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Duke/Georgetown MSB/NYU Stern College choices

Sara3M

Hi,Help! Our high school senior son just got accepted to Duke undergrad, Georgetown MSB, NYU Stern.He wants to go into IB/Finance. Which college would be the best choice for him as far as internship/recruitment on campus and job opportunities long term especially with the Big 3/4 banks/consulting fi...

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Difference between Round 1, 2, 3,...etc for European B-School Applications

rawdoge

What is the main difference between the various application rounds for European B-Schools -- more specifically, I am looking for something for London Business School. I am an American who studied econ and went to a liberal arts school within a large university (think BC, BU, NYU, USC...etc). Also, a...

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Anyone Else getting Sick of B-School?

All Hail the Skynet Overlord

I’m normally a very positive person and I had welcomed b-school with open arms, diving right in and doing really well academically. For a school of “leaders” though I’m finding a lot less noble world-changers and a lot of slimely shady rats. People are rude and abnoxious and fake as heck. ...

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Extremely Low GPA to MBA Success Story

zxcvjkl

I've been a long time browser on this website and just wanted to share my experience. Here are my stats before we start: UG: Service Academy - 2.3 GPA Grad: Big D1 Sport School - random MS with accounting and finance classes - 3.8 GPA GMAT - 720 Work exp: 5 years military officer significant...

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MS Bumps Junior Pay | Effect on MBA Rankings?

47Bananas

Sounds like a potential $25k increase in salary across the junior banker pay scale. If I recall MS was the first mover during the last pay bump in 2014/2015. Wonder how soon other BB and EB respond in-kind. What effect will this have on employment stats for schools that place relatively large percen...

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Northeastern for Finance/IB (2018)

mpy

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Choosing Duke/Vanderbilt over Harvard and Wharton

brobible

Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between Harvard, Duke, Wharton and Vanderbilt. I know that Harvard and Wharton are bigger targets and have more prestige than Duke or Vandy but socially they don't even compare. Everybody I met at Wharton were huge tools who kept talking about their aspirations to be...

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UVA, Vandy, Notre Dame or IU-Kelley for undergrad (IBD)

xby90

I am a direct admit at IU-Kelley and it would cost me around $40k a year total to attend (out-of-state), which is the most I can spend a year without acquiring debt. Vandy, UVA, and Notre Dame (Mendoza) may be as high as $70k a year (I haven't heard back from their financial aid offices yet). What i...

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Colgate vs Lehigh vs University of Miami (Undergrad)

cordoncano45

Hey everyone, so I currently have these 3 options for my undergrad. My goal is to go into consulting after graduation. I plan on majoring in computer science and double majoring or minoring in finance/economics (no finance at colgate). Also wanted to add that I am a Benton scholar at Colgate. Is t...

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Job with Manhattan Prep?

atsauveur

Hi all--a thought that occurred to me. Do you think that having a job as an instructor with Manhattan Prep would boost your b-school resume? They accept instructors based on teaching experience and top 1% test scores. Would having an instructor role with them make a candidate more attractive to a bu...

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Rutgers Newark Recruiting

Mps721

Does anybody know what is Rutgers Newark's reputation when it comes to accounting and finance? Does big 4, as well as IBs recruit from there? I will be majoring in accounting (possibly double major finance/accounting, good idea?). Ultimately is your GPA and extra curriculars really what matters? I h...

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Baruch College vs Rutgers Business School Newark?

Shaikshack

I'm from New Jersey and most of my school goes to Rutgers. Is Baruch comparable in anyway to Rutgers? I'm aware that Rutgers is a much better known brand but I heard Finance and Accounting are very good at Baruch. What school gives me a better job outlook and puts me on a good path to end up as a tr...

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Berkeley vs ND (Mendoza)

wsopw

Hey everyone, I was just wondering what the consensus is between these two schools. Berkeley is 35k/year cheaper for me because I'm in state. I would graduate ND with around $60k dollars and debt and no savings. With regards to culture, I think that Notre Dame fits me a lot better compared to Berke...

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Waterloo math dd Vs Waterloo CFM Vs McGill Desautels (Business undergraduate in Canada)

R.H

Hi WSO! I'm currently considering which offer I should accept: 1. Math&Business Administration double degree (Waterloo base) 2. Math&Business Administration double degree (Laurier base) 3. Computing and Financial Management (U of Waterloo) 4. McGill Desautels B.Com I'm interested in comp...

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M7 Chances

MikeHawk

Wanted to do one of these to get an idea of my chances at my top picks and to determine how many more schools I should apply to Other: White Male, applying Round 1 of 2018 (matriculate 2019) Undergrad: Top 4 Canadian undergrad (not sure how much this hurts me), 3.65 GPA in Finance, Solid ECs durin...

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Profile Review Request - Indian IIT graduate

IB2345

Hello, I will be graduating from IIT Bombay Civil Engineering in 2018. My CPI is 7.7/10 and I will be joining Deutsche Bank as an M&A analyst for the European market. The job is based in India and hence is a back office job. I have been an secretary of the institute and also awarded an organization...

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Which major presents the best chances for IB

city491

Recently I read about Mark Zuckerberg and how he attended Harvard to study physchology. This is quite reassuring because for someone as smart as him, I would have expected a math/engineering related major. I'm applying to college in a few years and my dream school is Harvard. I was wondering about...

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How important is the 'prestige' of your job matter for admissions into top MBA programs?

freddyflintstone

Hey yall, I was wondering how much does the prestige of the job matter when it comes to top MBA admissions (top 10 MBA programs). It seems like for a top MBA program you either have to be high finance (IB/Consulting), military, or come from an unorthodox career route to have a shot at some of the ...

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In need of general advice/critique - What is my best path?

ianhooper

Hi all, First, I want to say thanks to all the people that spend there time replying to posts in this forum. I have gained a lot of information from reading archived posts on WSO. This seems like a great community where people give honest advice to each other. About me : I just turned 30 and am...

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URGENT! CISI Meltdown exam tomorrow

mia 101

Tomorrow is my exam - Financial Regulation capital markets prog level 3 cisi literally all I have used is cisi revision guide and the q & a at the back, I just cannot fathom the course book. I wasted a whole week on it and couldn't get past page 5 *zzzzzzz* Are the revision notes sufficient to sec...

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Thoughts on IU/Kelley, UT/McCombs, and SMU/Cox

SM_ATX

Admitted student to all three schools seeking advice on how their Finance major and placement compare. At Indiana was offered their Kelley ACE program for Freshman (pitched to me as a cohort, small honors classes, only 72 Freshman invited) and SMU was given their BBA Scholars (direct admission to Co...

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Double Major or Higher GPA?

chimppansy

I've seen one or two discussions on this topic but I think each situation is a bit nuanced, so I'd appreciate any feedback. I am considering whether to continue with pursuing a second major, realizing that it will likely negatively impact my GPA. My options are a single major with one or two minor...

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Georgetown Online Masters in Finance

cf8585

Has anyone completed/ or know anything about the online MSF at Georgetown that I can speak to? Is it worth the 75K? I have zero finance experience trying to break into the industry- I have a PharmD and an MBA (non finance concentration, not top business school). I am going to review BITW for fina...

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UCL: MSc in Technology Management or MSc in Global Management of Nat Resources?

The Original Mark Hannah

Lads, I got an offer from both programs. My target is to end in Equity Research, or S&T, or a general buyside position. I am struggling between choosing the right MSc for me. Both are from engineering school, both have good performance and decent modules (although neither have finance modules, o...

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INSEAD MBA: Yay or Nay?

Atiba

Hi community, I don‘t want to spark another general „MBA worth it or not“ discussion, instead I‘m interested in your opinions based on my specific situation. Some background info: - European citizen - 31 years of age (yes, old but quite normal where I‘m from) - Master‘s degree in Econo...

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Fordham 3+2 with Columbia or Georgetown and 300k Debt

abalasky

Hey guys! I'm a high school senior applying to university as a finance major and I've been accepted a couple places early action. Unfortunately I'm in a unique position where my family has a modest income (100k combined) but high investment property assets (dad rolled 401k into property in 2008) and...

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Recruiting Question: How do Companies Choose Who to Interview at MBA Programs?

JohnnyLlamma45

So I've been told by current/recent MBA students that recruiting starts basically from the get-go when you arrive on campus. But since you don't have any kind of GPA ( and I know some schools have you interview "blind") how do MBB/BBs etc recruit? Do they just pick people with high GMATs, prior IB e...

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What can I do to improve my chances for M7 in the next 2~4 years?

laughamout

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UCLA vs Vassar for a future in investment banking?

diwakera

Hi All. My D is accepted for undergraduate business economics at UCLA. Her other option is Vassar in NY. She wants to pursue a career in finance, may be investment banking. I am trying to see where she has a better chance to find internships as well a job in some of the top firms in the country. I k...

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Rice vs. UT Austin MBA

zhang128

Hi All, I've been admitted to both schools for this fall. I receive 58K from Rice but money is not really an issue here. I currently work in internal consulting/corporate strategy and post-MBA goal is IB. As someone without any banking background, which one of the schools do you guys think is a bett...

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M7 B-School Chances

notwavyfool

Hi all, I was hoping on getting some advice regarding my b-school chances in the medium term (2~4 years). I dunno if its unrealistic but I was hoping for M7. A little bit about my background. Went to a top tier school in my home country and studied economics (generally looked at pretty favorably o...

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Wharton vs CBS ($$)

entreprenerd

Hey all. Very fortunate to have received offers from Wharton and CBS. I have been living in NY and have worked in tech for the past 4 years. I'm looking to transition to investment banking ideally in a TMT group. I know both of these schools recruit well for this. Wharton has provided no aid and CBS...

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Does the London School of Economics give good financial aid/scholarships to internationals? (Asian-US Citizen)

mpy

I'm thinking of applying to LSE after researching on how respected it is not only in the UK but also in Wall Street, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Since I'm taking the International Baccalaureate and past the minimum score (right now 40/45) requirement, I got interested in applying for the college. Th...

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MBA Course Waiver Exams - Worth Doing?

ILUVBUSINESS

Any current/former MBA students waive out of any of the core courses? Did it have any impact on bonding with your class/cohort? Is it worth studying for the waiver exams to pass? Thanks...

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UofT Rotman Commerce Vs UBC Sauder for finance

Akshat-Jain

Hey, I've been admitted to both these places and want to know which of these would be better for finance and a career in banking/consulting? I see myself happy at UBC because of many factors but I've read that Rotman gives better opportunities and has better academics. Should I leave Sauder because ...

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Babson Vs Northeastern for finance

Akshat-Jain

Hey, I've got in at Babson and the business school at Northeastern. I want to major in finance and have a career in banking/consulting. Babson would be better in terms of education and learning. But Northeastern has amazing co-ops and I feel it's better from the career perspective. Any suggestions o...

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Is the GMAT really more competitive than the SAT?

rawdoge

Is the GMAT really more competitive than the SAT? I was wondering bc not everyone goes to grad school, so you will have those people who work in terrific jobs who don't need an MBA or any other grad program. I understand that not everyone goes to college, too, but, you have lots of people that you w...

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Undergrad: IU Kelley vs UT McCombs Vs UMich (Ross)

BostonPats

Hello, I've been accepted to the following schools (all OOS). I'm looking to go into Investment Management and am also on the waitlist for Emory and NYU Stern. I plan on majoring in both Finance and Economics. For IU I'm particularly interested in the Investment Managment Workshop and for UT I wou...

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Choice of Msc Finance at Bristol vs a Msc Business in Finance and accounting at Warwick

akhiljagdish

I am really confused as to which one to choose. Warwick is a more prestigious university when compared to Bristol. But the Course content in Bristol Is out and out finance. The Warwick syllabus is a mix of Accounts , Finance and Business Strategy. My goal is to work in the Banking Industry after...

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Chances of getting into a competitive MSF program?

NeedSomeHelp

A little background: I started off at a semi-target liberal arts school, was there for 2-3 years. I started off strong, but health issues compounded by lack of initiative on my younger self's part eventually completely fucked me and I left the school with some Fs in my last year. I took a few years ...

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CISI Exam question - UK Financial Regulation

mia 101

Hello Can anyone with CISI exam experience can help? Im due to take the UK Financial Regulation (Capital Markets programme) module on Monday. My preparation has consisted of practising the revision express questions to the point that I can answer the questions with my eye closed, and skim reading ...

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Undergrad Business Schools Advice

ChimpDad

Son has to decide by month end between the following: Notre Dame Mendoza Georgetown McDonough WashU Olin Rice - 1/2 merit scholarship Fordham - full ride Emory Goizueta Rejected to Wharton; Waitlisted at JHU, Dartmouth and Cornell Dyson AEM Any advice welcomed (luckily cost is secondary)....

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Georgetown Masters of Finance Online

cf8585

Has anyone completed/ or know anything about the online MSF at Georgetown that I can speak to? Is it worth the 75K? I have zero finance experience trying to break into the industry- I have a PharmD and an MBA (non finance concentration, not top business school). I am going to review BITW for fina...

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USC MSF

QWERTYzq

I have seen some threads on the USC MSF and was wondering about it. Saw some positives mentioning the trojan network, but also a lot of mixed reviews like it might be a questionable investment. I have to make a decision in the coming days and was wondering if anyone had fresh insight. Mainly looki...

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URGENT: Boston College CSOM vs Emory Goizueta ( Undergrad )

tylerssoares

Hi guys, my college admissions process is almost over and I'm faced with a big decision to make within the next couple days... I've been accepted to two semi-targets for IB and cannot decide between them, so I decided to stop lurking on here and get some advice. I was also waitlisted at Harvard, bu...

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UCL or UT Austin? Undergraduate Mathematics

caderrific

I've applied as a math major looking to get my MBA after undergrad, and I was accepted to both of these schools. At UCL its only 3 years and I only study math and don't have to take a bunch of bullshit. At UT I can take more non-math classes that are practically useful. I live close to UT too. I'...

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Almost got my BSc Diploma & Aspiring a career in Finance: What to do?

Chaesss

Hey guys, I'm in the final year of the BSc International Business Administration (GPA: 3.9/4.0 in US terms) at the best business school in my country (the Netherlands). It is quite common here in Europe to obtain an MSc degree, which is something I will definitely do, but later. I got interested in...

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Getting Into Finance

mpy

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How to pass 500-006 Exam?

certificationssoul

I want to pass Cisco 500-006 and I also have 500-551 Cisco certification. Is this certification is really helpful for me?...

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When are you TOO SUCCESFUL for MBA?

5 million

IMO when your opportunity cost for attending MBA is in 7 digits, it's a bad financial decision (but could be a good personal decision). What is your take?...

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Breadth vs. Depth of Experiences

rolex45

Hi Monkeys, There's undoubtedly a trade-off between the depth and breadth of professional and personal experiences. A person can pursue incredible breadth, but not have the depth to develop the expertise required to provide unique value (Ex: kid who screws up school work because he's trying to do t...

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Is it smart to be a visiting student at an ivy?

hotgurl90

I'm looking into a program as a visiting student to an ivy league school. I've chosen UPenn, but my understanding is that it is available at other ivys too. Through LPS, there is an non degree seeking undergraduate studies enrollment program. You get to take courses at Penn for a semester or two. Th...

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Penn<<<Wharton?

jedimindtrick

Hi, I realized late in the game(late sophomore year) that I could no longer go to grad school and just do research because of my family's financial concerns. Without having taken the necessary coursework, GPA (I have a 3.1), I was NOT able to apply to Wharton as dual-degree/transfer. I am current...

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EDHEC or SSE

lesuede

Hi guys, I have been admitted to two MSc. EDHEC (Nice, FRA) MiM Financial Economics SSE (Stockholm, SWE) Master in Accounting and Financial Management Pros/Cons: EDHEC: I have a 30% scholarship (highest possible) 3 year programme with 2x6 months mandatory internships included Double degree - MiM...

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How Likely: MBA career switch from S&T to IBD

laughamout

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Who really wants to take the GMAT?

mrsdowjones

Have you all taken the GMAT? Is it hard to study for it? I'm thinking about applying to business school but I really am stressed out about taking the GMAT....

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Undergrad Baruch or Fordham?

Revets

The only schools I've been accepted to Baruch and Fordham. My gpa was pretty bad until senior year where I got a 4.4 first semester with 4 Ap and 3 regular classes. I also have a 34 act and a 780 math 2 subject test. 2nd semester I plan on getting all A's. Which school of those would give me the ...

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A grade 11 student want to prepare for Finance undergraduate program in Canada.

katarina123

Hi, I'm currently a grade 11 student in a BC offshore high school student and want to study business (considering Finance) in university. I have a 92% average and got 98% in pre-calculus 12 now, but do not have many extracurricular activities. What courses should I take in grade 12 and what can I pr...

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Bizzare uGrad GPA calculation

ApproxPFAdjustedEBITDA

I’m 2-3 years out of college - working at a BB (FO). I recently reviewed my UGrad transcript as I’m soon going to be applying to grad school & I had a grade changed (upwards revision). As I was doing the math I noticed the transcript accounted for ~18 transfer credits (high school AP credits, ...

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Master's in Management: LSE (MiM) v UCL (MiM) v Imperial (MiM)

investo_97

Hi everyone, Having graduated LSE (First Class Honours), I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on which Master's in Management (MiM) I should choose before I make a final decision. I am aware that LSE has a better reputation for business-related subjects, however, they have only just ...

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GMAT 30 Minutes Shorter

BDWK

Just got an email the other day ago and thought I'd share. Apparently, the GMAT is going to be 30 minutes shorter which comes from more streamlined Quantitative and Verbal sections. GMAC has also decided to remove more of the tutorial screens from the beginning of the exam. The full-length practi...

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Influence of Double Major on MBA Admissions

insanitizer

Wanted to mention that this is my virgin WSO post, and that I'm hugely grateful to have found this community. I appreciate whatever feedback you guys can offer! I'm a CU Boulder math/phys double major enrolling in classes for next semester and considering whether or not I should drop my physics ma...

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Importance of Undergrad Business School? (Michigan LSA)

Funkiestrain82

Hey all, Just wanted to get some input on my recent situation as I am very confused as to where to go from here. Unfortunately I shot way higher than I should have and did not get into nearly as many options as I wanted for undergrad. Currently, I'm deciding between Michigan LSA (denied from Ross),...

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Incoming MMS student, eyeing HBS/GBS deferred MBAs: Chances?

dailyhustle

------------- ---------- ----------------------------- --------- So yeah, any feedback would be great on my chances for HBS/GBS 2+2. Appreciate it guys. I think I probably have the "unique" background they might be looking for but my internships may be lacking on the quality front, especially when ...

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MBA vs. Masters in Data Science: Which is a better investment?

DawgStreet

*“What they needed was someone with a business head who could also speak the language of software engineers."* [Here is an interesting article](https://www.ft.com/content/428f1502-2b5c-11e8-9b4b-bc4b9f08f381) that highlights the growing popularity of data science degrees at business schools: [qu...

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Columbia MSBA?

asdoiajsdioo

Hi all, I know this isn't an MBA program, but really looking for all the advice I can get. Anyone know anything about the new Columbia MS in Business Analytics program (msba.engineering.columbia.edu), joint degree between CBS and Columbia Engineering? What could be potential career paths leading ...

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Choices for MSF/MQF program, Maryland MQF vs WUSTL MSF(WAM) and Rochester MSF

marshalllleung

Hi! I am a newbie to WSO and an international student looking to pursue a pre-experience masters degree related to Finance in the US. Now I've received three offers from: Uni of Maryland(Smith) - Master of Quantitative Finance(STEM) -New program. The curriculum is not that quant as it resembles the...

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Low GPA Military Officer to MBA

Navy8r

Hey all, I've been a lurker here for a while and really enjoy all the forums. Posting for first time to get some advice. I'm currently an active duty Naval Flight Officer. I still have a little over three years left on my commitment. My ideal path after I get out is to attend B-school and get a co...

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Vanderbilt (Owen) vs Rochester (Simon) MBA

Ella

Hello Everyone, I have been accepted at both Vandy and Simon full-time MBA programs. However, looking at the stats I am in a bit of a dilemma. 1. I live in NYC and would like to return after graduating. But I don't see a problem accepting a job in the southest or Texas if offered. However if I had t...

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Indiana University Masters Finance Online

cf8585

Has anyone completed the masters in finance online at Indiana University- Kelley Business School that I can speak to? Thanks...

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WSP: normalized financials relating European companies

asdda

Hi guys, I am currently working on the course "Trading Comps" in WSP. In one of the video's he talks about adjusting from gaap to non-gaap, so that the calculations becomes normalized. My question is this: When I am working with European companies, how should I relate to these normalized-calculation...

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Help explaining questionable job change for B-school application

randymoss84

Hey all, I'm wanting to apply to Top 15 MBA programs in the Fall and am honestly feeling a little insecure about a career move I made a year and a half ago. I'm 28, will have 6 years experience. My goal is to land an IB Associate gig, post-MBA. A little background: I started out in Big 4 risk adv...

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UBC Sauder breakout

cheesyhoney

I know people on here have said before that Sauder isn't nearly as much as a target as schools back east, but I'll be attending as unfortunately it was the only school I was accepted into. If I want to break into IB, is PMF or transferring to Ivey after 2nd year really my only option, or are there o...

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Why do people celebrate mediocrity??

Shaun-Mullins

I was skimming along facebook and see this guy smiling as he was holding up his MBA degree he just got from a really sh*tty school. Rank 89 out of USNews business school rankings. And to throw more poo on it, it took him 5 years to get. So apparently it was a part-time MBA. Seriously, why? I d...

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Top 20 B Schools who care less about GMAT

buckeye92

I plan on applying to schools where my GMAT fits in the 80th percentile range. I know schools like NYU and Wharton stress a high gmat but curious what top 20 schools are more lenient on GMAT. ...

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Going to bschool to find a husband?

Hillja

TLDR: got out of an emotionally abusive 8 year relationship, applied to bschool on a whim to "find a husband," got into a good school with $$, and am now deciding if I actually want to go make a career pivot/find a husband. Asking for advice or a list of points I should consider. I recently got out...

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Which MSF program to accept

pleasantly_plump_primate

Last week I was admitted to Gtown, Nova, American, and Rutgers (which is a master in financial analysis, not MSF). Waiting to hear back from UMD still. I am curious what everyone’s thoughts are on these programs. I am an accounting major with a full time position lined up at a top 15 accounting f...

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Unsure as to whether or not I should pursue a Masters Degree

ikkiukk

I have recently graduated from one of the top universities in Canada with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Accounting. I am not originally from Canada and while studying towards my Bachelors I have always kept to myself and never really participated in Uni activities. Most importantly, I have alway...

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Unusual Background and B-School Questions

g0ogle

I graduated from a HYPSM school a handful of years ago with a pure math major and significant research experience. I have been playing professional tennis since then and am in the process of rehabbing a serious injury I suffered a few months ago. My prospects for a complete recovery and return to fo...

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Thoughts on the Duisenberg Honors Program in Quantitative Risk Management

jem123

Hey guys! I wonder what you all think of the Duisenberg Honors Programme of the VU/UvA (and more specifically the honors programme in Quantitative Risk Management). It is quite well regarded in the Netherlands and it seems to have good placements. But I wonder how it is regarded abroad. It's probabl...

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Mcgill to break into invesment banking?

Moistheman

Hi, I'm a cegep (18) student who's trying to get into McGill and then the Honours Investment program? Worth it? I've seen a lot say that Ivey is THE target school but also lately also heard that if you get into the HIM that you're practically set to break in to BB (many alumnis lately are always in ...

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Columbia MBA or Harvard MPA?

k.03

Hi guys, Just got into Columbia Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. My heart and intellectual curiosity push me towards Harvard (MPA/ID, very quanty economics with a focus on development) but I don't see myself working as a public servant. My interests are technology, telecoms...

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Villanova, Michigan, Oregon 2.0- DEBT

PGbaldmessiah

Hey again, I know that I have posted a similar forum before, but I wanted to start a new one because of new information. I recently visited the University of Michigan and I am absolutely in love. Everything about the university is incredible and it fits me perfectly. I know I will be happy during ...

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Changing jobs before B-School application

danpo

Hi fellow monkeys, long-time lurker here. I am planning to apply to top MBA programs in the US this upcoming fall and would appreciate your insight on a tough decision that I have to make. Right now I've been with a Big 4 Corporate Finance practice in Continental Europe for a few years (and worked...

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Is 90k debt worth going to Stern (Finance) when I can go to Rutgers and have a 25k debt?

Brhoom27

I got a 30k scholarship per year and I really want to go to NYU. I didn't like Rutgers very much but my parents are scared of the debt. I know NYU is clearly a better school with better networking and recruiting opportunities but is it worth the extra debt? I read that the average starting salary fo...

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Haas or Stern MBA for IM Job?

Raz'alghul

Got into both schools and am interested in Investment Management jobs post-MBA (already have sell side and corp dev experience). For personal reasons, would prefer the east coast after school (family/relationship) but wouldn't mind being out west for a bit. Been talking to folks at both schools and ...

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Which Undergrad Classes Matter?

amaiolo4

I checked through the forums and didn't see anything that matched up with this. Let's be honest here. While we all go to different schools which all teach certain topics to different depth and detail levels, the general concepts and curriculums are essentially the same. SO: As undergrads enteri...

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European/German Undergrads

SaveManatees

First of all I am sorry for asking about a topic discussed so many times before. I am currently a leaving student at a gymnasium —probably graduating with a 1.1/1.2— and trying to pick the best university for my aims. Obviously because I am asking here I aspire to break into finance, preferably...

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Visiting Student Harvard or UPenn(Wharton)

erictothe

Dear fellow monkeys, I am currently an European undergraduate who plans to do an exchange semester whether in Penn, where I could choose all Wharton Courses or Harvard (enrolled in the college) with no opportunity to choose Business School courses. I know it is just an exchange semester, but what ...

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Cornell vs. USC Marshall for Undergrad

bguy22

I was accepted to the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, and the Marshall School of Business at USC. Due to a scholarship, USC will cost about $25k less per year than Cornell ($48k vs. $73k). Fortunately, my parents will pay for my education so I will not be in debt going to either school. As ...

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Business school - Kelley or Wisconsin

Sahil-Agarwal

I have been offered a direct admission into the Kelley School of Business and I also have been accepted at University of Wisconsin, Madison where I intend to take up Business Management. My specific doubts are : 1) On a general note, which business program is better between the two ? 2) I already...

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What College Major ??

MoneyisHappiness

Hey everyone, I was watching a video on YouTube yesterday and 2 investment bankers who worked at SunTrust were walking through what investment banking is, work politics, what college you should go to, and what major choose to. What I was confused about was that both of these investment bankers tri...

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Deferred MBA

Mattb18

Hello, Does anyone know much about the deferred MBA programs in America? I am a second-year history major at Queen's University, Ontario with a 4.0/4.3 GPA. I worked as a fundraising strategist for a charity, RBC as a CM and Macroeconomics Research Analyst and have an offer to work for an IB and PE...

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Opinions on undergraduate transfer decision

notcharliemunger

Hello all, Currently in my last semester at a two-year community college in New Jersey. I have done very well during my time here while working full time and am now faced with making the decision on where to close out my last 2 years. (Hopefully just two) I hope to one day working in investment b...

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MSF in the US with a UK degree

kkxty

Hi, I was wondering how are UK undergrad degrees viewed at US Msc Finance programs. Also, can I target MIT or Princeton with a 2.1 from a top uni in the UK or is a first class required to be competitive? Thanks....

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RSM F&I or Bocconi Accountin, Financial Management and Control

citamatic

Hi everyone. I have been accepted to Bocconi Master in Accounting, Financial management and Control (did not get accepted to my first choice Msc Finance), and to RSM Finance and Investments (basic course). I am having a hard time deciding which one to pick. I like the RSM F&I master a bit more inte...

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Opinion Master in Finance Nova School of Business & Economica

scott94

Hi, I am considering studying the master in Finance at Nova School of Business & Management and I would like to know some opinions & references. What are the career prospects? I would like to pursue a career in financial markets area (preferably in IB or AM). I don't mind working in a specific city...

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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions

WallStreetOasis.com

WSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: Natalie I'm here to answer any questions you have regarding Business School Admissions. I am ...

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Is it normal that I only study like 3-5 hours per WEEK for my Bachelor's degree? (I AM NOT TROLLING!)

PureGreed

Hi, I only study 3-5 hours per week for my undergraduate Bachelor's degree. My major is General Management. So, it's a Bachelor in Business Administration. And my GPA has been 3.8/4.0 so far. What I am now wondering is: Is this normal? Are all the other people making up their huge hourly time commi...

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London Business School Chances

Alimohamedml

Hello, I am currently in my cardiology training in the US. I have completed undergraduate with a bachelors of science in biology with a concentration in neuroscience. I have also completed a masters in public health. I have attained my MD and have now worked for 5+ years as an internal medicine res...

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