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US Masters vs MM IB in Europe

MoneyMakerIB97

Hi Guys, I'm wondering if I should start working at a Tier 2 Firm in Europe (Jefferies, HL, Nomura etc.) or if I should do a Masters in the US at a Semi/Target and try to recruit for the US as well. I would be 24/25 (depending if I decide to take a gap year) after my Masters in the US. Is that tim...

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UG senior year - GMAT and/or CFA L1

caeq

Hi all, wondering how best to schedule these - have a light courseload for my last semester and am a finance major. I graduate beginning of May and start work beginning of September and plan on finishing the CFA within 2 yrs of graduating. 1) Should I take the CFA L1 in June or in December 2019? Pr...

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Personal MBA Coach's Columbia GSB Essay Analysis

Personal MBA Coach

Columbia round 2 applications are due on January 4, 2019! Still working on your Columbia application? Unsure if your essays are strong enough? Read below for Personal MBA Coach tips on tackling this year’s questions. If you need additional help, Personal MBA Coach will be working overtime during ...

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International student trying to enter IB SG from SG MSF

jmah6

Hi everyone, This will be my first post ever so please bear with me. Im a Chinese Canadian ,with a recently graduated non-finance major, whos trying to enter to the IB world from a MSF. I am considering whether or not to apply to MSF programmes at NUS/SMU. I wasn't able to find any placement i...

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Thinking about transferring. Chances with low ACT.

Nickh

Hello all I am a rising sophomore this year, and I am currently attending a no name college in the University of Wisconsin system. I am thinking about transferring out to a good college in a major city. I have a good GPA 3.5+ freshman year and, a 3.95 second semester of freshman year. Over the sum...

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Hotel investments European MBA vs American

C to the K

Dear all, So born and raised in a third world country (Middle East) family owns a restaurant franchise across 5 countries around 13 locations. I ended up deciding to go to Switzerland for my undergrad top 3 hospitality schools, fast forward after graduation went to work for the family got immediate...

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Former teacher looking for a new career

szuyin78

I've been in the education field for ten years and I am burnt out. I have a B.A. in Business Management and I am entertaining the idea of going back to school to get a MBA, specifically in Finance or CRE. I feel that I am at a disadvantage because I have no experience in the industry. Will a MBA ope...

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Announcing Personal MBA Coach’s Early Admission/Deferral Programs eBook

Personal MBA Coach

An increasing number of MBA programs offer current undergraduate students the opportunity to gain a head start on the MBA application process. Harvard Business School’s 2+2 is one of the most well-known MBA deferral programs, however, many top business schools have their own offerings. For those c...

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Best Financial Calculator

FreeMarketer331

I am taking undergrad Finance 101. Now we are getting to the point where we are doing basic tvm problems, cash flows, etc. My prof has recommended we buy a financial calculator. What is the best financial calculator to buy for such a class? Best Financial Calculator to Purchase Generally speakin...

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MSc in Finance with Engineering background

momopoma

Hi guys, So I'm currently an engineering student looking to pursue a MSc in finance in a 1st tier european school ( LSE, LBS, Bocconi, oxbridge...). The thing is, as an engineering student it's mandatory to have internships each year in "my" technical field, therefore I can't do finance internship...

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Study Abroad - Hong Kong vs Denmark vs Australia

Big10Lyfe

Currently trying to decide where to study abroad next year. Narrowed it down to Sydney or Copenhagen or Hong Kong. Any thoughts / experiences?...

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Oxford MFE Offer: Should I accept it?

mak14

Greetings, I received an offer from Oxford MFE program. As it's quite early in the application process, I did not get the chance to apply to MIT MFin (another of my choice). I have many questions to answer before I make my decision. Here are some of those: Should I accept the Oxford offer? Is it ...

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Profile Review for M7/T10

Eddie9999

GMAT: 750, IR7, W5.5 GPA: 3.45 Undergrad School: US News Top 30 Major: Engineering W/E: Four years in R&D for a much touted emerging tech (think IoT, 3D printing, AI etc.) Employer: Non-household name US F500 company ECA: Ongoing Leadership positions in a public school related non-profit and in a ci...

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LBS MiM vs SSE MFIN?

jojjelito

Hi everybody! So, i've had the good fortune of being admitted to both the programs i applied to - the Msc in management at London Business School and the Msc in finance at SSE. Problem is, i've come to realize that i have NO idea which one to pick, so i thought id look to you guys for input on th...

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Studying Applied Finance and Economics

jay_roots

Hi all, I am beginning my studies at Macquarie University (Australia) in 2019. I will be studying a bachelor of applied finance and a bachelor of economics. My main question is how will this degree be perceived in the investment banking industry? I am hoping to work in M&A or ECM. Will the skills d...

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5 Dropped Classes

CorporateOrInvestment

Hey guys, I currently have 5 dropped classes on my transcript. 2 of them are cause I was actually dumb enough to miss the drop deadline and didn't realize it would count as a LD on my transcript. Other than that, I really have no excuse other than the fact that I wanted my GPA to be as high as poss...

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MSF Class of 2019

TNA

Every 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 below. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/msf-class-of-2018 https://www.wallstreetoasis.co...

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Percent right on GMAT?

rj1443

I know that due to the algorithm this isn't really an easy question to answer.... but what level of percent were you getting right on everything before you starting to get scores into the 700s? I'm using 3 sources... Manhattan, Magoosh, and The OG Guides. On the OG Guide and Magoosh I'm getting pr...

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Is hiring a MBA Admissions Consultant worth it?

Banker4444

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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Master of Real Estate & RE MBA Applications Fall 2016

CRE Sparky

I know CRE started a thread early last year for fellow applicants to MSRE/D programs for the fall summer/fall of 2015. I’d like to get the same thread going for this year’s applicants for summer/fall 2016 to exchange decision dates and overall thoughts on programs. However, I’m also applying t...

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Your MBA Application Checklist

Personal MBA Coach

With just a few weeks left until MBA application deadlines, it is time to make your list and check it twice. While most checklists will merely cover the basics, Personal MBA Coach challenges you to ask these 9 questions to assess whether your applications are REALLY ready! 1) Is your story clea...

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UVA McIntire Undergrad Business - Quantitative Finance

kris1970

Does somebody here that concentrated on this area - Quantitative Finance. What are the opportunities? Our son is applying for regular and has good numbers to get in. He is more of a math guy but not really interested in Eng. . hence, am thinking Quantitative Finance would be a natural fit for him....

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Is my current trajectory looking M7/T10 worthy?

Rhythmicz

I wanted to get an idea if my career trajectory is looking M7/T15 worthy. Background **Age:** 24M (Will be ~30 for matriculation) Race: Black & Asian (Mainly identify as black, am I still considered a URM?) **Work Exp:** 3 Years of retail banking at Wells Fargo (first job out of high school). Dec...

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EUROPE: MSc or MBA?

Ben Rickert

MBAs are very popular in the US but not really in Europe. Why is this? Would it be worth paying significantly more and waiting to have 3y work experience to then apply to a top tier MBA (INSEAD, LBS, HSW) or would a MSc from a top university (LSE/LBS) carry the same weight in Europe? Very curious ...

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What MS in Finance in the US would you suggest with my profile?

Aleksei13

Hello to all. Could you please recommend me several MS in Finance programs in the US, given that I have the following background: GMAT 740: q49, v42, ir8 Education 1. Poor non-target bba in Finland 2. GPA 4.2/5 3. Non-quantitative Job 1. Big-4, consulting, 1.5y of experience, 2nd year consultant...

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Alpha Titan Testo

ikgajkunda

Alpha Titan Testo Improve your physique, libido and general well being with the help of one in all these incredible take a look at boosters [https://goo.gl/DPKhLC](https://goo.gl/DPKhLC)...

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Columbia B-School NEW Masters program- Opinions? Is it worth it?

smunger8

Hi guys, So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol. A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear your views Pros: -I...

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Dual MBA/MS Degree?

lemonade42

Wellllllllcndnen diehdhwi ejxjmdjemkc odkndmejmdcjleniwndjndi fjndincinf ciwnidnijj iwas dm Nevermind ...

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Does Oxford accept at it's minimum requirements?

adelissa

It's stated on the Oxford website that for its MFE program, "You should have a minimum of a 2.1 (3.5 GPA) or its equivalent." Would they actually accept at such a score? Seems like a low requirement, relative to the caliber of the university....

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Are Kelley & McCombs considered targets?

artfuldodger23

Just curious about the classification about specific b-schools. In this case are McCombs School of Business (Texas) and Kelley School of Business (Indiana) considered targets because I have been reading around and some consider them targets, others semi targets and even a few say they are less than...

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Dual Degree at a Semi-Target

Frankey

Hello everyone, I’m currently an undergraduate student at University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign studying Econometrics. I’m still a Freshman so I’m not quite sure where in the financial industry I want to go to. I have quite a lot of credits since I did the International Baccalaureate Dipl...

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Boston College (MSAE) vs. JHU (MSAE) for Investment Management Positions

CubofWallSt

International student who graduated from UC Berkeley in August of 2018. Currently searching for H-1B sponsored roles but I've only got 1 year to do so given my visa situation. Decent GPA, but I should've majored in something quant heavy and hustled harder for internships. Considering graduate schoo...

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EDHEC , ESSEC , St. Gallen or ther master's degree

KOBAYASHILI

Hi monkeys, I just got admitted by EDHEC Msc in corporate finance and banking program. I want to know if this would be a good choice for me to have my career in Europe, hopefully in London since I could not speak any french. My target is in management consulting, M&A in IB, PE (especially VC), or...

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Dartmouth Tuck: HF / IM Jobs. Possible?

technicolorbeast

I am in the process of applying to R2 for top MBA programs, specifically Chicago Booth, Columbia, Dartmouth Tuck, and Cornell Johnson. I am confident in my ability to get into Cornell, 50/50 on Tuck, but am 99% sure I will not get into Booth/Columbia. Combination of "weak" GPA and GMAT and non-URM (...

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Irish, UK and Dutch Universities for Wealth & Asset Management

Working Capitalist

Currently final year University College Dublin Commerce student. My grades for previous years were 2nd class honours but so far this semester I am on track for a first but it will be difficult to maintain. Also did Erasmus in Bocconi last year and EY summer internship if that will help my applicatio...

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Master's Thesis topics in quantitative finance?

Fintrovert

Hi all, Starting to conduct my master's thesis in the spring of 2019. My background is in MSc Finance (afer the thesis), with minor in computer science. So I have some experience in math and programming and quantitative finance (couple of courses), however consider myself as a beginner in this fiel...

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Which experience? Paid parliament internship, unpaid IB internship, or paid debt collection gig?

CommadantCipher

Hi guys, I'm from Greece and I am already applying for several Masters in Economics and Masters in Finance programmes in Western European unis (already applied for FSFM's MIF and I will apply for the Master in Economics at HSG, Mannheim, and Bonn, the Master in Management and Technology at TUM (whi...

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chance at LSE MSc accounting & finance + other schools

dorsialunchmenu

Primarily Looking to apply for MSc at LSE in Accounting and Finance for 2020 entry. Other schools I'm considering are NYU Stern, Oxbridge, LBS, HEC, HBS, imperial. Odds for some of those are very low, if you think i've got a shot do mention please. tuition should not be an issue. profile: - 7.9 ...

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MIF at HEC Paris vs. ESADE vs. SSE vs. Bocconi vs. IE vs. St. Gallen

laurie95

Hi everyone, I just got admitted to HEC Paris and ESADE for the MIF intake 2019. Moreover, I am still awaiting the admission results from SSE, Bocconi, IE, and University of St. Gallen. My background: - BA (Hons) International Business Management, specilisation in Finance - GPA 4.0 - 1 internsh...

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Bocconi (IEF) vs University of Manchester (with an exchange year at an American university)

dimitris.giovanoudas.dio

I am 17 and I have been accepted by the University of Manchester, in the course called "International Management with American Business Studies", and accepted in Bocconi's IEF degree. I am interested in a career in Business (I love management and creating my own firm) but more specifically I started...

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Chance at HBS/GSB? Profile Evaluation

sgut2001

Hi all, Made a throwaway account for anonymity. Would like to know my chances at an MBA from HBS/GSB. URM Female 3.6 GPA, Non-Target School IB Analyst at BB (GS/MS/JPM) MM PE 710 GMAT EC's: Volunteered in community in undergrad with minority organizations, leadership positions in 2 finance orgs, f...

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Taking the GMAT or sticking with the GRE?

dywm

Hello, I took the GMAT a year ago and got a 329. High 160s in quant and low 160s in verbal. I'll be applying to business schools in a few years and wanted to know if it was worth taking the GMAT. I'll be targeting T25 schools mostly. Should I prepare and take the GMAT? My goal is to go to IB after...

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LBS MFA v. Vanderbilt MSF v. Work Experience in MC

Justin-Friedman

Long-time lurker and first-time poster - Advice would be greatly appreciated! I was recently accepted to both the LBS MFA and Vanderbilt MSF programs. I also have a full-time offer in management consulting (think Big 4 or similar). I am interested in pursuing a career in the short-term in MC with...

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MBA Options? 750 GMAT, Low GPA from Top non-ivey, 3yrs LMM IB Experience

sammytommy123

I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what's a realistic bschool. Per the title, I have a strong GMAT 750, low gpa (2.7) at a top 25 school, and decent work experience, a few years of regional boutique banking. Are Wharton/Harvard/Columbia even an option here given my low gpa. I have few extra ...

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Lower Ranked Schools for tier 2 consulting?

rj1443

I'm currently struggling to get my GMAT where I want it to be. I've still got months to work on it, but part of me is concerned about getting into a top 25 program. I wanted to find out what schools might be best to look at/ what schools punch above their weight class in placements with tier 2 con...

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UVA or Cornell?

JTMarlfort

So I am at city college right now and killed it there with a 4.0 and am fortunate enough to receive offers of admission as a transfer student for next Spring to both UVA & Cornell. I got in Pre-comm for UVA (opportunity to apply to Mcintire) and Hotel for Cornell. I am completely unsure on which to ...

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Being laid off before MBA interviews

discoparadiso

Hi everyone, I moved to a remote location in America (think Boise / Des Moines) to work in Corp Dev and even though I like my job, living here has made me depressed and affected my work performance somewhat. I don't screw it up, produced output is fine, but managers can tell I'm not 100% devotiona...

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White when asking for a profile evaluation?

tehoriginal

Hi, I notice a lot of people state their ethnicity as "White" when asking for a profile evaluation. I'm a bit confused where I would fall. Both my parents are migrants. My mother is sudanese, my dad is Irish. I have olive skin. I'm from Australia, so I really don't know where I'd fall in a prof...

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Transfer vs Stay

Frankey

Hey guys, So I'm currently a freshman studying economics at UIUC, and I'm really confused about where to go in life. I've figured out what I want to do for sure now: Finance. However, I have yet to figure out what IN finance I really want to do. I'm having a lot of doubts about whether I'll be abl...

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Can I get a scholarship for MSc in Finance at Bocconi?

Laura12

Hi there! I want to apply for MSc in Finance at Bocconi (starting in 2019). The university is my first choice and I would be really glad to receive an offer. However, even if I got admitted, I probably wouldn't be able to pursue the program without a scholarship. **My profile:** - Bachelor degre...

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Chances for MSc Fin at Bocconi Imperial, Vandy

AJ_27

Hey guys ! I’m trying to get into the MSc Fin program next Fall, target schools include Bocconi, Imperial and Vandy. Profile: — Non-EU candidate — Undergrad at upper 40 ranked school from Boston, economics and finance combined major, 3.5 GPA — 690 GMAT (48Q, 36V) — 6 month public ...

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Investment Banking vs. Investment Management Workshop

kris1970

Need some advice: our son might end up going to Kelley undergrad. More of a math guy and is planning to major in Finance. See lot of threads here and CC that in order to make it to Banks ..one has to go through the workshops that Kelley does for the undergrads. There are two workshops - Investmen...

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Diversity of Thoughts, People in UT Austin McCombs Programs

kris1970

Would love input from UT Austin McCombs alumnus & BHP students. Most students, 80% (shttps://texadmissions.com/blog/ut-business-honors-class-of-2020-statistics-and-process) students in BHP are students from TX and see that they are all from similar background - academics and Extracurricular activi...

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Masters Advice: LBS, LSE, HEC, YALE, UPENN

Ben Rickert

**Profile** * Management undergrad at semi-target in UK * 1-year work experience in asset management at BB in London * Was extended an offer to join another BB as an IB summer analyst in June 2019 * GMAT: 700 Currently considering the below programmes: * University of Pennsylvania - M...

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Crossing over from Wealth Management to Capital Markets via Grad School

retiredfratstar

Hello All, I'm fairly new to WSO, though I have browsed through the site a few times in the past. I've always had a strong interest in finance & capital markets, but until recently I never realized what it really takes to break into a coveted "front office" role with an investment bank, b/d, or eve...

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Help: HEC Master in Finance - Preparation for Programme

VHOFFMAN

I have been admitted to the Master in Finance @ HEC - A miracle because I didn't know during the interview whether the graph of y=1/(1-2x) was convex or concave. Therefore, I want to prepare for the programme, which apparently is very analytical and maths-focused. Does anyone have any recommendati...

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Improve Chances at Chicago Booth

Linda Abraham

If you are applying to Chicago Booth's MBA program, I'd like you help you improve your chances of acceptance. I'm presenting *[Get Accepted to Chicago Booth](https://reports.accepted.com/mba/chicago_booth_mba)* this Wednesday at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. I will cover showing fit with...

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Going from Tier 1 -> Tier 1.5 School for Msc Finance

infraraid

I'm graduating this year with a humanities BA at Oxbridge. I decided quite recently that I'd rather be rich than work for the UN (don't we all), and therefore am applying to Finance/Management Masters in Europe. I've ruled out the UK for financial reasons (almost certainly out of the question unless...

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Should I apply for MBA programmes?

ssc97

I am currently an international (American) student finishing my UG at a top tier UK school in Politics, either with a 1st or high 2.1 classification. Have experience in private equity (large AM), VC and have summer & FT offers for BB banks in markets in Ldn. Am very happy with my current prospects, ...

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Low GPA, 700 GMAT Please review profile

John37

Hi guys! Here is my profile, Backrgound: 25 y/o Male From Eastern europe(very small country) Working in P&G as a financial analyst for 2 years Stats: Undergraduate GPA around 2.0 GMAT 700 Please help me, how can i strenghen my profile? Should i get CFA or ACCA? Target school: Top 15 Pos...

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Duke MMS

NVCC4

Hey guys, Just had a quick question or two about Duke's MMS program. As someone who is looking into different MSF/MMS programs, I was wondering how Duke's MMS program would "rank" if it were to be compared to a current MSF program? I understand the comparison is of two pretty different programs, as...

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Would a double major be worth it?

John Doe 123

I am a freshman hoping to go into IB in the future. I am currently majoring in financial management with a minor in accounting, but at this rate I will graduate over a year early. Would it be worth it to add a second major, and what would employers like to see / would be helpful in the future? I was...

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Chances of getting in to Cambridge's MPhil Finance?

bri1221

I'm a recent graduate from University of East Anglia with a first class degree in Business Finance. I also decided to improve my work experience and have landed a financial analyst role at a real estate developer, mainly focusing on financial appraisals and investment analysis. Doing a masters in f...

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Master in Europe and Job in UK - Post Brexit

Zand

Let's say you do your master or MBA in for example Bocconi or HEC (an EU school), assuming all the other factors remain unchanged, after Brextit: 1) Would you still have the same chances of securing a job in UK? 2) How does Brexit affect your chances of getting an interview (considering Visa compl...

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How does LBS MBA IB/MBB recruiting work?

jnhadekjs

I've heard that there's no formal OCR in UK as in the US and networking almost never works for large banks/firms. So how does it happen? Do they have to apply online to every position?...

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How to become a great writer?

WhoDaFuqua

Hello wso community, I've thoroughly enjoyed this forum not only due to the level of intellect of its members (on the aggregate), but also due to some members' truly excellent writing. Some of the comments/pieces I've seen on here have captivated my attention, and I want to know how you all do it. ...

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Important advice needed

SE1315

I am posting here as well. Hello ladies and gentlemen. I would need some advice on what to do next regarding my career. I am anxious to hear from you and would like to thank you in advance for your help. I graduated in 2017 from a top (British) university (think Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial) with a f...

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Should I get an MBA

kaestchens

Trying to decide whether I should get an MBA or not. I know there are a lot of upsides to my professionals career but it's expensive ...

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Personal MBA Coach’s Top 4 Pieces of Advice For MBA Hopefuls

Personal MBA Coach

Advising MBA candidates is my life’s passion. Over the last 11 years, I have given countless applicants advice through one-on-one consulting sessions, blogs, e-books, webinars and in-person presentations throughout the world. Reflecting back on the tips I have provided again and again, I want to...

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Personal Statement for Msc Finance

ychu066

hi guys, can anyone give me some advice on how to write a good personal statement and what do they look for ? many thanks !...

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Profile evaluation for top MBA programs

Guruno1

Planning on applying to B-school next year, and wonder if you guys could help me with some career advice. My profile: M23, Sweden Undergrad at Stockholm School of Economics GPA: 3.7 GMAT: 740 (50Q, 41V) Work experience: Two years at a small PE shop (about 5bn dollars in current funds, offices in ...

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Babson MSF vs Fordham MSGF

pb178

As an international student, with fair control over the English Language and aiming to obtain work in the US on completion of the program, which one do you think is the better choice? I would like to work in Investment Research, preferably on the buy side....

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Do you need to get your MBA after college to become a executive?

Giants123

How important do you think it is to get your MBA? I think it helps but its not mandatory Can you advance in your career without an MBA? I think you could but not that far Is it worth the time and money to get an MBA? yes I think so What do you guys think about this?...

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Has anyone completed a Part-Time/Online PhD in finance/economics while working full-time on the street?

NewAmsterdam

Monkeys, I'm thinking about pursuing a PhD in finance/economics and I don't want to quit my job. Has anyone done this before? Are there good schools that provide this? Thanks....

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Recommend Admissionado for people seeking admission consulting services

Allan Wan

Hey guys on WSO! This is Allan, a management consultant focusing on financial services industry. I am applying for the MBA programs starting in 2019. In Round 1, I applied to LBS and Haas, and I received the offer from LBS and just finished the Haas's interview. For those who want to leverage the su...

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Notre Dame Financial Economics & Econometrics Concentration

mpy

I’m interested in majoring in Economics in Notre Dame. Along the way, I foresee that there’s a chance i’ll be interested in Finance. While I can try to transfer to Mendoza, I’m curious to know how the Econ — Financial Economics & Econometrics Concentration is. 1. Placement 2. Recruitin...

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Which Cambridge College has more funding for postgraduate programmes?

G.London

Applying for MPhils in the business school and economics department. Any advice would be appreciated as need to maximise my chances to get a scholarship/ bursary!...

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Do I need a masters in Finance to get into FO?

HAGS19

I am a May 2018 Graduate from a no name Maryland State school. 3.6 GPA but lots of good extra circulars and leadership roles. I work at JP Morgan in a back office, Financial Control Role in Delaware (interned previously) I passed CFA Level 1; have Bloomberg certification, and manage my own 15K por...

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Profile Review: 25F / 750 GMAT / 3.8 GPA / Chemical Engineer

Emgi

I'm posting on behalf of my spouse. She would plan on matriculating in fall 2020. Age and work years are current, not at matriculation. Here's her profile: **Work experience:** Engineer for ~3 years at a top 5 chemical company (1 promotion). Currently employed ~0.5 year as engineer at a smaller pac...

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MBA vs Undergrad in Business Administration

zeroday

huhu nobody is answering my post :D..........................asdfasdfsadfsadfasdfsadfsadfsadfasdfsadfsadf...

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Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

aakritpatel

Hi everyone, We have compiled 30+ interview questions asked in the Cornell MBA interview. The questions are sourced from interview experiences shared by applicants all over the web. We've compiled and categorized these questions into different types. We've also included the tips shared by successfu...

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Profile Review: Good WE/EC, Bad Grades

justphresh

Target: M7 Current Age: 25 Desired Age for MBA: 28-29 UG School: Top 100; GPA: 2.5; Triple Concentration degree in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing Nationality Info: White, Male GMAT: No official takes, have been focused on career building; when I was studying I was practicing mid 700s...

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Oxford MFE, Vanderbilt MSF, or Virginia Ms Commerce (finance track) for US asset management or IB placement?

vkardos22

undergrad at top 5 US public school with minimal finance recruiting, optimally want buyside in the US...

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What To Do If You Were Rejected In Round 1

Personal MBA Coach

As round 1 decisions begin to roll in, many candidates are not receiving the news they had hoped for. While this is no doubt disappointing, do not give up hope. Personal MBA Coach would like to help you develop a strategy to realize your MBA and career dreams. Candidates rejected from their targ...

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Imperial Economics & Strategy for Business VS Bocconi Management in English

grady

Hi guys, what would you choose between these two options for a master's degree? (My goal is not necessarily London afterwards)...

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Computer Science to Investment Banking?

wallstreetbets

Hey, I'm going to be attending the University of Toronto (Not too highly ranked for business, but is 10th in the world for CS) this September and am planning on doing a Computer Science degree. I'm interested in both CS and Finance so was wondering if by doing a double major, I could compete with s...

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Can I get energy investment banking from Booth or Columbia MBA?

DNMA82147

like 60% of the associates on linkedin are from McCombs which makes me worried ...

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"Harvard" HBX credentials as Education

Tffy12

Hey everyone, Does anyone know of people who put Harvard business school HBX listed as their main education on both their LinkedIn/resume and whether people fall for it? I was only curious since the person in question (when talking briefly in person) could only talk about their Harvard education w...

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Employer-Sponsored MBA?

Dedline

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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Masters in Finance to Rebrand -> Will this help my MBA chances later?

LacrosseMonkey05

Hey everyone. I'm in my last year at a top school in Canada (think Queens/Toronto/McGill), graduating with a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering with roughly a 3.5 GPA. I've only recently (past 1-2 years) decided that I want to ditch engineering and pursue a field such as IB/Consulting, unfortunately t...

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EDHEC - MSc Financial Markets vs MSc Corporate Finance and Banking

BaBaBumm

Hello Let me quickly introduce myself: I am a German student who has just finished his MSc studies at Aston Business School (MSc Investment Analysis), UK, and have been admitted for a Double Degree at EDHEC Business School. I have done multiple internships including investment banking and consultin...

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My Chance with GSB

MBA Thoughts

Hi guys, Do I have a chance at getting into GSB? Please see my background below: Undergrad - Top 50 but less popular majored in Finance GPA 3.3 Current role - LP (analyst) covering all aspects of private capital fund investments at a sub-$10B institutional endowment, ...

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How much of a pivot can you really do from a T15 school?

Poseidon_

A bit of background on myself. I've worked in Corporate Strategy in 3 different industries and I am currently a CS Manager in my 3rd job/firm out of college. Honestly, I never had a master career plan and just took on new roles because they paid better and I was pretty agnostic about what industry I...

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Has anyone regretted going to a top mba to get into IB?

Splatter_master

I graduated in spring 2016 from a state school in SoCal. Baseball was my top priority at the time and I was the first to receive a finance degree in my family, so I was unaware of the importance of a top school at the time. I also had no idea about IB or PE until after I graduated. I'm currently a...

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Do the Big 4 care about college Prestige?

john finn

I was wondering about the emphasis that the Big 4 place on the name/prestige of the B-School. For example, if I really like UGA's Terry, but also got into UVA's Darden, would I be a fool to choose Terry (for accounting)? From what I can tell, there appears to be a lot less of an emphasis on the "bra...

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Vanderbilt MSF Program

Showtime22242

Hello All, I was looking for some advice on my current situation. I am currently a Senior Finance major at a non-target school, trying to get into Vanderbilt MSF. I am wondering if I should apply now in Round 2, or if I should take the GMAT again and wait until Round 3 to apply? Here's info on m...

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1 year into MBA: Things I wish I knew

Bschool

Hi all, Longtime reader and writing as a small way of “giving back.” I’m in my second year at H/S/W and thought I’d share some thoughts and insights. My background is traditional – think IB / Consulting / HF / PE. On the whole, I’ve had a very rewarding experience so far, especially i...

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Which MBA programs to target?

bschool53

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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