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How to get into the Nittany Lion Fund as a freshmen

AlphaAsFAQ

This one goes out to all of you NLF alumni and current members out there; how do I get in as a freshmen? I'm currently a high school senior and am wondering what I can do to prepare/should keep in mind for when I start my first semester in the Fall. I'd appreciate it if you went over everything fr...

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Difference between Columbia vs. Johnson vs. Stern for NYC IB?

jhd311

I am weighing a few offers from the major NY schools and am planning on going into IB. Large scholarship offers from NYU & CBS + NYC Cost of Living put the costs slightly higher than Johnson. I have no definitive feelings about living one place or another, I am more looking to get the best chance ...

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CFA L3 + BIG4 Corporate Finance Experience + LSE MSc Finance = UK Work Permit?

patriot_145

"Hi guys, I am planning to apply for MSc Finance at LSE for 2019/2020. I am wondering how high are my chances of getting a job at IB (preferably Equity Research) with Visa Sponsorship (I am a non-EU national) given that: 1. By 2019 I will hopefully pass all 3 Levels of CFA (I will sit L2 in June 201...

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Tips for MBA campus visits

Londonconsultant2018

Hi everyone, In about a week, I'm travelling to the US to take part in some campus visits. I'm visiting 5 places (Booth, Wharton, CBS, MIT, HBS). So far my schedule looks like: - Booth: information session, tour, class visit and social - HBS: tour and information session (see question below) - MI...

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Chances of M7/S16 MBA? And is my career goal realistic?

SBAsia

Hey guys, I actually got into 1 of the top 2 European B-sch a year ago (that was the only school I applied at that time for some specific reasons) but decided not to go since I got my current job offer. I am thinking to apply for MBA again, but only schools in the US. I am not going to apply for rou...

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Master degree options after bachelor in accounting

davidmike3390

For accounting professional who is bored with his/her job which master's degree you suggest Business/Management? ...

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Big Change in GMAT Exam (Fewer Questions): What do you think?

CPAtoMBA

Starting April 16. 2017, the number of questions on GMAT will be reduced: * Quant questions will be reduced by 6: from 37 to 31. * Verbal questions will be reduced by 5: from 41 to 36. GMAT exam will be reduced by 30 minutes. This includes a 23-minute reduction in the exam sections, as well as 7 ...

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Attending a Mostly International MSF as a Domestic Student?

chim-cham

Hi WSO, I was wondering if anyone had some insights regarding career prospects for domestic students in a mostly international program, such as Rochester or Brandeis MSF. Has anyone attended a program like this and managed to land IB/FO offers? I know that they don't often place students in FO rol...

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Alternatives for MSc Finance

Burkamp

Hi, are there actually other programs like a MSc Finance that one should take into consideration when pursuing a career in IB/PE/VC? Greets...

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Is $80k of debt from undergrad too much?

PGbaldmessiah

Is $80k of debt after undergrad common or absolutely unheard of? Or is it somewhere in between? Is it common for people that work on the Street to have this type of debt out of undergrad? How do they live? Do they ever regret their decision? How do they pay it off?...

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Okay. What am I doing wrong?

TheodoreRoosevelt

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Villanova, Michigan, or University of Oregon

PGbaldmessiah

I am an ambitious high school senior who has a dream of working on Wall Street. Specifically in Risk Management/Analysis. Now, my three options for college are University of Michigan, Villanova, and the University of Oregon. Oregon: I could go to UO and have zero debt as it is my state school and ...

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NTU Interview

Abhi-Vijay

Hey Guys! I was just called for an Interview at the NTU Financial Engineering Program and wanted to know what kind of questions I could expect? any details would be very helpful, Thanks in advance! ...

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Does not attending Kellogg MBA hinder your chances of landing MBB?

jnhadekjs

I finally gave up on dreams of attending Wharton. Almsot everyone from my country at Wharton either went to IIT or IIM. So I'm currently shortlisting schools to apply to this year. I will apply to 4 max because I work like 12 hours and it's hard to apply to more than that. My post-MBA career goal...

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Round 2 MBA Applications - Mind Helping Me Choose?

theonlyonly

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Columbia MSOR vs. USC MSF for a career in Equity Research?

Cosmopolitaine

Hello All, I have been recently admitted to **USC's MSF** program as well as **Columbia's MS Operations Research** program. I am currently aiming for a career in Equity Research (Also considering Asset Management). I am wondering what are you wonderful people's thought on which program would be ...

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Bocconi MSc Finance vs. St. Gallen(HSG) MBF vs. Frankfurt School(FSFM) MSc Finance

fschang

I have received offers: Bocconi MSc Finance, St. Gallen M.A. Banking and Finance, and am currently applying to Frankfurt School of Finance and Management MSc Finance. Since I'm a non-EU and have little access to the general opinions of the employers and students in Europe regarding these programmes,...

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Having serious thoughts about B-school for the first time - can anyone offer any advice?

MBAthrowaway

Hey Monkeys, Long-time reader/poster here. Am a bit unsure what to do at this stage in my career and b-school thoughts have started entering my mind. I'll lay out my background below but these are the main questions swirling around in my head: 1) will b-school help me get to be where I want to be ...

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[Current HS Senior] Will be attending a non-target school this fall. Need advice.

redandblacktrees

edit: sorry for the really long post. I would really, really, really, really appreciate any advice, though. Hi, I am currently a senior in high school, and I will be attending a non-target state school with pretty much a full ride. I am on the East Coast of the USA. My goal is to get a job on Wall ...

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"If-converted" method within the calculation of fully diluted shares outstanding

asdda

Hi, I am currently learning the calculation of fully diluted shares outstanding, and I have some trouble with this part of the explanation: "*The conversion of in-the-money converts also requires an upward adjustment to the company's net income to account for the foregone interest expense payments a...

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MBA UTD with Full Ride vs Rice (Jones)

TheLegendayHero

So I basically have these two options on the table; full paid tuition to go to UTD and no scholarship for Rice. I'm trying to go into Real Estate PE or a REIT after I graduate, and feel like a name brand MBA would really help me get there, since though I've had about 3+ years of relevant work experi...

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Extending Military Contract or Apply to an MBA?

rj1443

Over a year ago I made a post about heading to flight school in the Military. After months of academics and training I actually got to the flying portion. This is where I found out that I was not comfortable with flying an aircraft, and I didn't enjoy it at all. I was put up for re-designation b...

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School Decision for Investment Management: Booth / Columbia ($$) / MIT Sloan?

Pawnee

Hey All, I’ve had the good fortune of being admitted into 2 MBA programs and potentially a 3rd: Columbia ($$), Booth and MIT Sloan (hopefully) and am having more than a bit of trouble deciding between them. I’d love to get into a large IM firm (Fidelity, PIMCO, Putnam etc.) and work my way i...

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Undergrad: Help me choose college- Please (UNC-CH vs USC vs UW-Madison vs UW-Milwaukee)

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Hi all, I am an international choosing to decide where to go to college next year. Sorry for the poor english now. My options are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, and University of Wisconsins. UNC is 29k a year, USC is 49k a year, and UW is 55k a year f...

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Medical Student looking to get an MBA - do I have a chance at H/S/W

mdtomba

So, I'm currently a medical student at a top 20 medical school and am thinking about getting an MBA. My primary goal is to eventually go into hospital management or healthcare consulting. Background: 24 yo male STEM major @ Ivy undergrad, 3.5 GPA 95th percentile MCAT I have a couple questions: 1. ...

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Profile Evaluation: 167(Q) for MSF/ MFE

Pallab-Sarkar1

Hi All, It will be really helpful if you can help me on deciding what will be safe universities (if any) among the following - 1. Princeton 2. MIT 3. Carnegie Mellon University 4. LBS 5. HEC Paris 6. Haas 7. Baruch My profile Snapshot - Country - India Education Snapshot - Major in Electr...

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Which school to attend? Baruch, UCL or Warwick?

ticktock523

Hello, i am a high school senior from China and i got the offers from Baruch(currently general program, the result of honor program application has not yet announced), University College London (economics&statistics) and Warwick (Accounting & Finance). I always want to pursue a career in financial...

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Boston College MCAS Economics Major. Am I hopeless?

IBucky189

I will be studying at Boston College in the fall, but I will be in MCAS and not CSOM. I am planning on majoring in economics and hoping to work in investment banking. I would obviously like to work in Wall Street, but other major cities are fine too (Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, etc...

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F100 FP&A to Equity Research post MBA

nitesh-goyal

Hi Folks, Looking for some guidance on ER jobs. I have about two years of FP&A experience at a major global Food & Beverages corporation (think Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft) in India and will be applying to top finance focused B-Schools (Wharton, Booth, Columbia, NYU) next fall (will have roughly 4 y...

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Undergrad: USC Marshall vs Western Ivey

bl0odynuke88

Hi all, Some background info, I'm a senior in high school, US-Canada Dual citizen and I've been accepted to USC Marshall and Western Ivey. Ivey would be around 80k CAD for 4 years and USC would be 180k CAD. I currently live in Toronto, but hope to enter high finance directly out of undergrad or con...

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Cornell Johnson (full ride) v. Yale SOM (40k a year). What would you do?

Esca

Hello, I've been going through this decision in the past week and I wanted the forum's perspective. I had an initial thread over the same issue a few weeks ago, but Yale came back with a revised offer that changes the calculus. Essentially, I am in a fortunate position with two great offers, but I...

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Graduate Degree: SSE Finance, St Gallen MBF, HEC MiM GE or double-degree SciencesPo/ SSE?

Kamao

Hello everyone First thank you all for being part of this forum and making it as great as it is. I have been a long time lurker and I really benefited from numerous valuable threads and discussions, but with the important upcoming decision where to pursue my masters I decided to reach out for advi...

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UNC ($$) vs Texas ($) for post-MBA IB in NYC, SF, Boston, or LA

prospectiveIBMBA88

Would appreciate feedback from the WSO cohort here. In at UNC Kenan-Flagler and Texas McCombs. UNC gave me a decent chunk of change, and Texas threw me a little bone as well (roughly 1/3 of UNC). Both great schools, think I'd be happy living/going to both, same "tier" overall I'd say. Looking for f...

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UNC Undergraduate Business Guidance?

pare

Hello! I'm currently a high school senior, and just finished up with the college application process. I was admitted to UNC, and plan to pursue finance at KF. I'm really interested in pursuing IBD after college, and don't know anyone/anything about UNC as I am oos. I was just looking for some guidan...

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Undergraduate: Ross or Stern

Terribleangel

I have been admitted into both Ross and Stern, but I am not sure which one to commit to. I want to break into PE, preferably right out of undergrad, and am aware that Ross places 8-10 at Blackstone every year, but was wondering what Stern offered that Ross does not? Which is better for a kid looking...

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What school to apply for

neutrino2100

Hello everyone, I graduated in June 2017. My degree is in business administration specializing in finance and management control. Major GPA: 3.2, Overall: 2.68. I studied in France and the evaluation of my transcripts was done by WES. That's how I got my GPA. I have been in the US for a little over...

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School Choosing!Bocconi(MKT) VS Warwick(Consulting) VS WUSTL(MSF)VS Brandeis(MSF)

214297458

Hey guys! I am a senior student in China and I major in finance. I will go abroad for further graduation studies and I have got these offers, please help me to choose, too hard........The pros and cons of each school I have listed as followings: 1、Bocconi pros:Top business school in Europe, I...

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Should I retake the GMAT (730)

Londonconsultant2018

Hi - Two questions from me: - Is it worth retaking the GMAT and trying to get closer to 750? - If I didn't retake and went with my score below (730), what are my chances? Profile: - 26 year old male - White - Top 10% of the class at a Top 5 international university (LSE for Political Science) Pro...

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Bocconi(Marketing management) VS Warwick(Consulting) VS WUSTL(MSF) VS Brandeis(MSF)

214297458

Hey guys! I am a senior student in China and I major in finance. I will go abroad for further graduation studies and I have got these offers, please help me to choose, too hard........The pros and cons of each school I have listed as followings: 1、Bocconi pros:Top business school in Europe, I...

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Bowdoin vs Notre Dame (Mendoza) vs UCLA/Berkeley/USC (Marshall)

wsopw

Title. Not sure what the best option is here. Was rejected to all ivy league schools, as this year was especially brutal admissions-wise. I'm in state for LA/Berk, so that's definitely a factor. I'd be paying full tuition at the private schools listed above. Love ND and Bowdoin, not sure if it's wor...

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Offcycle internships during MSF (nighttime vs daytime classes)

NeverOutOfTheFight

I was wondering how do people intern during school on off-cycle basis. How hard are these to come by and are these usually part time or full time? I am debating between 2 MSF's, out of which one is at night/weekend and the other during the day. With the night classes I can potentially do full time i...

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Waitlisted at Multiple Business Schools

marathon218

Got into a T15, which is great - but unfortunately I've been waitlisted at THREE other schools. I would consider any of my 3 waitlisted schools a significant upgrade over my current school. I'm in an okay spot, but my current concern is how to manage multiple waitlists. Obviously you want to write ...

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No name investment management firm

Sergioaguero

I have been made an offer to work at a no name, newly founded investment management firm. If I take up this offer, would it help my mba application? My understanding is that applicants from similar industries are compared against each other. Therefore working at this firm would not help me. Th...

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Work experience vs. GMAT score for top business schools

RJBR

I am one year out of school and working BO in asset management. The job basically consists of low level accounting work for about 45 hours a week doing the same tasks every day with little opportunity to get on other projects. You can always do your best to BS in interviews, but it would be pretty h...

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Applying to Business School from Serious Non-Target

darik88888

I am senior student at a small private liberal arts college in Minnesota. I am pursuing degrees in economics, finance, and Spanish. In addition, I have advanced competency in python, SQL, Java, and R. My GPA is fairly poor, hovering around a 3.6. Largely, this is due to my first year of college, in ...

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State School Undergrad = NO CHANCE FOR M7???

MBAHopeful1

Hello monkeys, I've been on this forum for quite awhile now, looking through the MBA section specifically. I realized that a lot of you guys went to a prestigious undergrad program before landing a FT job -> M7/T15 MBA. However, I went to a state school barely broke the 100's! I've been promot...

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NYC Part Time MBA

LIisles

Looking for advice on best part time mba program other than Stern in manhattan. Any help be much appreciated. ...

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University of Illinois or University of Wisconsin

pefs007

I'm a high school senior, and unfortunately got rejected from my top school (Notre Dame). Fortunately, I was blessed with acceptances to U of I and UW-Madison. I am instate for U of I (total cost ~$30k), which leaves UW at approximately $50k. I liked the UW atmosphere better, but not $20k better. I ...

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Study Abroad opinions on schools

hereformymrsdegree

Choosing between a few business schools for winter semester junior year. Any thoughts, warnings, or positive feelings towards any of these? Spain: IE or ESADE Stockholm University of Economics University College Dublin Copenhagen Business School LSE University of Economics, Prague ...

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Fully Online MBA / Field Engineer?

davidmike3390

Brief about the profile: Work experience: I work in the oil industry as a field engineer. I'm in front of a computer in the middle of nowhere all day. I was accepted into LSU's MBA Full Time MBA program and was planning to start last August, but a week before class started I was offered a job I cou...

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Looking for an unusual internship over my senior year summer

cervosreviews

So I am majoring in finance and I would like to attempt to get an internship under my belt before going to school. I am probably going to go to IU and do the ACE Program (I also got accepted to Stern but it is too expensive). MY question is do you think it would be possible to get an internship ou...

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London IBD/Fin. Restructuring – LSE Law and Accounting vs IE vs ESCP

o4034695

Hey guys, I just wanted to ask for some opinions and hints here. My goal is to work for a financial restructuring firm post grad (or IBD if that does not work out). To my best knowledge, HL and PJT are the only ones recruiting directly on FT RX positions. Unfortunately, I did not (and will not) fin...

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UCL vs. Cass vs. Imperial

thejudge

Dear fellows, I have a decent profile in terms of CV - M&A top-tier BB/EB internships, mid market private equity, big4 advisory & startup - plus okay grades (fullfilling 2:1, German BSc. from non-target, convertable to a GPA of 3.3/4.0). Furhter I wokred as a tutor in a finance elective at my univ...

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Which MiM? IE, ESADE, LBS, Imperial

uoistah

Hello all! I have applied to the following: IE (MSc International Management) - Accepted ESADE (MSc International Management) - Accepted LBS (MSc Management) - No response yet Imperial (MSc Management) - No response yet I am 24 yo from Europe and I have an undergrad degree in Economics from ~top 2...

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IIT MSF

Anonymous Monkey

I am wondering what information the WSO community has on the program. It would be great to get opinions from past students on the quality of education and placements around the Chicago area. The program is highly ranked on the FT MSF rankings, yet I have seen mixed reviews online. Any help would b...

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Advice needed!! UVA's MSC, Umich's Master of Management or Babson College's MSEL?

yybsdadws

I am an international student. Currently in a dilemma of choosing the Master program among UVA's MS in Commerce, Umich's Master of Management and Babson's MSEL. My possible future plan after completing the Master program would be to, first, get a job in a giant, preferably in consulting, for 2-3 yea...

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Undecided about which Boston MSF program to go!

jcc3508

Hello all! A few things to consider: International Student going back home after completing the MSF. Don't have much savings, and my income potential after graduating is much lower because I wouldn't be working in the USA hence salaries are inherently lower. Will have Fulbright Scholarship which ON...

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Best European Quant Finance/Financial Engineering Programme

DeltaOneSkilliad

Say, rates/equity derivatives sales & trading is the goal Any picks? - Imperial Risk Management and Financial Engineering vs EPFL Financial Engineering vs Oxford MCF vs anything else...? Also, do IBs/HFs have a bias towards recruiting people from straight math/engineering/physics backgrounds rath...

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Why did QMUL loose its ranking in FT Msc Finance ranking 2017?

imkanu

So, I have offer from QMUL for MSc Investment and Finance. One of the main reason for selecting it was the coursework, location and membership in Russell Group. But then I checked the FT MSc Finance Rankings and saw that QMUL was ranked #39 in 2015 and #37 in 2016 but not even mentioned in the list ...

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Apple vs. PC Laptop for B School?

BusinessGreek

Apologies in advance as I'm relatively tech illiterate, so may be a dumb question - I'll be headed to business school this fall, and I am currently without a laptop (had a Macbook Pro 13" from college but has since died). The question is, what do people recommend? I do like the Macbook Air as it's ...

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What should I do over the next 3-5 years to improve my chances of an M7 B-School Admit?

PEYback

I'm in my final year of my undergrad at one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) My profile: GPA: 8.3/10 (not really sure how that scales into the US 4.0 GPA system) GRE 335/340 I'll be joining a tier 2 consulting firm in July this year. Internship: Unilever (2 months):...

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SAT to GMAT Score Correlation

cellphonebill

The only real correlation between how you do on these tests is your aptitude as a standardized test taker. If you are a good test taker, that will definitely help you with the GMAT. How Well does the SAT Predict Your GMAT Score? Unlike what some people believe, the GMAT isn't easy and in more case...

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LSE Finance VS Columbia Financial Engineering

Nintendo

Hello, Here some background. I've been admitted into these two programs, my goal is to work in IBD (ideally M&A) and I would like to end up in US soon or later. I am a European engineering grad with some internship experience (equity research and now IBD in a BB bank). Below pros and cons of the t...

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Amherst College v Durham University

KB21

I'm currently set to start studying at Amherst in a couple of weeks, but after spending the summer working in America (I'm an international student), I'm beginning to have some doubts. In short, while I understand that Amherst has a strong reputation, small but close alum network etc - I'm not convi...

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Pace Lubin Finance BBA: What Next?

amaiolo4

So I'm currently getting an AAAS from a community college to save money, and then transferring to the Pace University Lubin School of Business. My intent is to complete their BBA in Finance, at the downtown Manhattan campus. So to all of those who already have a job in the IB world: What should I...

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Accept Full-Time Offer or Pursue Master's Degree? (Profile Evaluation)

SwedStudent

I am currently doing an off-cycle internship at a MM Investment Bank and I only have one semester left of my undergraduate studies. I have always wanted to do a top Master's program but if I receive a full-time offer from the bank I am currently at then it would be a tough decision. I know I can alw...

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Michigan is now M7

FutureMBA27

Michigan is now ranked seventh. Booth is tied for first with Harvard. No other big changes except maybe Yale dropping out of the top 10. MBA Rankings...

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CFA or Executive Master in Finance

MameTVS

Hello, I am working in the Asset Management industry within the business development department. I would like to go into the investment side, starting as an investment analyst or equity analyst, and becoming a portfolio manager in the future. I am trying to boost my career on that track and I am won...

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The Future of the MBA

Armhoo1

Hi All, I’m new to this site, but wanted to get commentary from likeminded people about whether or not to pursue an MBA. My rule of thumb is that it’s only worth consideration from a T-20 program, especially if an employer or grants aren’t paying for it. Yet, with a six-figure price tag wil...

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Nasty Undergraduate Academic Record, which MSF should I apply for ?

Kateeeee

I read someone mention FT is the only website that ranks Master of Finance program and there are other articles about "target school" such as Business Insider. Anyhow, I am an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, had 2 accounting co-ops, one as audit intern in Deloitte but the branch i...

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Over 30, still no undergrad, finance career options?

terutt

Hi! I'll forgo the story unless anyone asks for it but, I dropped out of university to be a chef, found success in that career, but the job is becoming physically unsustainable as I age. I want to attend university with a definite career goal this time, and my only other real interest besides food ...

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MSF Programs Rochester/JHU/WUSTL/USC/Bentley/Babson

jamesjinshi

I'm an international student majored in finance at BU Questrom. Got a terrible gpa (2.89). I'm at home in China for a gap year (doing an intern at a brokerage firm I'm planning to go back to the US for graduate school to rebrand myself and try to find a full time job after graduation. I prefer east...

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MSF with work experience

hungry23

I know most MSF programs don't require work experience, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight about doing an MSF program with 1-2 yrs of prior work experience and how that impacted recruiting for analyst positions. My goal is to break into banking (either Houston or NYC would be fine with me...

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Bocconi vs IE vs ESADE Undergrad?

Renegade Proletariat

I'm currently a senior in high school hoping to go into consulting and am looking for advice on which undergrad programs I should look at. I'm spending next year working in Guatemala which is why I haven't completed applications yet. I'm looking for the best international bachelor degree that I can ...

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Kennedy School of Government (and schools of the like)

AttackSnail

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

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710/3.6 for Top 10

SuperNonTarget

Got a 710 which I know isn’t great. Especially because all my practice exams were 48Q/40V and my actual test was 45Q/42V. I’m applying from public sector with experiences in nonprofits and government work. I’m hoping to have a shot at HBS and am also interested in Yale SOM since they seem to l...

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Can an MBA help me get into Investment Banking?

naveenn28

I currently have a operational background that supports sales and trading and I have done this for about 10 years in NY. I am considering going to a top tier business school to get my MBA. Will this help with my chance of getting into investment banking? ...

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Professional Jazz Drummer Seeking an MBA. What are my options?

fsdfjaf

Hi there, I'm a professional jazz drummer seeking an MBA to gain a management job in the music industry. I graduated from Northwestern University with a double major (jazz studies/ percussion performance in addition to communications). For the past 7 years, I've been a jazz drummer/percussionist, p...

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UVA Economics or UT Austin McCombs Finance Undergraduate

lizzysssxo

I want to go into finance/investment banking. Both of them would be OOS and cost doesn't really matter to me....

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GMAT Prep - Is Manhattan material considered the best?

jacuzzienthusiast

Hi all - I'm an analyst a few years out of undergrad looking to start studying for the GMAT. I've read numerous threads that all seem to throw support behind Manhattan's line of books/materials for the GMAT. Does anyone have any suggestions on GMAT prep materials and/or general thoughts? Much a...

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High GMAT school choice: does top 3 vs top 8 really makes a difference (European MBAs)?

Justareader

Within the European top 10 MBA does the school name really make a big difference in terms of outcomes for a high profile (GMAT 790, great job experience and general profile)? There is a small variation of remuneration that can be observed on employment reports from the top European schools: IMD, LBS...

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MBA Ranking by Notable Alumni??

CPAtoMBA

Hey guys, Was wondering how you would rank the top 15-20 MBA programs by the quality of their alumni accomplishments? By this, I mean to ask for your perception of business school brand names when it comes to alumni that founded or lead large businesses, became billionaires/famous in the business w...

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Why doesn’t a school teach you how to run a business at a young age.

Sof-Bon

School teaches kids many life skills. It teaches them how to count, read and write. But school doesn’t teach them how to run a business. It is assumed that they will somehow just “know” those skills. Many kids dream of starting their own business during their teens and in the digital age th...

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Asking for Associate S&T as MFE Grad (Former Military)

CavQuant

I'm a former Army officer (5 years) that is about to start one of the top tier MFE programs. Is it reasonable to ask for Associate positions during recruiting? ...

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MSF GPA On Or Off?

Mikesilverback_investor

Hey WSO community, I was hoping to get some thoughts on a GPA and resume question. Currently obtaining my Masters of Science in Finance. My GPA stands at 3.63. I have 2 months left before I graduate and have a feeling that it is going to drop a little bit. No idea by how much but due to a mix of di...

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Definitive US MBA Tiers

ILUVBUSINESS

Heading to T15 Bschool and bored at work. The 2018 US News Ranking are out and they remain the least bad of bschool rankings. To help future monkeys here is how I view the US BSchool landscape (in terms of overall prestige, job placements/opportunity and quality of fellow students), after researchin...

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MFE: UCB vs Columbia vs CMU vs NYU – I’d love to hear opinions

gaius.marius

I am new to this forum so I apologize if I break any rule. I know this isn’t B-school, but please indulge me. I am making my decision on where to go the get a MFE. I know there are is a quant specific forum elsewhere, but it is terribly slow and frankly I think people here are more experienced/ma...

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MBA after PhD in Mechanical Engineering

snkcost

Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and here is my background. I am 29 years old, finished my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from a decent ranked university in USA. Currently, working in a very reputed firm's R&D center in India as a researcher for the past 2 years. Of late, I starte...

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Australian National University for Finance

jay_roots

Hey everyone, I am currently in Year 12 and wanting to go to ANU to study bachelor of commerce and bachelor of finance. My main question is ANU reputable to get a job in Investment Banking/Hedge Fund Industry and would it be noticed if I applied for a job in the USA or London? Also, I will be comple...

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Financial Drug Test

mstrbondtrader

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Chicago Booth vs. London Business School

MBA2017

Hi, I will be commencing a Full Time MBA this fall and am considering my options: Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, London Business School, and a couple of other slightly lower ranked schools. I am a finance candidate, but not from a traditional banking/PE/HF background. I will be returning to finance aft...

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Housing for Villanova MSF

tuanhuynh2393

Hi guys, I am looking for housing at Villanova this summer. I am an international student and currently living in Vietnam, so I have no clue what areas are safe and cheap there. I would like to keep the budget below $700/month if it is possible. Any help will be truly appreciated. ...

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Guy in his late 20s seeking help to decide on univ/course

enthu

Hi All, Having spent a couple of weeks thinking about future, decided to post here hoping for some solid suggestions. A bit about my background - I am in my late 20s, with bachelors and two masters in mechanical engineering from top universities in India and Canada, with decent (3.8/4) gpa. I have ...

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Cornell vs Stern vs Northwestern vs UCLA for a career on Wall Street

ThePiedPiper

I have to choose between Cornell's Policy Analysis and Management major in the College of Human Ecology, NYU Stern, Northwestern's Economics major, and UCLA's Financial Mathematics major for an undergraduate degree. Stern seems to be the obvious choice, but it is a bit above my price range, being $7...

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Path to T15 MBA

ChicagoBullsnBears

Finishing up my undergrad this spring at t20 undergrad (think Vandy, ND, GTown) and will be starting as commercial credit analyst at a BB in the summer. I don't necessarily have a career path nailed down yet, but my inkling is that I'll need a highly ranked MBA once I fully figure it out. I'm going ...

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Do B-School Drug Test for Steroids?

reformed

Do business schools drug test for steroids? If so, which types do they test for? How often / when do they test?...

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Duke MMS vs USC MSF

Jiameng-Yang

Hey guys, just a quick question about the two graduate programs I'm mainly considering Duke MMS and USC MSF. I will definitely want to go into finance for jobs so I'm not sure which program is better to find a job? I heard that Duke FOB is a cash cow, but not sure if it is true? I'm a little concer...

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[RESEARCH] Why are REITS, closed-end funds, and others excluded from IPO research?

Eddyki

Hi guys, I am going through academic IPO literature and wonder why some IPOs (REIT, ADR, closed-end funds, unit IPOs and many others) are excluded from IPOs whenever IPOs are researched? Would be cool to know Best, Ed Chambers...

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Admissions Consultant: MBAMission or SquareonePrep

bondtradercu

Have you guys ever used an admission consultant from these two firms? Any reviews/ feedback? I am applying to R1 this year and just narrowing down who I should be working with. Thanks guys!...

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B school selection: Bocconi MSc in ESSvs SSE MSc in Finance

Pierce

I have two offers: Bocconi ESS vs SSE MSc in Finance. I am interested in Equity research. Thank you!...

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