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  1. Booth versus Columbia

          I have been incredibly fortunate to have gotten into both schools round 1, and I'm having difficulty choosing between the two. I'm planning to go into finance post bschool (currently in a BB), and both schools are highly reg ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2011 - 10:19pm -

  2. Road to M7 MBA: top corporate finance vs. strong MM ibank

    my background is: target undergrad, 3.7 gpa, 750 gmat, some prev MM ibank exp already i'm currently weighing two options: 1) top corporate finance position at a F100 company 2) top MM ibank considering a top/M7 mba in a few years, i'm not sure w ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2013 - 2:39am -

  3. Can I go humanities (no econ)--> MBA-> PhD in Econ?

          Hi friends, I did my undergrad at Harvard in Women's Studies. I am currently working in consulting at MBB and hope to attend Stanford's GSB in two years. I would like to work a few years after that, and then return to school ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2011 - 11:24pm -

  4. Part-time MBA at Booth

          So I know that part-time MBA is primarily for those who wish to stay at their current firm and receiving sponsorship. But at Booth the part-time students are allowed access to on-campus recruiting and networking events if they sign a ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2011 - 2:09pm -

  5. Going Back to Banking

    I know this sounds like an insane question, but would anyone here go from private equity back to investment banking? I know exactly what the implications are here from a lifestyle/compensation perspective, but I'm wondering what happens to the promis ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2011 - 8:03pm -

  6. Wharton Undergrad, need an MBA?

          Typically when I look at the different areas of finance, the career progression usually involves an MBA from a top business school to move up the ranks. For example, for IB, I usually see something like IB-->PE-->MBA-->PE--&g ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2011 - 1:56am -

  7. Big Name MSF vs. No name MBA

    Hey all, I know this topic has been WORN OUT but I truly value differing opinions. I run a consulting firm in which I help organizations launch new products and/or expand & improve current products. It's a niche industry but I would love the oppo ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2014 - 10:52am -

  8. Target Programs in Canada

          hi everyone, i got my BA in Finance in Manchester, UK and i was just wondering if anyone could suggest some target programs/schools like an MBA or a M.A in Financial Economics. i know the usual five are Ivey, Schulich, Rotman, McGill ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2012 - 7:00pm -

  9. Big Oil Corp Fin Salaries Post-MBA

          What kind of offers do you usually get if you graduate from either a full-time or part time (granted you're already working in Energy) MBA program that feeds into O&G industry? I've heard of some ridiculous numbers like ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2013 - 11:00am -

  10. How to enhance audit profile for top MBA

          Hi guys, How could someone upgrade his profile with audit background for top MBA program? By the time I will be aplying I will be CPA (done in shortest possible time), ACCA and CFA. After MBA I would like to switch to consulting. Than ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2012 - 3:36pm -

  11. Rice MBA part-time

    I just can't see myself quiting or taking a leave of absence from work to pursue an MBA (unless its an M7). What do you guys think of this option at Rice? I looked at their brochure and I remember reading that PT students are allowed access to OCR in ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 11:39am -

  12. Can someone explain to me Americans' obsession with MBAs?

    I am not from the USA, so I find it hard to believe that so many Americans are obsessed about the MBA. Can anyone enlighten me on the following points? 1) Why do some people go and take an MBA to be an entrepreneur? Setting up a company requires hands on ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2012 - 5:22am -

  13. MBA> Fed/World Bank/IMF?

          I'm very curious in this career path. I know it's not conventional for an MBA but wondering if you guys know of people who've done it and if so, in what capacity. I heard of one person going from booth to the federal re ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2012 - 4:33pm -

  14. Kauffman Fellowship- surprisingly no thread on this

          So I was doing some reading on the Kauffman Fellowship and wanted to see what the WSO community thought of this program, but there isn't a thread on it- very surprised. I want to see what everyone thought of this program, whether ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2014 - 3:06pm -

  15. Decision- MBA or Job

    Dear Monkeys, I have been working for 2 years for one of the BB in trading (GS / JPM / MS). I think I am doing a decent job. Out of School, where I studied engineering, I got accepted to one of the top MBAs (HBS/GSB). I didnt study at an Ivy School but st ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2014 - 11:08pm -

  16. 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 -

  17. 3 Withdraws on Transcript- How would that Affect Apps

          I have withdrawn from 3 courses during my undergrad, for different reasons, and they show up as a "W" on my transcript. What effects would this have on my business school application? MBA ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 4:09pm -

  18. Is it necessary to go for an MBA if someone is employed in a very prestigious Private Equity/ Hedge fund firm?

          I am getting conflicting advice on this issue and I looking for additional input. Please discuss pros and cons. Thanks MBA ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2011 - 2:24pm -

  19. Start-up position...good or bad for MBA applications?

    I recently received a LinkedIn message from a recruiter from a local start-up company regarding a Financial Analyst Position. I'm currently a Senior Financial Analyst for a superregional commercial bank and my pay is pretty underwhelming and my job f ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2012 - 7:58pm -

  20. Insead vs. Columbia

          Assuming Background is 1 year M&A at top firm and 2 years MM pe at top continental european firm. Aim is to move to the US (WC or NY) after graduation in a PE/ HF (Value- L/S) role or in a general management role. thanks MBA ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2012 - 5:08am -

  21. The Full-time MBA Life

          So how is the MBA life? Something that I don't hear a lot of people talking about. I'm assuming they are structured differently than ugrad business programs. How is... 1. work load? 2. social life? 3. time spent networking? ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2011 - 11:06pm -

  22. Big 4 to Equity research..

         ...what are some possible routes? Im only a 2nd year in big 4 audit so I know manager in big4->Mba-> ER might beone route but I cannot stick the job anymore....No way I am sticking around until manager. So what are some alternati ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2011 - 4:50am -

  23. I am a Biology Major how can I become an investment banker?

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2011 - 5:04pm -

  24. Bad GPA, Good Job--> MBA

    So I graduated from a top 20 undergrad school with a pretty bad cumulative GPA after transferring (~2.8-3.0) due to the fact that I worked 40 hours a week (job + internships) and maxed out my credits every semester to graduate early. Despite this, I lande ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2012 - 9:23am -

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          1 Investment Banking MBA consulting big 4 ...

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  26. Too old to re-apply to top programs?

          Is 31-32 years of age too old for someone to re-apply to top programs like wharton/booth/columbia? I've been hearing lately that schools really want to go younger and that anyone who's 30+ is at a major disadvantage. Also, w ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2011 - 1:38am -

  27. Military and MBA advice

    Ok, so this is my first post but I've been lurking for a couple months reading just about every thread on here. I've learned a ton but I'm looking for more specific advice based on my situation. As of now, I just finished my freshman year a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2011 - 12:23pm -

  28. 2yrs in Corp Fin + 2yrs IB + MBA = Sweet PE postion?

    I'm about 1.5 years into my corp fin gig out of undergrad and now I'm pondering whether I should jump to IB (atleast try to jump) after 6 months or so. I'm switching to a new role right now and would like to get this experience for atleast ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2012 - 9:34am -

  29. How important is your undergrad institute?

          Hello all, Just looking for some guidance. I've started post-secondary rather late in life and would like to accelerate my progress as fast as possible. The one way I have found to do this is by enrolling in a "lower-level&q ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2013 - 11:10pm -

  30. Advice from the older crowd for a younger monkey?

    I have a very interesting decision I need to make within the next 30 days and I was hoping I can get some pros/cons and just life advice in general from y'all. I currently have the opportunity to go to work for a ~50M sports company that I formerly i ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2011 - 1:37pm -

  31. Advice needed- MBA Exploding Offer

          Odd situation here and hoping I can get some quick advice. My boss promised to fund my MBA full time, if I was accepted into a top part-time program and continued employment. I was considering full-time only and applied to the top 6 s ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2012 - 12:22pm -

  32. Divergent Paths- Teach for America or Ops

    Hoping to get a few opinions here. I'm really wanting to do Teach For America for two years after college, but I'd like to potentially do IB/consulting after the commitment. I know that TFA has a solid network and some big corporate partners (BB ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2010 - 5:10pm -

  33. How would you rank the following b-schools for...

          someone who's interested in doing debt/currency research, focusing on europe or east asia? Sloan Columbia Stern Wharton Booth LBS INSEAD Also, how about policy programs such as harvard kennedy, columbia sipa, and johns hopkins sa ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 6:24pm -

  34. Go to Grad School?!?!

          I am in the process of deciding whether to go to grad school or not. is there any where one could read more about the pro and cons of different grad school in the US and Canada? Master of Finance Vs MBA? What are the exit opps? MBA bu ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2013 - 8:17pm -

  35. Social investing after MBA

          I know this is not a usual career path for MBAs, and probably very few on this forum are considering it. For anyone though who has some experience in this field, how readily available are these opportunities for someone coming out of ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2012 - 2:27pm -

  36. ANT, do you know this girl? Villanova MBA chick

          ANT, is this a friend of yours? Villanova MBA grad/creep felinophile (un)successfully tries eHarmony... Found on DealBreaker (duh). http://dealbreaker.com/2011/06/is-this-an-accurate... MBA Villanova ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2011 - 7:29am -

  37. Top feeder colleges

          Poets and Quants is a pretty good site. And the guys there did an interesting thing where they looked at the facebook groups of incoming classes at various b-schools and did a tally of the top feeder colleges. It's not 100% accur ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 3:37pm -

  38. girl throws puppies into river (nsfw)

    http://thenewsoftoday.com/in-croatia-girl-throws-6... [quote] In what has to be one of the most disturbing videos to hit the internet in some time, a video was posted on LiveLeak last evening. In the video, a girl who looks like she's in her early 20 ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 9:53am -

  39. Rice MBA

        How is it? From what I can gather it has pretty good regional recognition so if you wanted to get into a BB that has an office in Houston you'd stand a decent shot for investment banking. Outside of Texas it's obviously not as highl ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2010 - 10:30pm -

  40. Is there an absolute best job for getting into a top MBA?

          I know that business schools will pretty much take people from any type of job as long as they meet their standards blah blah blah, but do any of you guys look at a specific type of job as the absolute best to get into one? pe? entrep ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2011 - 2:48pm -

  41. NYU / Columbia

    what kind of score would i need on my GMAT to get into Stern or Columbia B School 3.2 GPA from target school, was 3.43 before death in family at end of senior year 3 years of consulting experience in financial services industry ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2012 - 5:06pm -

  42. mba tier 1

          Say I get a nice rotational financial analyst program at a Fortune 500, stellar gpa (finance) at Rutgers, and do above average on GMATs, what are my chances of getting into a Tier 1 Bschool (top 20 or whatever). More specifically Berk ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2011 - 8:21pm -

  43. Is Fuqua a Target for BBs?

          Is Duke's Fuqua MBA considered to be a target for BBs? Particularly asking this for IB and IM roles. Who really hires on campus? And how well it is represented on the Street? Appreciate any thought/insight... MBA duke fuqua GS/MS ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2011 - 2:37pm -

  44. Need advice- MSF/MBA profile evaluation

    Hi everyone, I'm contemplating MSF or MBA programs right now but am not sure which is more suitable for my background: Undergrad: Non-target w/ Economics degree; GPA: 3.8 GMAT: Scheduled for December Work exp: 5 years total--- RA @ economics consulti ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2014 - 12:52pm -

  45. Stanford/Harvard- am i good enough?

    Hey everyone, big fan of the board, been quietly following it for a few years.. need some advice myself now. I want to apply for an MBA, only to Stanford or Harvard. I would not go to any other school, and i would only go here if i can get a c. 50% schola ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2012 - 5:41am -

  46. Retake the SAT or GMAT? Or both?

          [Deleted] MBA GMAT SAT Retake ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2013 - 10:51am -

  47. How much does pre-MBA work experience affect post-MBA employment opportunities?

          I'm wondering how much pre-MBA work experience affects post-MBA employment opportunities. For example, do the majority of those who get management consulting jobs post-MBA already have consulting experience? What about those who ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2013 - 11:33pm -

  48. Any hope for traders?

          This week, I had a chance to meet a group of booth part-time mba students who are traders at top chicago prop firms and funds: citadel/teza/drw/getco/jump/imc. They are all very bright and doing quite well financially. Much to my dism ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2012 - 12:03am -

  49. McMaster-Carr Management Trainee Program

          Got an e-mail about this last week. Anyone know anyone in this program? It seems like they like to take kids from top schools, put them in their trainee program, and then the kids manage factory workers. It's still sounds more in ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 1:54pm -

  50. PIMCO portfolio management post-MBA

          PIMCO recruits at the top b-schools for account management, product management, and portfolio management. The latter is obviously the hardest to get, and it's one of my "dream" post-mba jobs. I would love to hear from a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2013 - 8:21pm -

  51. chances for NYU/Col/Mich/Penn/Chi

    Hey, so posted once already but now have an actual gmat score in hand instead of an estimate. Interested in all of the above schools. Here's my profile 1.Target school U-grad (top 30) Econ major, 3.75 GPA 2.690 GMAT (80% math, 81% Verbal) 3. 1.5 year ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2011 - 6:59pm -

  52. Final Exam Test Question

          I had a final exam question come up today in a graduate level class for my MBA that read as follows: Suppose your an FX trader. You follow the Australian Dollar (AUD) and US exchange rate. Assume the spot rate is 1.7 AUD/$ and the for ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2012 - 10:25pm -

  53. INSEAD vs LBS for consulting

          Hey Guys! I have MBA offers from INSEAD, LBS and Oxford. I am pretty sure I am not attending Oxford. But, I am having a hard time deciding whether to attend INSEAD or LBS. My goal is to work in a top strategy consulting firm (MBB, LEK ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2012 - 4:09am -

  54. Opportunity Cost of MSF, and a specific MBA vs. MSF discussion

    Hey everybody, What do you think about, and how do you deal with, the loss of income when you go to grad school? I've come to agree with WSO's advice of getting a job out of undergrad instead of trying to hit the MSF right away. It seems like th ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2013 - 11:30am -

  55. MBA straight out of Undergrad?

          Hi guys, So, I'm currently studying Business at a UK University. I have previous work experience before coming to University, as well as being Presidents of two Societies during my time at University as well as other leadership p ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2011 - 3:22pm -

  56. Admissions must be a crapshoot If he couldn't make it into HBS (assuming he applied)

          http://underthebutton.com/2011/11/reggie-love-obam... I have absolutely no chance. I guess the real question is why in the hell would you go get your MBA after working for Obama, you can get any job you want with a reference from El P ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2011 - 11:33am -

  57. MBA Programs for Southeast

          Hi everyone, I was wondering if I am planning on staying in the southeast am I better off opting for regional MBA programs such as Duke, UVA, Emory, and UNC or would I still be best served by aiming for M7 + Tuck, Yale, NYU, Ross, and ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2013 - 4:34pm -

  58. Suggested EC?

          I am currently in an ops role at a F500 for the past two year, I went to a no name school and finished with a 3.4gpa. I played football and was in two clubs, and that is it for my extra curriculars. I am looking to apply for MBA progr ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2013 - 8:00pm -

  59. Planning my path to PE

    Good morning! So I've been thinking through my career goals and have decided that my end all goal is to break into private equity. I would like some advice on what path I should take from here. Background: B10 Finance degree, 2 years in an FLDP progr ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2014 - 9:45am -

  60. Beginning MBA in the Fall. Need tips on internships or jobs.

          Hi, I stumbled onto this board and saw that you guys had a lot of helpful suggestions. I'm beginning my 2 year mba program in about 2 weeks, I wanted to see if anyone had any tips on landing an internship or a job. I majored in p ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2012 - 9:23pm -

  61. What are my odds going from PhD into these business schools?

    I am looking to apply to a MBA program this coming fall and switching away from R&D into management and consulting roles within the life science and biotech industry. I will be 28 when I enroll, this is a little on the older side I believe. Anyways, I ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2014 - 4:19pm -

  62. Canadian MBA thread

          Any Canadians here starting their MBA in 2011 I applied to Queens- Accepted 10K scholarship Rotman- Accepted Schulich- Accepted 5K scholarship Ivey- dinged after video conference interview, should have flown in:(I ended up picking Sch ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2011 - 12:40pm -

  63. BEST grad schools for active equities trading/prop trading

    First off:-The GI Bill pays me to go to grad school-Most schools I am cashflow positive 20-40k over 2 years-I will ONLY consider a career prop trading-I am not looking for a quant/MFE program, I am doing 200-300% a year pattern trading Avoid reiterating t ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2011 - 3:50am -

  64. PE/HF the dream

    Hi Guys, Currently have a FT lined up at BB in EMEA DCM FIG, (think GS, MS, RBS) having completed SA at MM PE shop think (KKR, CVC, 3i), but debating whether to accept FICC trading offer at PWM boutique specialising in EU CDS arb. What are your thoughts r ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2011 - 2:39pm -

  65. Chances of getting into Columbia MBA program

    Hello just wanted the forum's opinion one what my chances are to get into Columbia MBA program: Details: School- University of Delaware- Finance Major- MIS minor GPA- 3.57 Major GPA- 3.75 Dean's list all semester except 1 Granted academic awards ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2011 - 5:24pm -

  66. Considering an MSF... Am I making the correct decision?

    I'm considering going back to school for a Master's in Finance, but I'm not sure I'm making the right decision. I graduated school in May 2009 from a big state school with a degree in Economics. Due to personal problems my undergrad ex ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2010 - 6:48pm -

  67. Get into Top10 MBA?

          Hi, I am not quite familiar with MBA admissions. But I would really like to attend Chicago Booth, Wharton or Columbia. Not sure my stats would be enough: B.S.E in Electrical and Computer Engineering UnderGrad GPA from top10 engineerin ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2013 - 12:34pm -

  68. Freshman at a Non-Target

    I'm currently a freshman at a non-target, private school in Buffalo, New York. It is highly respected in this area, however outside of Western New York it has little prestige. I have talked with a couple of Finance and Economics professors here and t ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2011 - 4:49pm -

  69. Toigo Fellowship

          Has any one here gone through the Toigo Fellow MBA Catapult Superday, how was it? Could you tell me about the interview format? Thanks in advance! MBA fellowship ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2013 - 11:13pm -

  70. 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 -

  71. MBA recruiters and age

          I've heard that a lot of mba recruiters, especially banks and consulting firms, don't like hiring MBA students who are too old because they want to shape young employees into their mold. How true is this? If say a 33-34 year ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2011 - 2:58am -

  72. MBA- Studying Abroad

    I'm not in a program yet but will be applying R2. I've been looking at some of the exchange programs at some of these schools and they look really interesting. Who wouldn't want to live in Istanbul or Rio for a semester....sounds like a gre ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2013 - 5:32pm -

  73. Moelis, Evercore, Parella, Greenhill, Jefferies

    Hey guys, I'm attending CBS this fall, and plan to enter banking (should I be lucky to be given an offer), and wanted to ask you for your advice on boutiques. I worked at a GS portfolio company and so I like the small(ish) feel of a company, and whil ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2011 - 6:26pm -

  74. The next "hot" career path?

          Hey, I just read a passage in the "WSO Business School Bible" about how every decade since the 80's has it's "hot" career path wich all MBA students aspire. In the late 80's it was working on Wall St ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2010 - 3:15pm -

  75. MBA Hires- 2011

          http://poetsandquants.com/2011/11/16/mckinsey-doub... This article includes some links to the top companies in financial services, consulting, tech, and consumer products, and the number of business schools who reported hires to these ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2011 - 12:41am -

  76. Which School has an Older Student Body (Relatively)?

          I read that many of the schools are now targeting younger applicants here (like Harvard and Stanford) so I was just wondering which schools have an older student body. Right now, Im planning to get an MBA when Im 31- 33. I heard that ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2011 - 1:00am -

  77. Still no B School Internship

          I'm currently a student about to finish my first year of b school and still don't have an internship in finance lined up. I'm in a top tier school (think tuck/hbs etc). I've had a lot of interviews but can't c ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2011 - 9:27pm -

  78. Post MBA S&T/Research

    Hi all, It seems that there are many threads on here discussing post MBA associate tracks, lack of buy side laterals, etc. Many people use MBA to rebrand and move into banking, despite possibly having no former banking experience. My question is, how comm ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2014 - 4:12pm -

  79. What is Better, CFA, MBA, or CAIA? NPV Analysis...

    So, the age old question...what is more useful for a long term career in finance, the CFA, the MBA, or the CAIA? Wait, a minute, what even is the CAIA? This article will go through the pros and cons of pursuing each of these three certifications. The upfr ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2010 - 10:22pm -

  80. Questions about getting into trading in ~5 years

    Until then plan on playing poker, starting up a website, traveling a lot. 1) Will I be able to do this at age ~30? Probably will have some connections. 2) I feel like I'd fit in best with prop trading and transitions well from poker, but will this st ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 7:29am -

  81. What could I do to help my chances?

    State school for UG and Master's in Accounting GPA 4.0 1 year of work experience at Big 4. CPA and 1st level of CFA GMAT 725 When you go to state schools people flood into accounting because that is where the top recruiting for those schools are. I w ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 11:55pm -

  82. Is NYU Stern an elite school?

          For their MBA program. Where would this rank against HBS, Wharton, Stanford, etc... MBA ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 3:20pm -

  83. 2010 Business Week MBA rankings

          1. Chicago 2. Harvard 3. UPenn 4. Northwestern 5. Stanford 6. Duke 7. Michigan 8. Cal 9. Columbia 10. MIT 11. UVA 12. SMU 13. Cornell 14. Dartmouth 15. CMU 16. UNC 17. UCLA 18. NYU 19. IU 20. MSU http://www.businessweek.com/interactiv ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2010 - 5:24pm -

  84. B-school could indeed be more fun than college

    First, I want to make it absolutely clear that college is more fun than b-school, for the vast majority of people. However, there is a subset of people for whom a top MBA experience will trump college. There is obviously a lot of overlaps between these gr ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 9:00pm -

  85. Hedge Fund vs. Private Equity after IB

          I see a lot of people go from 2 years IB--> 2 years PE--> L/S hedge fund. Why not go straight to a L/S hedge fund after IB if that's where you want to end up? Do top hedge funds require PE experience? And why do others go f ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2015 - 2:14pm -

  86. Which jobs/positions in investment banking field put kids to top MBA?

          I hear that S&T people find it hard to get to an MBA program because it's unnecessary for their career path. Is it true? What about other positions(Operations, PWM,industry...)? Which ones are best for pre-MBA? Investment Ban ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2012 - 5:57pm -

  87. From Chinese Expat to Management Consultant

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