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IBD prior to MBA percentages?. 1 month 2 weeks
Deleted CommentsWTF is up with comments still being deleted (and their respective banana points?). Seriously this seems pretty capricous - also there can't be that many threads that are so bad you guys feel the necessity to pull them/delete comments. This is garbage, mods. 2 years 7 months
The Economist 2012 RankingsThe Economist 2012 rankings are out Love that Booth is on top, but anyone who puts Darden above HBS and Stanford at 8 needs to be looked at with a bit of a crooked eye. The Economist weighs student surveys very heavily in their rankings... 2 years 9 months
HBS Targeting Older ApplicantsHBS is famous (infamous?) for preferring younger candidates (2 - 3 years out of undergrad). But according to a new article from PoetsandQuants, that trend may be changing: "New admits in HBS’ incoming fall class who earned their undergraduate degrees just two years ago plunged by 48% to 58 from... 2 years 10 months
NYC Area Professional HeadshotsAnyone know of a good place to get professional headshots done in NYC. Nothing fancy, just need something for my Linkedin profile and b-school face book 3 years 1 week
Jean ShortsWe all know jean shorts are sweet and the go to leg-wear during sweaty NYC summers and weekends in the office, but what's your preference? Pre-fab jean shorts or make your own with old jeans? Pre-fabs/Jorts - Pros: More convenient, ready to wear, clean hems - Cons: Less mobility, can't... 3 years 1 month
Learning VBA for BankingI'm considering using part of the summer before b-school to learn VBA. Anyone have any experience with using VBA in banking? Is it useful at all? It's a skill I've always wanted to have and will probably plunk down the time if it is remotely relevant to my future career ambitions. 3 years 1 month
What are you doing pre-MBA this summer?For those of us starting an MBA this fall, what is everyone doing to prep? Aside from school assignments, what are folks doing as far as reading, recruiting prep, networking, etc? I've been reaching out to a few alums for informational discussions, anyone doing anything else they've found useful? 3 years 1 month
CBS vs Booth: recs, opinions, insights?. 1 month 2 weeks
RBC Still Trying to Break Top 10Interesting article from the WSJ on RBC's foray into IBD. A friend of mine will be interning there this summer and said they have been making a very big recruiting push at M7 b-schools lately. Despite a lot of effort, a favorable balance sheet compared to US peers, and an upswing in deal activity... 3 years 2 months


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Minority interest of acquired companyAt 45% ownership it will almost certainly be reported using the equity method of accounting, which means Company A will not report any minority interest. Company A will report a single line item called "Equity Method Investments" or something similar as an asset on its balance sheet. This will be... 11 months 2 weeks
Reflections on Year 1 of MBAI love how Brady thought an MBA would lead to him pulling in tail faster than he could handle it and now that he's a first year at Wharton he's cruising and south street dive bars. 11 months 3 weeks
Is it possible to learn something really useful (...Tossing in another vote for actually learning something during my MBA. My bullet points: 1) I learned more from theoreticians and academics than any of the practioners who taught me. You can pick up all the "this is how it's done in the real world" stuff when you start your job. You may even have... 1 year 3 weeks
Completely lost...IMHO getting a mid-tier MBA and heading to corporate finance, fp... 1 year 3 weeks
Is calculus is needed for a top 15 b-school?[quote=MBAApply]No. You'll find that the so-called quant classes tend to be more spreadsheet intensive, so knowing how to build models in Excel is more helpful as an MBA student.[/quote] i do not think this is true at all. 1 year 1 month
Is calculus is needed for a top 15 b-school?In my experience at Booth there are a good number of classes where not having a solid calculus background would handicap you significantly, but they are avoidable if you don't want to take them. I have taken more derivatives and partials in the past two years than I anticipated. 1 year 1 month
Do Summer Associates get a signing bonus for the...Different banks do it different ways. Typically the all-in number is around the same, but some banks will call a portion of it a "summer bonus" separate from your sign on. There is a relocation stipend in the 2K range. It's pretty much just designed to pay for your flight and apartment deposit. 1 year 1 month
What day do summer associate positions usually...Usually early to mid June. there are a few schools that don't end their quarter until first week of June, so typically start dates are after that. 1 year 1 month
Thoughts on Astrology and Starting a New...Obvious troll is obvious 1 year 1 month
Cost of Debt at Optimal Capital StructureTechnically, you can price debt using the same CAPM that you price equity with - that is, you would determine what your debt beta should be and use CAPM to get a required return. No one does this, though. What you can do is look at comparable firms with similar capital structure and see how their... 1 year 2 months