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+154To anyone considering an MBAThere has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr>. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an <abbr...1771 week 1 day ago
+101How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders versionFirst, 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...783 weeks 4 days ago
+65What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):The main takeaways are either headers or in bold. <h3>If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take “prestige” out of the equation.</h3> I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Wharton due to...1482 weeks 2 hours ago
+48Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> 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...14135 days 2 hours ago
+55Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...1121 year 7 months ago
+44AMA: Reflections on 1st Semester at Columbia Business SchoolI recently completed my first semester at Columbia Business School and wanted to share my experience thus far. I would also be happy to field any questions. The primary reason for writing this long-winded anecdote is to provide clarity into the actual experience at Columbia for prospective...1111 year 8 months ago
+42Reflections on Year 1 at Booth<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...15910 months 4 weeks ago
+44Just Got Into a Target, AMAI made it 5 minutes before they closed and I bought a gallon of skim milk. <em>Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 12/14/15.</em>211 year 11 months ago
+33Thoughts on HBS (Starting Out)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 10/1/2014 and ranks #23 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content...903 months 3 weeks ago
+30MSF Class of 2019Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed...28118 hours 41 min ago
+27760 on GMAT -- Game PlanHey everyone, Just took my GMAT this morning and scored 760 (IR8/Q50/V44), which is at the 99th percentile. While this is certainly not the limit of what many of you could score, I think my experience going through the process might be valuable to share, so I'm hoping at least a few...511 month 1 week ago
+25MSF 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...3294 months 4 days ago
+24Ask mbaMission about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> 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 <abbr title="Masters in Business...641 week 6 days ago
+21Johnson (Cornell) 2nd Year MBA Ask Me Anything AMAInspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business...1041 week 6 days ago
+21US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMAJust re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community. While in b-school, I did...742 weeks 4 days ago
+20Advice for Princeton MFin ApplicantsAll, Over the past two months, I have seen several threads asking for advice on applying to Princeton Bendheim's MFin program, what the school is looking for, and many other questions. People on the forums have pointed to me because I go to school there, and they think I have some clue...16512 months 1 day ago
+21Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle. <h3>Background</h3> I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no...272 years 3 weeks ago
+19Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending <abbr title="Harvard Business School ">HBS</abbr>. A week ago I finished...1317 months 2 weeks ago
+19AMA: I got into two T10 MBA programs with a <3.0 GPASo - I just got all my R1 decisions back and found out I got into MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas! I was a low GPA candidate - ended up with 2.96 from a T30 "semi target" school. Major in Econ, Minor in Math. A caveat about my grades - my lower grades were in upper level math courses...402 months 2 weeks ago
+16MSF Question and Answer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This one was originally posted 6/30/2015.</em> I get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here...2391 year 4 months ago
+17Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada**EDIT**: Changed rankings to place Ivey in 1st place instead of UBC Sauder PMF as people I've talked to think it's unfair to compare the top 7 kids at Sauder to entire schools. And, to be fair, the top 7 kids at Ivey/QC place comparably to Sauder PMF kids and Sauder as an entire...632 months 1 week ago
+4Ask Alex at MBA ApplyHey Everybody - if any of you are looking for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">quality GMAT preparation</a></span> I'd encourage you to check out our partnership with Veritas Prep here because...12802 months 1 week ago
+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates">MBAs</abbr> do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix...481 year 1 month ago
+11Comprehensive US MSF RankingSince there is not a ranking of US <abbr title="Masters in Finance programs ">MSFs</abbr> I elected to make one. I’d like to thank ANT/TNA for his great list on it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering an <abbr title="Masters in...34711 months 3 weeks ago
+9B-School Q&A w/ Betsy Massar of Master AdmissionsI'm Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions</a>. I'm glad to be here on Wall Street Oasis back with kindred spirits. Right out of Harvard Business School I worked for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...6202 years 4 months ago
+15I got into an M7 (Wharton) with a pure sales background and now work in MBB. I wanted to share my experience I've seen a few posts on here discouraging others from pursuing a career in sales as it relates to <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> admissions. In particular, some have argued sales doesn't look great at <abbr title="Top 7 MBA...157 months 5 days ago
+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's <abbr...71 year 3 months ago
+8MSF Class of 2016Ok guys, building on my post last year, I wanted to start something for this years applicants. Anyone applying this year, with a 2015 start and 2016 graduation, feel free to post your profile, ask questions or just add some comments. Looking to help and give advice to anyone applying in this...7181 year 4 months ago
+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...171 year 3 months ago
+12AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSPost-admit questions welcomed. I hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>, <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> or MMS in your early careers. I also have friends who...8110 months 4 weeks ago
+12Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits<h3>AMA</h3> Given round 2 results are just out (congrats AdMITS!) and inspired by a few of the other people (@Masterz57", @OpsDude", @TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at MIT's Sloan...6210 months 3 weeks ago
+11MBA: Stanford or Harvard?Hi folks. I was lucky enough to have been accepted to both the Harvard and Stanford <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs. I would really appreciate any advice/thoughts on things I should consider while making this decision. Here is some...448 months 1 week ago
+11Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business SchoolI went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 years 4 weeks ago
+10My GMAT Study PlanI just took the GMAT this past weekend and scored a 760 (Q49 / V44), so while everything was fresh on my mind I wanted to make a post here about the process that I went through. I know that there are a few threads like this already out there, but when I was trying to figure out how to tackle the...1016 months 2 weeks ago
+10yes..655 years 11 months ago
+10AMA: Looking back on the first few months at Tuck After seeing an <abbr title="Harvard Business School ">HBS</abbr> and CBS thread on their reflections on the first term of their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs, I thought I'd do the same. Thank you to...266 months 2 weeks ago
+11Update: Admissions Results for Shitty WE, Good Raw Stats (y'all tore apart my profile. thanks for the brutally honest feedback)Hi all, here's a follow-up to a profile review I gave a while back (shitty WE, good raw stats). Since I can't link my old posts, here's what I wrote: "So I graduated from UCLA with a Sociology degree, and got a 3.9 GPA. But I sucked terribly at networking and finding jobs,...83 months 3 weeks ago
+9Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...842 months 1 week ago
+9AMA First Year Wharton MBAI hosted a <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> webinar (<a href="//">link here</a>) on Thursday, December 3rd about my application to Wharton and how I got in, despite...641 year 12 months ago
+4Ask Stacy Blackman Consulting - Business School AdmissionsHey Everybody - if any of you are looking for a quality <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT preparation</a></span> I'd encourage you to check out our partnership with Veritas Prep here because...5473 years 7 months ago
+14Rescinded 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...1463 weeks 3 days ago
+16How To Get Into The Undergraduate Program At NYU Stern: A Quick GuideHello Stern hopefuls. I am currently a student at Stern, and in an effort to procrastinate applying for internships/jobs next summer (yes, it starts this early) I decided to write some things I wish I knew when applying to Stern. Being one of the only direct admit business school programs in the...265 months 3 weeks ago
+9Three things I’ve learned from three months in business school<h3>1. What “smart” looks like</h3> Once you get accepted into business school, it soon dawns on you that for the first time in a while, you’ll be sitting in class with some incredibly smart people. Of the thousands of people that applied to the program, these are the people...132 years 4 months ago
+9Wharton Business School: Entrepreneurship Speech I went to Wharton and spoke to some of their MBAs about Entrepreneurship and thought you guys might like the video of it :-) 18 minutes and 40 seconds on the following four topics: <ol> <li>Is quitting your job and starting a business right for you?</li> ...72 years 2 weeks ago
+8You Get to Redo CollegeThe question is simple: if you could go and redo college, what changes/different decisions would you have made in your pursuit of a high finance career? It can literally be anything from which group of friends you surrounded yourself with to what type of internships you did/didn't do, or...8510 months 2 days ago
+92018 UK Target Uni - MSc - for FO jobs: put your POV2018 guide (obviously based on my experience and from various rankings) TARGET: Oxbridge, <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr>, <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr>, IBS STRONG SEMI: Warwick, UCL SEMI: Cass,...801 month 2 weeks ago
+9AMA - Non-ranked undergrad 'ORM' with a 660 GMAT who got into multiple top 20 programs<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/18/2015.</em> I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give back to the community who really helped me out more than I could ever ask for. Quick shout out to a few...612 years 2 months ago
+8Harvard Business School Prof. Malhotra's Speech to MBAs: "Quit Early and Quit Often"Professor Deepak Malhotra is pretty much the best instructor at the Harvard Business School. He is the winner of numerous teaching awards, his Negotiations Class was over 10x oversubscribed (600+ students applying for 60 spots) this year, and his student reviews are downright flawless. This...585 years 9 months ago
+8How to nail your MSF interviewDue to my past activity on these forums, specifically related to <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>/business school discussions, I’ve received a few emails asking about the <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> application process. I...373 years 1 month ago
+8What I learned at Harvard Business SchoolNot my experience, but I saw this on Medium: [What I learned at Harvard Business School]( written by [Aravind Krishnan]( While I am not opposed to the...128 months 11 hours ago