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MBA Programs for VeteransUnderstand that this is a pretty niche question but I'm finishing my last contract year as an Army officer and my goal is to break into IB. Undergrad GPA was not great (3.0) at a non target, because once I signed my active duty contract I kind of switched my focus and I figured if I can get into a g...
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MBA Apps take a plunge!It appears that people are trying to change the para---dig(m)! Link to the article Any thoughts monkeys?...
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Double major Fin/CS vs triple minor in...Hello all, Non target student here, doing BS in finance. My aspirations are undecided between trading, asset/investment management, fixed income, and ideally any of those things within a hedge fund. ANYWAY! Merits of a CS double major are obvious. Not terribly concerned with GPA hit (I'm a great...
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CFA and Msc FinanceThere are many universities which provide a Msc Finance course with and without CFA. Is it advisable to join a college to get a CFA and a Masters at the same time or is it better to work and give CFA papers?...
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If you worked at Starbucks or retail after your bachelors degree, is that good enough experience to apply for an MBA program?If the job market was bad after your bachelors degree and you could only get a job at Starbucks or Retail or maybe any other lowly job unrelating to business. And you figure that you can only advance your career with a MBA. You look at the MBA program requirements and you see that they require 2-5...
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Best MBA to move back to London withHi, Hoping some fellow monkeys can help me out. I am thinking of applying to do an MBA and hoping someone can help compare the reputations of different schools for jobs in London. This is with the aim to narrow down the schools I apply to. I am UK national and would look to return to work in Londo...
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UT Austin McCombs MBA - Consulting Recruiting 2018 UpdateFinalizing my list of B School to apply at the end of the year and thinking of making McCombs one of my schools. I did research on LinkedIn and looked at their career reports, but just wanted to ask the WSO crowd - how strong is Consulting recruiting from McCombs? (Not that good from what I've see...
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CFA for Structured FinanceHi everyone, I recently decided to register for the CFA Lev I exam. I am with a Big4 as auditor, but I might get a job in structured finance, which is a field I worked in the past. I decided to take the CFA for my own benefit to enhance my financial culture and because one day I would like to be an ...
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Abnormal Undergrad Student Profile. Is it still possible to go for an MBA?Hi guys, So I attended undergraduate at Brown University. My first year started off well enough (3.7 GPA), but during my second year I began having a number of health issues (at the same time, I don't use them as an excuse for my poor scholastic performance.) Rather than take time off, I continue...
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How much will 4 withdrawals hurt me? Hi everybody. Due to a family emergency (one of my parents is very sick and will need surgery soon), I will need to drop my courses this semester in order to take care of them. Will this affect me in grad school admissions if these are the only withdrawals I have? Also, the courses I am taking this ...
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Getting into the McGill Honours in Investment Management Program (HIM)I am a second year CEGEP student with an R-score that will get me into management into McGill University. Transitioning from a regular major in finance into the HIM program is extremely competitive. Is there anyone who has experience in this and can give some tips? If you have no idea what McGill is...
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Interview with Director of Berkeley Haas MFEI interviewed Linda Kreitzman, Executive Director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program at UC Berkeley, a couple of weeks ago. If you are considering applying to MFE programs, especially if you are thinking about this one, you really want to[ listen to this podcast: The Berkeley MFE: One ...
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Should I retake or skip the GMAT entirely?Hi guys. So last December I took the GMAT and didn't manage to achieve my goal of 700. Instead I got a 580 which I cancelled straight away because I couldn't bear to see it (hence I can only remember that I got a 28 on Verbal, but not my Quant score). I took a preparatory class but it didn't help wi...
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Indian GMAT performance (questionable?)Am I the only one that finds Indian GMAT results, especially their performance on the verbal section, at least a little bit suspicious? I mean, this is a nation where police can be bought for a few hundred rupies and where politicians can be bought for a few hundred dollars. Why is GMAC so sure that...
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10 Sample MBA Interview Questions**Invited to interview at your dream school? Congrats!** But remember, this is only the beginning! All of your hard work on the applications, essays and GMAT/GRE may have gotten you this far, but do not rest on your laurels! The interview is one of the most important parts of the process and one t...
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Big 4 recruitment at the following schoolsKelley(IU) Gies(UIUC) Fisher(OSU) Farmer(MiamiOH) Carlson(Minnesota) I know some of these schools are higher ranked than others, but do the Big 4 generally have a large recruiting presence at all of them? ...
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Help on which MSc to choose (Finance-related)Hi, I'm a Bocconi student (undergrad, BSc in International Economics and Finance) and I will hopefully graduate in september. I'm considering applying for a few MSc programmes for 2019-2020. I want to do a MSc in Finance and have a preference for the corporate aspect; my target would be to work in ...
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Rating of Ms in Quantitative Finance in University College Dublin Is Ms in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin good? Kindly suggest in terms of every aspect including job prospect about the same in Ireland.....
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FT, PT, or no MBA?Long-time WSO 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 I’m not getting challenged enough. I’ve always been interested in th...
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HELP: how to answer schools/applications asking "do you know anyone in our community"Most schools in the application will ask about a candidate's current connections to the school's community (i.e. current students, alumni, faculty, etc.). What are these schools looking for here? And what really counts as a connection? If I've spoken to current students via email/phone by acquiring...
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Which MBA programs to target?I am planning on retaking the GMAT but just in case I do not score higher, where should I be targeting? I plan to pursue banking or PB post mba. My stats are: 660 gmat White male 3.35 gpa. currently in financial sales The schools i am currently looking at are: Vandy USC Duke UNC Georgetown Emory ...
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Does transferring universities affect grad school admissions?Just wondering if transfer students are looked down on for any reason example going to NYU for 1 year transferring to Cornell will they care about that assuming gpa and everything else is good...
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For undergrad, any major difference in outcome/prestige UMich Ross vs. Notre Dame Mendoza?Hey, I'm going to be a first generation college student, so my blue collar family isn't much help in this regard. US News puts Ross undergrad at #3. But Poets & Quants and Bloomberg put Mendoza ahead of Ross, at #2 (with Ross at #8 and #10, respectively). I think they're both about the same size, 50...
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Does studying for the GMAT make you smarter? I am curious to see if the GMAT study material actually makes people smarter or is studying just an exercise to achieve a certain score on some standardized test. ...
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Good undergraduate business schools for a highschooler.Hey I am a highschooler and am curious what schools I should I apply for for UG finance. I live in Virginia so I will be applying to UVA and W&M (maybe washington and lee) Any other schools (except for HYPS duke mit and wharton because those are reach schools for me) that would help me for a finan...
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Graduating undergrad soon, early input on profile for potential MBA? In my 4th year of school and am starting full-time in 2019, but wanted to get an early idea of what business schools my profile might warrant if I pursue an MBA in the future. Thanks for all the help. Personal: * Hispanic, first-gen, male Undergrad/grad school: * Accounting major at large Texa...
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Which 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 best placem...
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Better 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 only...
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What to do with a 640 GMAT ?Hi guys, I'd appreciate some help in evaluating my profile. I would like to land a job in IBD, but it's pretty difficult if you come from french universities, this is why I am applying to top universities in Europe. - Undergrad degree : Bsc in Business/Management at La Sorbonne University in Paris...
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Your GMAT/GRE Questions AnsweredTesting, testing, testing! For better or for worse, GMAT/GRE is a key topic of conversation throughout the application process. Below are the 5 questions I am asked most often about the GMAT/GRE. **Q. How important is the GMAT/GRE?** A. While these tests are not the be all and end all and are jus...
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Employer-Sponsored MBA?I'm locked into a 3-year vesting period as a Director at a Fortune 20 company. After treading water for the first half of this year, I've rounded into form and believe I will shake out as top-bucket come year's end. If subsequent years to follow should continue to build on the momentum generated, I'...
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Best 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 really goes to t...
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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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Which has a better shot at top MBA's: F50 Corp Fin vs MM IB?Hello, I'm currently a senior at UCLA/USC/Notre Dame type schools, with a 3.6 in Business Administration. I currently have an offer in MM investment bank such as Raymond James/WF/Baird and a corporate rotational program at a Fortune 50 TMT company. Attending a great business school has always been a...
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Undergraduate- Lehigh vs Penn State vs Rutgers (in-state) vs UMD vs Bentley vs BentleyI am currently a Senior in High School and wondering which of these schools are best regarded on The Street? Keep in mind I would be able to run Track at Lehigh, Bentley, and Babson.. although Babson isnt favored by me due to its small size and night life. ...
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Military Vet too old for MSF or MBA?Hey everyone! I recently graduated my state flagship with a BS 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 software development and I love it. As much as I enjoy my job, I'm ...
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Am I good enough for LSE Msc Finance?Hi everyone, Here is my profile: - GPA: 3.88 at HEC Montreal. Top 3 Canadian Business School. - Double Major in Finance & Economics. - GMAT: 710 (Q.45 V.41) - IELT: 7.5 overall - Three recommendations letters: - One from a FX Trader and Ex-Economist at the Central Bank of Canada. Was my teache...
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Competitiveness To MSF Program With No Work ExperienceHey everyone, I'm Sean and I am new to this forum. I would love some input on my potential competitiveness applying to MSF programs as I feel my background is not typical for MSF programs. Undergrad: University of Florida Major: Food and Resource Economics Minor: Business Admin. GRE: V: 155 Q: 164 ...
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Master Exchange Europe () MSc FinanceHello everyone, Currently I am doing a Master in Finance at the University of Amsterdam and would like to do an additional master exchange semester and have narrowed my choices to EDHEC, Dauphine, Bocconi. Other options include Sciencepo, LUISS and Lausanne. What do you guys think would be my best...
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Profile evaluation: Bocconi MSF / LBS MiM or MFA / LSE MSc FinanceHi all, I'm planning to apply to several Masters and currently have narrowed the list down to: Tier 1: Bocconi MSF, LBS MFA or MiM, LSE MSc Finance Tier 2: HEC, SSE and Imperial, NES (Russian school) My profile: - Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance track) from #1 Russian university in Econo...
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Profile Building: Chicago Business Scholars Program, or Strategy Summer Internship in China? Hey guys, I'm looking to do a 2-year MiM in Europe next year with an eye on consulting upon graduation (aiming for T2 with MBB reach). Main obstacle in that regard is probably that I have had limited business and no consulting internships as of yet, but I have done several corporate-related legal ...
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MiM: LBS, LSE, HEC ParisHi all: I am considering Masters in Management at the following institutions: LBS, LSE and HEC Paris. My background: bachelor in Business Administration at a semi-target European university and internship experience at an international consultancy (not MBB though) with long-term goal being MBB in e...
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Incoming freshman at University of MichiganHey all, I am a graduating senior who has enrolled at the University of Michigan LSA, not Ross. Now, I really want to get into finance/IB, and I am writing this post to receive advice on what exactly I need to do to get into finance/IB. Like what steps do I need to take. I apologize for how broad ...
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Is 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 M7 school, but possibly a second-tier school if need-be. I've spoken with a few colleagues, who mentioned hiring an Admissions Consultant in the past. The more hand...
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Are Non-MBA Business Graduate Degrees Terminal Degrees?As a non-MBA graduate business student myself, I wanted to start a discussion on how companies view these degrees and programs and how they relate to a MBA. Master of finance, real estate, management, accountancy, commerce, etc. programs are exploding in popularity both as a way for universities to ...
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Wake Forest University?Anyone know anything about WFU's placement on Wall Street? Judging by LinkedIn, they have about 480 grads working in Investment Banking in NYC. I'm seriously considering it for a couple of reasons: 1. It's very close to home. I can see and help out my parents twice a week. I want to be there in...
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MSF Advice ! Hey guys ! Hope you guys are doing great ! This is me posting my first query so excuse my lack of WSO jargons. I am an international student currently looking for a great MSF within the USA. Since my approach is more STEM centric, i've narrowed down on MIT, Fordham, Rochester, USC, BU and Vanderbi...
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Considering 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 IB What would be more advantageous doing a masters in finance or doing a more academic degree such as economics (my under grad degree) etc...
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Where to put MBA Savings?I'll be pursuing my MBA 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 MBA savings (as they accumulate) in my high yield savings account or in an index fund? ...
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U of Chicago Fin MathWould you recommend this program? I really like University of Chicago and I want to go to prop shops or do HFT for my future career. I think a financial math master degree will get my foot in the door. But I feel hesitated since there were many negative comments about this program online (most from...
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Should 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 advice/tips on how ...
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Questions about future jobs for math students in NYUI apologize that my question is not exactly related to business schools. I appreciate if any one can tell me future employment for Mathematics students in NYU, especially the level of opportunities in Wall Street. What kind of jobs do they usually do in the future? My situation: I’m applying for m...
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Fortune 10 Work Experience for HBS?I'm at a Fortune 10 company in a FLDP. I have a high GPA from a top 10 public university. Would my pedigree give me a chance at HBS? TIA. ...
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NYU Stern's Non-Finance MajorsI am considering a business/finance/consulting career: would NYU Business Economics be a good major choice? I hope this isn't coming off as somewhat ignorant, but I've never really heard about Stern majors outside of finance and I was wondering: how are the other majors in NYU Stern? I only have on...
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Why 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 IB. But when I look at ranking for their undergraduate programs, Rotman is ranked higher. In addition to that, Rotman is literally in Toronto. So m...
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Any 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 IB. Is it possible to get in a top MSF program with my GPA and a 700+ GMAT? Will admissions like the fact I went to Kelley? or look down on it since I already had a chance at IB I have a few good reasons ...
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MBA 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). Co-president o...
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MBA: Study AbroadI'm curious if anyone here has any experience with doing a study abroad type program with their MBA? Lots of MBA programs have links to all their partner schools and programs but I was curious if anyone actually does them and gets a substantial experience from them? In theory a lot of the top school...
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Would it be worth it to transfer to Virginia tech from VCU for my Senior year of college?I am a fall semester junior at VCU doing finance. I just transferred from two years over at Baruch CUNY. Even though This is my first semester at VCU and I do enjoy it, I think Virginia tech has a little better name recognition in finance. Would it be worth it to transfer there for my junior year sp...
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Duke 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....
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Do 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....
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Is 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 all. Be...
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Financial 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 accou...
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MSA - 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 CPA, which requires more credit hours than my undergrad got me. I have the option of going to a cheap school and taking the required accounting classes, plus some ran...
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Help - 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 some kno...
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MBA 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**, major in Ma...
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Last 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 MIM +...
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Applying 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 clubs/organizations I ...
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Georgetown vs USC vs Vandy vs UNC MBAHow would you rank these for someone looking to go into IB? Would like to live either northeast or out west upon graduation. Also open to other schools in the top 20-30 range if you have recommendations. I have a 3.45ish from a state school and 680 gmat. Currently working in finance. ...
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Police 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 service, gain...
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Looking 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 wants....
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Need Help Deciding Schools to Apply toHi guys, I'm glad to be here. Basically, my situation consists of the following: I'm a student at Baruch college in NYC and I'm a rising sophomore. While I have nothing against the school, I am looking for a front office job (Preferably in IB). I have a 4.0 average and decent EC's. I was planning ...
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MFin for a Psych Grad in Canada?Hey guys, I'm a third-year psychology (BSc) student at McMaster. I'm interested in going into finance but as you can tell non-finance background from a non-target school. No one is going to look at my resume. I'm more interested in buy-side but I've heard breaking into sell-side (IB) is easier. I k...
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Where are the real pre-MBA superstars?I've been doing some research and seeing the massive student loans that MBA students graduate with. Looking over another WSO article: wallstreetoasis.***/forums/savings-before-mba It appears people aren't going into the program as hotshot all-stars (not saying they don't have impressive resumes t...
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Consulting 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 IB/consulting job if someone is an econ major in CAS versus having to be an AEM major. How true is t...
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A Guide to MBA Rankings As you narrow down your round 2 school lists, you might be wondering how much emphasis you should place on business school rankings. These rankings are often a subject of much debate, especially since there are many and they differ widely. [US News and World Reports](https://www.usnews.com/best-gr...
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M&A Executive ProgramsHello, I am considering applying to M&A Executive Programs at either INSEAD or London Business School and was wondering if I could find feedback. I am also open to considering programs at other universities. Thanks so much....
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Rec 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 expensive,...
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MSF vs. MBACurrently in consulting looking to make the switch to IB. Weighing an MSF v. MBA. Wondering if doing a 1 year to 18 month program specializing in Finance will be better and help me make the switch sooner than a broader MBA. Thoughts?...
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Masters in Stats/MFE vs MBADoes anyone see any issues with being promoted up through the ranks and having a masters in statistics or financial engineering/quant finance degree instead of an MBA? This is just my perception, but I feel like many people have a hard time getting promoted above the VP level of your division or t...
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Teacher 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 MBA a serious thought until recently - my profile is currently in a total mayhem. There are domain shifts, role shifts, lack of relevant Experience, lack of ECs, etc etc. If anyone gets some tho...
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How 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 MBA program? Obviously this depends on context like age, type of job, and more, but, is 2-3 the sweet spot assuming 3-6 years of work experience pre-MBA? My take is that ...
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University of glasgow?Hi, I am from Stockholm and I am pursuing my masters in finance, I have been accepted to University of Glasgow Mfin international finance and strathclyde business school MsC finance, I wonder which is generally the best career choice? ...
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DOJ 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 article](https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-says-harvard-hurts-asian-americans-admissions-...
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Should 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 wor...
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How to get started if you live in a small town In my town, there is only one cc unless you want to travel up to a 1 to 2 hours to get to a another school. The one school in my town only has business administration. There are no major banks or internships around here, so how would I get my foot inside the door? How do I start networking if there ...
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Bocconi 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 decided to make a...
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What 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/CS 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 opportunities that'd be considered "best-in-class" by MBA schools in these fields. Am I ...
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30 years old female MBA candidate?My husband has been studying for the GMAT. Since I don’t have a full time job, I’ve been studying with him to keep him motivated. I took a few practice exams with him. To my surprise, I’ve consistently scored very well..780+. I always preform better on the quant section than the verbal sec...
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What 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?...
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Help on my college list!Hello fellow WSO posters, I am going through the process of transferring from a community college after finishing my AA in Finance. I have attempted to look through multiple different postings but with gaps in years, info I have found myself struggling to find an idea of which unis to prioritize. A...
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About to graduate from HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)About one year ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-1st-year-at-hbs-ask-me-anything-ama) about finishing my first year at HBS. Two years ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama) about being accepted ...
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Which university for master?Hi, I have received offers from strathclyde business school and university of Glasgow for Masters in finance which one should I pic, which one is the best career choice in general? Appreciate all the help. ...
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Taking 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 myself loo...
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What 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 3rd year would be ...
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Deferral 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 impoverished city dev...
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Kicking 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 for ro...
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How do you save for graduate school? Confused about the best way to manage my moneyI have read through the many posts on savings on WSO, 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 back to school within 2-3 years, does it make sense to hold my savi...
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Tuck Business Bridge ProgramIs anyone familiar with the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth? Someone I know at school did it and I believe it led him to his SA position at UBS IBD the following summer. I am currently a sophomore from a semi target with a 3.8 gpa and a large amount of work/extra curricular experience, s...
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Which MSF programs? goal is San Francisco banking and I have a low GPA (3.0)I graduated from Indiana Kelley majoring in finance and am hoping to use an MSF to get out of Chicago and land middle market banking gig in San Fran. I've done a lot of research on the top MSF programs for banking and noticed most are in the South or East Coast (Vandy, UTA, Villanova, DukeMMS). I h...
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