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  1. Re: Does School Prestige Matter?

    Mod Note (Andy): This recent comment by @MBAApply from the thread " With sponsorship, how much does school prestige matter? " is so insightful (15 silver bananas) that I decided it deserves its own spot on the front page. 2015 member of the year ...

    86 comments - 44 silver bananas - Jul 2 2016 - 8:00pm -

  2. Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions

    WSO 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 ...

    615 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jul 12 2016 - 1:03pm -

  3. Should I get licensed? (CPA)

          Happy hump day, I'm planning on applying to full-time MBA program this fall and need some advice about getting my CPA license. Post MBA I'm hoping to go into corporate strategy/corporate development, but it's possible l ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 9 2016 - 4:30pm -

  4. MAC or PC Laptop?

          Real estate peeps, I heading to grad school in a few months and can't decide between a PC or a Mac. What do you guys think? I had a Macbook Air since after undergrad until now (been 4 years) but it was damaged so I need a new mac ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 5:30pm -

  5. Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out

          Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #27 and was originally posted 7/21/2015. The Truth About The Back Office Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about t ...

    57 comments - 21 silver bananas - Dec 30 2015 - 11:05pm -

  6. 2015 MBA Application Thread

          Alright, 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 ...

    94 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 3 2015 - 11:05pm -

  7. MSF vs. MBA Marketability

          I'm currently a student earning a full-time MSF at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School. I'm aiming for getting a FT or Summer Associate gig after I finish this May. What are your thoughts on the MSF vs. ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2015 - 11:01am -

  8. MSF Tips: Why You Should or Shouldn't Get One

          Four years ago, I made a fateful decision to get an MSF degree. I badly wanted to break into Wall Street, live the lifestyle of a big swinging dick with models and bottles, and not have to study a buttload of stuff like a doctor or en ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 20 2015 - 2:11pm -

  9. Which offer to take: PE or MBA

          deleted private equity business school MBA ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 3:45pm -

  10. Six things I have learned after joining a top business school- Part One

          A few months ago I arrived in London to pursue a Masters in Finance at London Business School; though my journey started a few months ahead of this when I did my research into business schools in Europe. London Business School was alw ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 9:16am -

  11. What banker careers really look like: real private data

    Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12. The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage ...

    208 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 6:29am -

  12. AMA: MIT Sloan

          Hi all, I am currently a 2nd year student at MIT Sloan graduating in the summer and heading for a position in New York afterwards. The forum has surprisingly little discussion around Sloan so I thought I would try to provide some colo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 6:54pm -

  13. Lessons from an Investment Banking Club Reject

    - An investment bank raises capital for companies, underwrites securities, and provides M&A advisory for their clients.- EBITDA stands for Earnings before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization- Fill the 3 gallon jug all the way, pour it into the ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 4 2015 - 11:00am -

  14. Best Real Estate Specific MBA programs

          This gets discussed periodically but wanted to give the conversation a bump for those looking to concentrate in Real Estate upon entering business school.... business school ...

    77 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2015 - 9:27pm -

  15. Which MSc in Europe?

          Hello everyone i am currently living a dilemma and i am totally lost on what to do next. First of all what i want to do: i would like to work in consulting or Pharmacetical industry (preferably in France) for a few years, then i would ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 12:33pm -

  16. 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 ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2015 - 7:00pm -

  17. When is an MBA not worth it?

          This is the first thread I've started (I think) so bear with me... I'm a late 20's CFA charterholder who works in a FO job in asset management (global shop that manages >$100bn) and would like to have a go at HF. I l ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 4:47am -

  18. How Selective are B-School's in their Email Recruiting?

    I took the GMAT about a year ago, and lately I've been getting a ton of B-school recruiting emails. I'm not planning on applying this fall (maybe next year), but I'm wondering how selective some of these schools are in their initial recruit ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2016 - 10:57pm -

  19. Accepted to top #10-15 MBA, but do I go?

          Deleted Deleted Deleted DeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeDeleted business school 2016 investment banking MBA ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 11:09am -

  20. I came across my father's HBS 30th Reunion profile book...

          My father is a graduate of Harvard Business School. HBS's alumni association (not exactly sure if it's actually the alumni association, but I am guessing it is) creates a "profile" book for each graduating class of ...

    22 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 25 2015 - 8:00pm -

  21. What would a successful trader do in high school if they could go back.

          My question is what would a successful trader do in high school if they could go back. Im currently a Junior in high school and ive wanted to become a trader for a really long time now. But as a high schooler i dont know if im using m ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2016 - 5:42pm -

  22. Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business School

          I 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 b ...

    7 comments - 11 silver bananas - Feb 9 2016 - 10:05pm -

  23. How are NESCAC schools viewed?

          Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I plan to attend Bates College this fall, and I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 3:59am -

  24. 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 ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 2 2015 - 4:10pm -

  25. Yale SOM ($) vs. Vanderbilt ($$$)

          I've got two days to make a final decision. I'm looking to go into endowment management, only a slight change from the FoF work I do now. I liked the fit at both schools, though Nashville is much better than New Haven. Here& ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2015 - 3:16pm -

  26. If you screw up undergrad...are you doomed for life?

         ... business school ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2015 - 11:22am -

  27. Age is just a number right?

          I am 31 years old and live in Florida. I have a nontraditional career/education path and need some advice. After I graduated high school I became a firefighter paramedic. It was a great job. The schedule was amazing pay was good and I ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2015 - 12:03am -

  28. Sloan vs Columbia Business School

          So I was lucky enough to get accepted into both Sloan and CBS for next year full time. I will be choosing between those two. A little about me, I'm on the younger side of applicants at 25 and will have 3 years of W/E at Matricula ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2015 - 6:15pm -

  29. Peace Corps to MBA

          Hey guys, I'm about to start my senior year of audit in the big 4, not looking forward to it. This will be my 3rd and final year with the firm. I am applying for the Peace Corps and intend to do a two year stint with their Commun ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2015 - 8:08pm -

  30. Best MBA with GI Bill?

          Hi all, I'm shipping out on May 19th with an 11x Option 40 contract for the Army (pretty sure there are a few Rangers here). I'm planning on getting my MBA after my 4 years are up, things could change, but that's the pl ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2015 - 1:17am -

  31. Which places better into hedge funds, HBS or Stanford GSB?

          Assuming you have bulge bracket banking and solid PE experience pre-mba, which school is going to provide you with better HF opportunities? Does the larger HBS network + east coast location make a difference? What is the recruiting pr ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2015 - 3:41pm -

  32. This Wall Street CEO Isn't Impressed By 'Fancy Schools

          Interesting read hopefully this motivates any hard working non-target students who need a little pick me up. Feel free to post your opinion on the article. I want somebody that's smart, hungry, not spoiled. Someone that comes in ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 3:15am -

  33. What I learned in b-school: is it worth $250k?

    Mod Note (Andy)- Throwback Thursday- this originally went up July 2012 A while back I mentioned that during the two years of my MBA program at a top-5 school, I'd put a star next to every note I took that I thought was worth carrying forward into my ...

    80 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 19 2014 - 8:00am -

  34. Bankers from Harvard/Columbia

          I was taking a campus tour at Columbia today and realised that they do not have a business news school for undergrad. I went on my phone and realized that Harvard and some other ivies did not. If Harvard doesn't have a business s ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2015 - 9:51pm -

  35. Is an online MBA perceived as worse than actual MBA?

          I recently received a Business Analyst position at a large firm (I do not wish to disclose) in the branch located in my town. The department is very large and I do not wish to transfer as their are a combination of factors I know here ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 1:25am -

  36. Help me chart out my plan to get a top MBA! All advice appreciated!!

          WSO has always been a very helping community and has definitely helped me over the years. Now personally I try to help and give advice (PM or threads) whenever I think I can add good value and see this as paying it forward. This is a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:50pm -

  37. Is Stern undergrad that bad?

          I'm interested in NYU Stern, but I keep hearing how NYU is great for recruiting but is awful overall because of how cutthroat everyone is. I want to go to a school with a solid entry to ibanking and hedge funds in NYC, but I want ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 7:38pm -

  38. Is IB a realistic option for me?

          I am 33 and have worked in the UK for 5 years in IT, in software development and management. I have a master's degree in computer science and I am finishing my MBA from a top5 UK b-school. I haven't got any consulting experi ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2015 - 11:11am -

  39. Bombed a PE Modelling Test- Should message the interviewers explaining myself?

          Sometimes you just have a bad day and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Today was such day where I froze on a modelling test Lets be honest it was a very very complex assignment and the recommended times was about 6 hou ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2015 - 3:40pm -

  40. My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program- Part 1

          After reading the forums and taking the advice of contributors for several years I have decided that it is now time for me to give back to the WSO community. I am matriculating at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business this f ...

    20 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 4:18pm -

  41. Private Equity- No IBD?

          Background: I've worked the past two years since college in industry, and would love to ultimately get into a (non-megafund) private equity firm focused on that industry. College: Texas A&M, which is non-target but the networ ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2015 - 8:02pm -

  42. Best schools for Chicago banking?

          Other than the obvious Ivies, Stanford, MIT, and Northwestern, what are the best schools to get into banking in Chicago? Seems like Miami U, UIllinois-Urbana Champaign, and Indiana top the list, but what others are there? Any opinions ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2015 - 1:00am -

  43. How does working at a small firm influence MBA admissions?

          I am curious to hear people's thoughts on getting into a top MBA program from a small private company. When looking through M7 MBA candidates profile's on LinkedIn, most come from "name brand" firms. Companies most ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2015 - 4:13am -

  44. 18 Months- Need Some Direction

          Hey Fellow Monkeys, I could use some advice. I'll try to keep this somewhat brief, and appreciate any and all input. In about 18 months from now I will be making some sort of career change as my wife will be finishing her grad sc ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2015 - 4:00pm -

  45. ***MBA Class of 2016 Internship interviews open discussion thread***

          Hey everyone. At most schools, internship interviews for consulting, banking, etc have started this week or last week. How's the experience going for everyone? business school ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 28 2015 - 12:11am -

  46. PE Funds That Sponsor MBA

          Anyone know of funds that sponsor MBAs (even if just for the very top associates)? If not, then what is the best route to go from an associate role at a fund that forces you to leave for an MBA, to a senior associate / VP in PE withou ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 5:37am -

  47. Math is useful they said... Advice?

    So even though i'm anticipating the usual "go enjoy school" crock of crap that I see here quite often, I found that it'll probably be useful to figure this stuff out right now. ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 11:00am -

  48. High GMAT, Crap GPA: Any Chance at M7?

          Hey WSO, I'll be heading into my final year in college and have been considering applying to some top MBA programs. Specifically, MBA programs that admit college seniors. I'm curious of my chances because I have no idea give ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2015 - 2:20am -

  49. why is EV/EBITDA very high for online companies?

          why is EV / EBITDA very high for online companies? business school ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 3:22am -

  50. Could I Ever Get Into an M7- If Not Then What is the Best I Can Hope to Do?/What Should I Do?

          Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Looking for a profile review of sorts as well as general B-School advice. Any advice/constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated! Academic Profile: Non-Target University ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2015 - 10:00pm -

  51. Part-time MBA and associated exit opportunities

          Hello all, I've been a lurker on and off for a while and figured I'd make my first post on a subject that isn't breached very often in depth: part-time MBA programs. If I went to a great program (M7) but for part-time a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 11:02pm -

  52. Calling all Canadians. Esp Canadian MBA grads.

          Hi guys, I'll be attending a top Canadian MBA soon. I'm not going to say which one but guess away, obviously there are only a few good ones. A few questions: For those that got a Canadian MBA: 1. How was recruiting, in gener ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 2:52pm -

  53. School/Life Balance of Business School.

          Can someone please explain a schedule of what business school is like and how much studying is involved and what type of work is done in the school thank you. business school ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 6:00pm -

  54. Is it possible to omit a short job from my application?

          Hey all! If I have a job that lasted less than 2 months on my professional career, can I leave it out of my application/resume to MBAs? I am asking because I got offered a better job with better pay and location that is better to for ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 20 2015 - 4:00am -

  55. How much loans did you take out for B-School

          Basically the question is in the topic Also what would the max advisable amount of loan to be taken for an MBA beyond which point its not even maybe worth it to pursue the MBA Thanks college loans business school ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2015 - 6:36pm -

  56. The studen's Confused

          I study at China now, I have a dream to work in the investment bank. I plan for further study in the U.S or Australia, for the undergraduate school is not very good. I can only apply for the top 100 college in the U.S in terms of my c ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2015 - 9:47am -

  57. How to avoid a GMAT breakdown

          I am stuck. I have been preparing the GMAT for 6 months now. However, the results have not been satisfying. I am here to share my experience and to seek suggestions. * Personal background: 26 years, non-native, management consultant * ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2016 - 11:05am -

  58. Olympic Athlete- MBA application

          I've just started researching MBA programs and will really appreciate any feedback about my profile. I served in the military for a couple of years before being recruited to a varsity team in a Big Ten school and a had a very suc ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 9:04am -

  59. Ross or Stern

          business school ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 11:52pm -

  60. Major in Finance or Economics?

          Hey everyone. I graduated a year ago with a BA from a non-target. I have since been traveling and enjoying a year off. I do not meet the requirements for really any MSF, etc. However, I crunched the numbers today and I learned I can a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2015 - 9:28pm -

  61. Importance of GMAT and GPA per school

    A lot of people make posts here asking about GPA and GMAT. I found this blog, in which some applicant has been analyzing gmatclub data to see which schools care about GPA versus GMAT more, and the impact of each. I can't speak to the validity of the ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 19 2014 - 3:33am -

  62. The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs

    Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs. This article walks through the "prestige" factor that name brand firms have and why so many recent grads strive to end up on th ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2014 - 12:46pm -

  63. Are French Business Schools well rated in the US?

          Are French Business Schools well rated in IB in the US? Have you heard of them, do you know if they provide a good network for working in IB in the US? business school ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2016 - 3:45pm -

  64. Is Private Equity Dead?

          Andy Kessler, a former Hudge Fund Manager who writes periodically for the WSJ has recently discussed his thoughts on the future of Private Equity. This article discusses how the industry is overflowing with hundreds of firms chasing a ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 6:49pm -

  65. Do women flock to HBS guys?

    Just wondering if going to an elite business school increases your chance of attracting women and if HBS guys are just absolutely slaying it out there. Sure they're probably doing quite well for themselves already, but having that association m ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 1:32am -

  66. Best MBA for PE in Texas

          I'm a first year associate at a MM PE shop in New York after doing 3 years as a BB IBD analyst. My long time girlfriend is from Houston and has made it explicitly clear that she would like to move there if/when we get married, wh ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2016 - 12:42am -

  67. Drexel University MSF

    I am currently a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University and am considering whether to go straight into an MSF program at Drexel or to work for a few years and shoot for Villanova.. That said, I was wondering if anyone could tell me about Drexel's M ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2015 - 4:42pm -

  68. I don't know how to sell myself on the letter of intent/purpose of study/personal statement

          Hey guys I have trouble coming up with a good purpose of study letter. To be honest I have no idea how I should approach this letter. I wrote about the school and program and why I wish to study there but at the same time I also sound ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2015 - 3:19am -

  69. Admission chance for MSc Finance?

          Hey! I've just graduated from my master. I'm thinking of applying for MSc Finance program for the next fall, but worrying about the chances of admission for each of them. Ok, briefly, my stats is a graduate from us top 20 li ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2015 - 4:23pm -

  70. Columbia MBA and Scholarships

          I am strongly considering applying early decision to Columbia's MBA program this summer. Does anyone have any knowledge about their scholarship support for ED applicants? I've heard a mixed opinion on this issue so far. I am ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2015 - 4:44pm -

  71. Importance of Pre-MBA experience in Post-MBA associate recruiting

          I missed the boat on banking out of undergrad and joined an FLDP program and now work in FP&A at a Fortune 100. I'll be applying to MBA programs this year, and I'm interested in associate positions post-MBA. How hard is ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2015 - 11:36am -

  72. BB Equity Research VP or B-School to pursue M&A Associate Role?

          Dear WSO, I need some advice as I've been pondering and losing sleep day and night on this topic. I'm 30, in ER in a MM for 4.5 years prior to which I was an auditor for 2 years (gained amazing accounting skills, work bored ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2015 - 3:27pm -

  73. Indian/Chinese vs. Indian/Chinese American applying to b-schools

          Question for the forum. I always read that Indian and Chinese applicants face much tougher odds of getting into a top 5 or 10 business school but I'm curious what they are for Indian/Chinese Americans (people who were born in Chi ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2016 - 12:09pm -

  74. Umich Econ VS. Fordham U Gabllie Finance

          Hello guys, I need some help. I am an international student. Used to study in Marquette U finance, right now, in UIUC econ undergrad progam, and the econ program in UIUC sucks. I applied transferring to Umich econ, fordham, William an ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2015 - 4:02pm -

  75. What degree to get?

          Hi! I have been shadowing WSO for a while now, and now it's time to break the ice. So I am looking to attend college, and am currently enrolled. But I am having the trouble of choosing a degree of which generates the most income, ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 11:51am -

  76. Should I retake my 700?

    47Q, 40V. Lowest Verbal I've gotten since my cold test (was averaging 43-44). Quant is in line with practice tests. White Male, lots of volunteering, 3.4 Econ graduate from top private but non ivy school (think Duke/Northwestern), FLDP at F500 then F ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 12:47pm -

  77. What happens after the golden ticket? BB IB-> MM/MF PE-> HBS-> PE/HF: then what?

    Hey guys, longtime lurker here, reading a lot about the short term of working in IB and going into PE/ HF, and maybe later B-school. But what happens after that? I hear a lot about hedge fund analysts looking to be PM's and starting their own funds, ...

    88 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 8:00pm -

  78. MBA- school visit required?

          Thinking about applying to b-schools 2-3 years down the road. Does anyone know if it is required to visit the schools before applying. I understand that it gives me a better idea about the school's culture, student body, if it� ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 8:26pm -

  79. University of Michigan Ross (Not Preadmit) Or NYU Stern?

          Im currently deciding between NYU and Umich. I plan to major in business, most likely finance aiming for PE or VC. I am already in Stern, but ill need to apply to Ross after Freshman year and there are no guarantees. NYU will cost abo ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 5:37pm -

  80. Best way to position yourself for a M7 MBA down the track?

          Hi everyone, I'd like to do an MBA in a couple of years time and was wondering how I could best position myself to achieve this goal? Hopefully the time gap between now and when I apply will allow me to work on improving areas wh ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2015 - 2:26am -

  81. Family business question

          Had a long talk with a close friend who is thinking of going to business school and he brought up the topic of certain things in his background that business schools might scoff at. He works for one of the largest companies in the wor ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2015 - 3:04pm -

  82. Learning how to Lead: Extracurricular Lessons at Business School

    When I first began applying to business school, I had a very myopic view of what I would learn. I was 27 years old with limited career experience so I incorrectly assumed that my key professional weakness was a lack of technical business knowledge, such a ...

    6 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 7:42am -

  83. laptop for bschool- excel on macbook?

          hey everyone- as mentioned in a previous thread, heading to bschool this fall. What laptop would you guys recommend? I'm considering macbook pro vs. thinkpad carbon. Both are fairly powerful and light. I'd much rather go wit ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2015 - 12:13pm -

  84. CFA, MBA, or MSF

          I'm currently a senior at my college majoring in accounting. I finished all my major classes and what's left are just general classes, but I came to realize that I don't want to do accounting as a career. I found my cor ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 2:11pm -

  85. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School...Possible 50% discount?

          I have learned that it may be possible for me to gain a 50% discount to attend the JHU Carey Business school once I graduate due to extenuating circumstances. Therefore, it would come out to be about $54,000 total to gain an MBA. Do y ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 12:43pm -

  86. 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 c ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2015 - 12:39pm -

  87. Are you still qualified for summer analyst positions/internships after junior year summer?

          ipp Internships analyst post-graduation Undergraduate business school finance Investment Banking IBD asset management hedge school MBA internship Summer experience WallStreet firm ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2015 - 11:18am -

  88. --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 ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 17 2016 - 9:24pm -

  89. 3 years of Work enough for m7?

          Hi All, long time lurker but new to posting. I'm curious about what the take is on applying to business school with 2 years of work experience at application time and 3 years at matriculation. The work experience in question woul ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 28 2015 - 11:23am -

  90. Just starting on my path to Wall Street

          I am just starting on my path to Wall Street. I was looking for any knowledge or advise anyone could give me. I know this sounds like a bad start but I am currently at Lone Star community college to do my first 2 years/ basics. Next I ...

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