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Law School to I-Banking?Has anyone heard of someone going to law school and landing a job in investment banking? Is it possible? ...
BudLight
89 years 3 months ago
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"Just go to a top MBA program"I know there are many of us on this board who either are currently attending a non-target university, or recieved a degree from a non-target and would love to get a position at an investment bank but simply can't even get an interview. Not to mention that a large portion of analysts would also like...
pongo
29 years 3 months ago
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paying for Business schoolThis might be a stupid question but do any of the bulge brackets pay for you to go to business school with the understanding that you will come back to the firm as an associate? Thanks. ...
redroover1
99 years 3 months ago
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MBA Full or Part time?I'm looking for advice on whether or not I should think about doing IB for 2-3 years then heading to Business School full time, or if I should aim for getting promoted to associate, then do an executive MBA or do it part time. Please be as honest as possible on how feasible either option is, especi...
09 years 3 months ago
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Applications InFinally submitted my last B-school application (seventh). Now there's nothing left to do but wait.... Did most people submit in round 1 or round 2? ...
CheapSeatsFan
09 years 3 months ago
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trading vs. pwmI realize there are obviously numerous factors that business schools look at when making decisions, but if everything else was the same would a trader or someone in private wealth management have a better chance of getting into a top 5 bschool? Also, does working at GS vs. LEH affect the strength o...
redroover1
19 years 3 months ago
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I-Banking may lower your odds of getting into Top MBA programsThis may sound strange at first. If you think about it, most analysts at BBs come from decent to very good schools and have stellar gpas along with high GMAT scores and 2-4 years of very good along with high paying i-Banking experience. We know these analyst positions are not easy to get. So your th...
Roller4Life
29 years 4 months ago
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CFA Study MaterialsDoes anyone have any good references for non-CFA published study materials, for CFA Level I? ...
hateholdem
109 years 4 months ago
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MSc Finance - Do you need a MBA? If you have banking experience can you go into a associate program with an MSc in Finance or do you need a MBA. Do any firms accept apps from those with an MSc in Finance ...
jk125
99 years 4 months ago
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Masters in Finance vs. MBAMasters in Quantitative Finance vs. Masters in Financial Engineering vs. Masters in Finance vs. MBA...Does anyone have any experience or insight as to which type of graduate program investment banks are looking for their potential employees to have? ...
cvh1717
39 years 4 months ago
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Good online schoolsDo anyone know any good online schools? Help ...
payroll
129 years 4 months ago
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Why go to business school...Why go to business school in the first place? Read on... My BB IB offer, with bonus and signing, will bring me 150,000 max as a first year analyst if the market is strong and I land in one of the top bonus tiers. However, there are a select few hedge funds that are willing to train the hell out of ...
WhatBonus
69 years 4 months ago
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Possibilities for B-Schools in the FutureI'm a freshman in college right now (James Madison University in Virginia). I'm majoring in quantitative finance (major in finance, minor in math) and hope to get into iBanking eventually. Say I finish college with these stats:GPA: 3.7 or 3.8GMAT: 750 Suppose I get decent internships after my sopho...
Amp
169 years 4 months ago
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What's the Difference?Why is it that having a 4.0 at a core school different from having a 4.0 that is not? Is the Ivy League teaching different material then the other schools, do they have some secret that they won't share to anyone else? What are you paying for anyway? Is it just the access to the alumni base or it's ...
guyjer
59 years 5 months ago
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What careers besides IB boost your chances for top business school?I was wondering what other careers besides IB boost your chances for a top Business school after 2-3 years of work. ...
aspiringmonkey
239 years 5 months ago
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What's the best B-School to attend?What do you think is the best B-school to attend? The CEO of Goldman Sachs is an alumni of Dartmouth... ...
CollegeStudent1987
419 years 5 months ago
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Guys,Guys, wanna ask you for honest opinion: what chances do I have to get into IB (Associate) after MBA and no IB experience whatsoever? I'm currently on a grad scheme in FMCG and actually my whole experience (internships and now grad scheme) is based on consumer goods. I realise that to get into IB I n...
garbus222
79 years 5 months ago
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transferring while in graduate MBA schoolare business schools setup the same as undergrad setup where i can transfer if i have the grades? my future situation is probably NYU Stern for part time and then transfer to Columbia for full time. is that possible? ...
bmwhype
79 years 5 months ago
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GMAT InfoI took the GMAT on Monday and scored a 690. I've heard some mixed reviews and I'm not really sure if I should take it again mostly because I'm not sure if I can even raise my score by 30 pts or so. Anyway, here's a bit of info about my background. I worked at an investment bank in nyc and now I do ...
rg8h
109 years 5 months ago
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European b-school choiceHi All, I'm thinking about applying for an MBA to start in Sep 2007. At the moment top of my list are the Said Business School (Oxford) and INSEAD. I'm also considering Cass (City) and the London Business School. For a bit of background - I live in london, have a good degree from a top UK uni, have ...
Rody
129 years 5 months ago
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Top School - longshot or even money?I trying to assess my chances of getting into a top mba program -currently looking at Wharton, Chicago, Columbia and LBS. I know a lot will depend on my rec's/essays but I'd appreciate some feedback on my basic info......Many Thanks Undergrad Bach Sci in Finance Bach Sci International Business 3....
amogoa
139 years 5 months ago
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Eur Analyst + US or Eur MBA for City Associate?Given I've got IB experience in Europe (London+Paris) and want to continue in banking in London after an MBA, how would a top US MBA compare with a top European one when it comes to associate recruitment? ...
EuroMonkey
89 years 5 months ago
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wonderingIm a 3rd year tax associate at a large law firm in the southeast. I was wondering about applying to some of the top business schools. I love my work but would rather be doing more of the business type work. 3.98 under grad accounting, Also a CPA Top 3% at top 30 law school Federal clerk I was wonde...
taxattorney95
49 years 5 months ago
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Junior Hedge Fund analystHey all, I was wondering how working as a Junior HF analyst at a very small HF (only 300m under management) looks in terms of experience for Bus School apps. I tried to pursue IB, but given that I did not come from a targeted school, nothing really promising came up. I have the option to work as a...
BigMonkey
39 years 5 months ago
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University of Memphis for iBankingWhat are my chances of getting into iBanking by going to the University of Memphis. Which major should I major in? ...
payroll
19 years 5 months ago
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Law School vs Biz SchoolI'm thinking about studying for the LSAT and applying to a couple law schools. Law schools want to see GPA/LSAT and business schools want to see a whole barrage of shit. ...
Wasting Time
99 years 5 months ago
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Is it worth it? mcgill over US schools?Is it really such a bad idea to go to Canada to study from the US? My range of schools in the US would be limited to the middle tier public schools(e.g UMD, PSU, UIllinois, etc) and possibly even NYU and USC, though I have a pretty slim chance at the schools. But the problem is I am in love with Mo...
disket
89 years 5 months ago
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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 5 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 5 months ago
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new businessweek rankingsharvard 4th? stanford out of the top 5? stern 14th? absurd. ...
Kimbo Slice
119 years 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
29 years 7 months 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
129 years 7 months 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
19 years 7 months 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
69 years 7 months 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
09 years 7 months 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
129 years 7 months 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
89 years 8 months 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
19 years 8 months 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
39 years 8 months 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
39 years 8 months 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
29 years 8 months ago
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GPAS for B schoolsI was wondering how important undergraduate gpa was in b-school admissions. ...
mimeaxedbr
219 years 8 months 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
49 years 8 months 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
19 years 8 months 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
19 years 8 months 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
49 years 8 months 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
29 years 8 months 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
79 years 8 months 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
59 years 8 months 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
29 years 8 months 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
39 years 9 months ago
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What is the best business school?Let me know your thoughts on the best business school. ...
bostonape
109 years 9 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
29 years 9 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
139 years 11 months ago

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