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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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What can I do, as a high-schooler, to prepare for a finance job?I am currently a junior in high school, and was wondering what I could to do prepare for a job in finance. Maintaining a high GPA and getting accepted into a target school is a given, but what else can I do? Just as a sidenote, I am currently taking APUSH, AP Calc AB, and AP Econ. ...
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Difference between Damodaran's booksI got to know that there are two books of A. Damodaran related to valuation - Damodaran on Valuation and Investment Valuation. What's the difference between them? If I want to study further about valuation, which of them should I choose? (I know the fundamentals of valuation.) ...
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Is an MBA really worth it?I was having dinner with few of my coworkers/ friends (we all are engineers) tonight and I told them how I want to do MBA 3-4 years down the road to get out of engineering and try to get into Management Consulting. Pretty much all of them shut me down and told me an MBA is nothing but a waste of mo...
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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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2015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth, and Sloan. Who else i...
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How many Degrees is too manyHi, currently undergrad from a top CAD school, i have a ft offer in a good finance position but i want to continue doing school, for the next few years - I am planning on obtaining the MFIN, the Masters of management, MAcc, then work then MBA. potentially go back to undergrad take 6 years to do a ...
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Kellogg PT vs Booth PTTrying to decide between the two. I'm pretty early in my career, currently in an investment management role I plan on staying in. I've already gotten my CFA. Don't really need an MBA now - but given I'm in Chicago it's extremely convenient and don't think it will hurt. I'm going to be paying for i...
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lbs,lse,oxford,gmatHi all, I am a fresh grad. And I am thinking of lbs MiM, lse Fin and oxford MFE. GMAT720, GPA3.7/4.0 (Finance major GPA 3.9/4.0) In terms of "technical requirements", does it look competitive or not...? Or I have to strive to reach a GMAT 740/750+ to impress the admission officer? Any comments or...
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UMich vs. NYU vs. Penn State for Undergraduate BusinessSo I was accepted in to NYU Stern, University of Michigan (not sure about Ross yet), and Penn State (These are my top three). So NYU was my first choice, but the total cost is 71k a year, Michigan is 52k a year, and Penn State is 32k a year. With only my college fund as contribution from my family i...
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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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Duke vs Cornell AEM vs SternRising senior in HS. Considering applying Early Decision to one of the schools above. Need help deciding which is best from personal experience on WSO. They all seem to be very different. Duke - I really like Duke. It's very close to home, and they will likely offer great aid to me. They also offer...
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PE/VC is now the most represented industry at HBS Venture Capital and Private Equity has surpassed Consulting as the top industry experience at HBS class of 2017, accounting for 17% of incoming students. For the first time ever, Harvard Business School is enrolling more students with backgrounds in venture capital and private equity than those in...
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Business Development vs GS TechnologyHey guys, I have 2 offers (Graduating Senior) and need a little help on Pro's and Cons for exit opps, b-school, etc. Goldman Sachs Technology Division-- Software Developer --vs.-- Renewable Energy Solar Company-- Business Development (Small, more startup culture, yet heavily funded and invested) O...
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Cambridge finance master with no gmatHi guys - long time reader and now a poster. So here is my question: I will like to apply to cambridge's finance program without a GMAT. Why no GMAT? BC I am studying for CFA level 1 (Dec '15). Anyway here is my profile: Work back office at a top bb 2 years work experience Nyc Latino Honors in under...
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Google/Apple or Goldman Sachs/McKinsey best for MBA?So I'm a CS major who is a senior at a Big 10 school who just got an offer for a software engineering job at Apple and I'm flying out to Google next week. I've got a 3.55 GPA and I'm pretty sure that I could get a 720+ on my GMAT (I got a 34 on the ACT). I've done some really cool projects with tons...
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Notre Dame Master of Science in Finance ProgramHi All- Has anyone heard about this program? I know ND is a prestigious school as well as their business school. At my current situation their program is a best fit. It's designed for working professionals and holds Fri/Sat classes in Chicago every other week. I would like to know how competitive th...
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CFA/PRM to offset extremely poor GPA for MFin programHi, I have an extremely poor undergrad GPA (2.19) in engineering but have tried to make up for it by completing PRM and 2 levels of CFA (3rd possibly depending on the result in aug). With a work ex of 2 years in corporate finance as a business analyst, I am looking to do MFin from a top university i...
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