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+7What do top schools have/do that other schools don't?What resources do the top undergraduate business schools have that lower ranked schools don't? What do top schools do to separate themselves, apart from having smarter students and better ocr?27
+5Should I change my major from finance to math if I love both subjects? Why or why not?Title. I love both math and finance, not sure what to do. I always thought finance was the no brainer, and even if I change my major to math I'd still want to work in finance, I took some math classes (statistics and business calc which is calc 1 pretty much) and loved them. Any...17
+4What is the most appropriate amount of working experience before applying to MBA?I saw the other thread about age to apply, and was wondering if there's like a golden rule of the years of experience you must have before applying. Let me share my thoughts, I'm a banker/investment analyst and if I have to make a judgement call on which year to apply, I'd say the...19
+4Is hiring a MBA Admissions Consultant worth it?I'm beginning the application process / school evaluation stage for potentially going to business school. My goal would be to go to a <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> school, but possibly a second-tier school if need-be. I've spoken with a...11
+3Where to put MBA Savings?I'll be pursuing my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> in 5 years and have started saving for it to minimize the amount of loans I'll have to take out. Should I put my <abbr title="Masters in Business...7
+3HBX CORe vs Smoking GMAT QuantHey all, I'm planning to apply to <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the 10-25 range next years. My undergrad GPA was 3.0, so i'm considering taking HBX CORe. How do AdComs view HBX CORe? Has anyone taken it and applied to...5
+3FT, PT, or no MBA?Long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> fan looking for some honest advice. I currently work as an associate FP&A director for a large biotech firm in the DC area. The pay and work/ life balance are great, but I feel like I’m getting complacent and...13
+3Police Officer MBA ProspectsI'm beginning police academy in a large, metropolitan city in a few weeks. I recently graduated as an honors political science major from a target university with a decent (3.1) GPA and very strong extracurriculars. Serving as an officer would be a great way for me to perform a public...7
+3Business School Odds Wharton Undergrad and Navy AfterwardsDoing this for my older brother... He doesn't think he has a good shot at a top B school, I feel like he does. Undergrad: Wharton (Class of 2014) GPA: 3.25 GMAT: 730 Work: He did some low key internships with family friends Joined the Navy Special Warfare (Seals) directly after...12
+3MBA profile evaluation for consultant, aspiring to become a bankerSchools: Booth, Sloan, Columbia, Stern, UCLA - 26 year old, Asian American male (1st gen college student) - 750 GMAT (49Q, 43V) - 3.5 from UChicago, major in Management Studies, minor in Economics (major-only GPA is 3.8, lower grades are from pre-med classes that I didn't do well in)....6
+3Do diplomas and certificates from Online Ivy Leauge courses hold any good?Hi, I was wondering if courses provided by the likes of eDX and Coursera with Ivy League certificates any good and can be used for Job search? I have seen schools like MIT, Harvard and othe top colleges offer such online programmes I want to know their relevance in a job search context.6
+3MBA Profile Evaluation -- Would love any commentDear team, It would be much appreciated if I could receive some advice/ an assessment of my upcoming B-School application: Nationality: Chinese male/ **Spent past 8 years in US** Age: 31 Degree: Undergrad in China (top 10 school), major in bio-chemistry GPA 3.6/4.0 **M.S in Stanford**,...12
+2DOJ Says Harvard Discriminates Against Asian-Americans. Could This Affect Your Job/School?Today the DOJ said that Harvard's use of a "personality assessment" had the impact of creating discrimination against Asian-American students. If you're interested in reading more, [here's the WSJ...2
+2Thinking about transferring. Chances with low ACT. Hello all I am a rising sophomore this year, and I am currently attending a no name college in the University of Wisconsin system. I am thinking about transferring out to a good college in a major city. I have a good GPA 3.5+ freshman year and, a 3.95 second semester of freshman year. Over...8
+2Taking Classes After Graduation Just to Boost GPAHello All, I recently graduated from my University with a degree in Economics and a 3.3 GPA. My university allows me to take courses after graduation and the grades I get in them add to my Undergraduate GPA. I plan on taking easy courses for the sole purpose of boosting my GPA and making...2
+2What are best-in-class ops for consulting and government?I'm a recent graduate with an MS related to data science a top 5 engineering/<abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> school and I'm considering a variety of options. I'm interested in consulting and government work and I'm hoping to get an idea for...1
+2How do you save for graduate school? Confused about the best way to manage my moneyI have read through the many posts on savings on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but I have a few specific questions in regards to saving for bschool and how people tend to view the subject. 1. How much of my savings should be cash vs 401k? Say I want to go...1
+2MBA: Study AbroadI'm curious if anyone here has any experience with doing a study abroad type program with their MBA? Lots of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs have links to all their partner schools and programs but I was curious if anyone actually...3
+1Should I pursue an MSF or stick it out and try for a top MBA?I graduated last May and have been working for a F500 biotech company in their pricing group. I’m mainly doing contract compliance, weekly sales reports, and some other monthly and quarterly calculations for them. I’ve had the opportunity to build out a couple models for, and produce actual...4
+1How Many Jobs is Too Many Pre-MBA?Didn't see much discussion around this topic. How many jobs (not counting internal transfers) is too many before applying to an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program? Obviously this depends on context like age, type of job, and more, but,...2
+1Any MSF admission success stories for low GPA? I finished with a 3.0 from Indiana - Kelley (finance) and would really like a 2nd chance at <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Is it possible to get in a top <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> program with my GPA and a 700+...1
+1Considering doing a Masters Hi Monkeys, Im considering doing a masters partly to enjoy the subject and learn more but also a focus on career opportunities. Considering I want to work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> What would be more advantageous doing a masters in finance or...1
+1Last minute choice of program: MSc Management (not international) at Bocconi (full tuition) or CEMS at LSM (almost free)Hi there! I decided a few months ago to start a MSc in Management at Bocconi. I obviously know Bocconi is an amazing school, but I have to pay full tuition fees to complete the MSc Management program and I have to borrow money for that (almost in its entirety). I can also still start the CEMS...3
+1MBA Apps take a plunge!https://poetsandquants.com/2018/08/29/mba-apps-take-a-shocking-plunge/ It appears that people are trying to change the para---dig(m)! Thoughts?1
+1Duke Fuqua Master of Management Studies or UMich Ross Master of Management?Can somebody evaluate which school is the better choice for someone looking to break into consulting? Both schools appear similar, aside from the regions they place their graduates (UM-Mid West, Duke-Northeast/Atlantic. Any personal experience is helpful. Thank you.1
+1Rec Letter AdviceSup everyone I'm applying to a few schools for Fall 2019 and wanted to get some feedback on how I could go about asking my current boss for a letter of recommendation. I hope to be able to continue working full-time while studying part-time but the MRED program I am shooting for is quite...1
+1Why is Ivey better than Rotman? (Need Advice)So I know this topic has been beaten to death on this forum, and the majority of the people seem to say that Ivey is better than Rotman when it comes to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. But when I look at ranking for their undergraduate programs, Rotman is ranked...4
+1MSA - GMAT or GRE?For a bit of background: I have an undergrad degree and a good job in low cost of living city. My current employer wants me to get a <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr>, which requires more credit hours than my undergrad got me. I have the option of...2
+1Looking for a Masters in Finance program in Europe..Canadian here and will have dual Canadian/Italian citizenship by the time I begin a program. I am currently working at a custodian bank, but I have a passion and interest in pursuing a career in asset management, investment banking, private equity, equity research. The jobs every young person...1
+1MSF vs. MBACurrently in consulting looking to make the switch to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Weighing an <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> v. <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. Wondering if...2
+1Kicking Off Round 2With summer coming to an end (though for those of us on the east coast it does not feel that way weather wise) and round two deadlines for most schools that fall in January, it is easy to put your MBA applications on the back burner. Don’t make this mistake! Whether you aren’t quite ready...1
+1Is there anyone willing to review a veterans admission essay to Wharton?Hello everyone, I am applying to Wharton and I would appreciate it if someone that has some experience with the topic would lend me advice on the essay. The deadline is coming up and I am a darkhorse to begin with but I want to put forth the most competitive application possible. Thank you...2
+1Vanderbilt MSF ChancesHello everyone. I am a recent 24 year old graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a liberal studies degree. I have a 3.2 GPA and a GMAT score of 760. My gpa is due to me working full-time during school. I spent 5 years with Dollar General, 4 of which in management. I also spent 4...4
+1Bocconi MSc FinanceHi, I am a male candidate from India. I graduated in 2016 from Delhi University (not the best in the country) in Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing Technology). My GPA was 3.4. I have 2 years of work experience in Supply Chain Management at one of the largest Indian MNC's. I...2
+1Financial certificate from NYU or Masters in Finace from Penn State?I’m trying to advance my career and hopefully move up within my company in the next year or two. My plan is to either try to get a masters from Penn State within those two years or go for a financial certificate from NYU. The reason why I want to do this is because my UG is not in finance or...1
+1Applying to finance clubs, what do I need to know?I'm a freshman at a target university (think Georgetown/UVA/UMich) and I am currently applying to multiple finance clubs and a couple business fraternities. I am not in the business school at my university but I am going through the process of transferring into it. Among the...1
+1Help - Online Courses for MFin ApplicationsHi Fellow Monkeys. I wanted to apply for the 2019 intake of the MFin programs in USA. However, my profile is a little shy in some of the maths and statistics areas in particular. Also, I would like to do a course in Python, to brush up on the programming skills (I use VBA at work, so have...1
+1Which LAC for IB : Middlebury, CMC or W&LHello, I am in the process of choosing an undergraduate school to attend next year (if I am accepted) and I would like to attend a small liberal college preferably. Which one, between Claremont Mckenna College, Middlebury and Washington & Lee university do you think would guarantee the...2
+1MSF or MBA (and gaining some MM IB Experience)?Hey Guys, In a few weeks I will start my internship at an american <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in Europe (think Harris Williams, Baird, Raymond James, Blair) which I will hopefully convert....1
+1Should more colleges offer CFA exam prep courses?I found out that the [University of Toronto offers CFA prep courses](https://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/courses/accounting-finance-risk-management/cfa-exam-prep) for all three levels of the exam. Their passing rates are very good (81% for level 1, 82% for level...1
+1Fortune 10 Work Experience for HBS?I'm at a Fortune 10 company in a <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr>. I have a high GPA from a top 10 public university. Would my pedigree give me a chance at HBS? TIA. 3
+1Consulting and Recruitment oppurtunities for Econ CAS majors vs. AEM at CornellHey all, I'm a high school senior and since I've visited Cornell and I've been absolutely in love. I am interested in a career and finance but have anecdotally heard that it is much harder to get an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/consulting job...1
+1Better SUNY? Binghamton or Stony Brook?I am currently a high school student living in Buffalo and applying to colleges. My choice has pretty much come down to Binghamton or Stony Brook. I come from a middle class family and we really do not have the means to send me to an expensive target school, so SUNY schools are really one of my...1
+1Best extracurriculars to take at community college for transfers?Basically the title. I'm at a CC rn and I got good grades rn and I'm gonna be applying as a transfer to schools pretty soon. All I do outside of school though is play a sport (2 if you include chess lmao). What else should I do? The clubs at my school I think are pretty weak, nobody...2
+1Studypartner for GMAT Have you guys tried StudyPal? All my friends in New York use it to study in group for GMAT. CHECK OUT StudyPal.co 1
+1Military Vet too old for MSF or MBA?Hey everyone! I recently graduated my state flagship with a <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> Computer Science (3.75 GPA). Before going to school, I spent 6 years in the military and two years before that working odd jobs. I currently work for a local bank doing...2
+1Emory Goizueta MBA vs UNC KF MBA vs Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBAAs an international non-US work authorization and trying to break into banking, which of the three full time <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs has the best on-campus opportunities and alumni network to score a <abbr title="bulge...3
+1Deferral MBA/MSF (2+2, GSB deferral, Yale silver scholars) and postgrad scholarship chances (Rhodes, Marshall, etc.) chances**Background: ** *Non-target state flagship (SEC) + Honors college (including thesis) *Internship in renewable energy/Alternative fuels department *Separate short internship at specialty oil/gas firm *Finance major 3.91 gpa *Business frat VP (finance) *Fellow/Scholar at school...1
+1Teacher trying to assess his profile for MBA.Hi all, I have browsed countless blogs looking for advice on my profile. The thing is, since I never gave <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> a serious thought until recently - my profile is currently in a total mayhem. There are domain shifts, role...1
+1Attainable Programs USA/AbroadAs a backup, I'm looking to apply to a few <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs but unsure of my potential candidacy. I went to a top 20 US school with a double major Finance/International Relations but only with a 2.9GPA. 6 years of...1