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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from 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...
3912 days 7 hours ago
Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business SchoolI went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built financial models for school assignments, enrolled in extra-...
LBS Bloggers
124 min 58 sec ago
Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle. Background I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no interview at HBS, and interviewed at St...
73 hours 3 min ago
Deciding between ESADE and BocconiDoes anyone have any opinions on which university is better? I've gotten into the ESADE MSc Entrepreneurship + CEMS, and the Bocconi EMIT. I want to work in strategic consulting for a few years. I'd like to try opening a business / make a startup after that. I feel much more attracted towards Italy...
03 hours 39 min ago
AMA - Quant / Actuary turned future MBA studentI will be attending NYU Stern as a full-time MBA student starting this August. I thought this is a good time to share my career path, MBA application process, why MBA, how to choose your target schools, etc. I learned a lot from the posts of many accomplished professionals on this forum and hope to ...
274 hours 35 min ago
Stanford GSB vs. Wharton/Columbia/Booth for Finance?Hey all, If I am focused on having a career in finance in NY, would it not make any sense to choose Stanford over Wharton/Columbia/Booth despite its prestige? Please discuss... ...
275 hours 16 min ago
--Ask Personal MBA Coach-- Advice and Tips: What to do if you have too many recommenders to choose from? I recently had a discussion with one of my clients about his recommendation strategy because he faced some tough decisions. Like many of you, he had multiple people he could ask for a recommendation and did not know where ...
Personal MBA Coach
115 hours 42 min ago
Vanderbilt MSF interivew - Help pleaseHello everyone, I just got invited for an interview for Vanderbilt's Master in Finance program. Does anyone have any experience with the type of questions they ask? If so, could I be provided with some examples? Thank you! ...
610 hours 18 min ago
New UCL School of Management vs ImperialHi All I have two offers and need support for my decision. 1. UCL MSc Management - New business school, money is being invested which is good for me - Not accredited yet, not sure if that really matters? - Interesting program - Well-qualified faculty - Great location (Canary Wharf Campus from 2016 o...
515 hours 48 min ago
Advice on academicsHi there, I am new to this forum so I hope I am not out of bounds for seeking advice. So here is the dilemma, I am 23 years old and I have one year left of my Bsc in business with a major in finance at the University of Iceland, my GPA is around 3.7 and I really want to seek a masters in something t...
117 hours 48 min ago
Transferring for Investment BankingI'm currently in the process of applying to transfer from one school to another in the hopes of finding better OCR for investment banking. I think that my essays are fairly competitive thus far, but I would love to hear some feedback from people with experience in the field. Anyone interested? ...
221 hours 52 min ago
Post Undergraduate: Job Experience or MBAI am currently a sophomore at the College of William and Mary and planning to graduate a year early (Spring 2017) with a degree in Finance and concentration in Consulting. I am expecting to graduate with a 3.75+, but I have no internship experience or any relevant past work experience for that matte...
223 hours 47 sec ago
AMA First Year CBS MBA Class of 2017I'm a current first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. OCR recruiting week is finally over (at least for banking). Now I know where I'm going for summer, so I finally have time to create this AMA thread for prospective students interested in banking/investing/consulting/tech (I have good ...
521 day 2 hours ago
MIT vs. LBS vs. OxfordHi everyone! I've been admitted to all of the following programs and I'm having a very hard time deciding between them. I want to do a couple of years in IB and then move to PE. I have no preference for location. Any advice would be hugely appreciated! Oxford Said, MSc Financial Economics PROS * Oxb...
MIT vs LBS vs Oxford
211 day 6 hours ago
Msc Finance and Accounting ImperialHi, I'm currently applying to the msc Finance and Accounting at Imperial College. It's a brand new program that will initiate next year. I would like to know how likely I am to be accepted. I'm going to graduate from the Solvay Brussels School (Best B-School in Belgium, ranked 20th or so in the FT) ...
11 day 7 hours ago
Yale SOM Applications Up 30% This Year As It Continues To Rise In The RankingsWith an MBA program that started only 17 years ago, Yale SOM has been making great strides. SOM opened a new $243M building two years ago, Indra Nooyi gave a generous donation last month and applications are up almost 30% this year. While there are many different ranking systems, Yale is ranked high...
Personal MBA Coach
01 day 9 hours ago
Reflections on Year 1 at BoothMod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I recently completed my first year at Booth and felt compelled to share my experiences ...
1581 day 20 hours ago
To anyone considering an MBAThere has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I'd share some thoughts. You can see my full background story here: http://w...
1591 day 20 hours ago
Anybody have experience with fileit tax - they claim career switchers can write off MBA...They came to Kellogg and had a presentation. They claim that career switchers can write off the MBA in their taxes and save ~$20k. It sounds shady because I had previously learned that you could only write off your MBA if you went back to your old career. Kellogg let them present, so that makes them...
12 days 1 hour ago
Stanford MCF / MIT MFin / Columbia MFEHello, I would like to get a sense of how these three programs are regarded in the finance community - career placement, student quality etc. I recently got an offer from Stanford ICME mathematical & computational finance (MCF) but there isn't a whole lot about it on the web since the program is...
02 days 6 hours ago
UK MFin or US MBA for a minor change in career?Hi All, I am looking to apply for B-School 2017 admission, and am thinking to go for MFin or MBA. I would only apply for 5-7 schools and so I would only apply for either MFin or MBA, but not both. So I would like to hear some of your advice on which programs I should target. -From Hong Kong, undergr...
12 days 10 hours ago
Should I go into a masters program? Hello, I am a junior economics major at the university of Michigan. My dream career is going into sales and trading. I have had only 3 sales and trading interviews with top IB, and to be honest, I lost them because of my lack of networking, knowledge and competition with Ross Business School Student...
22 days 10 hours ago
MSF TulaneHey guys I would like your inputs on the Tulane MSF. I have heard the program is good. How are the placements for internationals.??? Thanks. ...
32 days 11 hours ago
Retake GRE or take GMAT for top business schools?Currently a senior in college and got a 164 on the GRE (with an even quant and verbal split). This was with reasonable but not ideal preparation (definitely could have prepared more; probably studied for one month). I'm now considering business school and wondering if it's better to retake the GRE o...
22 days 21 hours ago
Interested in a MSFI am currently in my last semester as an undergrad. I will have a degree in chemistry and business management but I am more interested in finance. The school I attended did have finance/accounting/econ courses but not specific majors. I have some sales experience but I did most of my interning in ch...
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