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WSO Hall of Fame: Business School and GMAT Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

The Wall Street Oasis Business School and GMAT Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best topics covering the business school world. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navi...

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Shall I take USD 160k loan to attend Wharton?

yf0223

Hi, I am an international student who just get admitted into Wharton Full time MBA (2019 intake / Class of 2021) without any fellowship. To pay for the MBA, I need to take a loan of around 160k USD which is pretty hefty to me, especially considering the high interests rate in the states ("as low as ...

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No math background, can I get into a MFin program?

sjssnrnsi29

Some advice please, I am in my senior year in a top-tier Korean university with an econ major and a minor in business. I recently became interested in finance, hence the lack of prep. I rarely have any quantitative background; my school does not require rigorous math courses for econ majors. Math ...

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Should I get into debt to attend a great school (EU)?

scarce_time

Hi all, I have the possibility to attend an European top-tier school for a MiM (I'm European) next year, but I would need to take a 25k€ loan to pursue the degree. Knowing that I'm not obsessed with money and with competing for MBB and IB in London, should I do it? Post-mim goals would be Tier 2...

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Comprehensive US MSF Ranking

guyfromct

Since there is not a ranking of US MSFs I elected to make one. I’d like to thank ANT/TNA for his great list on MSFHQ.com it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering an MSF. This is a work in progress and I welcome any feedback. This is just my opinion and I welcome suggestion or correction...

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Schwarzman Scholars

famejranc

What do you guys know about this programme? Looks totally rad. Tsinghua is like the Yale of China, right?...

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Low Gpa Mitigation: UCLA Extension Classes vs Harvard Business School Online

scramfranklin

Besides destroying the GMAT, which of these two options would be better to mitigate a low GPA in preparation for MBA applications? I am leaning towards UCLA Extension classes but wanted to hear other thoughts....

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Dartmouth Economics B.S. vs Tuck M.B.A

john finn

I was wondering the difference is the type of person, academic focus, and job prospects between Tuck and Dartmouth undergrad Economics degree. I really like Dartmouth's Tuck business school (specially type of people), so when applying to colleges (I am a senior) I applied to Dartmouth. I know that ...

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ND (Mendoza) vs. Tulane ($$$)

nickperez145

I know ND is much better for IB (or any career in finance placement), but Tulane offered the Honors program and a $120,000 scholarship. Is ND worth paying double for? I personally like ND much more but I don't know much about TU. Any advice helps!...

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Profile Evaluation-MBA from Big 4 Audit

canadalifestyle

GPA: 3.69 School: U of T, BComm GMAT:650 CPA, CA designation (Canada) Work experience: Big 4 audit 3 years Current: 1 year at a top pharma company in accounting and system integration Goal: Switching function from accounting to corporate finance/business development or an LDP program MBA programs in...

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Yale Law and Harvard MBA at the same time

famejranc

Forget everything about HBS guys having MAD SWAGGER.. [this guy has to take the cake](https://law.yale.edu/brandon-levin) for the most prestigious academic background of all time. I can't even imagine what it's like for him to walk around wearing yale, Oxford, Cambridge, and HBS swag all at the same...

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Choosing between doing undergrad in UK (Oxford/LSE) or US (Cornell, Princeton, Harvard)

nikhil.kommineni23

Hi all, I'm a senior in the United States applying to colleges. I'm interested in doing finance and I don't know where to choose. I applied to some UK schools and just received an acceptance from Oxford to do PPE (Philosophy, politics, economics). I've always wanted to get out of the country, so thi...

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Richard Ivey US Recruit

Pal432

Hey WSO, I know this topic has been brought up many times but I can't seem to find a definitive answer on the current situation between Ivey and US BBs and EBs. I've spoken to a few Ivey graduates about the topic, but they weren't 100% sure of the current recruiting situation at the school since a l...

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Undergrad LSE vs Warwick vs UVA vs CMU Tepper vs IU Kelley vs HKU vs HKUST

SadNiqqahours

Can you please rank these schools in terms of chance of breaking into IB? I know it is hard to compare schools from different countries, but I just want to hear from different perspectives :) ...

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Chances for HBS 2+2/Stanford GSB Deferred

htt2107

Hey y’all. I’m currently an URM LGBT male undergrad at Columbia University. Estimating my gpa will be 3.6/3.7 when I apply. I’ve done 2 summers at a top investment bank (sophomore and junior) and will be returning full time. I actually transferred to Columbia after doing some courses at a ...

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Anyone on here studied the msc finance at UCL?

Jeng212

Debating whether to apply or not as I don't think I have the time to study for the GMAT before application deadlines. As this is a relatively new course (started 2017 I believe) I was wondering if there is anyone on here who studied there and could give me an overview of it and how well it places. O...

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Admission to UCD Smurfit Business school with a minor degree

Lorena-Chiran

Hey! Does anyone know if I can get accepted to UCD Smurfit Business School- Msc in International Management/ CEMS MiM with a minor degree in Economics (only 90 credits)? I have checked the website, but the number of credits required is not mentioned. Has anyone been in this situation before? Than...

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Master's Thesis topics in quantitative finance?

Fintrovert

Hi all, Starting to conduct my master's thesis in the spring of 2019. My background is in MSc Finance (afer the thesis), with minor in computer science. So I have some experience in math and programming and quantitative finance (couple of courses), however consider myself as a beginner in this fiel...

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Dartmouth vs. SMU Presidents Scholar and BBA Scholar

rasamman

I was recently accepted to both Dartmouth and SMU. If this were all, Dartmouth would be the easy choice. However, at SMU I will be a Cox BBA Scholar and a Presidents Scholar. The Presidents Scholars program is a full ride and is only offered to approximately 25 students year. Cox BBA Scholar allows ...

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Best uni for breaking into IB

SadNiqqahours

Hello! I am an international student who is planning to study finance at university and hopefully work in IB in the future! So far, I have gotten accepted into: LSE, Warwick, UVA, CMU Tepper, IU Kelley, HKU, and HKUST Can you please rank these schools in terms of chance of bre...

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MSc Finance Profile: Admitted to Bocconi and SSE

lawinmower

Hi all - Was admitted to Bocconi today and SSE last month and figured I'd share my profile for others looking to apply to either of these schools. I didn't apply to any other MSc Finance programs, was only really interested in these two. **Degree:** International Business, Finance and Marketing C...

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MBA chances - high GPA but no EC

random-guy-from-CA

Hi all, I am thinking of applying to either US or UK MBA programs but have no clue which schools i can get in. - 89% average from a top Canadian university (equivalent to 3.9 GPA according to Google) - haven't sat for GMAT but got a 740 on the official mock exam - 3 year buy-side equity research ...

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Admission Decision help urgently needed

Harsha-N

MSF Program admission decision Hello, I am an international student applicant and have received admission in 1) Ohio State(Fisher School of Business) with 20% scholarship 2) University of Utah(David Eccles School of Business) for MSF (Masters of Science Finance) . 3) Bentley- 40% scholarship Awai...

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MSc in Finance at Bocconi or better at Hec,Lse,ESADE, St Gallen, Frankfurt?

gioncr

I'm finishing my bachelor in Economics at Bocconi, and I want to continue my studies in Finance. Even though MSc in Finance at Bocconi is highly ranked, I've heard the majority of students attending this course saying it is uselessly difficult, with an exaggerated amount of theoretical study and no...

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Is a finance degree worth it?

HereComesTheMoney

Many of us have a finance degree, or are pursuing one. One thing I realized while taking courses in college was that very few of them are actually related to core finance. Accounting is a core subject, people study it to give the CPA exams and become certified. We do have the CFA exam, but there are...

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Profile evaluation Masters in Europe

Dinar90

Hey there! I wanted to ask more experienced colleagues to help me with the evaluation of my profile. - European, graduated less than a year ago from a non-target university (Finance major) - 6 months at Big4 as an Analyst - 9 months as an Analyst in the leading PE in my country - More than a year ...

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Master in Finance

Bankstreeter

Hallo, I have a BSc in banking and financial management with a GPA 6.2/10, I have been accepted in Strathclyde, and will be (had the profile evaluation) in USI Lugano. Also waiting form HEC Lausanne and UCL. What do you think about Lugano? How would you sort them ( I think 1UCL. 2HEC, 3 ?, 4?) Any ...

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UVA vs IU Kelley (Direct Admit); Best Undergrad for IBD?

DapperDunce

Hey, I've been accepted to both Indiana University and UVa, but I've been offered Direct Admit to Kelley at IU, meaning I can start at the business school starting my freshman year. As for UVa, I'll have to wait until my sophomore year to apply to Mcintire. Hopefully I can get in... IU has the Inve...

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St. Gallen has terrible prospects for non-Swiss students...

Red Power Ranger

I came across a very interesting thread on the GMATClub forum, about a recent graduate of St. Gallen's MBF program who dispelled some facts about St. Gallen's career placements report. Basically, his findings conclude that unless you are a Swiss citizen or non-Swiss EU citizen who speaks German, En...

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Booth vs. Columbia for MBA

LordGeoff

I was fortunate enough to be offered admission to both CBS and Booth in Round I. Neither school offered any merit funding, but my understanding is that CBS gives out the majority of its merit packages in February. I am now struggling to decide between the two schools. While Booth is ranked higher t...

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Best financial engineering/ quant finance programs in Europe

Merlo97

The only good programmes I know are Risk & Finance at Lse, Oxford MFE (the best finance programme in Europe imho) and probably the imperial one (risk management & financial engineering, even though all the people I ve seen who studied there have a quite weak profile (660-80ish gmat,not so good gpa,...

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What do the the MBA application essays of Top 6 Business schools in the world have in common?

Nakul-Gupta1

Top MBA programs have a rigorous selection process, demanding a lot from the students in terms of three key areas: work experience, academic performance, and extra-curricular skills. This is why MBA programs in coveted business schools are highly competitive with 291,779+ applications per year (as p...

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CU (Leeds) vs DU (Daniels) Part-Time MBA

DenverFinance

Currently in an "Internal Consulting" role at a F500 Financial Services firm (think Fidelity, TIAA, Transamerica). My employer is willing to foot half of my MBA bill as long as I go part-time. I want to remain in the Rocky Mountain region and was wondering which program you guys would recommend? ...

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Is it possible to break into IB/AM without an undergrad degree in Finance?

leditor_1

What is the most efficient path to get my career on this track? Will I have to do another 4 years of undergrad? Do a Masters and intern? I did some linkedin browsing for different schools and didn't see a lot of hopeful employment data on Msc programs unless the person had a finance undergrad as wel...

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Columbia over 'Wharton-Booth-Kellogg-MIT' ?

arunk18981

Dear Friends, I am from Information Technology background. Post my EMBA, I like to get into MBB groups or Silicon Valley tech companies. My Employer will not issue Time sponsorship letter for absence from work in alternate Fridays for EMBA classes in Wharton/Booth/Kellogg/MIT. Being said, Colu...

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Oxford MFE vs Imperial MSC Finance

qwertyun

Oxford MFE seems to take the edge on this forum, but I came across this article which gave me cause for concern. news.efinancialcareers. com /uk-en/154088/ the-top-30-masters-in-finance-for-getting-a-job-in-investment-banking Oxford ranks very poorly and the methodology used makes sense to me. Wh...

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Ask mbaMission about Business School Admissions

WallStreetOasis.com

WSO is excited to have the experts from mbaMission on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. mbaMission is the world’s leading MBA admissions consulting firm and the only one exclusively recommended by Manhattan Prep and Kaplan GMAT. Their dedicated, full-time Senior Co...

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Boston University vs Georgetown for Undergrad

petertsir

I'm an athlete that's being recruited to both of these schools. I've visited both but I'm having trouble deciding which school to commit to, if you've attended either of these schools, I would appreciate getting your opinion. The deciding factors for me are post-graduation opportunity; time spent pa...

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Questions about the Value of Studying Abroad to the USA

WooHee-Kim98

Hello WSO, I go to a not so well known university in Canada, and was thinking about heading about doing a study abroad for a summer semester at UC Berkeley. I am currently in my third and interviewing for the asset management fund at my school in the upcoming weeks too. What I mainly wanted was to ...

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Msc Finance Bocconi University

carlook

Hello everyone! I've recently applied to Bocconi's Msc in Finance (1st round of application). I'm an Italian student from a uk non-target uni, I study international business and finance. Expected grade: high 2.1 or low first class GMAT: 660 Exchange program: 1 year in Madrid at CUNEF Languages: I ...

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Kelley MBA Worth it?

Banker4444

I recently submitted my B-school applications to multiple programs, but would receive in-state tuition from Kelley, which is arguably the largest in-state discount among the Top-25. Granted, Kelley has lately been a fringe T25 program in the latest rankings, so wanted to see if anyone has had any ex...

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Bocconi vs SSE - MSc Finance

pensanteragione

Hi everyone! First a little about myself: Italian, 21, 3.8 GPA, GMAT 700, currently enrolled in my last year of the BSc in Finance at Bocconi. Short-term career goals: start working in Asset Management, preferably in London. I recently got accepted to the master in finance at Stockholm School of E...

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Oxford MFE vs HEC Masters in Finance

qwertyun

Hi all, Which of these two programs would you recommend for placements in London? Also interested in the longer-term reputation of each of the programs in both London and US Thanks! ...

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LSE MSC RISK & FINANCE VS. IMPERIAL MSC FINANCE

sher02

Hello Everyone, I would like to work in investment banking or trading and am having trouble in deciding between masters programs: LSE for MSc Risk and Finance and IMPERIAL for MSc in Finance. I am wondering which one would help me best in landing a trading analyst or investment banking job. LSE is...

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LBS MiM vs LSE M&S

Don Quixote

Hi all, I would like to know which postgraduate degree is better given my background and my interests: I am a Senior Aerospace undergraduate at Madrid, and I would to break into (strategy) consulting at London or Madrid (obviously, I prefer MBB but I think that Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, A.T. Kearney ...

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What happened to the 08 and 09 MBA grads

EliteStudent11

I know undergrads who graduated into the GFC faced a very tough job market. People who would’ve gotten into IB or other finance roles were shut out and had to find other work. Luckily, if they didn’t get on the path they originally wanted, they could use the MBA route as a reset button. But wh...

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IU Kelley

kambojangad

I am strongly considering the Kelley School of Business for their investment banking workshop. Do you guys have any tips on networking/building connections with upperclassmen to help chances on being admitted?...

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Colombia Friday/Sat EMBA Vs Colombia London Global EMBA

Gkrishnan.Ranjith

Which EMBA would be a better option. Is it worth getting 2 MBA degree considering the fee is same but latter one involves more travel. ...

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GMAT Expiration HELP

dmaff

Hello everyone, I will be graduating in December of 2019 from undergrad and am taking the GMAT tomorrow. Originally, I planned on getting a co-op and then immediately going to a MFIN program (I finish undergrad when I turn 19, so I initially thought I'd rather stay away from the "real world") , but...

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Got accepted to a T-15 school with 2 years FT experience at matriculation for MBA

bcrew13

Currently work at F-500 bank in the USA, but accepted to move to my SO in EU and get my MBA at a T-15 school. How much of a disadvantage will it be for me post-MBA? The school is an accelerated program, so only one year without internship opportunity. It is possible to transfer for a trimester to an...

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Chances for UT BHP, Wharton, Berkeley, Ross, Stanford, Georgetown, Columbia?

sid_v9

Background: I am first gen Indian male in Texas. I go to a very good private school. My parents are divorced, but I am not close to qualifying for Financial Aid. I have strong relationships with all my teachers. I think/hope I can write fairly well for the essays. Stats: 3.9 unweighted GPA. 4.3 Weig...

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Low GPA , Profile review

John37

Hi, guys! Please help me out. Is that even possible to get into HBS with stats below? Or i am just wasting my time? Work experience: Working in P&G as a financial analyst for 2 years 25 y/o Male Ethics: Bosnian (europe) Education: GPA 2.1 (Finance bachelor's degree) GMAT 740 Post MBA...

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Nice job Admissionado and Julie

cbaraona

I am very happy with services received from Admissionado, and in particular, with the work done by Julie Bowman. Admissionado and Julie were very professional, effective, and responsive. Julie was able to guide me through the process step by step on a timely basis. The most important aspect of Julie...

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The job prospect for MSF at UT-Dallas

jj1775917

Hello! I am a U.S citizen living in Seoul. Here is my background. GPA: 3.8 GMAT: 690 TOEFL: 109, I have* no* internship or any related experiences in the industry, which is one of my biggest weakness. I am now applying to business schools for MSF program, but most them rejected my application, i th...

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How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders version

whitecollarandsuspenders

First, shout out to @phantombanker" for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title. ### Introduction **Re: This Post** This post applies mostly to the Quant section of the GMAT, which wa...

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PLS DELETE, THX

activeaccount

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Black Gore has left Vanderbilt MSF?

jnhadekjs

I just noticed that he's not on their placements stats report of 2018. Wasn't he director of CMC? Now, I see on the report that it's a lady. Can anyone confirm? Did he just leave on vacation or did he leave this MSF program? If so, are the poor placements of 2018 class because of that?...

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Brandeis IBS vs. Tulane Freeman - MS Finance

vitosam

Hey guys, I’ve got offers from Brandeis IBS ($40k scholarship) and Tulane Freeman (No schollarship) for MS Finance. Which one would you recommend based on my profile: -international student with a U.K. undergrad (Maths & Econ) -will need a visa sponsorship (both programs are STEM eligible, so i...

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CFA Level III Exam - No motivation

ilikecreamcheese

Anyone else just lacking in the motivation department? Right now should be crunch time and I should be really ratcheting it up but I am having a hard time. Has anyone taken level III? What do you think about it? Everyone always says it is a harder test than L2 but easier content. I think because t...

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MsF or MBA after 3 years in Big 4 TAS?

alchimisto

Hi guys, Just wanted your advice on my situation. I currently have experience of 6 months at a no-name private equity fund and 3 years in a Big 4 TAS role (mainly valuation projects) and I am really lost whether I should pursue an MBA or a Master in Finance in September 2019. My primary goal is to...

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Profile Evaluation for MFin or MFE

raseshshah

Hey guys, I'm a Canadian student going to a non-target in my third year. I'm studying Psychology & Neuroscience but hoping to switch into Finance. Most people have told me that the best thing for me is to do a masters program and take a shot are recruiting. GPA: 3.94 GMAT: haven't taken it yet, l...

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GMAT 660, retake? Killed verbal, got killed by quant

JulianRobertson

Goal: best school possible obviously, realistic is top public like UCLA, UNC, UT-Austin, etc., some private schools like NYU or USC GPA: 3.0, UNC undergrad economics Background: 4 years wealth management, 2 years mid-office energy, now Army Officer (long story), already have my CFA Charter from bef...

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Opinion of Magoosh for GMAT Prep?

lazc075

What do you guys think? Is it worth the money? Got a 420 on my baseline (0 prep beforehand) and am aiming for 700-730 within the next 2.5 months, studying about 2 hours per day. Magoosh seems very good but pricey compared to the free resources I already have (GMAT Official Guides), but I think the ...

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MBA Chances & Program Selection

LeveredLlama

I'll cut to the chase: GPA: 2.9 Big Ten Uni - Econ/Biz Admin degree Extracurricular: couple clubs on campus, fraternity, charity work--nothing to write home about GMAT: 700 WE: Couple years at a large commercial real estate firm (analyst-->associate-->senior associate) (want to eventually switch to...

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Msc Finance ranking Europe

Merlo97

Hi there! From what you' ve heard/seen throughout your whole career, what are the best school for a MSF in Europe? (I know that it depends on the field we are considering, let's say for IBD for instance). (It would be great to have a comprehensive ranking). I'd say LSE/LBS/Oxbridge >= HEC > Bocc...

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MSF Decision

howardgeeng1996

Hey guys! I’ve recently applied to several MSF programs and got admitted to some of them. My career goal is to enter the US asset management industry upon graduation and i only had internship experience in the banking industry. I am wondering which program could be better for a finance career...

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HEC Essays Review

404 offer not found

I am applying to HEC MIF program and I would like to know what, in your opinion, should be mentioned in the Essays. I have already prepared them and, compared to the previous years, there are no other questions that allows you to let them know a different facet of yourself as it used to be, but only...

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UMD BU DUKE WUSTL MSF Decision

Howard-Geeng

Hey guys! I've recently applied to several MSF programs and got admitted to some of them. My career goal is to enter the US asset management industry upon graduation and i only had internship experience in the banking industry. I am wondering which program could be better for a finance career in t...

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LSE MSc Finance or LBS MFA

Ben Rickert

Hi all, Background: - UG in Management from semi-target in UK (High 2:1) - Experience at BB in investment management - Secured SA offer at a BB for summer 2019 - GMAT: 700 Which programme would you say is better from an academic point of view? Having been lucky enough to get a summer internship ...

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Dartmouth vs Oxford (Undergrad, International student)

TheBag

I'm an international student interested in IB/HF/finance in general. I've been accepted to Dartmouth ED and am awaiting a decision from Oxford University to study Economics and Management. While I'm waiting with not much to do, I was hoping I could get some insight into whether I should choose Oxfor...

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Stanford/Harvard MBA chances

attruly

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IU Kelley vs university of Cincinnati

shanewarne99

I am a senior starting colleague in fall. I have an option of spending 50K at IU Kelley (as out of state) or around 30K at U Cincinnati. Is Kelley undergrad worth if I don’t get into investment banking club? How good I will be if I don’t end up at IB club? Please advise ...

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Will it be worth it?

Frankey

Hello guys, I'm currently at UIUC studying Econometrics. I'm applying for a transfer to Wharton, Stern, and Northwestern with the following stats. Do I have a shot at getting in? And do you think it's worth it? I'm looking to get into Private Equity and IBD, but I also have an interest in consultin...

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Need help selecting B-schools to apply to

worship

Hi, I'm in the process of selecting B-schools to apply to in the first round (Sep-Oct 2018), but somewhat stuck: 1) European, pretty old (31), live in an ex-USSR country; 2) Have 11y WO, right now working in the top retail/universal bank in my country (universal bank -> we are #1 in retail and onl...

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What are my options ?

btalaou

Hi, Thank you for taking the time of reading my thread, I recently got a BBA with a specialty in Finance from an average university. I am currently looking to go to grad school to pursue my education in Finance but without any work experience, I am not sure of what formation I can aim for or what sc...

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LBS MiM / LSE Global MiM / HEC-Yale M2M

eternaloptimist

Hi all, I’m in the fortunate position of having to choose between these three programs. They are all stellar but it is a difficult decision for me for various reasons. They are: LBS MiM (1 year) LSE Global MiM (2 years) HEC-Yale Double Degree (2 years) in Management + Global Business and Society ...

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importance of career aptitude test

aptitudetest.india

Career Aptitude tests, psychometric questionnaires, and algorithmic assessments are proven methods for assessing critical qualities for stream selection, career selection or career change. These right questions identify your special talents, capabilities, and potentials while making a thorough asses...

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What are the chances of getting into an M7?

newbeegrinder

Happy new year everyone! I hope you can share your insights and recommendations when applying to Bschool. I'm currently trying to break into IB and apparently my best shot is to get a Master's in Finance or an MBA. I'm 24 y/o and working in healthcare (pathology). After lurking on WSO for quite a w...

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Are BSchool prospects really worth it?

scarce_time

Hi guys, I might get heavily critized here, but why are you all looking to start your careers by working 90 hours a week? Don't get me wrong, I'm currently studying in a top school that will ultimately lead me to work long hours during the first years, but my ultimate goal is also to enjoy life whi...

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Should I transfer from Boston University??

KrTang

Hello everyone! I joined the Oasis just to ask this question. I am currently a freshman in the Boston University Questrom school of business, and I just finished up my first semester with a 3.93 (proud of that). One question that has been coming up increasingly, however, is if I should transfer to ...

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Profile Evaluation Imperial College MSc Finance 2019

m4008970

Hey guys! Would appreciate your assessment of my profile for my application to the MSc Finance at Imperial Undergraduate: German Target Business School (Grade: upper second) Thesis: Heavily quantitative with focus on econometrics and statistics Gmat: not taken Work Experience: Internship in the PE ...

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Graduating Year Early 3.8 GPA Non Target........MSF Next?

GenZMilli

Hey WSO, I will be graduating a year early next semester with a 3.8 GPA from a small public non target school. Additionally, I am in the Student Managed Investment Fund, advise for our university's small business start up program, and perform research assistant work for a professor. I really want t...

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Profile Evaluation: MSc Finance

Shreesha1

Hi, I would really appreciate some insight about my chances and the schools Im applying to. Background: * Indian with an Honours Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance * I have a GPA of 4.0 * Passed FRM level 1 * GMAT 700 (Q48 V38 AWA 6 IR 6) * Fluent English and conversational...

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MBA Rec Letter Questions...

Beers

A few quick rec letter questions for those who have already gone through the MBA application process: 1) I am taking a shot at one or two programs this year, and plan to continue in my current role if I don't get in. In the interest of preserving relations with my current employer, I was considerin...

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IU Kelley Full Time MSF

Mass871

Does anyone have information/insight into IU Kelley School of Business Full Time MS in Finance Program? I believe this is a new program, (starting 2018-19). Will the fact that Kelley offers online programs detract from the value of their full time degree? ...

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Admission to UT MSF Class of 2020?

perazziman

Applied to the UT Class of 2020, starting in July of 2018 Profile 2013-17: BS from Flagship State University (non-target) GPA 3.4 Major Economics (GPA 3.7) Minor Math (3.8) A grades in Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential EQ, Probabily Theory, Capstone Math Resea...

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Chances for Master's in Finance Programs

WittyUsernameGoesHere

Hey all, With application deadlines coming up and anxiety settling in, I figured I'd try and get an outside perspective on my applications to: -MIT MFin -Oxford MFE -LBS MFA -LSE MSc Finance -Vanderbilt MSF -Imperial MSc Finance **Stats** Econ Major - 3.7 GPA from a Turkish target (if there is s...

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GMAT + GRE or Just GRE for MBA/Masters Dual Degree

BubbaBanker

I've been trying to find a thread that relates to this, but haven't found a relevant one. I'm planning on pursuing a MBA dual degree with a masters in another field (leaning towards urban planning, but basically something that doesn't require the GMAT). The plus side with urban planning and some oth...

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MSF 2020 Profile evaluation

Dryzn

Hi, I’m applying to MSF programs, and I wanted to see my chances of gettig into my targets. My profile: BA in Economics, Minors in Statistics and Philosophy from a state school (top 40) GPA: 3.48 Major GPA 3.7 Very upward trend, did not receive anything under an A- in any of my major classes l...

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AMA: Big 4 Audit --> Advisory --> Top 15 MBA

breezy44

Starting an AMA thread for any Big4 Auditors or Advisory folks looking to transition to an top MBA. I leaned heavily on WSO to complete the journey up to this point, and want to give back to those currently mired in the Big 4 grind. I cannot thank WSO enough for giving me the knowledge and confidenc...

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Top 10 B-School/MBA chances

legend_1

I went to a community College then transfered to a public university. Cumulative GPA 3.32 and I have worked at the consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton for 3-4 years and have gotten promoted twice. My supervisor has given me stellar reviews. 750 on GMAT. First generation, Latino, college student (...

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Kellogg JD/MBA still a bad idea if tuition is fully covered?

badmonkey5

Military Vet admitted to Kellogg JD/MBA, MIT Sloan, and Tuck. Due to GI Bill + Fellowships, tuition at Sloan and Northwestern will be completely covered and Tuck will cost 15k a year. My long-term goals are admittedly weak due to having zero interaction with any industries due to 6 years in the mili...

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Business schools application suggestions

jj1775917

Hello! I am a U.S citizen living in Seoul. Here is my background. GPA: 3.8 GMAT: 690 TOEFL: 109, I have* no* internship or any related experiences in the industry, which is one of my biggest weakness. I am now applying to business schools for MSF program, but most them rejected my application, i ...

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Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting vs. ESCP MiM vs. IE MIF

baboulinet

Hi all, I currently hold offers from the ESCP MiM (two years), Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting (one year) and the Master in Finance at IE (one year). After some research on all three, I am still hesitant as to which to choose. My goal is to end up on a leveraged finance desk in London, althou...

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Accepted into Darden, did early decision for Duke. Should I wait for Duke?

Jayyyyyy

If Duke calls me I have to go but I'm already at Darden. If Darden is a better program for IB I'm not sure if it's wise to wait. What do you guys think? Is Darden better for IB?...

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Chances of Harvard 2+2 / Stanford Deferred MBA Programs? Profile Evaluation

bballer47

Hello, I am considering applying for the 2+2 MBA program at HBS and Deferred MBA at GSB, and I wanted to know if I have a decent shot before I spend the time writing essays and asking for recommenders. Here is some info: * Senior Undergrad at USC / UCLA / ND / Georgetown tier school (graduating in...

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MBA application prep: where and when to start?

econ_ed

I'm an undergrad graduating in May (non-target, 3.9+). In the summer I'll begin working in economic consulting (think Cornerstone Research, Analysis Group, NERA). After around 3 years (depending) I'd like to leave for MBA. Where do I even begin with preparation? At times I think it's a bit early, bu...

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GMAT-Weak Qaunt Scores-Am I Screwed?

Londinium23

Merry Christmas all, I want to pursue an MBA at a top 15 school sometime in the next few years. However, I one constant theme in my education throughout my life has been my very weak quant scores. Even though I haven't taken the GMAT yet I'm likely to do poorly on the quant but do quite well on th...

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