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How selective are business schools?Is it more or less like Ivy for undergrad? Need to have a good SAT score=GMAT Need to have good HS GPA =undergrad GPA Need to have good ECs =Job Or is it more selective? ...
aspiringmonkey
89 years 10 months ago
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HaasHow does Berkeley's HAAS compare for landing an IB job post MBA? Would they be considered a top 5? 10? Furthermore, if you are interested in HF/PE fields, which business school are best to target? Finally, how does working as a junior analyst at a small HF look for MBA apps? thanks ...
BigMonkey
49 years 10 months ago
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new businessweek rankingsharvard 4th? stanford out of the top 5? stern 14th? absurd. ...
Kimbo Slice
119 years 11 months ago
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Role of a Sales guy/ gal do in an I-Bank ?Can someone describe the typical day of a Sales guy/gal in an I-bank. Some insights into typical kind of transactions would be appreciated. Cheers Alok ...
alok_iitr
09 years 11 months ago
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When to take GMAT? - Before starting work or during? do you reccomend to take it before you start work? Or during? ...
aspiringmonkey
69 years 11 months ago
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4 wks 2 days to GMAT....PLEASE advice?Hi everyone, I'm a medical doctor trying to get into a top MBA program. I have been through both the maths and verbal sections in both the Princeton Review and Kaplan books. That is the section they tell you how to approach the verbal and maths questions and the basic maths and verbal concepts. Thi...
MedusA
99 years 11 months ago
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ESSAY HELP!!Iam applying for bachelors at Tepper and need to write an essay. what should the essay be like. Is it ok if it gets a lil personal?? How in dept?? I am thinking of wiriting about "differences of doing business in USA and Qatar" and write about general things... ya know kinda things everyone knows. ...
badawais
99 years 11 months ago
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Schools for a Career ChangerI'm currently working as an Engineer, but I want to do a career switch to i-banking. I'm applying to the following B-schools: Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Tuck(Dartmouth), Sloan(MIT), Stern(NYU) and London. These may be a stretch for me since I only will have 2 yrs work experience, but the experienc...
CheapSeatsFan
59 years 11 months ago
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looking for a career change in financeThe main reason I'm applying to B-school is I want to change careers. I'm currently a Web project manager for an events/communications company. I've been out of school for about 8 years (so I'd be an older MBA student). I'm thinking of a career in finance because that's how I see as getting the best...
toboko
49 years 11 months ago
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Does a JD help?I have a law degree from a "Top 50" school (e.g. not highly respected, but not completely worthless). I am contemplating getting an MBA from a top 5 school. Will a my law degree help my chances? I had average grades in both law school and undergrad. ...
txanon
99 years 11 months ago
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Stern on the StreetWhat's the reputation of the school? How does it compare with Columbia/Chicago GSB? Thanks! ...
IBAspirant
129 years 11 months ago
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Is it worth it? - Long term options? Stats 3.1, 710--6.0, 5 years full time w/e with 4 years managing staffs from 4-16 So I'm mostly thinking about going to the local top 25 mba school, which places well and average starting salary 88K. But with my stats I think I could probably do better, say Michigan or something. Is it worth goi...
alkalinetrio
39 years 11 months ago
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How does ugrad affect MBA?I go to a non-target undergrad (think around #50 on USNews). I will be an analyst next summer in the equity research department at JPM. In the future, will the fact that I did not go to the best undergrad hurt my chances of getting into a top 5 MBA? Thanks. ...
nickffry
79 years 11 months ago
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Is this true?I spoke to my friend yesterday, and he told me that business schools don't like investment bankers because they are too agressive, hostile towards others, and never want to work in groups. He said that NYU for example stopped taking ibankers alltogether. Any truth to this? ...
aspiringmonkey
210 years 3 days ago
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Air Force Officer, Transition to IbankTried this is another forum and didn't get any responses, saw this forum got a little bit more traffic. I'm approaching the end of my four year commissioning commitment to the Air Force. I've always mentally wanted to go back to one of the bulge bracket firms in Investment Banking/Private Equity pre...
jackstone
1210 years 1 week ago
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What are good examples of leadership demonstrated by successful applicants to the top Bschools?I am interested in evaluating what good examples of leadership are, as demonstrated by successful applicants to the top Bschools who were previously working in i-banking and had little, if any, time for personal/leadership initiatives? ...
blackjack
110 years 2 weeks ago
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bschool out of ugradwhat are the chances of makin it to top 15 bschool out of ugrad? if u know anyone that made it, plz share ur story ...
MonkeyBall
610 years 2 weeks ago
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Thesis on M&A in the European banking sectorI'm going to work on my thesis and I'd like to examine the phenomenon of concentration in the European banking sector. There are so many issues about this subject: from technical to legal aspects, from advantages for customers and shareholders to the risk of banking cartels or enduring intra-europea...
miguelon369
010 years 2 weeks ago
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Best way to Learn new LanguagesSo what do you guys and girls think? Do university courses really help? IMO i don't think so since you don't get much practise out of it. I think just throwing yourself in Shanghai or tokyo or where ever would be more sufficient. I think you could grasp a language fairly well within 3-6 months if ...
Yokonomo
1210 years 3 weeks ago
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What are my chances?I transferred to DePaul University in Chicago this fall. I am a Junior. Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Finance. What are my chances of employment at one of the investment banks? Thanks. ...
nirav34
810 years 3 weeks ago
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OSU vs. CO OP educationI am currently a sophomore at drexel university in philadelphia and wanted to know what you guys think about the benifits of a top level undergrad business school v. the work experience of a co op education from a lower level school. I am a bus. admin major with concentrations in accounting and fina...
colinwh16
110 years 3 weeks ago
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Formula for SuccessI am currently a sophomore at a very small private school. It is considered a "prestigious" school in state, but most people out of state have never heard of it. It did get the 19th rank for USnews' Northern Universities-Masters Top Schools. I have a 3.9 GPA, and I am majoring in Business Managem...
Pumpkin1621
310 years 3 weeks ago
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Washington UniversityWould you guys consider WashU's MBA program as any good?http://www.olin.wustl.edu/wcc/stats/mbaFT.cfm It seems like 21% of the class goes into investment banking and 27% into consulting. It has a high acceptance rate compared to other schools in the top 30 (around 60%) so I don't know if that's good...
RogueBanker
310 years 3 weeks ago
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Master's in Finance at University of Colorado - Denver, while working, before MBA school... help!I know about Boulder but I'm considering taking a grad program in Denver (where I work and would make it more practical) that my employer will pay for while I'm working. I want to go to a top MBA school after some WE but I'm looking at both an MS in Finance and a terminal MA Economics degree right n...
jackstone
210 years 4 weeks ago
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GPAS for B schoolsI was wondering how important undergraduate gpa was in b-school admissions. ...
mimeaxedbr
2110 years 4 weeks ago
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Part-time B-schools1.) Does anyone know what any good Part-time B-schools out there? 2.) Any opinions for those doing a part-time MBA that are currently back office, wanting to transition to front office (IBD)? ...
mjalam2
410 years 4 weeks ago
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Best time to take GMATSince the GMAT score is valid for 5 years, i would think that taking it right after university would be the best time since you do not have the constraints of having a full-time job AND your still in "university study" mode. Here in lies my question: Do admissions look at the GMAT score differently...
Yokonomo
110 years 4 weeks ago
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How many applications?Okay, so the decision to apply is made. I have reduced a long list to a short list. The next question is, how many b-schools to apply to? Initially my plan was to just apply to two (INSEAD and Said), but now I am strongly considering adding LBS to that list. The main downside for me is the extra am...
Rody
110 years 4 weeks ago
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Post Banking Experience for B-SchoolHey all, With all the news about how b-school applications are surging, and with all the advice that's out there about getting a couple of extra years of experience before applying, what do you all think a good position to grab would be? I mean, say you'd want to get 4,5 yrs before applying as some...
kimowitz
410 years 4 weeks ago
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Do Top Tier Part-Time Programs lose their luster?By enrolling in a top 10 part-time program (say, NYU), would one be at a disadvantage during the recruiting process? ...
splash
210 years 4 weeks ago
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University of Chicago GSB - Hypothetical ?This honestly is not my profile. Im still an undergrad student, but Im beginning to think this may be my eventual profile. Strictly an educated guess though. -610 GMAT -3.4 GPA (non-target public school) -3 to 4 Years in Sales division of 3rd Largest Mutual Fund and Asset Management Company. Im gue...
NickFromBaltimore
710 years 4 weeks ago
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Post MBA IBanking job with no prior experienceWhat are the chances for the above? I would assume that companies would lean towards graduates with previous experience right? What can a candidate do to increase his/her stock to get an associate posn after an ivy league MBA? ...
apalf485
510 years 4 weeks ago
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Career Help - Career advice in ibanking? Greetings everyone, this is my first post here and I'm glad I stumbled across this site. I'm seeking help as to career advice in iBanking. Im currently a student at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Commerce and Finance going into my third year. My marks aren't that great. My CGPA is ju...
likwidsix
210 years 1 month ago
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BSchool StoriesCan somebody please post your "story" of how you got into Bschool? Like what was your "wow" factor besides marks. Did you help the blind orphans in china (jk) or maybe you did. etc. I'm just trying to get a feel for what is a "good story" to make you stand out. Thanks ...
Yokonomo
310 years 1 month ago
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What is the best business school?Let me know your thoughts on the best business school. ...
bostonape
1010 years 2 months ago
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MBA BSchool RoundsHello I'm wondering what BSchools refer to when they talk about "rounds"? Does this mean I can apply for the third round as in the 2009 classes?? [ie: 2006 now so 3 years later] Whats the different and advantages/disadvantages of applying in the first round compared to the second or third etc. Th...
Yokonomo
210 years 2 months ago
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When to take GMAT - Senior in college next year I'm going to be a senior in college next year. I am shooting for a top business school after a 2 year analyst program. The question is: do I take the GMAT during senior year, immediately after graduation, or while putting in long analyst hours? Any suggestions would be appreciated. ...
Intern
1310 years 4 months ago

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