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  1. Headed to HBS in the Fall- Ask Me Anything (AMA)

          I was fortunate enough to be accepted into HBS in Round 2 and will be heading there this Fall. I have never done an AMA on this site before and I feel that now might be a good time to do so. I hope that sharing my experience with the ...

    64 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 11:16pm -

  2. HBS / Stanford / Wharton (hedge funds)

          Hi all, Somehow I'm in a situation where I have to choose between HBS, Stanford & Wharton. Career goal: I want to end up at a long/short with an excellent track record and reputation. I'm currently in PE. Thoughts? Which ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 10:05pm -

  3. Prestigious Pete

          Mod note (Andy): throwback Thursday, this originally went up on 9/22/12. I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super ...

    234 comments - 7 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 11:00am -

  4. 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 -

  5. Thoughts on HBS (Starting Out)

          Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 10/1/2014 and ranks #23 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I' ...

    89 comments - 32 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:26pm -

  6. 2nd Thoughts About HBS

          I was fortunate to be accepted into HBS round 1, and am now weighing my options. I was also accepted to Booth(w/ 70K), Kellogg(w/ 90K), Tuck (full tuition), Yale SOM (full tuition), and McCombs (full tuition). Although HBS was my top ...

    108 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 3 2015 - 11:00am -

  7. 5 insights from starting a company while at Harvard Business School

          Each year, every first-year student at Harvard Business School spends a semester building a startup in teams of five or six. In total, 180 teams work to gain traction and prove a viable business model in less than six months. I learne ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 8:00pm -

  8. Cross-Admit Battles

          Who in their right mind would get accepted to Harvard Business School and turn it down? Turns out the answer is: someone who also got into Stanford. Interesting article about those fortunate enough to get accepted into multiple top MB ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 4:00am -

  9. "Why Stanford Is Beating HBS Among Dual Admits"

          This is consistent with what I've been hearing from inside sources for a number of years. That dual admits long used to split about 50/50 but that recently (for a few years now) it is heavily in Stanford's favor to the tune ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2015 - 10:05pm -

  10. HBS and GSB decisions- R1 Class of 2017

          Anyone with good news today? Harvard Stanford HBS Stanford GSB ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 1:41am -

  11. Need some advice on my chances for hbs

          Hi, What are my chances at HBS given finance background and high GMAT / GPA? HBS ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2015 - 5:47am -

  12. Do I have a chance at Top 10 B-School's?

          Stats: 3.5 GPA from Top Public School (Think Berkeley) JP Morgan Private Banking Analyst GMAT 730 Do I have a chance at top 10 business schools? Thanks! Chance Me HBS ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2015 - 12:38am -

  13. You won't believe who HBS dinged this year

          Straight from poets&quants. I mean we've always known that HBS is selective, but the profiles of the people who got dinged this year is just insane. HBS admissions used to be kind of straightforward, but as the best students ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 4:13pm -

  14. Student complains about the HBS party scene

    A HBS student indulges in self-righteous whining about the "excessive" partying scene at HBS and the lack of an intellectual culture. Is this guy freaking kidding? First, he doesn't have the courage to reveal his name since he knows his cla ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 11:37pm -

  15. HBS 2+2 vs. Stanford GSB Deferral Program

          I'm in the very fortunate position of having been admitted to both HBS 2+2 and the Stanford GSB deferral program for seniors on Wednesday. I've been really struggling with the decision- Harvard's brand is unparalleled, ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 10:47pm -

  16. The Diminishing Value of B-School

    I was pretty surprised to find the following article in the Wall Street Journal. Kiplinger's Personal Finance? Sure. But the Journal? Wow. It's a pretty dark day for B-schools when the Journal starts publishing stories about how they're a w ...

    69 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2013 - 7:55am -

  17. Chances for HBS / GSB (2+2)?

          Hey all, I'm a senior thinking about applying for the 2+2 program at HBS / GSB. However, I'm not sure if my chances for getting in would be better if I applied now for the 2+2 program versus waiting and applying after gradua ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2016 - 7:06pm -

  18. Ahead of the Curve (2 Years At HBS): A Monkey's Review

    "Absurdly profitable company seeks journalist with ten years' experience and a Harvard MBA for extremely highly paid, low stress job in which he can wear nice suits and loaf around in air-conditioned splendor making the very occasional executive ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 1:45pm -

  19. Do I have a shot at HBS 2+2?

          I'm a rising senior at a target school considering applying to HBS 2+2. I haven't taken the GMAT yet and will take it soon (within 8 weeks) if I have shot of getting in (given that I score 750+ on the GMAT--I scored 700 cold ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 11:07pm -

  20. Free Clear Admit HBS School Guide- 72 hours only!

          For 72 hours only I am pleased to announce that the Clear Admit Harvard Business School guide will be FREE for download on the Clear Admit site! Read the post on the Clear Admit blog to receive the code to check out this 48-page, crit ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:58pm -

  21. What are the 'unicorn jobs' that M7 MBA students sometimes hold out for?

          I read recently that HBS and GSB sometimes have lower placement rates upon graduation because the students hold out for 'unicorn jobs'. What would be some specific examples of jobs like this? Is it referring to positions suc ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 2:30pm -

  22. Top 27 profiles for HBS- Class of 2014

          As some celebrate the end of the grueling admission process (short,compbanker etc) others are just beginning (class of 2016) I will be applying to the usual suspects this fall, came across this post and thought to myself "the new ...

    152 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2013 - 4:45pm -

  23. A Letter to the HBS Class of 2015

    Mod Note (Andy): This is a syndication from ryanallis.com The admissions department at Harvard Business School asked me to write a reflection on my first semester for the Class of 2015 pre-matriculation blog. Here’s what I sent in. I hope it gives an insi ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2012 - 3:41pm -

  24. MBA Class of 2015 Roll Call

          Fellow monkeys, With the release of R2 decisions this week for the majority of schools, I thought we'd start a thread for everyone that'll be matriculating somewhere this fall. Where'd you apply? Where are you in at? Wh ...

    91 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 28 2013 - 3:40pm -

  25. HBS prof vs Bartender

    Speechless... http://www.boston.com/food-dining/restaurants/2014... HBS ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 12:29am -

  26. Hertz LBO Harvard Business School case study

        Anyone have this? Is so can we talk, would be much appreciated. Thanks. HBS ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2015 - 12:01pm -

  27. HBS R2 Interview Advice?

          I signed up to have my HBS interview in mid-Feb and have been trying to prepare by talking to as many alums as I can get to listen to me. Many are a few years removed and have advised me to try to get as fresh a perspective as possibl ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 11:42pm -

  28. E-mail from HBS '14 buddy

        Ok. I'm going to get sh*t on REAL hard for making this thread but whatever. I just got an e-mail from a friend who just started HBS. I'm pasting the contents below verbatim, except for names of course. "Sup Brady! It's gre ...

    385 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 11:53am -

  29. Former Goldman Smokeshow Killing It as Webpreneur

    Did any of you guys get a hug from these hotties a few weeks ago? Former model and Goldman Sachs employee (I'm thinking sales) Olga Vidisheva, 27, has launched Shoptiques.com after her stint at Harvard Business School. The site is a worldwide boutiqu ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2012 - 8:09am -

  30. What I Learned: Week 3 At HBS

    mod (Andy) note: this was originally posted by the author on 9/17/2012. To get caught up, today we are posting up all 3 parts of the series so far and then will continue to syndicate his posts each week about his experience at HBS. We had one of those bea ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 18 2012 - 3:50pm -

  31. H/S vs. W

          It is often assumed that Tier 1 of B-schools is "H/S/W." It is also (I believe) generally assumed that within the top 3, H/S are tied for #1 and Wharton is a clear #3. I think that it is fairly clear that H > W from a rep ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 7:50am -

  32. Would Brady be accepted into the Section X at HBS?

          http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/education/harvar... Me thinks not. He would probably be never invited to their events. Edit: None of us worker bees would ever be accepted. HBS ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2013 - 8:19pm -

  33. Ask Sandy about HBS

    Andy note: Sanford Kreisberg is the founder of hbsguru.com, a business school consultancy specialing in HBS, Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia and Chicago. He has master's from Harvard in English and was the Director of Communication at MIT/Sloan Busin ...

    58 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 9 2012 - 8:40pm -

  34. hbs interviews

          so anyone receive the invitation today? apparently went out at noon EST. i didn't get one business school HBS round 1 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2013 - 12:13pm -

  35. Tell me why I'm wrong for aiming below HSW

    It doesn't seem like a particularly controversial statement to say there are only a few reasons why someone from a top banking/consulting + private equity background would apply for an MBA: You think you want to stay on the path you're on, but k ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 1:08pm -

  36. Just saw people wearing HBS jackets!!!

    Damn, maybe Brady was right. So I AM sitting at this fancy restaurant+bar in Cambridge last night, and in comes this group of guys with their HBS fleece jackets. (I couldn't normally afford this place, but just went there for a special occasion) As I ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 27 2013 - 2:48pm -

  37. Harvard Business School

          I just recently watched the CNBC special on HBS and was wondering if the school is really worth the hype? I have a lot of friends that went to ivy league schools and now regret taking on the debt only to get a job they could've g ...

    81 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2012 - 4:47pm -

  38. B-School Application Season is Officially Upon Us!

    With the release of the HBS application today, b-school application season has officially begun. There are some huge changes here, but I will let you see for yourself. Here is the application as presented by Dee Leopold, Director of Admissions: Stage 1: W ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 11:17am -

  39. How do I get into Harvard MBA in two years with my background (McKinsey, LSE..)?

    Hi, i am 23 yo and just started working as a consultant for McKinsey in Germany and would like to do a Harvard MBA during my leave in about two years. There is still some time to go but I would like figure out my chances and also already try to use the ne ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2014 - 10:15pm -

  40. NYT: Harvard Business Students See Class Divisions

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/education/harvar... Does anyone else thing this article is kind of stupid and non-news? To summarize: There is a select group of international, very wealthy, ostentatious and cliche-y students at HBS. Big fucking deal. Th ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2013 - 10:19pm -

  41. HBS...where to live?

    My boyfriend is going to HBS next year (he got admission for this academic year, but deferred till next year because of work) and we're saving up for b-school now. I'm going to transfer to my firm's Boston office. On my income and his savin ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2012 - 2:03am -

  42. Are Ethics Taught at Top MBA Programs?

    Bloomberg had an interesting article up today discussing whether our top business schools are properly teaching ethics to their students. In summary, the article uses some of the recent examples of top execs that were convicted on insider trading charges ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2012 - 4:45am -

  43. Has HBS gotten THIS tough to get into? How can one stand out?

          Talked to a good friend of mine and found out that a few of our acquaintances were dinged at HBS this past year. One guy is an associate at Paulson, one is a PM at citadel, and another is a former Rhodes Scholar working at a high-tech ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2011 - 11:49am -

  44. Brady is MVP!

          @"mbavsmfin" So will Tom Brady apply to HBS next? He did intern at ML PWM once. HBS Brady hbs or bus ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 10:36pm -

  45. JHU MS Applied Economics or Harvard ALM Finance?

    I want to boost my quant background, for HBS application iin 2 years. 2 years (currently) work experience in bulge bracket firm in Wealth Management. Considering either JHU Masters in Applied Economics or the Masters in Finance from Harvard's School ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2016 - 10:50pm -

  46. Today I finished my first year at Harvard Business School.

    Mod note: this is a syndication from ryanallis.com And So The Journey Begins... Again Today I finished my first year at Harvard Business School. I wrote the below post 10 years ago last week (on May 11, 2003)… at a similar point in life after finishing ye ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2013 - 12:14pm -

  47. HBS Application

    How many of you are applying to HBS this cycle? What are your "stats" (GMAT, GPA...)? How far are you in the process? I'm sorry if such topic has already been posted. Please also feel free to join the group: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/g ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2012 - 3:23pm -

  48. HBS 2+2 Applications/Applicants

         . admissions HBS 2+2 ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2014 - 2:57pm -

  49. Rising UG Senior, Incoming MBB Intern, Should I Apply to HBS 2+2 and GSB Deferred?

          I'm interning this summer at MBB as a consultant and have considered applying to the HBS and Stanford deferred admissions programs for a while now. I think I would be a competitive applicant (3.74 cumulative GPA, MBB return ideal ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2015 - 3:29pm -

  50. HBS Admit With 620 GMAT Score

    *Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Samita engaged with Stacy Blackman knowing that her undergraduate GPA of 45% from a well-known engineering program in India was one of the ...

    97 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2012 - 3:00am -

  51. Harvard (HBS) vs. Stanford (GSB) for a Dual-Admit

          I consider myself very fortunate to be admitted to both HBS and Stanford GSB this week. I spent the first day or two celebrating, and while I'm definitely not complaining in the least it's starting to set in that I am going ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2015 - 2:04pm -

  52. I hope Brady Sees this...

    http://imgur.com/oEXYFZw Harvard HBS Brady ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2013 - 9:41pm -

  53. Conversation with a HBS alum

    Last night I met a recent HBS alum through a mutual friend. We were just relaxing at a bar and talked about a bunch of stuff. I of course asked him about his experiences at HBS and his thoughts on it. Some choice quotes from that conversation: "HBS c ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2011 - 10:58am -

  54. How to Negotiate Your Job Offer- Prof. Deepak Malhotra (HBS)

    New video from HBS professor Deepak Malhotra : Hi Andrew, I just posted a new video that you and your Wall Street Oasis community may find interesting. It's a lecture I gave to HBS students on "Negotiating Your Job Offer". It is 15 pie ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 5 2012 - 4:33pm -

  55. Anyone get a Harvard interview?

          There have to be a lot of people checking their email every five seconds right about now. HBS ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2012 - 12:03pm -

  56. Business School or Not??

          deleted business school Wharton HBS ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2012 - 2:50pm -

  57. What would you choose- HBS full time or Wharton EMBA

    A guy I know choose the Wharton EMBA over HBS. He had 9 years work experience, was already making the equivalent of HSW post-MBA salary and was on a trajectory to be the CEO of his family's business over the next decade, which is what he wanted to do ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2012 - 8:00pm -

  58. Bank Teller at HBS

          This goes to show you that you do not have to raise the dead in order to get a spot at HBS. As long as you kick ass at whatever you decide to do, you will have a chance. http://www.hbs.edu/mba/perspectives/students/2011/... HBS ...

    81 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2011 - 1:12pm -

  59. Round 2 HBS dings

          Expected it after not getting an interview two weeks ago, although it does grind my gears a little bit that someone from an old case team that I ran circles around got an interview and I didn't. Any other monkeys want to commiser ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2012 - 1:09pm -

  60. A 2nd year's reflections on HBS

          One of the most powerful things I've read recently; it literally sent chills down my spine. This soon-to-be HBS grad pens an eloquent summary of his HBS experience. I'm sure this applies to top b-schools in general and echoe ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 3:17pm -

  61. Harvard Business School Essay Question Analysis 2016-2017 (Class of 2019)

          On the same day that round three decisions were released, Dee Leopold released her last HBS MBA application essay question for the 2016-2017 application season (class of 2019). Going back to what was asked for the class of 2017, Harva ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2016 - 7:51am -

  62. Is HBS 2+2 right for me?

    Hi everyone, I am a Computer Science and Math double major, Physics minor (3.97 GPA) senior student from a non-target liberal arts college. My college has only two CS professors, and literally around 4 CS majors each year. Computer Science is definitely o ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2012 - 5:52pm -

  63. HBS Interview Help- Veteran Applicant

    I am a military officer who was lucky enough to get an invite to interview at HBS a few weeks ago. My current plan for post-MBA is investment banking at a bulge bracket (this is written also in my application). From what I have heard from vets that have c ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2014 - 9:20pm -

  64. What kind of person gets into HBS?

          The average GPA is around a 3.68, but its tons of people with that GPA or above it. I'm thinking HBS only accepts people that have made some type of change where they went to school (started a club, President or VP of a club, rai ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 1:16am -

  65. HBS in 3 years: Google or PE?

          Hi guys, I am having two offers: 1 is for a Google sale support function in Asia, and 1 is for junior analyst gig at a PE fund in London (~200M). My goal is to get into HBS in 3-4 years, and I have already got pretty good leadership e ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2013 - 3:12pm -

  66. Who is applying to HBS or Wharton this year? (For fall 2011)

    I was just curious who on this message board, besides myself, was trying their chances with these coveted MBA programs. What do you think your chances are? Care to share your stats? I'll go first: Occupation: Military UG GPA: <3.0, engineering Mas ...

    128 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2010 - 8:11am -

  67. The Perfect Story

    I wanted to ask a general question around having a story and picking a "desirable" short-term goal. I know there's a lot of competition from certain industries in the eyes of the adcom, and schools tend to have a preference for students goi ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2014 - 10:02pm -

  68. College senior, accepted to GSB, Wharton but denied 2+2. Should I accept and not look back or wait to apply to HBS in 2-5 years?

    I've read multiple assessments of HBS vs. GSB vs. Wharton across exit opportunities, school culture, brand, etc. Aiming for future in Asia, so increased brand name of HBS does come into play. Never experienced the west coast. Highly interested in VC ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2012 - 4:20am -

  69. Can you feel Black October Coming at HBS?

          Just a few more days til it's here. What's everyone's strategy going to be? Are you gonna go in guns blazing, or play the waiting game? I'd love to get some strategy talk going. Exciting times for the broken hearts ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 6:37pm -

  70. How do consultants differentiate themselves for MBA admissions?

    Hi, Given that so many management consultants apply to top business schools, I'm wondering what sort of things consultants do to stand out? (of course this is aside from GMAT score, etc.) Is it enough to be a top performer and do interesting work at ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2011 - 2:30am -

  71. Truth about HBS 2+2

          I've read through the archives on discussions pertaining to HBS's 2+2. I'm thinking about applying, but I'm concerned as to whether or not the program is 'for me'. I'm a double major in math & ec ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2009 - 10:04pm -

  72. Is it true that 90% of Harvard Business Grads are unemployed?

          Hey. New kid here. Recently I was in an argument with a OWS'er. We were discussing business related things. When I told him that getting into HBS was my primary goal and that most of the graduates successfully work on Wall Street ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2012 - 10:06pm -

  73. People who turn down HBS

          Only about 100 people in the world each year actually turn down Harvard Business. Do the vast majority of them end up at Stanford, or do some of them just stay at their current jobs because they are making a lot of money? HBS ...

    49 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 26 2010 - 11:23pm -

  74. HBS Trustees List

          I am a horrible googler Could anyone point me to a list of the governing board of HBS. The girl I am dating seemed to hint that her step dad was a trustee. I want to verify before my lips touch unclean places. HBS ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2011 - 1:52pm -

  75. 2+2 Chances (Any shot at all?)

    Hey All, Just want to know if I have any shot at the 2-2 program. Stats: target school in northeast graduating in May 2012 3.5 cum; 3.9 major gpa in interdisciplinary social sciences with senior project averaging about 660-690 on gmat practice. Not very g ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2011 - 6:25pm -

  76. Crazy HBS and Stanford rejections

    Admissions to top MBA programs the past few years has been downright insane. Just some anecdotes of people i know who have gotten rejected at HBS and stanford 1. VP at TPG who got rejected at HBS, now at wharton 2. summa at wharton undergrad, BCG consulti ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2010 - 11:39am -

  77. Is HBS Losing Prestige?!?!??!

    If Brady is still alive, now is the time to defend the motherland! http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/05/what-... http://www.ibtimes.com/stanford-mbas-get-paid-most... http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-20/no... HBS Brady4MVP ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2013 - 9:57am -

  78. Why Would Someone Get Two MBAs from Top B-Schools?

          Why searching LinkedIn I came across this person's profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexandre-perez-casare... Why get get an MBA from Stamford and HBS? private equity MBA Bain Harvard KKR HBS target Stamford ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2013 - 12:49pm -

  79. What shot do I have at a top 5 MBA?

    -3.72 GPA at non-target state school; accounting and finance double major with Latin minor-CPA-two years experience as an analyst at an MM firm-spent two years working in the Peace Corps' Business Advising program in Africa (after the analyst stint)-r ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 4:20pm -

  80. HBS interview invitations are out?!

          Hey guys. According to this post from the director of HBS admissions, round 1 interview invitations were scheduled to begin to go out on Oct 16: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html Can anyone confirm that some have begun to go ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2009 - 11:16pm -

  81. To Get More Work Experience Before B-School...

    So, after 2 months of preparation and studying (a lot of credit due to Phantombanker's study guide) I got a 770 on the GMAT. So now I'm turning my focus to actually applying to schools. I'm wondering if I should get more work experience or ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 6:03pm -

  82. Rutgers MBA

          What are the prospects coming from RU B school? I hear it gets it's fair share of opportunities and for the money, it sounds attractive. Thoughts? Investment Banking MBA analyst HBS rutgers ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2011 - 8:47pm -

  83. How I got into HBS

    This actually happened about a year ago and I just got around to making a site that explains some of the techniques I used in studying for the GMAT and preparing my application. The site is www.getintobschool.com Hope it's helpful to someone ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2011 - 12:26pm -

  84. Chances at HBS/Stanford/Dont Like Wharton

    A moment of silence for my insecurities, please...... thanks. profile: foreigner, 6', black hair, (kidding, but i really am an immigrant) college: top 25 public state school 3.9+ GPA- summa cum laude multiple honor societies (pointless tho really) in ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2009 - 6:48pm -

  85. Apparently HBS isn't just for finance geeks

          http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20100914/H... So....did anyone work with this Olga chick? She definitely beats the banker-chicks-are-ugly stereotype. finance HBS fashion Entrepreneurship style ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2010 - 5:59pm -

  86. Profile review for HBS 2+2

    Hi all, Couldn't get many informations on 2+2 profile reviews that might help me. I saw that HBS has recently opened the 2+2 to Master's programs graduates. Profile: Male, 21 yo (22 by the time I graduate with a 2-years Master's) French- Ca ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2013 - 4:13pm -

  87. HBS vs Wharton

          This has been done before, but not recently, so I thought a recap for shits and giggles would be fun. Which is better and why? (please done hate) Also, assume candidate has top notch stats and already has a prestige degree from Harvar ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2012 - 1:07pm -

  88. Erasing 90k in debt in 7 months

          In light of the post with student loan horror stories, here's a success story of someone who paid off 90k in debt from his HBS MBA in 7 months with a good but not great job. Some of the stuff isn't that smart, but it's ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2012 - 7:21pm -

  89. Good luck to those hearing back this week

          A lot of business schools are sending out final decisions this week for round 1 applicants. HBS will notify interviewed applicants today, along with booth, and later this week wharton and LBS will send out decisions. Good luck with ev ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2010 - 11:07am -

  90. HBS Guru

          His name is Sandy Kreisberg, and he goes by HBS Guru. He provides admissions consulting for HBS, stanford, wharton, columbia, chicago, kellogg, and MIT. Has anyone here used his services? Several people have said that he's the be ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2010 - 4:34pm -

  91. HBS and Consulting Inquiry

          I was reviewing HBS' employment report and came across a curious statistic. This seems to be a recurring phenomena. 13-14% of internships are in consulting. 23-24% of full time jobs are in consulting. First thought was that maybe ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2015 - 3:54pm -

  92. Weekend Wars: Sell side vs. Buy side

    The dream and desolation of the high finance world. Which path to the upper crust of middle-class suburban boredom do I take? Do I jump to the buy side? Do I stick it out in this simian hell of pitch books and Excel? Which is really right for me? A friend ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2010 - 12:26pm -

  93. How has HBS changed since the 1980's?

          Is it mostly more mathematized? MBA Harvard HBS target Target School ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2013 - 4:26pm -

  94. What Harvard Business School is Teaching This Tech Entrepreneur

    Moderator Note (Andy): Ryan Allis is a tech entrepreneur currently attending HBS. This is a syndication from his blog following his experience at HBS. Read his full bio here. Reflections on the Last Three Weeks at HBS: Over the weekend, I took some time t ...

    4 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 11 2012 - 12:59pm -

  95. What does it take?- What credentials do you need?

    What does it take to get into a top school like HBS, Wharton, Stanford for an MBA from Canada? What credentials do you need as an undergraduate student? I'm trying to be realistic, and I know that from Canada, WS will be hard to break into. That' ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:45pm -

  96. Is it possible to go to HBS after 2 years?

    How much harder is it to go to business school after 2 years as opposed to three for top schools H/S? What about for Wharton, Kellog, MIT, Columbia? Would it be possible for me? (I would rather not take a third year in some senior analyst role at another ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2011 - 2:45am -

  97. Middle office to Harvard

          with all the talk about harvard apps lately ive been wondering if its possible to go from middle office (underwriting, customer service, marketing, etc) at a commerical bank (wells fargo/ chase/ BofA) to HBS. I havent taken the gmat y ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2013 - 9:21pm -

  98. HBS chances

          I'm trying to finish my bachelors this year. I had taken leave from school due to a health problem. I know I could succeed as an ideas generating trader or manager at a decent sized fund. Here's the problem: I don't hav ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2013 - 12:18pm -

  99. B-School Fun/Camaraderie?

          Might be re-hashing, but I'm sure there are a few bschool grads from top 15 programs on here. Would be interested in hearing about the social experience from bschool. I work with a bunch of HBS/Tuck/CBS alums, and all in all soun ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2011 - 7:30pm -

  100. MM to MF after HBS

          If one doesn't end up at a megafund after 2 years in investment banking, but rather, ends up at a MM shop for the pre-MBA stint, would it be possible to transition to a megafund after 2 years at HBS or do megafunds only take post ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2012 - 12:20am -

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