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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: Natalie I'm here to answer any questions you have regarding Business School Admissions. I am ...
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WSO Hall of Fame: Business School and GMAT Forum 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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Last-minute Decision: Vanderbilt vs. IU-Kelley (undergrad)I posted once earlier, but now I've narrowed my choices down to Vanderbilt and direct admittance to the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (and KLLC membership). I would graduate Vanderbilt with up to $50k in debt and leave IU without any. Also, I love to travel internationally, so this...
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European Master in Finance Ideas (non-finance business background)Hi guys, I'm Greek and I'm about to graduate from the Maritime Studies Department of the University of Piraeus. Basically this is Business Administration for shipping, however I, later into my Bachelors, realised two things: a) I like finance and not shipping and b) the quality of finance classes a...
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Do I have a shot at M7?Dear friends, I'm sincerely asking for your advice, feel free to share your thoughts. I'm currently working in the Asset Management division at the largest investment bank in China, focusing on ABS structuring and debenture (ABS is categorized as asset management business by regulation) and also so...
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Which MSF programs should I aim for?23 years old. I will be graduating in spring '18, but plan to start applying for grad schools by october of this year. With the following info that I have provided below, which MSF programs do you think I would have a good chance of getting into? From the U.S. and attend a no name university on th...
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Should I even apply to HBS 2+2, Yale Silver Scholars or GSB deferred?Hey - I'd appreciate some advice. I obviously don't have a great chance but I wanted to ask if you think I should even consider applying now or if I should wait for the actual MBA. So I've been considering taking the GMAT (I took a cold practice test and scored around 700 on my first try) and appl...
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Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group chat, and th...
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80-85% chance at HBS/GSB?Apparently, there is a profile that will give you an 80-90% chance at schools like HBS/GSB/Wharton: 750+ GMAT 3.8 GPA Ivy League undergraduate degree Work experience at GS or McK Extracurricular includes alumni involvement and very active participation in an ethnic identity organization This was p...
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MS Fin or MBA? Which school/ program?I have a BBus in Marketing and I am wanting to get into Finance (not sure which field exactly). My goal would be Wall Street (stretch). Here's my background: Education: 2nd BS Applied Mathematics (did not finish due to relocation) 2nd BS Electrical and Electronics (did not finish due work full-ti...
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Post MBA Visa sponsorship - US or UKHey all, I'm an international applicant to the Fall '18 MBA program of Columbia and LBS and I intend to remain and work in the country where I study. I was curious what the Visa sponsorship situation is like for international folks getting recruited into consulting firms (top three and otherwise) in...
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Grad School and AgeFinancial Advisor and can't see myself finishing my career doing this. 40 and thinking of Grad School. Had a late start to career. Would like to move the direction of Corp Fin. and would like to end up in doing something thats strategy oriented. Undergrad in Econ (3.53 GPA). Career plus-Have been a...
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my real story isn't compelling at all, and i don't know how to spin it as unique. Any advice?here are my stats: 730 GMAT, 3.82 GPA, Duke undergrad, Political Science major. Worked in marketing at a top tech firm (IBM) for 4 years. got 2 promotions. Want to go to M7 or t15 for consulting. to be honest, i got into marketing BC i tried to get political jobs but i failed most my interviews for...
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How do business schools view entrepreneurship experience?I'm interested in potentially getting a top 15-20 MBA and it's quite possible that a substantial amount of my resume at the time of applications will be real estate entrepreneurial experience. It seems that Bschools like social enterprise and tech start-ups, but how do they view boring / non sexy bu...
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Introducing myselfGraduating undergraduate senior Have some healthcare (both sciences and business development) background So far have an offer in ecommerce starting this fall...
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Walmart Leadership Development Program?So I have an offer for the Replenishment Leadership Program at Walmart. Quick Breakdown: -6 months of supply chain training -After 6 months you are assigned a product category and you are responsible for the inventory management/demand forecasting of that product for all 5000+ stores in the United S...
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Notre Dame MSF - Is it worth it?A little background about myself: Recently graduating from an Indiana University satellite school, in 2016 (IU South Bend) with a bachelors in Finance I am finding that I need more to further my career. I have currently passed level 1 of my CFA and plan on completing the program over the next two ye...
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Warwick vs BocconiHi guys , just wanted to ask you your two cents about my situation. I am an 18 yrs old Italian student (South Italy) , and I applied to a few university for my undergraduate. I have a 1810 on SAT test so just got into some crappy colleges (with full tuition scolarship) in the US, not worth the ef...
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PhD - yay or nay?I've been thinking about doing a three year PhD in economics on and off for the past few years, and recently I've had more clarity that it could be useful going forward. Since graduating, I've worked in finance (investment banking and a more economic role), and I'd be very interested continuing my c...
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University of Bristol: an underrated choice?I'm looking for an insurance in case my application at the US universities such as Vandy UT Austin etc. doesn't work. In London I'll try to apply for LSE LBS and others. But according to efinancialcareers and other rankings, University Of Bristol placed very well in IBD and in BB or boutique lik...
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HBS MBA: The Golden Passport[Duff McDonald](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_McDonald) wrote a book about the Harvard Business School, its history and influence called [The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School](https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062347179/thebigpictu09-20). Below an interesting summary of [Ten Bes...
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Should I transfer out of Colgate?As the title says, I'm considering transferring out of Colgate University and would like to know my chances for certain schools as well as general information regarding transferring. I am currently a rising sophomore with a 3.8 gpa. My SAT score was a 2100 when I took it(Jr. Year of HS). Although I...
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TOP European MBA with a "semi-target" ResumeHi monkeys, I am starting my researchs in order to start a TOP MBA program in Sept 2019. I know, is quite early but I have an average resume right now so I want to improve it as better/fast as I can in this period. I am 26, Italian, with a BSc in Economics (Italy) and a MSc Finance (London), bot...
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Is it ok to take a break from studying for the GMAT?I recently graduated from college and begin work on July 28th. I have studied for the GMAT for the past month and a half, and took them yesterday and got a 670 44Q/38V. I got a little tripped up on timing on the actual exam and have score mid-low 700's on several CAT's. (I have no doubt a low to mid...
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Is Stockholm School of Economics Riga any good?I'm currently a high school student looking at business schools around the world. Is SSE Riga comparable to other top business schools around the world for undergraduate like LSE or Wharton. Does it provide a good education and is a degree from SSE Riga reputable in Europe? How good is it really?...
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Fordham Gabelli MSGF: it worth?In the heart of NYC, and from what I saw on LinkedIn with a decent placement. I know, Fordham isn't an ivy league. The question is: as international student, the master in global finance worth? Compared to an Eu uni it cost a lot more money. On the other hand they offer position as graduate as...
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Top business schools of smaller countriesHow would you guys see a job applicant who has studied at a top university of a smaller country? I'm currently studying for a bachelors degree in Aalto university school of business which is the best college in Finland and I'm debating if I should apply somewhere else for master's. Aalto is most lik...
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When is a NOT Top 20 MBA worth it?I know there is no question about the worth of a top 10/15 or even a top 20 MBA program. They're amazing in providing excellent career switching and networking opportunities, but at what point is an MBA outside of top 20, but within top 50 are worth pursuing? Are MBAs outside of top 50 are even wort...
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Where to go from here for M7?Posting this from a throwaway because I'm going to give some identifiable information to help narrow my profile. I currently work at BlackRock and have been in Fixed Income PMG for 2 years now. I thought I would never get in to PMG because people on this forum make it seem like it's near impossible ...
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Looking to apply in 1.5-2 years. What can I do now to improve my app? Goal is T16/M7Hi everyone, I'm a 2015 graduate of UC Berkeley with a 3.8 GPA with a major in Political Science (International Relations concentration) working on the East Coast. I've been working as a high-tech B2B enterprise software sales rep at Oracle for about 1 year, 7 months. I recently got promoted from ...
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Chance met at UPenn Wharton Full-Time MBATop 20 US News, 3.7 GPA Big 4 Accounting - two years experience Looking to lateral into sexier job for next two years before applying (any ideas on what will help?) 700 GMAT Tons of volunteering and sitting on non-profit boards White Male Thoughts? What can I do to improve my profile? Should I just...
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Chance for Harvard 2+2 and othersHi, I am a current rising senior at Penn, and I am planning to apply to Harvard 2+2, Stanford GSB deferred admission, and the new Wharton Moelis program. I was wondering if I had the stats, or if I needed to retake the GMAT in order to be considered. Major: Electrical Engineering GPA: 3.85/4.00 GMA...
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University College London (UCL) VS Northeastern University (NEU)? Hi everyone! I'm from Indonesia and have been accepted to these universities for the majors stated below. Should I go to UCL or NEU for my undergraduate studies? I am mostly interested in the development of cryptocurrencies and the boom of startups popping up, but would also like to pursue a job at ...
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Continental Europe: Master in FinanceHi, I am a recent Economist form Greece and I would like to continue my studies with a master in Accounting and Finance or Finance. I think the latter is going to be my option. My profile is: Economics Graduate (with distinction - 1st) in a greek university IELTS score 7 Previous volunteering work...
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MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University - International StudentHi All, I am an International student going to do MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University and hoping to work in US post MBA. I have 2 questions : 1) What is the reputation of Olin in US? 2) What are the job prospects at Olin for International Students looking to work in US. Kindly h...
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Do employers see a difference between a BA in econ and a BS in econi go to a non target(University of Maryland college park) and wanted to do a BA in economics and was wondering how hard is it to find business related job with a BA in econ? what type of courses should one be taking as a BA econ to make it as similar as possible to a BS in economics?...
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My List of SchoolsHey guys, So basically I'm applying to undergrad schools this year and will be applying for the school of business in some schools. Can you guys go over my stats and see if this is a good list and suggest some additional schools? I'm not asking for a chance thread, just some helpful suggestions for...
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Thoughts on Startups after B-School?Hey monkeys, Recently ran across this article that says "more than a third of the MBA graduates at Stanford and MIT started companies within three years of their commencement". [quote] At one school after another, the rates of entrepreneurship within the three-year window are three to four times wh...
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GMAT Needed for Middle Market InternshipHey guys, I am curious what type of gmat score is necessary for the mm level type firm. Thanks....
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Airline pilot planning for an MBA Hi there guys I am currently working with an airline , with close to 4 years of experience on the job. I have a bachelors in engineering but no further finance background. I've been thinking about my career progression and further growth and really think an MBA would help me extend my reach acro...
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MSF Chances in California (Non-Target 3.0 GPA, Econ Major)Hello, I am contemplating different strategies of breaking into ER after working in a back office role for a year after undergrad. MSF programs for the year have already started so my best hope would be to apply for next summer. I am located in soCal and have been thinking of applying to USC, UCI (...
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USC Economics major + minor from Marshall for IB etc?Hey guys, I’m really interested in going to USC for undergrad, most probably to major in economics at Dornsife if I get in. Just looking ahead, would economics be the best major to break into the world of investment banking, Asset Management, consulting etc. from USC? I do not want to major in bu...
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Harvard w/ gap yearChoosing between Harvard waitlist acceptance with a gap year requirement (z-list) that would place me in the Harvard College Class of 2022 or attending UChicago Class of 2021. Obviously Harvard is Harvard, but I have no idea what to do during a gap year, I feel like I would be wasting my time. Is ...
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Full-time Post-MBA Start Dates for IBD AssociatesWhat are the general start dates for Post-MBA IBD Associates? I was curious when people hit the desks after finishing an MBA because I know for consulting it's pretty staggered....
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Will I really be at a disadvantage admissions-wise if i take the GRE over the GMAT? I'm way better at the GRE So I'm a marketing professional at a large tech company (think SAP, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, etc.) with 3.5 years of experience. I'm a graduate of Vanderbilt University, with a 3.81 GPA in History. My strengths are in the humanities and liberal arts. I took a real GRE cold, without any practice, and got...
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Applying for MSF in Europe, what programs to aim for. Hi, just graduated with a Bachelor of Finance from BI Norwegian Business School. I got a offer for the MSc in Business majoring in finance at the same school, but turned it down. There are to many students taking masters here in Norway, so its really hard to set a part from other students. That's my...
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How Would You Rank Undergraduate Business Schools?The last Bloomberg rankings of undergrad business schools (published in 2016) were extremely flawed and no real outlet has attempted to rank undergrad business schools since then so I was wondering what the consensus was on WSO. (keep in mind these are only ug business schools so for example, harvar...
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Best Undergrad Schools for Sell Side Trading or Investment Management Which of the schools would be best for an undergrad student who wants to go into Trading, Investment Management, and maybe IB. Feel free to add any other schools that may be good to look into. Planning to double major in Finance & Accounting with a minor in Statistics. Here's a list of the schools ...
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NYU/HKUST Master of Science in Global FinanceI am considering applying to this program and was curious if folks had an opinion or any knowledge of it. For those who are unfamiliar with the program (like I was before doing some research), it's an executive style masters program jointly sponsored by NYU Stern and HKUST Business School. My goal...
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USC - Masters of Business for Veteranshttps://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-business-veterans What are your thoughts? Intuitively, a way to take advantage of the (now rightfully outrageous) GI Bill. A good friend of mine is a SEAL and is jumping in next cohort. Obviously not on par with an MBA...but ...
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Don't waste your timeDon't waste your time in college getting a crappy business degree. Either get a science or engineering degree or go home. Also, if you're looking to impress people with your intelligence go math or physics, because everyone knows engineering = p*ssy version of math or physics. ...
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Prospective MSF Student Profile - Low GMAT score Hey everyone! I'm going to be entering my last semester of undergrad this fall and will also be applying to MSF programs. I took my first practice GMAT recently and was extremely disappointed with my score (480 - 23Q, 33V). My original goal programs were UT Austin and SMU. However, at this point I m...
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What is the best school (of the following) for a business degree?Hi! I started researching business degrees in Brazil. All of the best schools are around the same level among themselves, but the programs are based around the ones of American schools. I narrowed the list to 4 schools (here). The universities that created the programs are: Vanderbilt University...
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I have to go to academia and I hate it (advice needed) Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker and happy to be here Before anything, I just want to point out that I'm not a troll so please don't treat me like one I'm an undergrad (finished my studies last year) in a third world country. last year I applied to most high ranking universities (for maste...
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Need help with applying for PhD in economicsHi guys, I am a student from Vietnam. I have a Master of Art in Development Economics and International cooperation at a University in Italy, where I graduated in 2015...After studying this master, I found my interest in doing research. I applied for many universities for PhD (count like more or le...
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Route to a Tech VC firm in the SF Bay Area from my current situation? Hi, So I'm an engineering grad stuck with a F500 managerial job in a 3rd world country. My long term goal is to lead a tech VC firm in SF, due to my emotional attachment to technology's impact. I've been trying to figure out what possible routes exist, and I narrowed it down to these: (a) Go ba...
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Miami University (OH) chances? Hey everyone, it's my first post on the site and I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say. I will be attending Miami University (OH) this coming fall, and I am wondering what my chances of breaking into banking are? I realize Farmer is not exactly a "target", but is it considered a semi-ta...
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How can I become successful from a no-name school?I have a 4.0 GPA at a shit CC but have a very rigorous courseload while my peers are taking arts and ethics classes. I want to break into an investment bank but when I cruise Quora, Reddit, etc they all say that I have no chance since I'm from CC and that this forum suffers from Survivorship Bias. I...
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Tuck vs MIT Sloan for FinanceHey Guys, I am considering applying to a fourth bschool. I am applying to HBS, Wharton and Booth. Which is better for a career in finance, Tuck or MIT Sloan. By the numbers, seems as if Tuck is better but MIT's brand is really strong. I am applying to a fourth school in case i dont get admitted t...
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Am I Ineligible to Apply to Haas if I never took Calc or Stats? Also, am I shut out of any other top 16 MBA programs (like MIT)?I heard that Haas automatically rejects applicants from a non-quant background, if they haven't taken college level calc and stats. Is this true and still the case? Also, do any other MBA programs enforce this rule? I graduated from Cornell with a 3.73 GPA in History, worked at Deloitte Consulting ...
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Columbia B-School NEW Masters program- Opinions? Is it worth it?Hi guys, So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol. A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear your views Pros: -I...
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How was your social life like as a full time MBA student?One of the things that is way down on my list that I look for an MBA program are those bonds and those sorts of friendships you build while in one. For those of you who did a full time MBA program, how was the social experience like? Was it a lot more dull and flat than your undergrad experience or...
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MBA Chances (Canadian, Law Graduate)**Age/Sex:** 26 y/o Caucasian male **I hope to apply in...:** 2-3 years. **Law School:** 3.25 GPA (grades deflated, ~top 3% of students get 3.7, I was in about top 1/3 of class), top 3 in Canada. **Undergraduate:** 3.95 GPA, another top 3 in Canada, bachelor of arts in social sciences (not econom...
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King's College London VS UIUCHi all, I'm super new here and to all of this but I was hoping for some advice. I'm currently studying Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (semi-target), and I've completed my first year already. I'm trying to get myself more into the finance world and haven't really ...
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Masters In Finance- Which program to choose? I am currently a Controller in the chemical industry. I would like tobreak into IB, PE, Trading etc. I cant commit to the 2 year MBA thus looking for a reputable, affordable Masters. Can you'll please help me decide? 1- I have been accepted in the MSGF Masters in Global Finance program with NYU and ...
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Olin Business School rank by US newsOlin Business School at Washington University ranks at 21st position by US news. Kindly advise how great a school Olin is? What about job placements and St. Louis as a place. Thanks!...
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2018 FT MBA Application ThreadHoping to get a discussion started for the 2017 MBA application cycle. How are you guys doing on preparation for ED/R1 apps? How many schools are you targeting, and in what ranges? Are you staggering your apps across ED/R1/R2? Personally, I'm targeting CBS ED by the end of July, so that I have...
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(Advice Needed) MBA Programs for VetsMonkeys, I am currently studying for the GMAT and set to apply to MBA programs for the 2018 class. I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam on this site, but I'm still unsure about where to apply to business school. I'm a little older than other applicants, currently 32. I am also active dut...
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Cornell AEM Undergrad vs. Community College??? (Help!)Hey all, I'm a recent high school grad with an awaiting Guaranteed Transfer to Cornell's AEM in my Soph year (all I have to do is take a certain courseload / maintain a 3.5 GPA), but the big dilemma comes to where I will be attending my first year. Currently, I am enrolled at Emory University, wher...
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WashU vs Rice vs UNC vs Notre Dame (updated from WashU Olin placement)Edit: I have decided to keep my options open and re-evaluate. The schools I have been accepted to that are worth considering are Washington University in St. Louis, Rice University, UNC and Notre Dame. I get the feeling that Notre Dame is the school that y'all would recommend, but I haven't seen it ...
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MSF Admission Evaluation Hey guys, I've been researching different MSFs in the US and plan to start my applications this September. Hope I can get some feedback on my profile and choices, and any advice will be appreciated. I'm a Pakistani Male, graduating from a new private university in Turkey with a 3.6/4 GPA (Internat...
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University of Miami vs Miami University of Ohio IBD Recruitment Any thoughts on UM vs Miami OH IBD recruitment? I know they are both considered non-targets, however, have the chance to transfer to UM this upcoming year from Miami OH. UM seems like an overall better school, but that doesn't matter to me unless I can potentially come out of undergrad with an analy...
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Notre Dame MBA--Early Decision or NotHi All, I am getting ready to apply to business schools and am trying to decide whether I should apply to Notre Dame Early Decision, or apply Early Action to Duke or UNC. My ultimate goal is to work in restructuring or M&A, and I am not sure is ND has much of a presence in IB. I have seen a couple o...
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what job can you possibly get from Non-target or Semi-Target school?Hi I am wondering what kind of job you can get if you go to semi-target school or for that matter non-target school as a finance major I am upcoming Junior HS student who is working his ass off to get to the target school. MY GPA is 4.2 as of now and already took 2 AP classes. However, my ACT is 28...
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UNSW or Macquarie University (Australia)Sorry if this is in the wrong section! So as the title says these Unis are in Sydney, Australia. As I'm hoping to have a career in Hedge Funds, I need a bit of advice. UNSW is a more prestigious (really hard to get into) Uni however Mq is closer for me and its easier to get into. What would you gu...
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Incoming UGrad Freshman Indiana University -- Any Tips/AdviceI am an incoming freshman at Indiana University (Kelley). I am pretty set on pursuing a career on Wall Street, but am just not completely sure exactly what I want to do yet (IB, IM etc.) Anyway, I am just looking for any advice those who have made it can offer (preferably Kelley grads). Things like ...
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Dilemma - Master in Finance at St. Gallen or Bocconi?Hey guys, I'm currently facing a bit of a luxury problem, as I got accepted to both the Master in Banking and Finance at St. Gallen and the MSc Finance at Bocconi. Both universities also gave me a scholarship that cover most of the tuition fee, so I'm not sure what to choose. St. Gallen: - Top bus...
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Profile Review: 27M, 3.8 GPA, 740 GMAT **Background** - Undergrad School: University of California, Berkeley - UG Major: Philosophy - UG GPA: 3.80 - Race/Ethnicity: Korean-American - Sex: Male - Age: 27 - Other: I have overcome my disability to succeed at school and work -- I am fully blind in my left eye. **GMAT** - GMAT: 740 **Wo...
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What I learned at Harvard Business SchoolNot my experience, but I saw this on Medium: [What I learned at Harvard Business School](https://medium.com/@aravindkrishnan_92595/what-i-learned-at-harvard-business-school-2800b16d31f5) written by [Aravind Krishnan](linkedin.com/in/aravind-krishnan-8bb57350) While I am not opposed to the idea of g...
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Would it look bad to quit work to go for a master's before getting an MBA?Hey guys. So I have an otherwise strong profile - 3.5 years of marketing experience at IBM, one promotion, 750 GMAT, graduated Georgetown University with a 3.82 GPA in English. I have decent ECs. However, I was just offered admission into Harvard's Graduate School of Education in its Technology, Inn...
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European Low Budget Finance MastersWhich programmes do you prefer? I am talking about low budget (less than 5000€ fees for EU-Citizens) - Stockholm School of Economics - Finance Master - Rotterdam School of Management - so on Share your information. ...
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Rotman VS Ivey MBAJust curious in terms of placement in capital markets, which one is more preferred by the hiring company? Thanks for your thoughts....
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MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've done thi...
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Desautels (McGill) Master of Management in FinanceHey everyone, I am looking at completing a Masters as a reset button to my undergrad and to hopefully make me more employable. I just graduated a month ago and the job market is very tough. I came the Masters of Management in Finance and it seems quite good although its quite new. Can anyone provid...
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Fall'17 MSRE/MSRED Has anyone applied to below schools '17 Fall Master Real Estate programs and heard back? I submitted my applications few weeks back and was wondering if they have been sending out notices. 1. Columbia MSRED / MBA dual program 2. NYU MSRE Thanks....
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MBA Odds?Hi, I'm looking for some guidance around my chances at a top 10 school? I'm aware right off the bat nothing is guaranteed given my GPA, but it would be great to get some help from the group? 3 years of MM IB including Analyst to Associate promotion (got this w/ purely hustle and a shit ton of luck...
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French Universities / Business schools reviewsHey, has anyone attended Sciences Po on here? All I know is that Macron and pretty all the nation's CEOS and MDs graduated from there and that it has a world class reputation... :p I've seen they launched a finance programme and a couple Specialized programmes (Msc Wealth Management and strategy) a...
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Could anyone provide some advice for a transfer student?I'm a Canadian who moved to Dallas almost two years ago. I've done two years of community college and am now transferring in Fall 2017. I'm trying to determine what school I should choose to land a job in Investment Banking. Here are the schools I've narrowed it down to, along with some additional...
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Any B schools offering major in both Strategy and Finance in second year of MBA? I know that most schools offer these as core subjects in first year but I want to know if I get the tag of majoring in both Finance and Strategy by choosing these as my major in second year at any of the top B schools? Any bits of info on this would be appreciated Thanks in advance guys :)...
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Wharton Undergrad I am a sophomore in high school, and my dream school is Wharton. Other than maintaining a high grade, getting a good score on ACT/SAT, reading newspapers/books, what else should I do? ...
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Routes to transition into IBD/VC after grad scheme in IM? Masters?Hi guys, I have a question about taking a masters in order to transition into IBD. Here's the situation: I've just recently graduated with a 1st in Bio MEng at a semi-target UK uni (think- Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester) and have a FT offer for a 1 year grad scheme in Investment Management which s...
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Short Pre-MBA Work ExperienceHi folks, I'll be starting my MBA program this year and am looking forward to it. My post-MBA aim is to recruit for MC positions (preferably MBB). Question is, I only have 1.5 years of work experience pre-MBA and I'm wondering whether that would have a negative effect on MC recruitment (and summer ...
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Chances - Columbia EMBAHi everyone. I am considering applying for the Columbia EMBA. Before I kill a ton of time pursuing this, just wanted to get a general sense of where my chances fall. Below are my stats. - Top undergrad (ivy) with decent GPA (3.4 range) - business/finance major - GMAT: expect 680-690 at best, but ...
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If I plan on staying/having a career in Texas, is there really any reason to pursue an MBA other than McCombs?A McCombs MBA has great value in Texas, so why should you dish out 100k+ for a private school MBA? Only thing that scares me is the future of Energy IBD. Does a UT MBA place well for traditional Houston/Dallas/Austin IB/VC/PE jobs? A top 10 MBA grad might get an extra 10-15k salary, but the cost o...
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Dartmouth or Cornell for IB/ Hedge FundsI am a rising high school senior debating whether to ED to Cornell or Dartmouth. I want to go into IB ( or Hedge Fund if possible) out of college. Which college has better networks and will give me a better shot to pursue IB/Hedge Fund opportunities out of college?...
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Failed Course that I haven't repeatedHey guys, I have this issue in which I flank all of my courses on my first semester but then I repeated 2 of my F courses and took an extra course on my second semester and scored respectively B, C, and B-. However, I haven't been able to repeat that last F course because I was forced to move back ...
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Canada educationHello WSO, After Bachelor in Europe I am being confused with different programs in Canada. How Masters studies are called and does they worth their money or it is better to stay in Europe?...
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University of Toronto non-Rotman Math/Econ major for IB?I got into math/physical science at U of T and am intended to do a math/econ specialist program (not in Rotman Commerce). From the forum I've read that only Queens and Ivey are target schools in Canada for IB recruiting. Does this mean that my chance of getting into IB is really slim?...
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B-School's Impact on Startup PlansHey monkeys, Recently ran across this article that says "more than a third of the MBA graduates at Stanford and MIT started companies within three years of their commencement". [quote]At one school after another, the rates of entrepreneurship within the three-year window are three to four times wha...

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