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

AquaticPuntas

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

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Princeton vs Yale vs Stanford (undergrad)

dmxm

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

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Harvard CORe to Help Mitigate a Subpar UG GPA?

Throwaway2018

Hi all, Looking to get some color on how to best mitigate a low (3.0) UG GPA. I'm by no means married to the idea of doing CORe, but would be interested in any program that 1) Has a strong brand name/is recognizable and 2) won't break the bank. My intent is just basically to show...

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MBA Placement for mid/back office jobs at BBs?

recruitingstudent

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

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Summer intern

PBateman.323

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

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

satawabasar

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

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NYU Stern MBA to IB

Jim-1234

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

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Profile Evaluation MSc Finance UK

Tier1Capitalist

I am looking forward to applying at MSc in Finance programs in the UK. I am not sure what I can reasonably expect. I do know that with my profile, I don’t have a chance at Oxbridge, LSE, LBS but I am interested which other UK programs I could get in. My goal is to get a job in M&A in London. The m...

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Document reconciliation with the undergraduate institution

natgastrader

Hey folks! Do universities with master studies do a document check-up (reconciliation) with the original undergraduate institutions that have issued final diplomas? I am talking about the cases when application got a positive response and during the startup period of studies students have to bring t...

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Why everybody criicize EDHEC so much?

Merlo97

Disclaimer: I am not a edhec student and I am not planning to apply there. But the programme seems to be quite nice, and lately I ve seen plenty of ppl getting jobs in S&T/ER BB in London from there (to be more precise, from the MIM with 2nd year specialisation in financial markets)? Am I wrong or i...

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MBA for a Second Chance at Recruitment?

mattjz123

Quick background info on myself: Going into my junior year of undergrad majoring in Finance. I attend a no-name school in Florida. According to my research and those on campus, my school has never produced IB/PE/HF or Mgmt Consultant. Currently, hold a 3.74 GPA. Have been looking to work for any I...

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Best Route For MBA at top tier college

Malteser

Im currently working as a full time software developer and in the next 3yrs will be concluding my part time software degree at a local college. Last year I decided to get into finance and am now determined. I enrolled in the CFA program and begin studying for the December exam. My plan is after my d...

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Low GPA - HBX Core to Compensate - Are all Classes/Programs created Equal?

biotechnerd

Hey All, I have a low GPA (3.11) with a downward trend. No point getting into the reasons why in this post. Anyone who has read [Accepted's MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA](https://blog.accepted.com/applying-to-b-school-with-a-low-gpa/) knows that the most important part of mitigating a...

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Best schools for Data Science in Finance?

Rthur

Hey everyone, I am a graduate from a non-target undergrad in Armenia ( BA in Business (Econ Track), 3.9 GPA, Best Capstone Award, 760 GMAT, Clubs and all the good stuff). I have been working for the past year at a no-name consulting firm but also have a few relevant internships in my resume. I am pr...

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LBS MFA vs. NUS MSc Finance

sk0796

Hello Everyone, I need help in deciding between LBS Masters in Financial Analysis and National University of Singapore MSc Finance. My goals: Work in Asset Management/Investment Banking in Singapore. I'm not so fond of working in London/Europe. I have strong preference for Singapore. Like I would...

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Profile evaluation/ overall understanding of MFin/ MFA process

alahrt

Hello everyone Here is my profile - 21 year old from a non-target school in India - Bsc Economics and Finance GPA : 3.11/4 Courses include Calc III, Intermediate Micro, Macro, statistical theory and advanced econometrics, linear algebra, advanced probability theory, Financial assets and ass...

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To MBA or not to MBA

isa2130953

Masters degrees cost an arm and a leg, and even with scholarships they take a lot of time. I saw a post on linkedin today about how a lot of colleges are investing on their online programs because the in person MBA does not fit most people's lifestyles. Not to mention, millennials aren't buying home...

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Columbia SPS AA or JHU MSF?

SamTulster

A friend received offers from both (1) Columbia's Applied Analytics, a Master of Science program from School of Professional Studies (SPS), and (2) JHU's MS in Finance from Carey Business School in D.C., and she is having a hard time deciding. She does not have a preference in which specific field ...

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HBS Start-up Negotiating Student Loan Rates for MBA students

abkarians

Hey all, I started LeverEdge, the first collective bargaining group for MBA loans after I got into HBS. Today, ~3,000 people are signed up to access loans through our pool and we're nearly done securing the lowest rate in the market. If you're headed to b school this fall, sign-up for free here: h...

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MS in Accounting and Fundamental Analysis - Columbia Business School

goti9234

Hello All, I am an Undergrad from India (Econ major with Math minor) who aims to learn the ropes of the hedge fund industry in the US. I applied to many Financial Engineering programs (NYU, Columbia, etc.) but have been rejected by them all. I have a very good chance of being admitted to Columbia...

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Switching from politics via MBA?

Welan

I'm working in politics right now (worked on state and national level) after getting my degree in political science. I have little experience in consulting so far, only a 3 months internship in an unknown company during my undergrad and none in IB. I am currently considering doing an MBA and switch...

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How important is a variety of experiences in applications?

Redbirdmonkey

I'm a recent graduate but I'm trying to plan ahead for a top MBA program (10-20 range). As I start to build up my work experience, what looks better on an application, variety between industries/firms or multiple promotions in the same firm? Would working in different areas of finance like AM, PE, W...

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MBA Application: Retaking Stats. vs. Focusing On GRE

cmendoza7

I have run into a conundrum- with little less than half a year to prepare and strengthen my business school application, I am wondering if I should re-take statistics (received a C-) while I study for the GRE or solely focus on earning a high quant. score. Based on several mock GRE tests, I believe ...

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What can I add to a Mcgill degree in maths and CS in order to become a quant?

monneyaddict2001

Hello everyone, I've always dreamt of working in the sector of finance, aiming for hedge funds mostly, but also IB's, to work in the quantitative field. Here's the thing, I've been accepted at McGill and chose to take a BA hons (because I hate chemistry and biology), with a first major in maths and...

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Insead 1 Year MBA vs. Kellogg 2 Years

nori90

Hello Everyone, I luckily got accepted to the 2 schools and wondering which one to pick. I am European and worried that exits after Insead would be tough to achieve given there are no internships. I am in Finance and not looking for consulting but mostly asset management or perhaps even ibd. Thou...

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AMA: Big 4 Audit --> Advisory --> Top 15 MBA

breezy44

Starting an AMA thread for any Big4 Auditors or Advisory folks looking to transition to an top MBA. I leaned heavily on WSO to complete the journey up to this point, and want to give back to those currently mired in the Big 4 grind. I cannot thank WSO enough for giving me the knowledge and confidenc...

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Manhattan GMAT Quant

Sloppydro

Hey y'all, I've taken the GMAT and got a 660 (Q 42, V 40). Hoping to increase my quant section in order to get my score into the 720 range. I was using Magoosh which was alright but felt their explanations and preparation for higher level quant was lacking. Have placed an order for the Manhattan qu...

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Which B-School should I apply to this year??

talisagaye

Do you have any recommendations on which schools I could aim for? Yale rejected me this year R3 (waiting for feedback). Some profile info: 1) 4 years in family engineering firm as internal consultant. Medium sized, a bit below 200 ppl 2) Started new [email protected] big tech consulting firm in unique position r...

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Profile Evaluation Next Year MIF LBS/LSE/UCL/ICL/Warwick/Bacconi/HEC

Junnkyr

Greetings, I would like to apply for MIF in the next year, and now I need your help to evaluate my profile and chances of getting an offer from: Tier 1: LBS(MFA), LSE(MF&A) Tier 2:UCL, ICL, Warwick, Bacconi, HEC What I’m having under my belt right now: 1.Bachelor in F&A from #1 business school i...

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Profile Evaluation Msc Finance

Merlo97

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

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ESADE MIM + CEMS vs ESCP MIM

Sara Mumford

Hi everyone! I'm in my last year of bachelor in Economics and Business in Italy. I received admission offers for the Master in International Management + CEMS at ESADE, and for the Master in Management at ESCP. I believe both of them are really good programs but I was wandering if some of you could...

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Financial engineering master degree

clarissika

Hello, Currently doing an undergrad program in law, and would like to complete change my direction to finance. the idea studying law seemed cool to me 4years ago but now I just don’t want to and can’t do this anymore Seriously thinking about pursuing a financial engineering master degree in...

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Should junior undergra go to DealMaven/IBI/WallStreetPrep/TTS? If so which one is better?

nanyenan1980

Hi, guys I'm going to be a junior this fall, and now studing in a nontarget school, major in Business analytst trying to break into IB, also looking for an internship during winter 2020. I want to strat prepare now since I know only a little about anything. If there's any advice or any ways that c...

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UVA McIntire MS Commerce or Duke Fuqua MMS

tinamaria

Hello all. I've been accepted to both UVA's MS Commerce (Marketing & Management Track) and Duke's Master of Management Studies. I'm having a bit of trouble deciding which program is the best choice. Both schools have incredible faculty, alumni networks, as well as job placement rates. I don't have ...

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MSF schools BC MSF/Villanova MSF/UVA Ms in commerce(finance track)/WUSTL MSF (WAM)

Sarah_White

Hi everyone. I am a senior at a top 35 liberal arts college, international student, majoring in Statistics. Had an internship experience at a hedge fund in Hong Kong. I am targeting my career in IB/Asset Management ideally. Planning to work either in NYC/Boston or Hong Kong. Prefer in the US. I have...

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Has anyone ever refused you a recommendation or given you a bad one?

WallyG

Title. Was thinking for business school specifically but if you have any stories from switching jobs that's relevant also. Without going into details I'm trying to cover my bases here (no fault of my own)......

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Thoughts on MSc Investment and Wealth Management from Imperial College? Tips on securing jobs?

TriggeredDrBurry

Hola Amigos, I am due to start at Imperial Business School later this year and was wondering what the pros think about ICL's Investment and Wealth Management program. I also received an offer from King's College London from MSc Banking and Finance but decided to go with ICL. Also, would be great ...

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Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett to become USC business school dean in 2020

buggylovesfinance

Thoughts? Could make USC Marshall more competitive down the line. https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/06/penn-wharton-dean-usc-marshall-geoffrey-garrett...

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Stockholm School of Economics: The New Bachelor

black.swan.analysis

Hi all, Basically, I am a high school student, and a few weeks ago I discovered that SSE launches an English taught undergraduate programme in Business and Economics. Anyone from SSE here? How do you think their undergrad will do in terms of recruiting (because I might be technically among the ...

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2+2 Programs

blooticus

Anybody have advice for a rising junior at semi-target, looking to secure 2+2 acceptance at an M7. Signed junior summer with top MM HF (Citadel/Millenium/DE Shaw). Currently working on GMAT/GRE, but anything else that I can do? ...

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Chances at a T20 B-School

JodiHighroller

Hi all, I'd appreciate any feedback, advice and/or guidance you may have for me. Work Experience: 2 Years in FP&A at an F20 Extra Curriculars: Board Member of a local nonprofit, President of Fraternity at first school Undergrad: B10/Economics (Unfinished) / B10/B.S.B.A. (In Progress) Race: East...

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Tuck v Fuqua

NWSL

Hi All I have been admitted to Tuck and Fuqua. Super excited but confused like crazy. Both programs have offered me generous scholarships, but Duke has offered 20k more. I an international student with 4 years of Investment Banking experience in South Asia. Wants to get into Investment Banking in ...

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Exchange to HEC Paris after MSc degree, worth it over an internship?

LVB

Hey all, I am finishing up my master degree and I am planning ahead my next year. I plan to do a multiple interships to orientate myself and to work on my CV. Now I also have the opportunity to go for an exchange semester in spring (feb - may) to HEC Paris. I wonder, would that be worth more on my...

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Promotion or Lateral at Global Top 10 Biotech - which looks better to M7?

biotechnerd

Hey All. I'm a long time lurker on this forum - now I've found myself in quite a bind and need some advice. **My Background** I currently work at one of the top 10 largest biotech firms in world in Sales Operations. I have been with the company since I graduated. I have a bit of a unique backgrou...

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A career in finance after a graduate degree in Business Analytics/Data Science?

jhalmsli

Hi! I have just been accepted for a MSc in Data Science and Business Analysis at Bocconi University. I have however not quite decided what I want to work with in the future (I'm drawn to both management consulting and finance). I was therefore wondering whether a graduate degree in business analytic...

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SMU MBA

CompliConsultant

Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask about SMU MBA program and its placement into the Texas market for IB associates and potentially some other Buyside roles. I understand coming from one of these schools will not place best on the street, but looking at the alumni it seems that they place decently. My co...

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Worth Transferring for Consulting?

Non-target Pleb

I kind of dug myself in a ditch due to poor decisions as a 17 year old. I just finished my sophomore year at a T50 non-target school with almost a 4.0 studying biochemistry and computer science. I did well in high school and got into a lot of solid schools with scholarships, but chose to attend my ...

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GMAT or GRE for M7

blooticus

Does it matter if I take GRE or GMAT for B school admissions? Aiming for M7 and scored better on GRE. Thanks! ...

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MSc or MBA for physical trading?

DtimesDmeasures

Currently working in a small-mid sized shop in Asia, my company does physical trading of soft/agricultural commodities. I would eventually like to work and live in Europe, ideally still doing physical trading. Which countries/cities would you recommend someone to target for physical commodity tradin...

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Career possibilities after MSc in Data Science from Bocconi University

jhalmsli

Hi! I have just been accepted for a MSc in Data Science and Business Analysis at Bocconi University. I have however not quite decided what I want to work with in the future (I'm drawn to both management consulting and finance). I was therefore wondering whether a graduate degree in business analytic...

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MSc Finance Profile Evaluation (LSE Finance, LBS Financial Analysis, Oxford Financial Economics)

artur17777

Hello everyone, Im planning to do an MSc in Finance next year (straight after i finish my undergrad) and will be applying after this summer. Basic profile: Semi-target uni in the UK. Think Bristol, Bath, Durham, Warwick, studying Economics & Mathematics. After two years my average is 72% First Cl...

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MSF Class of 2020

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-2019 https://www.wallstreetoasis.co...

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European Masters Rankings

Pan European Monkey

Hi all, After seeing an increase in terms of masters related questions over the forums I have decided to do a ranking for all masters, as well as their focus. As always any input will be appreciated and will update the post with quotes. **This is purely for IB and London - European masters would...

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Masters in Finance with low GPA. Can I make it up?

vhv333

Can work experience and a high GMAT offset a low undergrad GPA? I'm trying to figure out how to go about things in the future....

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AWA

mixail.chatziantonis

Hello, I am a Greek student and I have started to prepare my applications for graduate programs. I am taking the GMAT test in one month from now. I have completed my preparation for the test scoring around (±)700, looking to reach 720+ until then. The problem is that I have not prepared the AWA. Do...

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Master Europe suggestions: HEC vs Bocconi

gbush2726

Hi there! German undergrad here (think Manheim/Frankfurt school of management/Goethe). I was fortunate enough to get into Bocconi Msc Finance (no scholarship) and HEC Master in management(no scholarship). My goal is to get into IB (no preference, M&A, S&T, LevFin whatever) in London. They both have ...

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AFC Bocconi vs MiM ESCP Europe

balldontlie17

Hi everyone. I've been admitted to both the MSc in Accounting Financial Management and Control at Bocconi and to the Master in Management at ESCP Europe. I am a bit unsure about what to choose at the moment. I have done a bachelor in Economics and Finance at LUISS university (english course) with a ...

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What can I realistically do post MBA?

leaving_wealth_management

I'm currently a Financial Advisor (Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS) who hates being a salesman, and I'm also not very good at it. I got into wealth management because I didn't get an offer for IB, ER, etc. I want to use an MBA as a launching pad for my next career move because, to be very honest,...

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Admitted at IE MIF with deadline but pending interview from HEC & LBS!

1 day in IB

Hi peeps! So i'm in a tricky situation: I've just been admitted at IE for their MIF and for their dual degree MIM+MIF. I have to give them an answer by May 20th. It's tricky because I also applied to HEC & LBS and their interview decision is pending. Here's my profile: - Graduated with Honours from...

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LSE MSc in Accounting, Organisations, and Institutions or ESSEC MSc in Finance

saville95

Hi there, I received an offer for LSE MSc AOI and ESSEC MSc Finance; however, I am in a dilemma regarding which program would be more suitable in securing summer internships or FT position in an IBD in London or Singapore. Although, the LSE MSc AOI does shares some electives with its Accounting & ...

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MiM LBS or MSc Finance & Accounting Imperial

carlook

Hello everyone! I hold an offer for the Masters in Management at London Business School and another offer for the MSc Finance & Accounting at Imperial College Business School. My post-graduation goal is to get a summer internship in Investment Banking (M&A possibly), which program do you think wil...

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Dropping my MBA and get a full-time job?

collahola

Currently pursuing a top branded full-time MBA, but 1-1.5 years till graduation (i.e. mid/late 2020). Solid prior experience in investment banking/corporate finance, and confident that I'm interview ready, and MBA adds limited value in terms of learning and polishing. Have been approached by a few...

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LSE/Imperial MSc Finance profile evaluation

Aspiring Expatriate

Good afternoon everyone, I'm a French student looking to start my finance career in London so I plan on applying to an MSc there. I'd love to get into LSE or Imperial considering the brand name, courses, and the proximity to half the financial world. I'd appreciate some insight on my chances cons...

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Current MBA student starting at my program in the EU, but looking to work in the USA

bcrew13

I am starting my program this fall at a Tier 2 (Non-UK) school as I have moved to my fiance who is currently working and awaiting her visa for the USA. This was a personal decision and I know it does make it much more difficult to network and limits my outreach for alumni as most stick within the EU...

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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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Major Choice for Tufts

mikekama4

I ended up committing to tufts, and I was wondering if this would be a good plan to break into IB/Consulting. I want to major in IR, which is tufts speciality, with a concentration in international economics. I would then get a minor in finance, or maybe double major in Econ. Do you guys think if I ...

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What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):

TheGrind

The main takeaways are either headers or in bold. If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take “prestige” out of the equation. I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Wharton due to rankings. She ended up taking a corpo...

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IU Kelley Prestige

tsk613

What is Kelley’s prestige on the street like? Is it easy to break into ib or or from Kelley? What’s the placement like? Thank You! ...

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