accepted into Wharton and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service for undergrad. However, I am having trouble deciding between the two. I know I definitely want to do business abroad, whether it be consulting or marketing. Furthermore, I don't know which school would be be...
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jd/cfa/mbaHey guys, This should be my last post asking for advice for a while as I think I'll have everything just about figured out. Right now, I am in law school. The corresponding business school isn't good enough to do a dual degree program, and I'd rather wait and save it anyways in case I find that I do...
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UPenn Wharton, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Berkeley, NYU Stern, Duke, Columbia, or Cornell? (Undergrad)I am fortunate enough to have this list of colleges to choose from. I intend on majoring in finance but I may attempt to double major in (or switch completely to) engineering if I go to a school like Cornell. Currently, Wharton is my top choice but the financial aid they offered does not accommodate...
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When is an MBA not worth it?This is the first thread I've started (I think) so bear with me... I'm a late 20's CFA charterholder who works in a FO job in asset management (global shop that manages >$100bn) and would like to have a go at HF. I like the people I work with and it's the type of shop in which people can make lon...
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When will USC release its first employment report of MSF class?I'm applying to msfs later this year and I need to make up mind whether to apply to USC or not. Its a good school, with good student body, the class profile is amazing. But as always, you can't depend on the name and profile alone. Back in 2014, I was told that it was their first year so now it must...
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HBS Class of 2017 Stats Revealed: How Do You Match Up?Harvard Business School released information about the class of 2017 showing that it got a little bit harder to get into HBS. While 12% of applicants were accepted who applied for the class of 2016, only 11% got in this time around. Of those who got in, 91% decided to enroll this year, up from 89% f...
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Which school to choose?Hi all, I am currently looking out for a university that will help me get into strategy consulting. I currently have a bachelors degree majoring in Accounts and Marketing with a 75 % average from the University of Malta. Moreover I am currently doing the master in Accounts program at the university...
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MSF Question and AnswerI get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here and allow others to post their questions so everyone can see them and the subsequent answers. Hope this helps. Summer Analyst Eligibility * The SA position is really s...
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MBA - school visit required?Thinking about applying to b-schools 2-3 years down the road. Does anyone know if it is required to visit the schools before applying. I understand that it gives me a better idea about the school's culture, student body, if it's good fit for me etc, but is it required if I can gather that informatio...
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Advice for Possible Military to MBA/I-BankingHey guys, I am a current Army Infantry Officer (detailed from M.I.) thinking about some of my options a few years down the road and am looking for some advice. I have read a few of the posts concerning military officer transitions to investment banks and they have been really helpful. I am consideri...
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