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  1. Online vs. Part-Time MBA

    I have an engineering degree working for an engineering firm. Currently looking into doing an MBA to get into investment banking. Some of the schools I'm looking into are Carnegie Mellon (online), UNC (online), UT (part-time Houston), and Texas A& ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 5:00pm -

  2. Join the Military, See the World!- Pivot into being a Leader and Perks of Serving YOUR Country!

    This is a repost from another thread. I felt it appropriate to break it out into a category of its own because I see a lot of people struggling to find jobs, in and out of finance, without considering all options on the table including Military. If you ar ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 6 2017 - 3:21pm -

  3. MBA to get into Banking/PE or make 200k/yr running my Amazon business?

    I studied finance at a non target and had my first internship working on middle-market IB deals. I was unable to land an offer in banking and I hated the thought of working a mundane, back office job so I decided to start my own company. I currently make ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 17 2016 - 1:25pm -

  4. Tier 2 schools for MBA (targeting for IB)

    Dear all, I am considering the following schools for MBA program, while my criteria would be (1) Reputation (2) Location (3) Finance Focused. I hope that I will land a summer internship in an investment bank, whether it's a boutique or bulge bracket ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2017 - 11:39pm -

  5. At a Top Business School- ZERO Banking Experience- Going to do M&A- But Have No Idea How I'm Going to Do it....

    Hello All, first post on the forum. So as the title says, I'm going into IB after I graduate B-School, there's no question about that. The "problem" (as some might see it) is that I have zero experience in banking and don't know w ...

    14 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 27 2016 - 11:00am -

  6. Which schools place most effectively in Chicago?

    Obviously Kellogg and Booth, and then I'd imagine Ross, Kelley, Mendoza. Does it matter which school you go to to place in Chicago, or do most top schools give you the ability to move there? Is regionality really an issue for placing? I see a lot of ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 3 2016 - 12:07am -

  7. Is It Really Worth It?

    P&Q actually put out a pretty interesting article about the work/life balance of an average MBA. According to their study, the average MBA works about 55 hours a week. On an adjusted, hourly basis, MBAs that work in IB, Consulting and in VC make about ...

    52 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 25 2016 - 11:00am -

  8. Top Masters programs- 1/2 years of experience

    What are some of the top masters programs for someone with 1-2 years of work experience? Obviously, MBA is out of the question at this time and I want a quick 1 years masters program (preferably) or 2 year program that will help me break into a top indust ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2016 - 4:00am -

  9. MBA Decision- Vanderbilt Owen vs. Georgetown McDonough

    Recently accepted to both MBA programs, any thoughts on which to take? Background in big 4 management consulting. Hoping to jump to IB or strategy consulting post-MBA (think Strategy&-- MBB probably out of reach and not very active on either campus). ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 25 2016 - 10:35pm -

  10. Top 10 US MBA entry

    From Australia, I want to ask my chances of getting into a Top 10 MBA program in the US. GMAT 780 GPA 6.4 [3.4 in the US] WAM <80 but not substantially Currently working at a top global IB in Australia (think GS, MS). I studied finance & economics ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2016 - 1:11am -

  11. Comparative Ranking of US, EU and Caandian B-Schools

    Hye, I have been following the rankings of major publishers, namely FT, Forbes, Businessweek and P&Q. I also understand that their input parameters for evaluating a b-school are different and hence, their rankings show a great deal of difference, apar ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 1 2016 - 7:47am -

  12. Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCG

    Hey guys, An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in mys ...

    38 comments - 10 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 11:02am -

  13. MBA seeking advice for MSRE or MSRED

    Hi All, I am currently three years out of my MBA, concentration in Finance and International Management from a Top 40 school. However after much self introspection, I have decided I want to transition into Real Estate. Past work experience includes 8+ yea ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2016 - 12:34pm -

  14. Good MSF programs in the US for fresh undergrads

    I am currently a senior student at a univeristy (not famous) outside US and Europe majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. I am considering applying to Master of Finance programs in the U.S. and Europe and upon completion trying getting a job at an in ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 9 2016 - 11:32am -

  15. MS Finance after MBA?

    Hello, Does it make sense to do an MS in Finance after an MBA with finance concentration? Also, my undergrad was in commerce. I'm in the top 1% of my class and I have a somewhat good profile, with college-level awards, paper presentations, and active ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 28 2016 - 6:17am -

  16. Feeling stuck one year post MBA

    Just wanted to get people's thoughts. I'm one year post-MBA (top 15) in corporate strategy/ M&A gig at a large-cap tech firm (not a household name) I enjoy the job but It's located in a crappy small city which I HATE. I also realized th ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 13 2016 - 7:12am -

  17. Are there German / Austrian schools that are respected by McK/BCG in the states?

    I am an American citizen currently consulting in the US and, for personal reasons, I need to do an MBA or masters in a German speaking country with my end goal to work a top consulting firm in the USA. My current background is an undergraduate degree from ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2016 - 8:45am -

  18. Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA Level

          Most of recruiting discussion here are for SA/ANL, and I realized MBA level recruiting is very different after went through the entire process. So I want to give back to the community and write a short guide about it. Since all these ...

    68 comments - 15 silver bananas - Jan 31 2016 - 4:00am -

  19. MSF vs work at small firm then MBA

    I am a current senior at a complete non-target. I know it's early and could have more offers by graduation but my situation is this. I am considereing doing a MSF from Vandy, USC, BC, or Nova to get a brand name on my resume. I haven't fully dec ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 23 2016 - 10:36am -

  20. Creative Strategies to Break into HBS or Stanford GSB- Please Help

          Hello monkeys, Wanna B MBB 's AMA depressed me (very strong credentials / similar to mine, no interview at even Wharton), and got me thinking- there has to be some clever strategies to earn acceptance to HBS or Stanford. So, I� ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 12:00pm -

  21. What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/19/14 and ranks #6 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. The takeaways are in bold If you get a ...

    142 comments - 57 silver bananas - Jan 19 2017 - 2:10pm -

  22. MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work Experience

    Hey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either venture capital or private equity. I wanted to hear what are the pros and cons of getting my MBA right ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 1 2017 - 12:40pm -

  23. Compass Lexecon vs. NERA

    Hi guys! I am evaluating two offers in Antitrust and Competition practice from Compass Lexecon and NERA. 1. Business school placement: I know NERA has a very good placement rate (50% in Top 5; 90% in Top 10). How about Compass Lexecon? 2. I know NERA is v ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 26 2016 - 2:18pm -

  24. Day Trading, back office to Hedge Fund

          Hello Everyone, I am just about to graduate with my MBA from a decent state school on the west coast. I was wondering how to become a successful day trader on the side while I try to break into the finance industry. My plan is to find ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 12:10pm -

  25. 31 yo and stuck after Equity Research, Looking to get into banking

          I deleted this because I want to Help WSO avoid duplicate content! If we find content that's related or similar to what you're posting it will be listed below. Hover over topic get a preview or click through to read. MBA ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2016 - 7:31am -

  26. Path to PE Post-MBA w/o pre-MBA banking experience

    Hey guys, Currently I'm working in valuations with a plan to apply to MBA programs next fall (2015). One thing that I have not seen much discussion of on this site has been on the topic of breaking into PE post-MBA without pre-MBA banking experience. ...

    69 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  27. MBA Program

          Hi everyone, This is my first post on the site, but I have been reading the blogs for a while now. I have a questions in regards to which MBA program I should choose, if I am accepted. I have been invited to interview at several MBA p ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 11:56am -

  28. MBA- To be or not to be?

          Dear Forum, I am an equity research analyst at a boutique investment firm. I joined the company right after college and have been at the firm for four years. Last year, I completed my CFA and was promoted to VP (all-in income of $275k ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 10:47am -

  29. Good jobs for lower GPA?

          I will be graduating next year from a non target with a 3.2-3.3 GPA and a finance GPA of a 3.6-3.8. I am interested in IBD or S&T but not optimistic on breaking in with these stats. What would be a good job that might be more obta ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 2:32pm -

  30. Worldwide MBA Programs divided into tiers

    Hey guys, I have been doing research on MBA programs but I've never come across a global tiered system for MBAs based on prestige/placement/quality, etc. By a tiered system I mean that you group the schools into tiers, and if you get into a school in ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2016 - 12:38pm -

  31. USC $$$$ vs Rice $$$$$

          FT MBA program. Got in McCombs and Rice Jones, and USC Marshall. McCombs with no $, rice with full scholarship, USC with Fellowship. Career goal is consulting, (not necessary in energy industry), maybe investment bank. Don't mind ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 11:30am -

  32. The weak post-MBA finance job market

          What's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wan ...

    126 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 9:24am -

  33. Which offer to take: PE or MBA

          deleted private equity business school MBA ...

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

  34. Leave MBA Program for Job Offer?

          I was having a conversation with a few classmates recently and the topic of networking and job offers came up. One question I am going back and forth about is whether or not you should accept a job offer if it required you to leave yo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 9:45pm -

  35. Suggestions for Building a Top-Tier Quality MBA Profile

          Hello everyone, Recent grad here from a non-target undergrad. Just started in Corporate Banking with a regional bank about 6 months ago now, and although I don't mind it, I want to move to "the real thing"- IB. I actual ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2015 - 1:49am -

  36. Are MBAs becoming less important?

          Interesting blog post from Fortune, which talks about how prominent PE firms such as GTCR are no longer requiring their associates to attend business school. Rather, promising associates are being promoted from within. A similar trend ...

    48 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 9:50am -

  37. Reflections on Year 1 at Booth

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I recently completed my first year at ...

    158 comments - 35 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:18pm -

  38. Kellog 1Y MBA Experiences

          Good morning! I've been researching full-time MBA programs and am trying to learn more about the 1-year MBA program that Kellogg offers. Is there anyone on here that is or was a student in the program? Any insight on career place ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 8:11am -

  39. The painful reality of graduation

          Fellow second years, believe it or not, graduation is not too far away. It hit me this past week that it's almost over, and I'm slipping into quasi-depression. No more epic traveling and parties with dozens of classmates, wa ...

    87 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 15 2015 - 2:00pm -

  40. Family Business vs. Venture Capital experience for Top MBA

          What do you guys think will better prepare me for top MBA admissions after two years of experience?- Family Business (head of international business development as a start, and head the company as CEO later on) $5M ~ 10M revenue, gree ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 7:59pm -

  41. M7 MBA Candidate Resume Advice

    ......................................................................................................................... IBD sa PE MBA CorpDev mbb summer associate internship BB eb mm ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2016 - 4:18am -

  42. Best time to take MBA?

    As I've said in a previous question, I'm currently working as a commercial credit analyst in a BB. I'm enjoying it, but don't want to stay there for more than 18 months or so (skill plateau). Ideally I'd like to go into DCM or som ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2016 - 10:47pm -

  43. 650 GMAT for IB

          Is a 650 gmat score to low? I will be going to B school this fall and was wondering if having scored a 650 will ruin my chances of getting a job in IB. I have quantitative work experience and educational background, but I am wondering ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 2:22pm -

  44. Differences between MBA and Law students

    I've recently had a lot of opportunity to spend time with the law students at my university, through meeting them randomly and grad mixers. The differences between the students at the two programs are unbelievably stark. The best way to describe it i ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 4:19am -

  45. Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?

          Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subseq ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 3:21pm -

  46. INSEAD MBA for IBD

    Dear Monkeys, Do you think that INSEAD MBA is good enough for IBD in London these days assuming limited finance experience before the program? I am talking about the January intake which allows for a summer internship. How big is the difference compare wi ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2016 - 10:15am -

  47. Wharton vs. Columbia vs. Booth

          Hi, I wanted to hear some opinions on these three schools for banking recruitment. I'm probably looking to do 2 years in Investment Banking in NY in a BB and then come back to Brazil to work in PE Megafund. Current BG is 2 years ...

    252 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 6:00am -

  48. HSW MBA w/ Banking&PE Experience Considering Banking Again

          Hey guys, I've been following this site for the past 9 years while I was still looking for summer analyst positions in college; never thought that I would be writing this kind of post! To make things short, I'm currently a H ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 23 2015 - 12:58pm -

  49. To anyone considering an MBA

    There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I'd share some thoughts. You ...

    167 comments - 124 silver bananas - Jun 9 2015 - 12:12am -

  50. Advice regarding career choice

          Hello everyone, this is my first post to WSO, and I eagerly await anyone's advice. I'm a 28 year old RN with 4 years experience; the money has been fantastic, and with the OT rolling in, I've been able to save/invest a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2015 - 12:45am -

  51. MBA Coach/Consultant Recommendation?

          One of my friends (in Asia) is looking for an MBA consultant / coach to help him in the application process for B-schools in the US. (Basically he is based outside US, but asides from that everything is in US ie bachelors, some work e ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2016 - 4:58am -

  52. "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 -

  53. rgerg

          Upsr Mortgage housing MBA ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 31 2015 - 3:10pm -

  54. 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 -

  55. Value of PT MBA for Moving from Accounting to FP&A?

          Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone could comment on whether or not an executive/PT MBA could help if I wanted to move from accounting to traditional corporate finance (think FP&A, not IB/ HF). I currently work at the Big 4 in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2016 - 6:33pm -

  56. Too Late to target Fall 2017 MBA Round 1 Admissions?

          Hi All, As a little background I'm a PE associate at a well know firm in the growth/buyout space (i.e.- JMI/Spectrum/TA). I'm contemplating applying to Fall 2017 MBA by which time I will be 5 years out of undergrad where eac ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2016 - 2:48am -

  57. Top 20 MBA to IB?

          Does getting into a top 20 MBA program help significantly in getting an investment banking job? MBA advice; united states; IBD; investment banking; analyst ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 6:32pm -

  58. Calling All Business School Applicants! (WSO Version)

          Hey folks, Harvard's round 1 is due VERY SOON! Anyway, who's applying to b-school this year? Let's make this thread a motivation for those who are grinding through apps and also give helpful tips when we can. I'm a ...

    127 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 11 2014 - 1:27pm -

  59. Is B school worth it if you're already a consultant?

          The reason that I ask is that I'm currently interviewing for a position that after two years I'd be promoted to consultant. Is it worth going back to business school if your career plan is to stay in consulting, and you' ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 12:08am -

  60. Does coming from a small business school limit your MBA options?

    Hey guys, I've got a question regarding admissions to a 10 MBA program. I want to know how much of an impact your undergrad institution has to do with getting into a prestigious program. Does where you get your undergrad have a significant influence ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2016 - 11:51pm -

  61. Wharton Business School: Entrepreneurship Speech

          I went to Wharton and spoke to some of their MBAs about Entrepreneurship and thought you guys might like the video of it:-) 18 minutes and 40 seconds on the following four topics: Is quitting your job and starting a business right for ...

    7 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 21 2016 - 4:28pm -

  62. 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 -

  63. Progression in MBB without MBA

          So I know the standard line of progression for MBB is 2-3 years post undergrad--> MBA---> Return to firm. But recently on LinkedIn I have noticed, for BCG in particular, that it's becoming more common to go from Associate ( ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2015 - 11:11am -

  64. Duke Fuqua tops Bloomberg Businessweek's 2014 MBA ranking

          The Complete 2014 Business School Ranking Certainly a shocker. MBA ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2014 - 1:13am -

  65. 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 -

  66. ajknajkcackjabwkbc

          delete MBA ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2015 - 11:11pm -

  67. AMA: Looking back on the first few months at Tuck

    After seeing an HBS and CBS thread on their reflections on the first term of their MBA programs, I thought I'd do the same. Thank you to @dabears92 for the format that I'm using below. 1.) Recruiting a. MBB- As someone recruiting for consulting, ...

    24 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 12:39pm -

  68. Geography vs. Brand (MBA)

          Canadian here. Having a hell of a time picking between UMich (Ross) and Duke (Fuqua). Currently in Asset Management and looking to move into management consulting, if that fails, corp strat or corp dev. Post MBA I want to work in Chic ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2015 - 3:54am -

  69. 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 -

  70. MBA 2 year deferral progams?

          I have done a lot of searching for this and haven't found much. Are there any other schools besides Harvard and Stanford that will accept you out of undergrad and defer until you have the experience? I am going to be a senior nex ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2016 - 11:02pm -

  71. 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 -

  72. Philly area MBAs, Temple Fox, Villanova, or Drexel

          I am in the process of making decision between Temple, villanova and drexel MBA programs Villanova and Drexel are both two year co-hort programs. My intention of getting an MBA is to move up in my own engineering company or possibly t ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:23am -

  73. UNC KF or NYU MBA?

          I have been accepted to NYU, paid my deposit and was dead set on going there until UNC came in today with a half tuition scholarship. Approximate to about $60,000 2 year total. With cost of living, tuition difference it'll probab ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2015 - 5:24pm -

  74. Helping a friend in an MBA program with no WE?

          Hi everyone, I have a friend that recently finished his undergrad, but didn't have a job. He then got into a full time MBA program in order to get into finance. The program he's in isn't ranked. It's small, not eve ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 12:34am -

  75. Best b-schools for single straight men

    Yes, I know that b-schools in general are not great for guys due to the gender ratio and the fact that a lot of women come in already committed to serious relationships. However, from my own personal experience and talking to numerous buddies at the top p ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2015 - 1:04pm -

  76. Annual MBA Vegas trip, April 2-5

          Anyone going? I just signed up; we are expecting about 400 people from b-schools nationwide to show up. I missed it last year, but my classmates who went said it was easily one of the highlights of the year. Pool parties, nightclubs, ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2015 - 4:29pm -

  77. NYU Business School Professor- Tell Us How You Really Feel

    In case you haven't seen this yet, read below.... Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:15:11 PM GMT-08:00 US/Canada Pacific Subject: Brand Strategy Feedback Prof. Galloway, I would like to discuss a matter with you that bothered me. Yesterday evening I ...

    79 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 9:19pm -

  78. Yacht Week, British Virgin Islands

    It's on March 14-21. Bunch of my b-school bros are going for spring break, and I'm thinking of joining them. Wondering if any other current MBA students are also thinking of going. Spring break MBA yacht week ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 1:06am -

  79. Transaction Services Groups

    Can somebody explain the different groups of Transaction Services: due diligence, accounting advisory, and valuation. Which group do people who previously worked in audit move into? What do they focus on? Do they hire from undergrad? Do you have to have e ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 9:30am -

  80. Possibility of getting into top MBA

          I am an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in finance and accounting and minor in information systems. I have a good amount of work experience and am very involved with school functions and organizations. I've interned ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2016 - 8:04am -

  81. MBA sponsorship of MBB consultants

          Does anyone know any details of the sponsorship contract for an MBA? Is it a full gift or some sort of loan? On some forums I read that it is supposed to be a gift. However, why wouldn't all people then take it? Isn't it unf ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 2:57pm -

  82. Columbia MBA Early Decision- MBA application for ED?

    Anyone know when Columbia opens their MBA application for ED. Also, assuming I do it as early as possible, when would theoretically be the soonest I could find out. Trying to gauge if I will need to prep other round 1 applications while doing Columbia ED ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  83. Applying to Bschool, here's my profile hit me the hardest you can

          Country: African country Background: Telecom Engineer in Telecom Regulator 2 years exp (managed only interns) Academics: Studied at public local engineering school. we don't have rankings but i received merit scholarship and grad ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 7:26am -

  84. 2014 P&Q Ranking is out

          http://poetsandquants.com/2014/11/26/poetsquants-2... Thoughts? GSB taking over the one spot for the first time over HBS is interesting... business school rankings MBA ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 10:11pm -

  85. Making the jump from Analyst to PM/RM

          To those in the field of Asset Management /Wealth Management. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on how they made the jump from analyst to PM/RM in the wealth management field. I'm a fairly recent college grad, and c ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2016 - 4:05pm -

  86. 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 -

  87. Big 4 Audit vs boutique investment firm for Top MBA

          Hi, I know the topic of big 4 audit is discussed somewhat frequently here, but I am looking for some guidance as to what career path would set me up for a better chance to go to a top MBA (top 10). Ultimately, I'd like to do IB o ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2016 - 1:39pm -

  88. Top MBA or go straight to HF from sell-side research

          Hi, Currently 28, just finished by 3rd year on the sell-side as a research analyst (non- BB but well known bank), covering non-bank financials (currently a writing analyst in Asia). My goal is to get into the buyside (ideally HF) and ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2016 - 10:07am -

  89. MBA with no previous full-time work experience--> analyst or associate?

          Since there is a certain amount of students every year that complete an MBA straight out of undergrad, I was wondering what kind of positions those kids get upon graduation? Say they go into finance (IBD, S&T), will they start out ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2015 - 4:58pm -

  90. 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 * Objective: 700+ * St ...

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

  91. Strategy for Dividing MBA Schools by Round

          Hello hello. My plan is to apply to: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Booth, Kellogg, and Yale (as of now, in that order). Wharton- Stretch Columbia (ED?), Kellogg, MIT, and Booth- I'm competitive Yale- Strong I'm looking for s ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2014 - 5:22am -

  92. Private Equity Track and Skipping the MBA

          I'm exploring options for post-banking opportunities in finance, but I've categorically ruled out getting an MBA. Thus up until now, I hadn't given PE much thought. I'm starting to reconsider PE due to some firms p ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 2:17pm -

  93. If you could start over...- What would you do differently?

    If you could start over, right from the 9th grade, what would you do differently? Would you still go into your career in banking/consulting/finance- and if so, what kind of decisions would you make to maximize your chances and set yourself up for the futu ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 5:13am -

  94. MBA vs. MSF- Investment management

    In which cases is it better to go for the MSF than the MBA? In which cases is it better to go for the MBA instead of the MSF? Obviously, this will depend on my interests and what not, so here's a little context for answering the question. 1. I doubt ...

    181 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  95. 21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBA

          I just saw this posted from Inc Magazine. These are definitely worth watching. Enjoy! (link inside post) 21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBA MBA TED talks ...

    8 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 26 2015 - 1:36pm -

  96. IT Consulting--> MBA--> BB IBD?

    I recently received an offer for an IT Consulting position with a boutique firm in NYC offering implementation and risk consulting for commodities trading floors. I was wondering-- if I were to accept this position, would it look bad on B school applicati ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 10:28pm -

  97. MBA Ranking Based on Overall Starting Pay

          Pay is important and one of the main reasons people go for MBAs. It's a good metric showing the quality of an MBA program and its career services. Here's the ranking of the top 15ish schools: 1. Harvard: $149,784 2. Dartmout ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 12:07pm -

  98. Upper-MM PE to MBB?

          Hi guys, I'm currently at an Upper MM PE shop (analyst experience at a BB bank) and I've been considering my options for when these guys are going to kick all of us out after 2 years. After thinking long and hard about it, I ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2016 - 12:01pm -

  99. Lateraling as Senior Associate

          Hi all, What are some private / growth equity shops that tend to take (senior) associate laterals from other PE shops, after they've completed their two associate years? Just thinking of my options, as I'm at a 2-and-out sho ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2016 - 11:26am -

  100. Anybody have experience with fileit tax- they claim career switchers can write off MBA...

    They came to Kellogg and had a presentation. They claim that career switchers can write off the MBA in their taxes and save ~$20k. It sounds shady because I had previously learned that you could only write off your MBA if you went back to your old career. ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2016 - 6:10pm -

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