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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...
3943 hours 50 min ago
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! ...
16413 min ago
Is Notre Dame a target school for Wall Street?Just wondering what people thought about ND for financial jobs ...
543 min 19 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...
88 hours 18 min 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
228 hours 45 min ago
Undergrad- Colby College vs. University of MarylandMe again from the post asking about Hobart vs UMD Sorry if you're sick of dumb 18 year olds asking questions but this seems to be the right place. Well I got off the wait list at Colby and have to make this decision again. It's hard to get a picture of Colby's prestige because all the forum topics ...
48 hours 46 min 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-...
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29 hours 24 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? ...
310 hours 8 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 ...
2811 hours 19 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... ...
2811 hours 49 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...
01 day 4 hours 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 ...
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111 day 6 hours 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! ...
61 day 11 hours 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...
51 day 16 hours 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...
11 day 18 hours 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...
22 days 12 min 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 ...
522 days 4 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) ...
12 days 8 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...
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02 days 11 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 ...
1582 days 21 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...
1592 days 21 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...
13 days 3 hours 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...
03 days 8 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...
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