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  1. Investment banking after 10+ years of engineering?

          Hi folks, I just joined this forum and need some advice. I am an engineer in Silicon Valley with an MS in CS and about 12 years of total work experience. I am doing good career-wise but I am not a super achiever by any means, both in ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 8:04am -

  2. Pre-MBA PE associates- How are you thinking about MBA?

          Question to all the incoming pre-MBA associates and current pre-MBA associates (of course post-MBA PE associates also welcomed to chime in). How are you thinking about the MBA 2-3 years down the line? A quick poll among the analyst cl ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2015 - 9:08am -

  3. M7 profile. How do I stack up?

          I'm in the process of deciding whether I want to pursue an MBA in the near future. Brief background:- BAs in political economy and German studies from a non-target (4.0 GPA)- MSc in political economy from LSE- MSc in Russian and ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 8:57am -

  4. How to deal with THAT associate

    TBT: Originally posted on September, 2012 Props to bankerella for an insightful post delving into the mind of the newly-minted first-year investment banking associate. The only thing it was missing was a blanket apology for all of the seasoned analysts wh ...

    28 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 11 2014 - 8:00am -

  5. Corporate Lawyer to MBA

          Hi all, I'm a corporate (BigLaw) lawyer practicing in the field of M&A and start-ups. I work at one of the top three tech law firms in the country and I'm based in the Bay Area. I'm considering applying to MBA progr ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2015 - 7:32am -

  6. Should you get your MBA immediately after undergrad?

    From Quora, the OP asked the following question: Should you get your MBA immediately after getting your undergraduate degree? I am thinking about getting it right after I graduate but I was told to get work experience first Amal Dorai had this top voted a ...

    166 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 3:15am -

  7. 90% conversion rate for front office IB BB (and elite MM) jobs at M7 Business Schools

          Hey guys, got the official figures from the CMC and investment banking club at Kellogg. Of the 51 people who recruited from IB last winter, 45 received internships. I've seen quite a few threads asking for these figures, so figur ...

    46 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 11:00am -

  8. New MBAs Head to Asia in Big Numbers

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Is the bloom off the Private Equity rose for today's MBA students? An interesting phenomenon is ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00am -

  9. Which firms "buy out" your MBA student debt?

          In passing, have read threads/articles (sorry, can't recollect where exactly- no citations) that mention firms that buy out your student debt. Specifically, I remember an article mentioning consulting students having their firms ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2014 - 4:00am -

  10. Fall MBA 2016 Admitted Students

          Where is everyone headed this fall? I'll be matriculating at Tuck and can't wait to get started! MBA ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2014 - 8:00am -

  11. Wharton MBA = Masters at Banging Asians

          http://whartonjournal.com/2015/04/19/yellow-fever-... Have a good day! Wharton MBA is a valuable degree!! Not surprised that it didn't come from the undergraduate student clubs. Those guys are too intense. Wharton MBA ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2015 - 4:36pm -

  12. The decline of MBA OCR

          I wrote on this topic briefly earlier but curious to hear other 2nd year MBA students' thoughts on this. So this past week I met up with my career counselor, and she said "OCR is increasingly becoming a less important aspect ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 13 2014 - 7:05am -

  13. Mugged too often- Need advice on exit opportunities

          Hi, I understand that this may sound stupid to a lot of you, but life is a continuous evaluation of priorities and I have decided that there's only so much I'm willing to give up for my career. I'm currently a second ye ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2014 - 10:05pm -

  14. Reflections on Year 1 of MBA

    After reading CompBanker and TheGrind's excellent posts on their b-school experiences, I feel an obligation to chime in. There probably isn't too much that I can say here that is something you guys haven't heard before, but nonetheless I am ...

    70 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:03pm -

  15. Want to transition into acquisitions- MBA worthwhile?

          Hey ya'll. First time poster here. I've been doing a lot of research lately, which actually led me to WSO not too long ago. I would greatly appreciate any insights or advice you can give. Anyways, to give a little background ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2014 - 11:49pm -

  16. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  17. 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 -

  18. Do you have an advanced degree?

          Yes, MBA only 8% (32 votes) Yes, MSF only 12% (49 votes) Yes, CFA only 6% (23 votes) Yes, CFP only 1% (3 votes) Yes, CPA only 4% (18 votes) Yes, CAIA only 1% (3 votes) Yes MBA, and CFA and/or CPA and/or CFP and/or CAIA 5% (22 votes) Y ...

    14 comments - silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 9:53pm -

  19. Q&A with an Executive MBA Student

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews I've got a great interview today for any readers who are thinking of pursuing an Executive MBA. I recently had a chance to interview an Executive MBA student at a top-15 school in t ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 1 2013 - 9:05am -

  20. It’s Always in the Details: Excel, interviewing and life

    Going through interviews during your MBA is the same as the first month on a job as an analyst in Finance. Having been a victim the last four weeks of the former, I had some serious flashbacks to the latter. I was suited up and walking into the tallest bu ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 22 2014 - 1:15am -

  21. 2.4 GPA- 760 GMAT- Interesting Stats

          Would appreciate any help in regards to my chances of getting into a top 10 MBA Program: Stats: 2.4 GPA (top 50 Uni- 4 years out of school) 760 GMAT Started own NPO Started own company out of college that grosses 2 m/yr and employs 5 ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 4:55pm -

  22. Things MBA students like

    It's that time of the year again. In a couple of weeks, roughly two thousand of the world's (arguably) best and brightest douchebags will descend upon the world's most hallowed halls. I congratulate you. As you undoubtedly know, the next tw ...

    175 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 6:43pm -

  23. What exactly is a tier 1 MBA program? Would Georgetown qualify?

          What is a tier 1 program? Nationally ranked in the top 25? Top 15? Must have on-campus recruiting to a ton of Wall Street jobs? Would Georgetown-McDonough qualify as a tier 1 business school? MBA georgetown Tier 1 ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 1:15am -

  24. 2015 MBA Ranking

    Thoughts from everyone? The one that stands out to me is Ross being placed above Fuqua and Yale SOM... 2014 U.S. News & World Report MBA Ranking 2014 Rank & School Index Score 2013 Rank 2013 Index Score Ranking Change 1. Harvard Business School 10 ...

    110 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 11 2014 - 11:15am -

  25. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

          How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 10:53am -

  26. Four myths that b-school shattered for me

    If the most valuable type of learning is learning you're wrong, this is the most valuable section of the $250k notebook: Revenue synergies are like unicorns. If someone says he's seen one, he's probably never been fucked. The triple bottom ...

    102 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 3:54pm -

  27. GMAT needed for top MBA program?

    Team WSO, I have a fairly common question, but given my circumstances I was hoping to receive some personal advice... So my question- what GMAT score do I need to be competitive at a Booth/Kellogg/Sloan/Columbia? I am going to go ahead and take myself out ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2014 - 4:38pm -

  28. 2014 MIT Sloan grad nabs $1.8 million first-year compensation

          Pretty whopping number. If true, it would be the highest compensation ever recorded in MBA history. http://poetsandquants.com/2014/11/14/a-1-8-million... MBA compensation mit sloan ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 5:40pm -

  29. What are Deloitte/Booz & Co/Accenture salaries post-MBA?

          I looked at managementconsulted.com's salaries and they were $160k+ right out of b-school. That seems pretty high first year out; I assume those salaries are from high cost of living areas only. I also checked Glassdoor, but they ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2014 - 4:07pm -

  30. Engineer thinking of getting an MBA, then possibly Management or IT Consulting

    Hi, I'm currently an electrical engineer working in the Silicon Valley, I've been thinking of quitting my current job and moving back home to San Diego. I'll have 1.75 years work experience if I moved next month. Also been thinking about a ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2014 - 8:03pm -

  31. MBA- Kellogg vs Yale vs Cornell Go!

    Hey guys, I have the fortune to be accepted to these programs and would appreciate some honest feedback on which school to spend my next two years Background: late 20s upon matriculation, 4 years in 2nd/3rd tier consulting (big 4), public university engin ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2014 - 3:19pm -

  32. Delete_thread.

          Deleted. IB MBA consulting mbb Scholarship Darden ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2014 - 6:27pm -

  33. UCLA Part Time MBA VS. UCSD Full Time MBA

    Hi all, I applied to 2 business schools to pursue an MBA degree full time in late Round 3 and was admitted to the Part Time program FEMBA at UCLA (16th) (was Denied for full time program) and the Full Time MBA program at UCSD (60th) with a fellowship cove ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2014 - 5:27pm -

  34. 3 Ways to make the Most out of the MBA You Haven’t Started Yet

    Mod Note (Andy): we're happy to announce a new partnership with London Business School and three of their students. These students will be bloggers writing under this account, with his/her bio provided at the end. Each blogger will also be checking t ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 9 2014 - 9:05pm -

  35. A headhunter told me to put MBA after my name on my resume

    So I had never considered listing MBA after my name on my resume and I typically shake my head at those who do, but I had a recent discussion with a headhunter and she said "Since you have your professional experience listed first and you have a two ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2014 - 10:15am -

  36. Post MBA at Chevron/Exxon/Shell

          Anybody know what life is like at these companies after you get your MBA? I've searched their websites and have found some useful info but nothing about salary or work-life balance. I work in Energy right now for a different majo ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2013 - 8:24am -

  37. Wharton/SAIS Joint MA/MBA Program

          I am currently admitted to SAIS for a MA in international relations/economics (2 year program) starting next fall. I am considering applying to Wharton/Tuck/INSEAD for the dual degree MA/MBA program. The joint program would add anothe ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2015 - 3:18pm -

  38. Admitted- What's next?

          I'm matriculating in a top-tier school this fall and wondering what to do between now and then. My background is in marketing and I want to break into consulting (MBB, preferably). I can't afford to spend the summer travelli ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2015 - 2:19pm -

  39. Non-NYC investment banking options after an MBA from NYC based top MBA programs

          I have been doing some research on this forum for some time but could not get clear answers to my question. I would be joining NYC based top MBA programs (think CBS, Stern) this fall. I am primarily interested in investment banking in ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2015 - 6:24pm -

  40. What's the point of an MBA?

          As far as I can tell 3 year an analyst is = an MBA, correct? Let me explain- I read that you can go straight into associate position with an MBA. Wouldn't 3 years an analyst (experience + salary) be a better path to take? Are the ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 8:04pm -

  41. Private Equity Job via: STERN vs. TUCK (edition)

          Hey all, I am focused on gaining a PE role post-MBA. I understand the difficulty in attaining this type of role, but I am willing to do the work required. Given that I won't be targeting the MFs or largest MM funds, and want to e ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2014 - 12:39am -

  42. Maintaining a relationship during b-school

    I know this topic is not related to admissions so my apologies in advance if it's not in the right forum. I am currently in a relationship with a great girl; we've been dating for about 2 years, and even though marriage is not something that ...

    84 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2013 - 12:59am -

  43. Another Ivy (Brown) to start offering MBA

          Brown is officially getting into the MBA game. It's a baby step; an EMBA offered by completing a program that has existed for several year though a partnership with IE-Madrid. It's been 40 years since an Ivy (Yale) started o ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 6:25pm -

  44. Company sponsored MBA's

          How long do you typically need to work at a company that has an MBA sponsorship program before you are eligible for it (ie how long do you need to work at a company before they will pay for/subsidize an MBA)? Specifically in IB. MBA ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2013 - 12:42am -

  45. What should I do? MBA or not?

    Hey guys, I badly need your advice on whether I should do an MBA or not. A bit about my background and goals: I have working in investment consulting for a few years now, have CFA, graduated in engineering from a good engineering school. I know a lot abou ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2014 - 12:27pm -

  46. Tuck vs. Fuqua vs. Yale

    Good morning all, Hello, I am a non-traditional applicant (US citizen) and was lucky enough to receive acceptances to Tuck, Darden, UNC, and Fuqua, and interviewed at Yale which I will get a decision on by 4 April. All of these are for the full-time 2 yea ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 25 2014 - 9:49am -

  47. B-schools with the best facilities

          Based on my visits and what I have seen: 1. HBS 2. Stanford 3. Booth 4. Sloan 5. Upcoming new Yale building Schools that have underwhelmed me in terms of facilities: kellogg, columbia, stern. Of course, this is trivial in terms of sel ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2013 - 3:47am -

  48. Taking the plunge and applying for class of 2017- How do I make myself shine?

    Hi all, I've debated with myself the value of the MBA over the last 2-3 years, and I've finally decided to take the plunge. I want to taste that sweet, sweet pedigree and strap myself into the catapult named "Career Trajectory". My tar ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2014 - 10:34pm -

  49. MBA: Stern vs. Johnson (w/ $$$$)

    Guys, I am looking for some feedback related to a choice between a Johnson MBA (with close to a full ride or a full ride...still TBD) and a Stern MBA. My career goals are to break into private equity (middle market), and ideally, end up in NYC. I have an ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2014 - 6:18pm -

  50. What defines an Asian? *not a racist post*

          Hi fellow monkeys, I will be applying to BSchool in the next 2 years and I was wondering if Asians fit the URM category? I understand Asians as a whole are not minorities in any case (especially in finance and in B-School), but the te ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2014 - 2:18pm -

  51. How to be THAT associate

    mod (Andy) note: make sure to check out fellow writer Aaron Burr's response in " How to deal with THAT associate " September: the time of the year when hundreds of newly-minted MBAs are unleashed upon their new groups. To those highly-educa ...

    23 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 3:32pm -

  52. Is it possible to learn something really useful (MBA)

    For a person with substantial business background, is there any value in the MBA academic experience itself, and not networking/vacation/access to jobs? I would imagine the curriculum they teach to the engineers and TFAers is not going to be worthwhile fo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2014 - 5:12pm -

  53. 13 month MBA applications plan

    Recently I've been mildly swayed on my opinions about b-school by some of my friends in Boston (guess where). Anyhow, I've helped many of them during their essay writing application process and have learned much from how stressed they get in the ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 5:43pm -

  54. Is an MBA relevant? Yet another perspective

    A question that frequently pops up here is whether one should suspend a short yet thus far successful finance career for two years, and spend a load of cash on a top MBA program. In a recent discussion, a very insightful user provided 5 arguments against ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 25 2013 - 2:45pm -

  55. Peace Corps now or wait?

    Hey guys, I just graduated this May and have been working in tech consulting (big 4) the past 2 months. The thing is, I enjoy the work I'm doing but I've always been interested in the peace corps and considering going next year. So for the big p ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2014 - 11:05am -

  56. Looking abroad for an MBA

    In an earlier post this year I talked about going through the mba process. I have of course slacked off on this process and have as yet to even think about taking my GMATs. After a recent trip to Europe i realized that if i don't live out there for a ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2013 - 9:45pm -

  57. How does going to a Top MBA program really help you "reset" your career?

          When it comes to recruiting, wont employers prefer MBA students that already have experience (Pre-MBA work experience) in their respective industry? Example: Bankers before an MBA are more likely to land an IB Associate role vs. the g ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2014 - 9:08am -

  58. Acq. & Dev. Analyst (Condos/Apartments)---> MBA OR MS----> Opportunistic REPE?

          I am a first year acquisition and development analyst at a well-known development company. I work in the condo/apartment group underwriting deals in 4 major markets and am gathering research to enter a 5th. My experience has been grea ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2015 - 8:30am -

  59. Should I get a 2nd MBA?

    Currently work as a mid level manager in the finance/accounting department of a F500. My long term goal is to get to the C-Suite of a F500, and I'm willing to do anything necessary to get there, including switching companies multiple times or spendin ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2013 - 11:23am -

  60. MBA class of 2015 applicants thread

          I haven't seen this thread yet, so i figure it's time to get the ball rolling since round 1 deadlines are coming up. If you can, post which rounds you're applying to, and rank the schools in order of preference. If you ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2012 - 4:17am -

  61. Top MBA after serving in non-US military?

          Hi I'm an international student currently attending a target undergrad in the US, and I am wondering: If I serve for 2-4 years in the Navy in my European home country after undergrad, will that give me an edge when I apply to Bus ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2014 - 1:46pm -

  62. NYU Stern: overrated MBA?

    Everyone says that nyu stern is great for finance, due to its strong faculty and NYC location. But when i look at the actual job placement, i was surprised at how bad it was. Even with BB banking and trading, which is their bread and butter, they didn ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 1:18am -

  63. At classic crossroads- job or master's degree?

    Long story short: 23yo; just finished a 3yr B.Sc. in Finance; private Norwegian university; lousy 2.35 GPA (EDIT: 3.04); lots of extra-curricular activities; ~ $60k in student loans; ~ $90k gross cash; no relevant job experience; been doing okay with stoc ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2013 - 4:32pm -

  64. Are any of these schools decent Marketing MBA programs

          I am looking to switch from retail banking to a position in the Marketing realm post MBA. I graduated during the recession and was unable to find a marketing position so I stuck with banking. Anyway, I'm looking to work in Consul ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2014 - 7:49pm -

  65. MBA vs. Masters in Finance

          Earlier today I posted a discussion on if a business/finance certificate held any kind of weight. This lead me to look deeper into other options, such as a Masters in Finance route vs. the MBA route. How much weight does a Masters in ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 9:34pm -

  66. Are Stern MBAs looked down upon?

          So I'm looking at applying to Stern this upcoming year along with other schools. When I talked to friends and alums who went to M7 schools, they all laughed at Stern and say that people don't take their students and alums se ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2012 - 12:59am -

  67. World's top 100 universities for producing millionaires

    Wasn't sure which forum was best to post this in so I'm landing it here. I thought this was a pretty interesting article....I'm sure the school ratings/rankings have some kind of flaw (as all of them do), but I thought it was very interesti ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2014 - 7:35pm -

  68. As a non-Mandarin speaker, would it be advisable to pursue an MBA at a top MBA school in China?

          I'm looking to re-brand and apply to an MBA program this fall. Would it be advisable to apply to a top Chinese school if I'm thinking about doing PE long-term? How are their programs different than from the US programs? Do y ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2014 - 4:39am -

  69. Apple vs. PC Laptop for B School?

    Apologies in advance as I'm relatively tech illiterate, so may be a dumb question- I'll be headed to business school this fall, and I am currently without a laptop (had a Macbook Pro 13" from college but has since died). The question is, wh ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2014 - 11:15am -

  70. 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 -

  71. MBA Rankings, U.S. M7 v Euro-schools, & is the Economist biased?

    Here's a fun way to end the week for some of our aspiring MBA monkeys. Arguing over what the Top 20 MBA landscape currently looks like. If the following Economist article is to be believed, the landscape has changed quite a bit. Obviously, we have to ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2011 - 2:47pm -

  72. Banking Associate to Hedge Fund Analyst

    Hey guys, I will be an MBA student at HSW next fall. My goal is to get into i banking as an associate and after 2 years move to an HF as an analyst (fundamental stock picking or distressed, opportunistic strategies). I know it is common for IBD analysts t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2014 - 10:18am -

  73. M7 MBA- Worth It?

    Recently I had a chance to have a long conversation with my friend's roommate, who finished M7 MBA 2 years ago and now works in BB IBD. He previously worked in consulting. As someone who currently works in consulting and was thinking about doing MBA ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2013 - 11:05pm -

  74. CFA or MBA?

    Can someone currently on the street or within high Finance tell me which they prefer to see in one of their candidates, either the CFA or MBA? I am a senior in college looking to either pursue an MBA after I graduate or spend my time on the CFA. i have se ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2014 - 2:28pm -

  75. Motivational videos for MBA applicants

          For those of you about to embark on the grueling MBA admissions cycle, here are some videos to get you guys PUMPED UP, so you can go on BEAST MODE. I hope all of you guys get into your top choices, and live the DREAM for two years. Go ...

    58 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 1 2012 - 1:49am -

  76. Best Path to REPE

          Over the past year, I've become very interested in real estate. I'm 25 and have no RE experience besides investing in a multifamily property. I'd like to end up in REPE one day. Which of the following would be a good pa ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 5:07pm -

  77. Business/Finance Certificate- Is it worth it?

    Hello all, Right now I am at somewhat of a crossroads. I am going on my 4th year working as an analyst in private equity and am looking to possibly take a professional certificate course in business/finance to add on to my resume. The curriculum and conte ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 12:12pm -

  78. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

          Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q&A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportuni ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  79. MM IBD to Mgmt Consulting

    Fellow Monkeys, MM IBD to Big 4 Mgmt consulting is it possible?? Read below if you want further details. Thanks a lot- ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2014 - 1:57pm -

  80. Applying to PhD in Finance, PhD Math, and MBA at a Same School (Not Dual/Joint)

    Let's say I am applying to University of Chicago, and my real hope is that I get into the MBA program on a fellowship, without which MBA is no good for me--I want it free. But of course, I realize that I'm dreaming and understand that the chance ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2013 - 12:02pm -

  81. Lowest ranked MBA you would attend

          We all know how expensive pursuing MBA can be. Most programs would cost you anywhere from 50-80k a year including living expenses. Then, factor in the opportunity cost of leaving your work for two years, and MBA sure as hell is an exp ...

    340 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2012 - 2:25pm -

  82. Conversation with a former top 5 MBA student adcom

    So with round 1 mba admissions cycle starting to get into full gear, a lot of applicants are very anxious. I recently had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine who just graduated from a top 5 business school and was a student member of the adcom ...

    45 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 12:29pm -

  83. List of Top 20 B Schools with GND?

          Does anyone have an idea of which B Schools in USNEWS Top 20 have GND, and how stringent is the GND policy? I think the recent changes have been HBS and Wharton switching FROM GND and Columbia switching TO GND. Can somebody please hel ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 1:47pm -

  84. Disciplinary action at school

          I went to a party on campus and there was a lot of underage drinking going on, but because I was present I was subject to disciplinary actions by my university. The problem is that I am applying to HBS 2+2. Will that severely effect m ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2014 - 11:52am -

  85. Post-Ibanking stint- startup or corporate for MBA?

          I'm finishing up my 2nd year in IBD at a bulge bracket investment bank. I have a few options: i) U.S. expansion role at an early stage international startup (seed level consumer app company with pretty much unknown presence in th ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 1:04pm -

  86. Vanderbilt ($$$) MBA vs Georgetown MBA

          Hey- I received an admit with full scholarship (~$100k) from Vanderbilt and an admit with no scholarship from Georgetown. I am also on the waitlist for Cornell. Due to personal reasons I need to get a job post my MBA in NYC and thats ...

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  88. Even a $90k MBA is no guarantee of a job in banking

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  89. MBA in KOREA-- Is it worth it??

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  90. When to Make the Jump?

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  91. Craziest B-school Parties

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  92. Lessons learned, unlearned and relearned: A semester of online class

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  93. Top 10 Low GPA Question

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    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2015 - 12:33am -

  94. The difference between the M7 and Tuck/Haas

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  95. RE Construction/Development to RE Banking

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  96. Business Week's 2012 MBA Rankings

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    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2012 - 9:46pm -

  97. Big 4--> Top MBA- Is it possible?

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    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2013 - 1:35pm -

  98. MBA: LBS (15-months), Kellogg (1 Year), HKUST (12-months) vs. Booth/Kellogg (Part-time)

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2013 - 12:35am -

  99. 690 GMat-should i retake?

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  100. What are my chances to top-10?

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