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Latam to top business school

ChileanSeaMonkey

Hi guys, I was hoping to get some advice. This is my first post, but I've been reading this website a lot. I'm a New York born and raised guy that went to a liberal arts college and played top 20 division I lacrosse (earning a 3.4 GPA). My international family background made me become...

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Northeastern Business Undergrad

yellowmamba

I'm currently going to a state school in California and was hoping to transfer to somewhere in the North East. I looked into Northeastern and I was interested in their co op program even though they are not highly ranked. I was wondering if it would be worth it to go somewhere I would get a...

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Undergraduate: UIUC VS OSU

aryaman93

Hello everyone, I’ve recently been admitted to UIUC and OSU’s business schools directly. At this point in time, I’d want to work in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>,Boston,Philadelphia,Washington D.C, Chicago,etc. Big cities preferably on the East Coast once...

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Dartmouth vs Oxford (Undergrad, International student)

TheBag

I'm an international student interested in IB/HF/finance in general. I've been accepted to Dartmouth ED and am awaiting a decision from Oxford University to study Economics and Management. While I'm waiting with not much to do, I was hoping I could get some insight into whether I should choose Oxfor...

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Stanford/Harvard MBA chances

attruly

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IU Kelley vs university of Cincinnati

shanewarne99

I am a senior starting colleague in fall. I have an option of spending 50K at IU Kelley (as out of state) or around 30K at U Cincinnati. Is Kelley undergrad worth if I don’t get into investment banking club? How good I will be if I don’t end up at IB club? Please advise ...

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Will it be worth it?

Frankey

Hello guys, I'm currently at UIUC studying Econometrics. I'm applying for a transfer to Wharton, Stern, and Northwestern with the following stats. Do I have a shot at getting in? And do you think it's worth it? I'm looking to get into Private Equity and IBD, but I also have an interest in consultin...

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What are my options ?

btalaou

Hi, Thank you for taking the time of reading my thread, I recently got a BBA with a specialty in Finance from an average university. I am currently looking to go to grad school to pursue my education in Finance but without any work experience, I am not sure of what formation I can aim for or what sc...

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importance of career aptitude test

aptitudetest.india

Career Aptitude tests, psychometric questionnaires, and algorithmic assessments are proven methods for assessing critical qualities for stream selection, career selection or career change. These right questions identify your special talents, capabilities, and potentials while making a thorough asses...

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What are the chances of getting into an M7?

newbeegrinder

Happy new year everyone! I hope you can share your insights and recommendations when applying to Bschool. I'm currently trying to break into IB and apparently my best shot is to get a Master's in Finance or an MBA. I'm 24 y/o and working in healthcare (pathology). After lurking on WSO for quite a w...

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Are BSchool prospects really worth it?

scarce_time

Hi guys, I might get heavily critized here, but why are you all looking to start your careers by working 90 hours a week? Don't get me wrong, I'm currently studying in a top school that will ultimately lead me to work long hours during the first years, but my ultimate goal is also to enjoy life whi...

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Should I transfer from Boston University??

KrTang

Hello everyone! I joined the Oasis just to ask this question. I am currently a freshman in the Boston University Questrom school of business, and I just finished up my first semester with a 3.93 (proud of that). One question that has been coming up increasingly, however, is if I should transfer to ...

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Profile Evaluation Imperial College MSc Finance 2019

m4008970

Hey guys! Would appreciate your assessment of my profile for my application to the MSc Finance at Imperial Undergraduate: German Target Business School (Grade: upper second) Thesis: Heavily quantitative with focus on econometrics and statistics Gmat: not taken Work Experience: Internship in the PE ...

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Graduating Year Early 3.8 GPA Non Target........MSF Next?

GenZMilli

Hey WSO, I will be graduating a year early next semester with a 3.8 GPA from a small public non target school. Additionally, I am in the Student Managed Investment Fund, advise for our university's small business start up program, and perform research assistant work for a professor. I really want t...

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Profile Evaluation: MSc Finance

Shreesha1

Hi, I would really appreciate some insight about my chances and the schools Im applying to. Background: * Indian with an Honours Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance * I have a GPA of 4.0 * Passed FRM level 1 * GMAT 700 (Q48 V38 AWA 6 IR 6) * Fluent English and conversational...

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MBA Rec Letter Questions...

Beers

A few quick rec letter questions for those who have already gone through the MBA application process: 1) I am taking a shot at one or two programs this year, and plan to continue in my current role if I don't get in. In the interest of preserving relations with my current employer, I was considerin...

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IU Kelley Full Time MSF

Mass871

Does anyone have information/insight into IU Kelley School of Business Full Time MS in Finance Program? I believe this is a new program, (starting 2018-19). Will the fact that Kelley offers online programs detract from the value of their full time degree? ...

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Admission to UT MSF Class of 2020?

perazziman

Applied to the UT Class of 2020, starting in July of 2018 Profile 2013-17: BS from Flagship State University (non-target) GPA 3.4 Major Economics (GPA 3.7) Minor Math (3.8) A grades in Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential EQ, Probabily Theory, Capstone Math Resea...

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GMAT + GRE or Just GRE for MBA/Masters Dual Degree

BubbaBanker

I've been trying to find a thread that relates to this, but haven't found a relevant one. I'm planning on pursuing a MBA dual degree with a masters in another field (leaning towards urban planning, but basically something that doesn't require the GMAT). The plus side with urban planning and some oth...

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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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Top 10 B-School/MBA chances

legend_1

I went to a community College then transfered to a public university. Cumulative GPA 3.32 and I have worked at the consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton for 3-4 years and have gotten promoted twice. My supervisor has given me stellar reviews. 750 on GMAT. First generation, Latino, college student (...

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Kellogg JD/MBA still a bad idea if tuition is fully covered?

badmonkey5

Military Vet admitted to Kellogg JD/MBA, MIT Sloan, and Tuck. Due to GI Bill + Fellowships, tuition at Sloan and Northwestern will be completely covered and Tuck will cost 15k a year. My long-term goals are admittedly weak due to having zero interaction with any industries due to 6 years in the mili...

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Business schools application suggestions

jkhappy

Hello! I am a U.S citizen living in Seoul. Here is my background. GPA: 3.8 GMAT: 690 TOEFL: 109, I have* no* internship or any related experiences in the industry, which is one of my biggest weakness. I am now applying to business schools for MSF program, but most them rejected my application, i ...

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Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting vs. ESCP MiM vs. IE MIF

baboulinet

Hi all, I currently hold offers from the ESCP MiM (two years), Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting (one year) and the Master in Finance at IE (one year). After some research on all three, I am still hesitant as to which to choose. My goal is to end up on a leveraged finance desk in London, althou...

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Accepted into Darden, did early decision for Duke. Should I wait for Duke?

Jayyyyyy

If Duke calls me I have to go but I'm already at Darden. If Darden is a better program for IB I'm not sure if it's wise to wait. What do you guys think? Is Darden better for IB?...

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Chances of Harvard 2+2 / Stanford Deferred MBA Programs? Profile Evaluation

bballer47

Hello, I am considering applying for the 2+2 MBA program at HBS and Deferred MBA at GSB, and I wanted to know if I have a decent shot before I spend the time writing essays and asking for recommenders. Here is some info: * Senior Undergrad at USC / UCLA / ND / Georgetown tier school (graduating in...

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MBA application prep: where and when to start?

econ_ed

I'm an undergrad graduating in May (non-target, 3.9+). In the summer I'll begin working in economic consulting (think Cornerstone Research, Analysis Group, NERA). After around 3 years (depending) I'd like to leave for MBA. Where do I even begin with preparation? At times I think it's a bit early, bu...

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GMAT-Weak Qaunt Scores-Am I Screwed?

Londinium23

Merry Christmas all, I want to pursue an MBA at a top 15 school sometime in the next few years. However, I one constant theme in my education throughout my life has been my very weak quant scores. Even though I haven't taken the GMAT yet I'm likely to do poorly on the quant but do quite well on th...

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MBA Hopeful? Start off 2019 right.

susan.cera

Considering applying to top MBA programs? Start NOW so you have an admit in hand by Christmas 2019! Free webinar with Stratus Admissions Consulting - Thursday, January 10 at 12PM ET or 8PM ET - [Register here] And... [enter to win FREE ][] guidance on developing your PERSONAL MBA STRATEGY [Regist...

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Profile evaluation - Msc Finance

Aurélien230

Hi everyone, I would like to know which business School are within reach based on my profile ? french/Mauritian student , 21 years old male Undergrad : Non target Australian B-School , Double major in Banking and Finance , 87% Course weighted average (CPA) Awards : - Member of vice chancellors ...

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advice on easy courses at Wharton undergrad

d-rose

Hey guys, I will be going to Wharton as an exchange student next spring and I was hoping if any wharton undergrad or exchange student could give me some advice on what courses to take. What I have in mind is to take easy classes that don't require a lot of work, so I can have more time to meet peop...

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Profile Evaluation:- M.Sc Finance

Rahul-A

I am a 24 year old Indian Male. Passed out in 2017 with 4.0 GPA (According to WES GPA converter; otherwise 7.5 CGPA ) in B.Tech CSE from a known university. GRE QA 169/VA 159 AWA 5.0 Total 328 IELTS 8 Bands No work ex (due to a family crisis) Have been involved in teaching Computer science, math an...

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UK degrees in financial Mathematics-Imperial college/ LES v/s US MFE degrees-COLUMBIA/CORNELL.

rv

How do UK degrees in finance-LSE,Imperial College,compare with MFE degrees at Columbia/Cornell for a quant job....

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Commercial Banking --> IB vs. Grad School --> IB

confusedddmonkey

I just wanted to get some advice on choosing an academic/carer path. I'm currently a junior at a non-target who only recently became interested in IB. I accepted an SA position in risk in the commercial banking division at a BB and I had a late start realizing what I wanted career-wise (did not look...

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Profile Evaluation MSF

Jayesh-Jain

Name - Jayesh Jain Background - BTECH final year IT GRE- 162Q|150V Internship - 3 ( 9 months) small firms in equity advisory CGPA- 7/10 College- K. J Somaiya College of Engineering (in top 15 in India) Extracurricular- Captained my college football team. Which school should I target? MY list- O...

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Current MIT MFin Student AMA

Sswag

I am enjoying my winter break now, so I have some time to answer any questions that you may have. I read many posts on the MIT MFin program when I was considering it, so thought I would give back to the WSO community. AMA!...

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Good News: UT Austin McCombs MSF will get STEM designation by the end of this summer, class of 2019 to be STEM designated!

jnhadekjs

McCombs MSF will join Vanderbilt (top MSFs with STEM designation) this summer. Keeping in view the current state, foreign students getting sponsored by employers right away after graduation is getting increasingly difficult. So this gives foreign student increased flexibility before getting their H1...

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UVA - M.S. in Commerce

WxOnWallStreet

Hey all, got a friend from a science background who graduated last May and has been working in his field since then. He's looking to make the move into finance (trading specifically I believe) and I immediatly thought of a program I heard about earlier in the year; the Masters of Science in Commerce...

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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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Economist GMAT Tutorial

RedWhiteAndBlue

I'm curious for others thoughts on the Economist GMAT tutorial. I had studied with the Manhattan books and OG for 2 months previously and hadn't felt like I was making too much progress on my CATs. With the economist, I've been pretty impressed so far as the algorithm forces you to consistently revi...

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LSE MSc A&F for London S&T

stefanozzo2010

Hi guys, long time lurker here. I'd like to have some advice on how important the content of your master is for S&T. In particular, I'd like to know if, having a BSc in Physics, the LSE MSc in Accounting and Finance, eventually choosing the most quantitative modules available, could give me a realis...

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Letters of Recommendation - Please Help

JP99

Hello WSO. Wanted to ask on here what the consensus is for letters of recommendation. Specifically have questions listed below, but if anyone has any additional insight that would be helpful please feel free to comment. - How well should your recommenders know you? - What is the process or best wa...

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NYU Stern: Is It Really that Bad?

jsutahjz

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Profile evaluation: MIT and LSE MFin 2020

eagleye

Hi, Please evaluate my profile for 2020 applications to MIT/LSE. Nationality: Indian College: IIT Bombay Undergraduate GPA: 3.26 / 4 (8.17/10) (10 and 9 grades in all quant courses) GMAT: 760 CFA Level 1 Work Experience: - 18 months in consulting (by the time of application) - Demand Planning in...

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Quant Profile?

financetechconsulting

Hey all, I'm a current senior in undergrad thinking about applying to 2+2 and similar programs. I'm worried about my quant profile and was wondering if I could get some questions answered. I'm an Economics and English Literature major (Business minor) at a top ten university. My overall GPA is a 3...

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ESSEC vs SSE

Gaurav-Badar

Hello, I got admit for MiM from ESSEC and Msc in Finance from SSE ( Stockholm). I am confused between going for MiM with specialisation in Finance from ESSEC or specialised Masters in finance from SSE. I want to secure job in core finance, which will benefit me the most considering placement oppor...

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Duke MQM

Impregnable Blastoise

Have any of you guys heard much about Duke's MQM program? Is it worth attending for IB /a quant-heavy finance field or is it better to just work a few years and apply to 2 year MBA programs?...

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Personal MBA Coach’s London Business School Essay Analysis

Personal MBA Coach

LBS round 2 applications are due on January 3, 2019! Still working on your LBS application? Unsure if your essays are strong enough? Read below for Personal MBA Coach's tips on tackling this year’s questions. If you need additional help, Personal MBA Coach will be working overtime during the holi...

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Big 4 Audit—> Kellogg MBA—> MBB, possible?

Ibanker1265

I’ve seen plenty of profiles on LinkedIn of assurance guys getting MBB post top mba. However I don’t know how that experience is seen by MBB or if it will be a hindrance since I don’t know a lot about MBB mba recruiting. Thoughts? ...

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Profile Evaluation: LBS, LSE, HEC Paris, Bocconi

currywurst07

"Hey all, I'm planning on applying for the following programs this year. It would be great to receive some feedback about my admission chances. 1. London Business School (LBS): Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA) 2. London School of Economcis (LSE): Masters in Finance & Private Equity 3. HEC Paris: ...

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To anyone considering an MBA

CompBanker

There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I’d share some thoughts. You can see my full background story here: "How I...

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Non Target Undergrad, 6/7 years experience -> Ivy League/Top 5 Grad School

JFKCFJ10

Good morning everyone, wanted to see how realistic this plan is and what you guys think. Brief Background: -Attended non-target undergrad liberal arts school, captain of varsity team -1 year capitol hill experience -4 years big bank/bulge bracket, debt capital markets/fixed income analyst role -1/2...

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Fordham MSF vs Baruch MSF

jmah6

Hi everyone, I know there was a previous post on Fordham Vs Baruch but that was 2012. I was wondering if anyone have some new statistics/info. What programme is better to break into IB? Which programme gives better placements? I know both programmes isnt a game changer and you will still need to ne...

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Can a trader (market-making) at a top prop shop get into a top MBA program? (Profile included)

tradingmba

Profile: GPA: ~3.9 Major: Math/CS Employer: Top prop shop (Optiver/IMC/DRW/Jump/Citadel Securities etc.) Work Experience: Have done internships in prop trading and one of FB/Google/MSFT/AMZN ECA: Currently run one of the quantitative finance clubs at my university, but that's it. I'm pretty sure I'm...

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Personal MBA Coach’s Yale Essay Analysis

Personal MBA Coach

**Yale round 2 applications are due on January 7, 2019!** Still working on your Yale application? Unsure if your essays are strong enough? Read below for Personal MBA Coach tips on tackling this year’s questions. If you need additional help, Personal MBA Coach will be working overtime during the...

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Best IB schools to transfer to?

John Doe 123

I am currently a freshman at a big southern state school, and I'm looking to transfer to a school with more of an IB recruiting presence, weather it be target, semi-target etc. I have great stats (4.0 GPA, roughly 1500 SATs, campus involvement, internships) , so I know I would be a competitive appli...

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Columbia ($$) vs. Wharton ($)

quant_finance

Hi all, I am fortunate enough to receive admissions offers and partial scholarships from both Columbia Business School and Wharton, but Columbia is giving about $50k more. (I would say the Wharton scholarship is on the smaller side). Given the following, where do you suggest I go? -My post-MBA...

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Last Minute Letter of Recommendation Tips

Personal MBA Coach

Whether you dragged your feet in asking for an LOR or your recommender has had too many other things on his/her plate, you might find yourself in a crunch to get your letters submitted in time. Do not panic. Even with limited time, there are some clear steps you can take to ensure that your recommen...

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Can anyone evaluate my profile (planning on going into msf programs)

Jimmy220566

I’m currently a green card holder. Graduated from university at buffalo. Gmat:700 gpa:3.73 none work experience nor internships. But I have passed CFA Level 1. Just graduated and i majored in finance in undergrad. My target schools are Vandy wuisl bc usc and other equivalents. What are my chances?...

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Can anybody evaluate my chance of getting into MIT MFin?

Sarah_White

I am an internation student, currently struggling with job searching. I am thinking of getting a second master's degree at MIT MFin but I am not sure about my chances getting in. Could someone help me evaluate my background? Thanks! 1. undergrad in a non-target school with 3.3 GPA, math major 2. cu...

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Post MBA Visa sponsorship - US or UK

anfield90

Hey all, I'm an international applicant to the Fall '18 MBA program of Columbia and LBS and I intend to remain and work in the country where I study. I was curious what the Visa sponsorship situation is like for international folks getting recruited into consulting firms (top three and otherwise) in...

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Chances of M7--URM (LGBTQ)

hereformymrsdegree

Hello, Looking at my current academic/likely professional profile and trying to gauge if an M7 is in reach should I apply in 5 or so years (after analyst stage). Here is my likely profile at time of application: URM: Woman and gay Top undergrad business school (top 5ish, think UVA, UMich) GPA: 3....

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US Masters vs MM IB in Europe

MoneyMakerIB97

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

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UG senior year - GMAT and/or CFA L1

caeq

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

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Personal MBA Coach's Columbia GSB Essay Analysis

Personal MBA Coach

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

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International student trying to enter IB SG from SG MSF

jmah6

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

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Thinking about transferring. Chances with low ACT.

Nickh

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

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Hotel investments European MBA vs American

C to the K

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

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Former teacher looking for a new career

szuyin78

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

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

Personal MBA Coach

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

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Best Financial Calculator

FreeMarketer331

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

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MSc in Finance with Engineering background

momopoma

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

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Study Abroad - Hong Kong vs Denmark vs Australia

Big10Lyfe

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

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Profile Review for M7/T10

Eddie9999

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

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LBS MiM vs SSE MFIN?

jojjelito

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

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Studying Applied Finance and Economics

jay_roots

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

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5 Dropped Classes

CorporateOrInvestment

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

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Percent right on GMAT?

rj1443

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

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Is hiring a MBA Admissions Consultant worth it?

Banker4444

I'm beginning the application process / school evaluation stage for potentially going to business school. My goal would be to go to a M7 school, but possibly a second-tier school if need-be. I've spoken with a few colleagues, who mentioned hiring an Admissions Consultant in the past. The more hand...

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Master of Real Estate & RE MBA Applications Fall 2016

CRE Sparky

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

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Your MBA Application Checklist

Personal MBA Coach

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

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UVA McIntire Undergrad Business - Quantitative Finance

kris1970

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

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Is my current trajectory looking M7/T10 worthy?

Rhythmicz

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

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EUROPE: MSc or MBA?

Ben Rickert

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

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

Aleksei13

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

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Alpha Titan Testo

ikgajkunda

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

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

smunger8

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

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Dual MBA/MS Degree?

lemonade42

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Does Oxford accept at it's minimum requirements?

adelissa

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

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Are Kelley & McCombs considered targets?

artfuldodger23

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

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Dual Degree at a Semi-Target

Frankey

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

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

CubofWallSt

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

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

KOBAYASHILI

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

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Dartmouth Tuck: HF / IM Jobs. Possible?

technicolorbeast

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

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Irish, UK and Dutch Universities for Wealth & Asset Management

Working Capitalist

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

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

CommadantCipher

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

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chance at LSE MSc accounting & finance + other schools

dorsialunchmenu

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

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

laurie95

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

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

dimitris.giovanoudas.dio

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

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Chance at HBS/GSB? Profile Evaluation

sgut2001

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

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Taking the GMAT or sticking with the GRE?

dywm

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

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

Justin-Friedman

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

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