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Get an edge on the competition - ask Vantage Point MBA your business school application questions

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WSO is excited to announce that we have selected Vantage Point MBA, a top MBA admissions consulting firm, for our 2019 MBA partnership! The Vantage Point MBA team is available for WSO members to answer your questions about MBA applications in the Business School Forum. The Vantage Point MBA team, l...

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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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Waterloo FARM or Bocconi BEMACC or Queens Smith (Business Undergraduate)?

Stacy Sirui-Du

Hi WSO! I am currently considering which offer I should accept: 1. Math/financial analysis and risk management (Co-op) in University of Waterloo (5 years, $2000 scholarship) 2. Economics and management for art, culture and communication in University of Bocconi. (3 years) 3. Smith (commerce) at Qu...

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McGill Desautels vs UWO (no AEO from Ivey)

adaffdaaereaer

I know the Desautels vs Ivey topic has been discussed many times on here but my situation is a bit different. I'm a grade 12 student who is leaning towards going into IB after undergrad but unfortunately I didn't get into Queens Commerce and I honestly don't even know how but I didn't get AEO for Iv...

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MSc Finance Profile Evaluation (LSE Finance, LBS Financial Analysis, Oxford Financial Economics)

artur17777

Hello everyone, Im planning to do an MSc in Finance next year (straight after i finish my undergrad) and will be applying after this summer. Basic profile: Semi-target uni in the UK. Think Bristol, Bath, Durham, Warwick, studying Economics & Mathematics. After two years my average is 72% First Cl...

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WU for undergrad?

black.swan.analysis

Hi chimps, I'm in HS and was planning were to go for uni and among other continental European targets I was considering applying to Wirtschafts Universitat Wien (Vienna University of Economics). Would you consider it a target school for IBD or Big-4 audit? About myself: a russian/polish student ...

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T15 MBA for Buyside Placement

atls29

Looking for any guidance on buyside placement for those in a T15 MBA program (read: not top 7). Have looked at various employment reports (Darden, Mccombs, etc.) and was surprised on the relative lack of buyside placements across these. Any guidance on how recruiting in this position tends to go wou...

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What should I be doing now? (right out of undergrad)

JPowell

This past week I graduated from college, and I've been thinking about what I can start doing in the next couple years to craft a strong b-school app. For context, I graduated from an Ivy, 3.8 GPA and am an incoming FT analyst in IB at GS/MS/JPM so not sure how much time I'll have to be involved in a...

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Best school for MBA if u want to become a hedge fund manager someday

LosBlancosAddict

What should be the minimum GMAT score if you want to go to an M7 program?? And which is better Wharton or Harvard MBA for Hedge fund careers?? And are Wharton and Booth the two Finance Juggernauts or specialist finance schools for any Finance role??...

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Need GMATS asap - how long to cram?

a5hleybmw

basically my life and trading career is not going to move forward until I get the stupid GMAT Need to get high 700, Starting from scratch, locking myself in room, turning my phone off ...... - how long can I do this in? A week/fortnight? - Which study materials do I need/ do you recommend? - I...

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Rotman Commerce vs Schulich BBA vs Laurier BBA/BSC

dangerdolan23

I got rejected from Queens, and Ivey. Which school has better IB placements or general finance jobs (on bay street specifically). Also, which school will give me a better shot at transferring into Ivey after second year? I am seeing a bunch of conflicting comments on similar posts.....

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Masters in Finance with low GPA. Can I make it up?

vhv333

Can work experience and a high GMAT offset a low undergrad GPA? I'm trying to figure out how to go about things in the future....

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Why would an Investment Banking Associate Want an MBA?

Linda Abraham

I sometimes see discussion on WSO as to whether an MBA is worthwhile for someone coming out of investment banking, especially if they are at the associate level. I recently interviewed Ida Valentine for *Admissions Straight Talk*, Accepted's podcast. It was an amazing episode, but she addressed th...

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HEC Paris MIF interview - What to expect?

1 day in IB

Hey guys! I received an invitation to HEC Paris MIF's final interview: anyone around here has gone through this process and could tell me a little bit what to expect? Thanks for your help!...

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Where to Go/Start/End wrt Career

searchingkart

I'm a 2nd year doing my undergrad in Business Administration. My course is integrated with Insurance and ACCA, so I'm also pursuing those qualifications in addition. Though I do well in Finance, I see Business Development or Corporate Strategy as a career for myself. I'm doing a Marketing Internsh...

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Accepted into OSU's SMF, what are my post-graduation career prospects given my past work experience? All help appreciated.

geraltofsnivia123

So I have no real experience in finance and was looking towards a program like this to actually help me break into finance. My original major was in natural science as I was planning on attending dental school (which I was accepted into but decided not to attend). My only work experience is the 3 or...

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Chances of H/S?

Bubba-

**Work experience** * 2 years of due diligence and strategy consulting for a tier 2 (e.g., Monitor, S&, OW) doing an "impact" field (e.g., cleantech, education, environment) * ~1 year of work at a major non-profit impact investing venture / growth company (e.g., Omidyar, Acumen, NewSchools) *...

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MSc VS MBA for IBD

aconcernedguy

Hi everyone, I am contemplating on applying for IBD target MSc and MBA programmes (leaning more towards MSc due to lack of experience) so I wanted to start a discussion in regards to possibilities for each and to get some guidance on how to position myself. My goal is to land an IB M&A, Lev Fin ...

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Northwestern ECON vs IU Kelley vs Vanderbilt ECON

AQArgo

With decisions out, I've arrived at the three options above; NU, IU-Kelley, and Vandy. I am currently a student at IU, but decided to apply for a transfer spot at these schools in the case of a "you never know" outcome. Fortunately, I was accepted into both schools, and am now looking for advice for...

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Studying and Working

gofurther_

Hello everyone, I need your help.. I want to apply for a master in finance but at the same time I have to keep working. Georgetown offers an online MSF that seems great, but at the same time I want to figure out if it'd be feasible to attend for instance MIT SLOAN or Columbia while working.. I'm l...

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Southern California Graduate Schools Saint Mary's College Pepperdine USC MSRED

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Currently I am looking into graduate schools Pepperdine MSRE Saint Mary's College of California M.S Finance Combined MBA Dual Degree Program Saint Mary's College MS Finance now STEM approved according to an email I got from admissions director USC MSRED (Real Estate Development) My interest is...

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Rice vs Emory (Undergrad)

wjchen2

Debating between these two schools for a potential career path in IB in NYC. I talked with some students at Rice, and they said that a possible way would be to get into IB in Houston then transfer to NYC. Is this a viable option at all? I feel that doing an internal transfer from Houston to NYC woul...

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UCL vs Bocconi

Dead

Hello, I'm a new subscribed. I graduated recently from a little university in the south of Italy and I want to work in a BB Investment Bank. After some applications, I got admitted to Bocconi(MSc Finance, italian course) and UCL(MSc Management). My final goal is M&A in London, which one it best in t...

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Odds of getting admitted to a top 15 business school?

hip2Bsquare

What are my odds of getting admitted to a top 15 business school? Do I have a decent shot at Wharton/Harvard/Stanford? GPA: 3.5 from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service GMAT: TBD, but I'm good at standardized tests (2330 on the SAT) Work Experience: 2 years working at the White House in economic...

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MSc in Finance: Bocconi vs ESSEC

ac971

Hi everyone, I have been admitted to Bocconi and ESSEC for a Master of Science in Finance. At ESSEC I have been admitted to the two-year program, because I hold a 3-year Bachelor's degree. I am italian and I speak also English and French. I have done a 6-month internship, but I don't have any financ...

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Best non M7 Bschool in MA?

Onlyme12

Wondering what the best shcool to get an MBA from in Massachusetts (non M7 school) for a career in finance? ...

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Going from a credit analyst with a regional southeastern bank to a top MBA

Dollabill

I’m currently a 2nd year credit analyst with a regional bank in the southeast. I graduated from a state school in the south with an average gpa and I’ve gradually been working my way up. I’ve gone from temp accountant, to an analyst in a community bank’s credit training program and currently...

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Chances for top european MiF?

miquelj

Hi, I'm a 22 years old spanish male. **CGPA: 3,3 Finance and Accounting**, 4 years degree, Universitat de Valencia. **Finance courses GPA 3,6 GMAT: 720 (48Q,41V)** On my second university year I had a difficult personal situation and my grades were very low, so it dragged my CGPA. My last two cou...

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Admitted at IE MIF with deadline but pending interview from HEC & LBS!

1 day in IB

Hi peeps! So i'm in a tricky situation: I've just been admitted at IE for their MIF and for their dual degree MIM+MIF. I have to give them an answer by May 20th. It's tricky because I also applied to HEC & LBS and their interview decision is pending. Here's my profile: - Graduated with Honours from...

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Msc Finance Esade 100% $$ vs HEC 0 $$

Pictet

Title says it all, accept Esade’s Msc with full scholarship or pay for Hec’s msc? cost is around 25-30k eur. Is it worth it?...

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Profile Evaluation for MBA/Masters in Finance

Sudarshan-Mohta

Hello, I am a 24 year old Bachelors of Commerce graduate from SRCC , India with 3 years of work-ex (1 - finance, 2 - Teach For India) and am looking to apply to MFin courses for the 2020 AY. I cleared CFA Level 3 in June, 2017. I want suggestions as to which schools/courses would make more sense con...

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UCLA MFE or Rutgers MQF

Neha-Singh1

Hey guys! Got admitted into these programs. I'm legit confused. UCLA MFE: UCLA MFE is associated with UCLA MBA's 'Anderson' name. Hence has a reputation. But the MFE program doesn't share strong career services with that of the MBA program. You're pretty much on your own. On speaking with a rece...

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Undergrad: Cornell Hotel or Emory

dongqi25

I got accepted as a sophomore transfer to Cornell Hotel and Emory. I would like to be in nyc, so Cornell is the obvious choice here. However, I'm iffy about the hotel school placement (most go into real estate IB) whereas I would be able to be in the business school at Emory junior year. Any insight...

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LSE Finance and Private Equity MSc requirement

Hulu-Hulu

Hello fellow monkeys, Background: I am currently graduating 2020 from non-target Nordic-European Business School (FT 2018 ranking in 4.3-4.5 on current path. During my studies last year got internship from a big Nordic bank (customer service), got employed part-time and continuing on the summer. GM...

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Why are the average GPAs at some Top 10 business schools so low?

recruitingstudent

I was amazed that the average GPA's of Top 10 b-schools are so low considering how competitive to get in. According to Poets & Quants, some of the average GPAs for 2018 were the following: Wharton - 3.60, Booth - 3.60, Ross - 3.50, Tuck - 3.49, Sloan - 3.48, and Cornell Johnson was only 3.39. A 3....

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Michigan Ross vs Cornell ILR

CParmBig

Hey guys, I was accepted to Ross and have a guaranteed transfer to Cornell ILR. Should I transfer to Cornell next year or should I stay at Ross? Will the Cornell brand name be that much better than Ross'? I'm conflicted in what I should do even though I have a year to decide. I hope to go into IB or...

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Company Has Offered to Pay for MSF, What Effect Will This Have on MBA Application?

Carl Icahn't

My boss informed me that my company is willing to pay for a MSF program at one of the local programs (good, but not great programs) in my city. I am pretty certain I want to get my MBA after having a bit more work experience. Will having a MSF on my application look odd to AdCom? Am I over-thinking ...

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MiM and relative GMAT

mamu10

Hi everybody! I'm a non-target Italian student in the second year of my bachelor (taught in english) looking for a MiM suitable for me because I'd like to apply for it in oct/november in order to enahnce my possibilities. I've got a good GPA (29/30, which I assume is around 3.8/4.00), LSE summer sch...

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INSEAD vs. DUKE Fuqua MBA

Alte

Hey Everyone, I got accepted from both INSEAD and Duke Fuqua. Which b-school should I choose? A bit background of myself: -Turkish guy with 5.5 years of 2nd tier management consulting experience with strong quant skills -My post-MBA plans are: Work for an I-Bank as an associate in M&A, live in Eur...

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Undergrad Junior Transfer?

JSB029

I am currently a sophomore at a school that is probably a semi-target and I have been looking into transferring to a stronger target school. I think I am more interested in consulting, but have been going through the networking and recruitment process for IB for the ones that have been doing on camp...

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which recommender? CEO of MNC consultancy (3 months) or supervisor from extracurricular?

ccfcg123

Hello. I am trying to figure out who to write my recommendation or which round to apply. My situation is: 1) I am starting a new job in June at a MNC tech consulting firm. I will be working directly under the CEO, a pretty unique job, half consulting/half strategic planning with C-suite stakeholder...

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MSF with 5+ years of experience

512Finance

Hello Peeps, I am considering an MSF program in Texas. A bit about myself, I have almost six years of experience. 3 in M&A and 2.5 in CRE Underwriting. I was looking to apply for an MSF but wanted to hear whether my 5+ years of experience is sought after or if it will work against me given that the ...

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UnderGrad: UCLA vs. Berkeley for MBB

annoyedcouch

Just got into Berkeley off the waitlist and want hear some opinions regarding MBB or T2 consulting prospects. I will be majoring in econ and trying to get into Haas my junior year at Cal, and biz-econ at UCLA. I'm in-state so the cost for both would be the same (SoCal specifically so Berkeley would ...

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F500 Analyst vs Big4 Advisory for M7 (Again)

randomconsultingguy

Lot's of discussion on this forum about FLDP vs Big4 (especially audit) for B-school, with the general consensus that FLDP leads to a better shot at M7 / T-10 programs. But what about the advisory side of the Big4? And what about non-finance roles at F500 or regular analyst positions not part of any...

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Profile Evaluation for European pre-experience Masters

mipa98

Hi there! I just took the GMAT and I'm considering retaking, but first I wanted to ask more experienced people for an opinion on the chances I would have at the top masters pre-experience in Europe (both MiF and MiM) given my current GMAT score and the rest of my profile. I will start applying in O...

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How much should you trust admission counselors ?

The White Bull

It may happen that you don't have a good profile but still your counselor may tell you that you have a good profile and thus tell you to go for your MBA (for obvious reasons) and give the GMAT even when your chances of getting into a college of your choice would be very slim. How do you make a fair...

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IB -> Starting Company... M7 MBA?

InvestInYourShelf

How would an M7 MBA program view someone with 1-2 years of IB experience who took a leap of faith to start a business instead of pursuing the traditional path of PE (assuming the business lasted 1-2 years)? Would it be a tangible differentiator on an application vs. those who went IB -> PE? Other s...

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Vanderbilt or Tufts for IB

mikekama4

I had just committed to tufts, but I was recently just admitted off the Vanderbilt waitlist. I really want to work in finance/IB, so I was wondering which one would give me the best job prospects...

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GMAT Prep Veritas vs Manhattan Prep (Online Instruction)

benzsmarc

Hi everyone, I'm aiming to take the GMAT in a couple months and I'm looking into prep options. After trying out the free trials, I've limited them down to Veritas and Manhattan Prep. I'm looking for an online self-study method that is comprehensive and will help me to reach my 700+ goal (I scored 6...

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Advice for an undergrad

carpenmf

Hey Everyone, I am a Junior at a liberal arts college so our business and finance program is definitely different from a lot of other schools. I was wondering if anyone has any resources they find super helpful for me to use to make sure I really do know everything I will need to when I graduate in ...

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Business School for head of a company?

tgoodjr

Hey guys, I am the president of a smallish hospitality/real estate company that my dad started in the early 90's. He died 6 years ago and I have been overseeing operations since. Before he died, my plan was to go to business school after undergrad. I deal with everything from purchases, accountin...

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UNC Kenan Flagler vs. Cornell Dyson and other B-Schools

jjmeah

I recently committed to UNC Chapel Hill for undergrad and was interested in their recruiting for NY IB relative to other schools. I was offered the transfer option to Cornell ILR but if advised, would plan to attempt to transfer to Dyson and join a friend who committed there. Would it be advisable...

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Chance at LSE MSc A&F/Finance

dorsialunchmenu

I'm currently studying at RSM, Bsc International Business Administration. - I got a 7.91 in my first year (2:1, 8.0 and up is 1st), my performance slipped this year, by the time I'll be applying my GPA will likely be 7.8. Achieving an 8.0 seems unlikely. - Assisted in the organization of a case co...

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Edinburgh VS Nottingham

Cloud-Burst

I earlier asked a question about UK tier 1 semis earlier, however I wanted to get more detail about Edinburgh and Nottingham. As this will be my No.2 and 3. after Warwick. I really like Edinburgh, the campus and everything but I don't think it places well into IB. Looking through Linkedin I found ma...

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UC San Diego Rady MBA or Columbia MSRED ?

116610LVB

Hello WSO, a few words regarding my background I have a B.A and an LL.B. Certified as a lawyer and have been working in big law for a few years, specializing in real estate. I'm 27 years old so time is of the essence. I'm looking to transition out of the legal world and I'm really confused as to whi...

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delete this thread please thanks

JWW555

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Bad first impression on admissions office - am I worrying over nothing?

QuantKing45

I've recently begun visiting bschools and had some great first interactions with the admissions offices. I made a faux pas over email with one of the admissions offices. Could anything at this early of a stage in the process be held against me later on in the year? I'm assuming they are overburd...

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Cornell MPS-Accounting VS. University of Michigan Ross Macc

bb_w

Hi everyone, I got 2 accounting master offers and kind of hard to make a decision. One is MPS in management - accounting specialization under Cornell Johnson business school. The other one is Master of Accounting under Umich Ross. I prefer to do auditing or constantly/advisory after graduation in U...

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Emory vs Vanderbilt MBA

buckeye92

Good Afternoon, I have been accepted to Vandy with no money and Emory with 25% scholarship. My goal is IB NYC but open to other locations as well. I know Emory is ranked higher but the Vandy brand seems bigger in finance. Which would you choose?...

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SMU, ASU, Utah or UC Irvine for MSF, and will this plan work?

statedoctor14

Currently working at a small real estate company in an analyst role (mainly acquisitions/dispositions), would like to jump into IB (if I can) or real estate private equity. Considering Arizona State, UC Irvine, Utah, and SMU for my MSF (I applied to UT Austin but haven't heard back yet), thoughts ...

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