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Why does IU Kelley get so much hate despite being a top ranked school?

AquaticPuntas

Excuse this shameless defense, but just some thoughts - IU Kelley seems to get fairly strong support here from users on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, however I feel like I still semi-regularly see people say that it is a "joke school". That seems to...

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Princeton vs Yale vs Stanford (undergrad)

dmxm

Recruited athlete here deciding between these 3 schools. I am looking to go into finance after college. Which school out of these 3 do you think is the best in terms of alumni network, recruiting, and getting a finance job on wall street (in I-Banking, <abbr title="private...

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What extra-circulars really matter for undergrad?

john finn

(Sorry that is this in the B-school tag, I didn't know what category to put it in and this one seemed to fit best from I can see) Background: I am currently a rising freshman at a the University of Georgia and am a stats and economics double major. I do not what sub-field of finance I...

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[Need advice] Attend grad school full time or going part time with full time job

Novandi

Hi guys, I am debating whether I should quit my job and pursue a MA in financial economics full time or if I should work full time and go to grad school part time. If I go full time the master's degree is about $26k not including living expenses and would take about 1.5 - 2 years. While if I go pa...

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INSEAD MBA for IBD

john.face12

Dear Monkeys, Do you think that INSEAD MBA is good enough for IBD in London these days assuming limited finance experience before the program? I am talking about the January intake which allows for a summer internship. How big is the difference compare with an MBA from London Business School? Tha...

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LBS MFA and HEC MIF interview, any tips?

Xemo

Hi, I will most probably have an interview for LBS MFA and HEC MIF programme. My profile you can find in this post: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/msc-finance-advice-rsm-fifi-adv-hecimperiallbs-profile-evaluation My question is, what kind of questions should I expect on these interviews, a...

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Profile evaluation for MSc Finance/Management

mamu10

Hi guys, ABOUT ME: I'm Italian, 21 years old, second year out of 3 of bachelor in economics and management, GPA 29.5/30 which is a 4.0 I guess (non target uni). Did one exchange year in UK during high school , LSE summer school in finance (in summer between first and second year of bachelor), curren...

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Does Kellogg Prefer Northwestern UG?

AQArgo

I hope this doesn't seem like a foolish question, but I am wondering how much pull a undergraduate degree from Northwestern would garner if I were to apply to Kellogg? I can't seem to find any information about this online, so I figured I'd turn to this forum to hear it from people who might know un...

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UTSC CO-OP or Rotman Commerce - Accounting

aloman

Hello, which one of these schools is better for accounting Rotman or UTSC co-op? Which one would give me better opportunities in the long run. Thank you for the responses....

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Columbia GS or state school?

Levdup

Hey guys, I just recently got accepted at Columbia GS and at a good state school here in Florida(FIU). I was wondering if any of you could give me honest feedback regarding employers and recruiters perspective towards Columbia GS. A big concern of mine is taking out the really high debt that comes...

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Artistic direction >> Non-target >> CFA lvl1 + M&A boutique OCI >> now what ? CFA lvl2 ? MF now ? MBA later ?

Clmntbnr

Hi, I would really appreciate getting your views on my situation. My profile real quick : - Bachelor in Physics/Math (engineering) - Master in Music Production & Artistic Direction at the National Conservatory of Paris (unknown in the finance world but most prestigious musical academy in France b...

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MBA or MFin to break into HF / VC

Gumin-Hyun

Dear fellows I know some of you are sick of this question, but please let me repeat it again. I have been working 2 years in consulting, a year in personal equity trading, and just joined one of the big 4's corporate finance practices (not valuation/transaction services, but M&A advisory) in Tokyo...

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Kennedy School of Government (and schools of the like)

AttackSnail

There seems to be a lot of jerking off to the MBA degree (and to some extent the MSF) for getting into Finance, and this is absolutely rightfully so. However, in discussions about the HKSG (and other related masters programs) I have noticed that people often go on to work at places like World Bank, ...

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Will leaving my job for a lesser known firm risk my top tier MBA chances?

Spydy29

I work at Mercer (Healthcare and then M&A work) and I am applying for a full-time MBA/JD in 2020. I've been there for almost 5 years and I'm itching to try something less corporate/smaller like a small boutique consulting firm, startup, non-profit work, weed startup in biz development, gap year and ...

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MBA Candidate evaluation

densign

Hi all - looking for an honest evaluation of my b-school admission chances for top-15 schools. Looking at applying in R1 (currently working on essays and have recs lined up). GMAT: 710 (48Q, 39V, 8IR). Took in early 2018 GPA: 3.4 from a non-target school. BSc in Finance Work experience: 5 years wo...

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UCSB Economics vs UCR Business Administration

collegedropout

Hi all, Long story short, 25 years old college dropout going back to school, cumulative GPA is a 3.3 due to horrible work ethic my first 2 years of community college. Cumulative GPA Is terrible, I know, nothing I can do about it. Not here to talk about past failures, only future successes. Jus...

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IE or ESADE for Master's in Finance?

vargamartin1031

Hi everyone! With graduate applications about to open, I have a hard time choosing between 2 business schools and wanted to ask your opinion. In the future, I want to work within asset management/fintech. I am applying to 3 programs: LBS MFA, ESADE MSc Finance and IE Business SChool Master in Finan...

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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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Prepare GMAT + CFA for Master in Finance 2020 ?

antoinecoppin

Hello I did a Bachelor in Business and Management but during my degree we did nothing much about maths, accounting, or finance in general. The thing is that I want to do a Master degree in Corporate Finance but I don't have the required level for the top schools in the EU (I am from France) So my ...

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Binghamton University for Undergrad

ClassOf2022

I'll be going to Binghamton University (SOM) next fall and came across this website [http://bingfinance.org/](http://bingfinance.org/) Does anyone know anything about "Finance Society" at Binghamton, or what recruitment is like from there?...

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GMAT upfront school selection for results

dryfireup

Assume you are not 100% prepared for the GMAT, but the test date is coming up and rescheduling would cost the same as a new test date appointment. Can I go for a "try" and not select and schools to which the test results will be sent to? In case I actually achieve a high score a can always choose th...

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Query regarding Indian Colleges in relation to prospects for B schools abroad.

carlfuckingicahn

Guys Would you able to recommend target schools in India which would it make it easier for an admit to a top MFin course abroad. I'm currently studying economics at St. Xaviers College in Kolkata which is apparently one of the top 5 economics programme in India but lacks corporate exposure. I also h...

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If you could re-do undergrad, which school would you pick now?

jywallstreet

A lot of people regret where they go for undergrad and some people love it. Some people didn't really take a lot of consideration when picking, and some took forever to decide. What went into your minds choosing which undergrad and if you could do it again, would you still go where you are now? Did ...

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Next Steps in My Career (First Job after Graduation)

Opalais

Hi, everyone. I have been working in commercial credit analyst since January (~6 months into the role). I am interested in attending grad school next year (Fall 2020) but am curious to hear what the best route would be to take for my background. Background: Non-target econ grad (3.3 overall, 3.4...

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Masters International Finance Programs

addisonpolk

What are some good alternatives to HKUST-NYU MsGF? I am looking for programs with discretion to judge a candidate holistically as my GPA is ...

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Canadian MBA's an absolute waste of time?

Venturepapi

Are Canadian MBA's a complete waste of time? Would love to hear some thoughts on this from people who have attended these programs and/or work on Bay street from sheer hustling without the pricey 3 letters. ...

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European Master in Finance programmes (pre-experience)

bobby_f

Hello everyone, I'm currently a second year undergraduate student at Bocconi University, interested in starting my professional path in the European Investment Banking environment. As most on this forum will know, differently from the US, where the majority of undergrads joins the workforce straig...

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2018 UK Target Uni - MSc - for FO jobs: put your POV

The Original Mark Hannah

2018 guide (obviously based on my experience and from various rankings) TARGET: Oxbridge, LSE, LBS, IBS STRONG SEMI: Warwick, UCL SEMI: Cass, Edinburgh, Bath, Manchester, Durham Other SEMI: Exeter, Queen Mary, Bristol, Kings, and so on through the Russel Group. Decent chances to get a FO job b...

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MACC->MBA

MedTechMonkey

Monkeys, I am thinking about going back to business school within the next two years. I have my MACC (Masters of Accountancy), and I wanted to see if anyone had got their MBA after their MACC. Could any of your MACC credits count towards your MBA? If so, does this vary by school? Did your know...

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Alternatives to Graduate School & Self-Promotion // Real Name

max.reviakin

While speaking with an operating partner from Centre Partners who was once at the helm of Restaurant Associates, Max Reviakin came away with a sense of urgency to an impending lawsuit impacting another couple of middle-market private equity firms: HGGC and Charlesbank. Leaving his position towards l...

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Would recruiters look down on a MSc from an online university?

wolf of Vol street

I'm finishing undergrad at the end of the month and looking to try and break into IB. I don't have any internships to list on my resume, so I'm looking for ways to distinguish myself in the hiring process. I'm looking into extended analyst internship programs at boutiques near me that are more geare...

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Profile evaluation for LBS and LSE

Reya123

Hey, I would like to apply to the masters in finance and accounting program at LSE and masters in financial analysis program at LBS. I’ve completed my bachelors degree in commerce( finance specialisation) with a GPA of 9/10( top 2% of the graduating class of 300 students and the highest marks in...

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St. Gallen Master - MBF, Maccafin, SIM?

elieakili

How hard is it to get into one of uni of St. Gallen's programmes? I need your help in deciding, plz....

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Birkbeck Economics MSc or CFA?

a5hleybmw

Background - I was offered a place at LSE to read Finance MSc which I turned down as I ultimately could not justify/ afford 35,000 GBP fees I have a Law UG from SOAS and MA in Public Relations/Communications. I need a finance-related/ quantitive advanced qualification to be taken seriously as a t...

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Columbia MBA admission requirements page says that “a bachelors degree or equivalent is required”, what do they mean by that?

ChloeJ90

I mean what do they mean by “or equivalent required for admission to the MBA program”? I skipped college (normal in the UK) and instead took the ACCA qualification (Association is Chartered Certified Accountants) which is equivalent to bachelors and masters both (it’s fundamentals level is equ...

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MSF Programs Insight/Help

Mooki07

Good Afternoon, I have been browsing this website for a little while now, and have found some very useful information regarding Masters in Finance programs. However, I still have some questions and was hoping to get some useful feedback here. A little about me... I'm an undergraduate student at T...

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Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada

thefinancekid

**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 school doesn't crac...

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Which masters in finance?

ravi_1

I have been accepted to ie business school masters in finance? Is that a good choice? I wish to go into investment banking? In what tier is the school in? Thank you. ...

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Applying to LBS MFA without gmat but CFA 1 over the 90th percentile?

Gino-Boero

Hi, I am wondering if there’s a chance of getting accepted by lbs mfa without doing the gmat. I currently have the cfa 1 and approved over the 90th percentile, over a year of interships experience and a full time job on a new fund in my country (peru), my gpa is aprox 3.75 converted on a engineeri...

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MFin Chances

sarim.zahid

Aspiring to apply to top MFin (not Quant MFEng) - think MIT MFin, Oxford MFE, Cambridge MFin GRE: 329 (Q169, V160) AWA 5 GPA: High Distinction (top 10%) Work Exp: Deloitte Consultant, Quant Capital Markets PwC Audit Associate, Capital Markets CIBC Capital Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking ...

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USC MsF?

Andrew-Jonathan

Classic question and I am aware it is not an MBA, but I am an international student who only gets 1 year of OPT post undergrad school. MsF requires only 1-2 years of experience and USC’s STEM designated program would allow me 3 years of OPT. I heard that it’s quite prestigious too aside of provi...

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Canadian Undergrad: Queen's vs UBC

CanUndergrad

Hey guys, I have offers from both Queen's Commerce and UBC Sauder Commerce. I hope to major in finance and international business at both schools, with the ultimate goal of IB after school. Which school would give me the better chance at internships during each of my summers (starting the summer a...

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LBS MFA and LSE MSF profile review

Chaosdream

Hi all, Posted a similar question in another website but posting here too with some edits. I am interested in applying for the **LBS MFA **or **LSE MSF **program but am unsure about my odds. Some background: I graduated from the University of London International Programme (Accounting & Finance)...

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Grad School and Age

DDT1

Financial 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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What would you do if you were me? (Medicine vs Business)

ConfusedGuru

Hey guys, I just want to preface this by saying its a long one, but any sort of advice would be greatly appreciated, because I am so very lost and scared for my future. For context, I just finished my sophomore year at UC San Diego as a Biology major originally intending to go for medical school...

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Online Vs. Part-Time Vs. Full-Time

MedTechMonkey

I am considering going back to B-school in a couple years and have been weighing all of my options. I currently work in CorpDev at a F500 company that is very acquisitive. Full-Time is definitely the most recommended route; however, I am not sure if I will be able to afford taking two years off ...

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GMAT Vs. GRE for MBA Apps?

Londinium23

I know this question probably has been asked before but is there any difference in B-School admissions between taking the GMAT and the GRE? Is GRE looked down by Admissions Committees vs. the GMAT? Is there any advantage to taking one over the other? I ask as math is not my strong suit by far, an...

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Ms Fnance from Baruch College. Can I get a good job after this course?

roshigupta15

Hello Guys, I have done my MBA in finance and marketing from India and now starting my MS Finance from Baruch College, New York. What are the chances of getting a good job after this course? Please advise....

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High undergrad GPA and low grad GPA

jerome10

Long story short, I graduated from top 20 college with 3.9 undergrad GPA (BS in Economics). After I graduated, I started working for my family business which is in real estate industry. While working for my family, I pursued part-time master's degree in real estate finance and I graduated with 3.1 G...

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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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Personal data removal - post MBA consulting firms HELP!!!!

talisagaye

Hello, My data has recently been seriously breached from a shady company during the recruiting process. I am pretty damn freaked out and want to remove my personal data from all the firms (consulting) that I applied to. Consulting is my post-mba goal and I don't want to dampen my changes of reappl...

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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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Profile Evaluation MSFinance Europe

Merlo97

Hi there! I just wanted to ask you about my chances of getting into a top Msc Finance in Europe: Gmat 680 (49Q) Gpa: I am from Italy, we have average weighted (mine is about 29.3/30, so the predicted degree mark is 110 cum laude/110 (the maximum grade achievable in Italy) from a not renowned univers...

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MBA or MFin after 3 years of banking?

smalltown093

Hey guys, long time lurker on the forum here - been following since freshman year in college. I now have 3 years of experience working as an IB analyst in a coverage group at a tier 1 bulge bracket bank in NYC. Due to my visa issue, I unfortunately have to pursue a master’s degree to come back to ...

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Low GPA, MBA Chance

mbaplease

Hi All, Looking for commentary on my chances to applying to top MBA programs. I am looking to transition into IB. GMAT: 770 (Q51 V45) Age/Gender/Race: 27,M,Caucasian WE: 5 years upon matriculation - I am a front-end software engineer (at a start-up for first two years). I actually self-taught my...

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MSc Finance University of Bath vs University of Edinburgh

Anonymous Monkey

Hi, I have received offers from the following universities for MSc Finance: University of Bath University of Edinburgh Which of these would be better for landing a job at Investment Banks in Equity Research Division or Asset Management. I know there are other universities in London that are meant...

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Is it worth going to study an Msc finance with no work experience in finance?

Jeng212

I am looking to study an msc finance in order to switch from my current career to one within finace. I have an engineering masters and work in O&G. This past year I have applied to countless jobs to no avail. I have been wanting to study an msc finance for some time as I believe it will give me the ...

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Is Masters in Finance or Business Analytics worth it?

SL-OS

I am going into my senior year as an undergrad and am deciding whether or not to get a masters of finance or business analytics. Little background, I work at as a student analyst at a VC right now but I and would love to stay there, but it’s a smaller fund ($200M under management) and am not sure...

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Profile Evaluation/What are my chances? MSc in Finance at LBS, LSE, Oxford,...

Chimken1103

Hi all, I’m an Asian and a senior studying in the U.S. (non-target) majoring in Finance. I missed out on the SA recruiting season and I figure out my best chance to break into IB/Consulting now is to rebrand by going for an MSc program. Hence, I’m planning to apply to these programs this year. ...

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MBA Placement for mid/back office jobs at BBs?

recruitingstudent

There are a couple of prestigious BBs at my school doing interviews for non-front office positions. Would the name brand still be a big advantage for M7 MBA admissions even if it is in Operations, Risk, or a regular finance role or do MBA adcoms not treat it the same because it's not IB/S&T?...

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Summer intern

PBateman.323

Hi guys! What do you think would be more valuable as a summer internship in terms of future working opporunities and CV prestige between BIG4 and Asset Management in a medium-big size bank? ...

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MSc in Finance at Bocconi vs MSc in Finance and Accounting at Imperial

satawabasar

I am a third year BSc student in Finance at Bocconi and I was admitted to both Bocconi MSc in finance and Imperial MSc in finance and accounting. Which one would you pick and why?? Do you think that the MSc in F&A at Imperial can be considered as a small 'step down' compared to MSc in finance at Boc...

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NYU Stern MBA to IB

Jim-1234

I'm determined to make a career switch to IB. My question is: even with NYU Stern MBA, what is realistic chance of getting into IB? Looking at the NYU Stern MBA employment report, 21% of the 2018 Class graduates end up working in IB function. I understand not everyone is going for IB. So any idea ...

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