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Best one year Masters for FO IB?I am debating between Uva MS Global Commerce, Duke MMS, Vanderbilt/Boston College/ Texas Msfs? I am currently a senior at a non-target. I am studying finance, and I currently have a 4,0 GPA. I am graduating in 3 years and the current recruiting at my campus isn't too promising. So I figured I cou...
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Should I be looking at different MBA programs?Hoping to get opinions on my profile for MBA admissions. Not sure if I'm aiming too high, or these are all within reach. Work experience: 2 years as a financial analyst at F200 biotech company, 1.5 years as a senior financial analyst at same biotech company, summer internship at midsize (~$2B reve...
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Profile Evaluation for Oxford MFeHello Everyone, I’m planning to apply for Oxford MFE for Fall ’19 (and other Financial engineering programs in the US) and would love to have your thoughts on my profile: #### Profile: Undergraduate: Mechanical Engineering from HKUST, Top 2 in Hong Kong. GPA: **4.1 out of 4.3 ** (1st in Class,...
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Should an international grad student (STEM) apply for DV Lottery under F1 visa?As a STEM major, I will have up to 24 month of OTP. However, after that, I need to apply for HB1 visa. Should I apply for the diversity lottery as soon as a start my master? ...
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Any Phoenix Graduates here? (University of Phoenix)I'm a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and to maximize my remaining benefits I decided to attend University of Phoenix. I'm on track to get my Bachelors of Science in Business with a Concentration in Finance degree this time next year. I was just wonder how many of you guys are Phoenix grad...
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MFE program: should i take gre again to get perfect on quantI took gre a couple of weeks ago and got 166 on verbal and 168 on quant. Although verbal is decent, math is a bit disappointed because it is not perfect and a bit below the quant average for MFE programs (i think average for quant is 169). I am aiming for CMU (top choice) or berkeley or princeton. I...
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Should I go to Hult Business School?I just got an offer from Hult, but no mention of fin aid as of yet. I'm not too sure about their rep. I hear great things and then equally bad things. Anyone with any insight? Simply, am I likely to get a good IB position following graduation? I applied for the SF campus and ideally will remain ...
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Are BO finance jobs competitive in MBA admissions?I graduated from a complete non-target (3.9) and have been working for 2 years in a finance/controllers type role at a BB in NY (JPM/GS/MS). My long-term goal is IB/AM in NY, and it looks like going MBA -> Summer Associate is the most feasible way to make this happen. Realistically, I have 2-3 year...
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Starting a MSF in a few weeks. What sort of things should I be doing to best prepare me?I start an MSF in the beginning of August. Not sure if this matters but my goal is to work in real estate as an analyst, while growing my own investing company, and eventually going off completely on my own. That's my plan, however sometimes you have to the job you're offered instead of the one you ...
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Indiana or Penn State (Non IB workshop or NLF)Hi, I know questions about college admissions are hated on this forum but I need advice and I do not know where else to go. Penn State is in-state for me while Indiana is out of state but I know that both the Nittany Lion Fund and the IB Workshop at Indiana place well. My question is which should I ...
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GPA Role in MBA AdmissionsSo I attended an info session at McCombs recently, and the adcom said that the GPA they report is calculated only from grades earned in upper-level courses. This kinda sucks for me, because a) I'm an engineer, and our upper-level courses are extremely tough (i.e. lower grades), and b) my "adjusted" ...
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Part Time MBA/MSF - Extracurricular Hi All - are extracurricular activities as important in a part time program? Obviously a part time program could be considered your "extracurricular" to work but was curious if anyone who is going to school part time is involved in clubs or activities at their school. I'm almost halfway through my p...
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Non-Traditional Background Looking to get into Top-10 programI am an engineering working in the energy sector at a top corporation (think exxon/chevron). I work in large capital downstream project planning and execution. I have 2 years of full-time work experience along with my degree in engineering from a top-10 engineering program. My GMAT and GPA are both ...
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MBA Application PitfallsAs you may recall in our recent blog post, “[Courting Your Target Business Schools](https://www.personalmbacoach.com/single-post/2018/04/11/Courting-Your-Target-Business-Schools),” we stressed the importance of showing interest in your target schools during the MBA application process. One commo...
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Non-consulting firms that sponsor grad schoolwe know that MBB sponsor first two years of grad programs, and other consulting firms might sponsor two years of MBA only. anybody know places that might sponsor an MD/JD/other grad degree? not sure if IB or F500 will do it....
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strathclyde business school or ucd smurfit business school?Hi, I have been accepted to ucd smurfit business school for the MsC International business and to strathclyde business school MsC Finance, which is the better career opportunity, which one should I choose? I have also been accepted to MsC finance in Antwerpen management school. Thank you for the h...
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Top Online-only MSF Programs?Dear fellow chimps, What are the top online-only Masters in Finance (MSF) programs out there? Bearing in mind my unconventional background: * Bachelors in Liberal Arts from no-name school. 4.0 GPA * Passed CFA Level 1 * Landed a job as a buy-side analyst at hedge fund in NYC (through some ra...
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What Reapplicants Should ChangeIf you were rejected from business school last year, it may be tempting to scrap your applications, essays, and letters of recommendation and start from scratch. However, by doing so, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Here are some tips on what you should improve upon, what you should tweak, a...
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Canadian MBA GPA calculation: Policy on retaken coursesI'm a student about to enter her third year of undergrad in a genetics program. I realized during my second year that a science degree isn't what I thought it would be and didn't do so well in a couple of courses (It was too late to change programs by the time I realized FYI). As such, I failed a co...
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Cornell Johnson Placement in IB/PEI've looked through the career report for the 2 year ithaca program and I am curious to learn more about where people place in IB/PE/VC as the report doesn't have exact numbers. For IB, where do most people end up? Which firms are target? (are JPM, MS, GS) What proportion end up in Tier 1 vs 2 vs ...
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Princeton vs. Dartmouth vs. YaleIs there a significant gap between these schools, at least one that is noticeable in the context of graduate B school admissions/career opportunities? Princeton and Dartmouth seem to offer very similar benefits (best undergraduate focus in the ivy league, tight alumni networks, etc), and then of cou...
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MBA Profile - Would Love Any InputSo actually asking for a neighbor of mine who doesnt want to post himself (being honest hahaha this isnt for me) but he wanted me to gauge his MBA profile from the community here. The basic 3 statistics are: Went to BC, majored in Econ 3.1 Undergrad GPA (This is the biggest red flag) Will have ~4 y...
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The University of ChicagoStealth elite college that will lead to high-status [banking] career or miserable place full of neurotic weirdos that will more likely lead to being overcome with regret and depression?...
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Investment Banking schools for bad studentsHello I am a senior in high school and to be frank I am not the best student, I have a 3.5 gpa and a 27 act and I have read enough on here to know that that just won’t cut it for top target schools. I have also read that lower tier schools generally have a more regional effect in ib. I am a cheap ...
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Masters in Finance for non-finance majorsHello, I am currently doing my undergraduate with a major which has nothing to do with finance (philosophical things) but I got a certificate of CFA level.2 and have done a half year of internship in the fixed income department in the investment bank which is one of the biggest in my country. As I a...
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What can I do to improve my MFin profile?I am thinking to do an Msc Finance next year and I am wondering how I can improve my profile in order to get into a top business school (in the UK). I have a 2.1 Masters in engineering and by the time I apply will have 2 years work experience in a commercial role within O&G. I have no finance work e...
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Bocconi or St. Gallen?Which is better to enter into IB in London after the undergraduate degree, University St. Gallen or Bocconi?...
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Economics Degree from Notre Dame?Hey what's up guys, I am new to this forum and not that well acquainted with the whole ib stuff, so please bear with me. So, as a high school senior who simply wanted to get into a school with a "good name value," (I know it sounds dumb, and now that I look back, I realize how foolish I was) I did...
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Keep CFA Charter During Business SchoolIs it worth paying the fees to keep the CFA charter during business school? Obviously, since I'm leaving, my company will no longer pay for it. Thinking of letting it expire - is there any downside? I'll be recruiting within the financial services industry, but not Asset Management or Equity Researc...
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Tricks for getting into top MBA program?Hey Guys, I am wondering if any of u know any particular tricks for getting accepting into a top MBA Program. Tricks, such as- when applying for upenn for undergraduate (but really want to go to Wharton), the school statistics have shown that students are far more likely to get accepted if they ap...
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Help me decide my postgraduate educationHi, i'm a 25 year old financial analyst from Argentina (BA), trying to find one year full time MBA/MSc Finance, to further develop my carreer into either: • M&A/PE advisory • Corporate finance (business development/M&A), mainly interested in Oil/Energy sectors • Industry middle management role...
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Berkeley or UCLA?Hey everyone, if I'm deadset on NYC IB, which of these two schools would provide the best OCR, alumni, and resources for NYC IB? Before you suggest other schools on the east coast, I'm only limited to these two schools and cost is not a limiting factor. Thank you for your time. ...
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Is getting an MMS/MSF and an MBA overkill?I come from a liberal arts background and I'm thinking about getting an MMS or MSF to start my career in corporate finance then getting an MBA down the line to transition to IB. I'm doing this because most MMS or MSF place into Big 4 Advisory, Quant, Marketing, etc, while top MBA programs are feeder...
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Explaining Job TransitionsI'm working on business school apps and wondering how to explain why I left my last job after 1.5 years. It was a well-funded ($30M+) startup company that lost its biggest client and quickly devolved into a toxic mess. Our "Chief Admin Officer" (basically just head of HR) was a huge narcissist and...
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Vet/Military Recruiting Events for MBAI’m looking at applying to MBA programs in the near future. I’ve been an Army Reserve officer for a couple of years including about 10 months of active time to the Middle East (one of the non-interesting places), so technically I can check the vet box. But is it kosher for me to be going to thes...
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J-Term at Columbia - Reviews, Opportunities, Commentary, etcHi I was recently accepted to Columbia J-term and I am beyond excited as CBS was my first choice. My background is in IB, and while I dont know for certain what I plan to do afterwards IB, IM, startups are all options I'm considering. With this in mind I have a few question for J-termers. What are...
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Profile evaluation - which schools to apply?26 yeah old white male. State school 3.4 gpa in finance. 3.7 major gpa Estimated gmat 680-710 I worked full time while in undergrad and took care of a sick parent. Now have an additional 2 years of experience in financial sales. I have taken the lead on many projects at work and have strong letter...
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GRE tutor recommendations? I am looking for a tutor for the GRE. I have been studying for a couple months and have a decent score, but I really want an elite score. I already took a Manhattan Prep GRE class. Would appreciate any recommendations as there are so many options online and I am overwhelmed. Many thanks in advance! ...
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Which MsC should I choose?I have been offered a place for a 1 year MsC finance at the following schools: - University of Edinburgh - Strathclyde Business School - Antwerpen management school I do not know which is the best alternative? I have done some research and ranking wise the strathclyde seems to be the winner howeve...
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To quit or to stay?I am currently filling out Bschool apps for 2019. I am in a role that I absolutely hate and have been for just over a year. I have made good contacts and don’t regret my time here but it is definitely not what I want to do. My question is am I able to move to something else for a year once i get m...
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MBA after 10 Years of experienceHi, I am starting my MBA this Fall @ Schulich, after 10+ years of financial service experience in Bangladesh. My expertise lies in Operations Management, Operations Analysis, Project Management & Automation. I have a Masters in Economics degree and passed CFA level 1. What should be my strategy to ...
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Schools for ib for sub par students I am a senior in high school and my stats aren’t that great I have a 3.5 uw gpa and a 27 act. I know that I cannot get into to any target schools but what schools could I get into that could give me a chance at ib or should I wait and try to transfer to a semi target?...
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Non-Existent / Unrelated / Weak Work Experience -> Top 20 MBA -> IBI am currently scoring, on average, 700 on my practice GMATs with very little studying. I believe I can hit around 750 since most of my mistakes are easily correctable. My GPA is low, around 3.0 from a non-selective school. My work experience is weak too, though I have had buyside experience at a sm...
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MSF at baruch college (New york) VS American University (DC)Hey everyone, Been thinking about taking the offer between American University or Baruch College, so far have been comparing the ranking of the program but there is no exact data since each ranking provider has difference number. My consideration is: 1. Job placement after graduation 2. City 3. Pr...
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Help On My College List: FinanceStats - GPA : 4.3 Weighted - SAT : 1380 : 760 Math, 620 English - SAT 2 : Math : 790 - AP Scores : Mostly 5's and 4's - ECs : (Internships, Research: Published Author (Peer Reviewed Scientific Journal), martial arts, chess, speech and debate, swimming) Will probably take Finance so I'm surely app...
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Post graduate coursework? Needs to be reported?Took some classes after college. Did well in them but feel like they would detract from my story, as they are unrelated to what my future goals are. Is it necessary to report? Can I get away without reporting them. ...
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LBS vs UCL vs Imperial for IBI have been fortunate enough to receive offers from all 3 (MiM at LBS and UCL and Wealth & Investment Management at Imperial) and need to quickly decide where is best. I want to go into investment banking. I hope to start an internship in Beijing China next week, having already received an offer but...
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MBA with 10 years experienceHi, I am starting my MBA this Fall @ Schulich, after 10+ years of financial service experience in Bangladesh. My expertise lies in Operations Management, Operations Analysis, Project Management & Automation. I have a Masters in Economics degree and passed CFA level 1. What should be my strategy to ...
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Uiuc (not direct admiy) vs Indiana (not direct admit) vs Missouri university for ib?Hello everyone I am a high school senior who has been accepted to uiuc, Indiana, and Missouri university. I only got into mu’s business school though. Also it would be 10k for my and 40k for uiuc and Indiana. So my question is should I go to uiuc or Indiana in hopes of making it to Chicago or New ...
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Masters student with no internship experienceHi, I asked a similar Q in the consulting forum. I did my undergrad at non-target, now about to do MSc Economics at LSE. I have *no* internship experience at all, do I have any chance with summer analyst programmes (because graduate positions are, I assume, completely closed to me with no experience...
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Top tier MBA or MBA in city you want to work? So I'm still a few years out from applying to an MBA program but have been thinking a lot about it lately. As I start to target in on schools that I want to attend I have to start being real with myself about the schools that I can feasibly get into. Based on how I've done with standardized testing...
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Is HSW MBA worth it coming from GS IB?Is it worth going to HSW for an MBA if I have 2 years of GS IB under my belt? Goal is to move out of finance, but won't almost all companies give me an interview with my background? How much additional value could the MBA have at this point? Isn't the network I've built at GS going to be much bette...
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Relocation to Toronto + Career Switch - Schulich/Rotman/Ivey or T-20 US MBA?I'm just wondering if anyone has opinions regarding what the best move is for someone looking to transition into management/consulting in Toronto from a Western Canada city (while planning to get an MBA) - a top 20 US school (or top 5 Euro like LBS/IESE, etc.) or a Schulich/Rotman/Ivey MBA? The rea...
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Creative Strategies to Break into HBS or Stanford GSB - Please HelpHello monkeys, Wanna B MBB's AMA depressed me (very strong credentials / similar to mine, no interview at even Wharton), and got me thinking - there has to be some clever strategies to earn acceptance to HBS or Stanford. So, I'm turning to the out-of-the-box thinkers on this forum to generate some s...
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Binghamton University for UndergradI'll be going to Binghamton University (SOM) next fall and came across this website [http://bingfinance.org/](http://bingfinance.org/) Does anyone know anything about "Finance Society" at Binghamton, or what recruitment is like from there?...
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Discounted GMAT Resources: MGMAT Books for a few bucksFor those planning to use the MGMAT books, a full set runs a few hundred dollars. If you make a profile on Scribd, you can read all the books online for ~8.99 a month or something. I don't like their quant books, but their SC book is fantastic. Just a tip that can hopefully save some of y'all a few ...
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URGENT - Personal Loan before Grad School (Income Verification)Hello, I am soon to start my grad school classes and on top of my huge student loans I have decided to apply for a 15k personal loan with Lending club (and have gotten dicked with a pretty nasty APR). I have done my calculations and I won't have a problem repaying and am even willing to work two j...
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Stanford GSB Anyone?You are invited to [Get Accepted to Stanford](https://reports.accepted.com/mba/stanford_graduate_school_of_business_webinar) on July 25 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET or 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. In this one-hour webinar I will present my four-part framework for a successful MBA application and apply that framework to...
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Should I attend USC for spring of junior year? I got accepted by USC Marshall for spring semester of my junior year. Do you guys think I should attend the school? I still have no idea what I want to do after I graduate, but I am interested in management consulting as a stepping stone and I would like to have my own startup one day. Eventually, I...
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Advice on the GMATHi there fellow monkeys, I have been a long time lurker here, only recently started posting and was wondering if I could get some input from you guys regarding my struggles with GMAT. I am trying to apply to M7 schools this coming fall and have taken the GMAT three times, I am an international who...
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Exchange: Cornell Johnson vs Columbia University School of Professional StudiesHi, I'm starting my MSc in Economics and Business Administration this August. I'm targeting IB and MBB and will major in Financial economics (top feeder for this in my country, masters are the norm here. Impossible to get hired with just bachelor). I have the opportunity to go for an exchange my th...
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Undergrad EmphasisI’m at a crossroad in my undergrad career. I am majoring in finance at a non-target state school (Clemson) and enjoy it. I hate my accounting classes, and can definitely tell I prefer finance over accounting. I have to pick one of the following emphasizes for my remaining 2 years of college. Whic...
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Community college transfer ?How much of a disadvantage I am if I transfer from a community college to a elite school like mcintire, mccobs, dyson, gtown. I live in cville so I have a good chance of getting into mcintire at uva since over half of the applicants admitted are from community colleges in va, and I am do quite well ...
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Got laid off before B School ApplicationsHi everyone, I got laid off from my job a few months before I planned to apply to B School. I am thinking of applying R2, so that will be in Jan. I am not aiming for a HSW or anything. Would be happy with a Top 20 school. It was definitely not due to performance issues as the company I work for is...
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Is it worth applying for HBS 2+2 or GSB DeferralLong time lurker and I can't understate how much I appreciate all the advice I've picked up from here. I am a non-target undergrad senior studying math and economics. I just received an MBB offer following my summer internship at a non-US office (int'l background), and am considering if I should a...
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Listing Title Promotions On ResumeHey curious to see what opinions are on this. I've had 3 title bumps in my current role but my actual job function hasn't changed. It changed once after my first year but while I had the same title. What's the best way to list this on my resume? Currently I don't mention the title promotions and jus...
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Early CFA decision if you fail?For those who have taken the CFA exam in June or before, do you get an email regarding a scholarship that also mentions that they send early results if you didn't pass in June? This is the part that I'm talking about: "The $300 discount ends on Saturday, July 21 OR 3 days after you receive your Jun...
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NYU Liberal Arts?Hi, I was just wondering if NYU Economics places well on the street since my chances of getting into Stern aren't great. I visited and was not really a fan of the place but if Econ at NYU will get me an IB job then I will just put my head down and get through 4 years if thats what it takes. ...
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Recent Graduate Guidance Hello WSO community, I have been lurking in the shadows for a few months now and need some guidance for my next step in getting into the industry. I graduated in 2017 with my BBA in Economics from UofA Little Rock with a 3.7/4.0 I did not do any internships during my time in class, I went to scho...
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Undergraduate QuestionsI am a rising high school senior looking to major in either Business, Finance, or Economics. I live in Hawaii and there are only a few investment management firms here, and along with the time difference with the markets, I don't think I would like to stay here to go to college. Would it be better...
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How to interpret my Diagnostic GMAT of 660?Hey guys, Currently networking for FT recruit alongside my summer internship. I know my grades are a big barrier so I've been thinking about doing the GMAT. My thinking is that if I do really well, I can help de-risk my bad grades to some degree...and that if I interview prep well, and am likeable,...
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Canadian Law School Graduate - Should I do my MBA in Canada (Ivey) or the US?I graduated from a top Canadian law school, and do not plan on staying in the legal field after a few years of practicing law (banking and finance, construction, employment, and securities are my legal practice focus). I would like to go into business, consulting, and Fintech/AI/Blockchain down the ...
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Impact Investing MBA Essay StoryHi All, I am applying for MBA 2019 fall intake and I am working on application essay. Post-undergrad, I have been working in investing banking and investment firms for 4 years. Now post-MBA, I intend to pursue impact investing career, however, I am not sure whether it would easy to enter into impac...
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Low GPA/High GMATHi Guys. I want to know my chances of getting into a decent MBA. I am a Chartered Accountant from South Africa (C.A. SA), CFA Level 1 as well CAIA. I was an Equity Sales trader at BNP Paribas, and have private equity experience as an Investment Analyst at a large PE firm in South Africa. I want to ...
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Who has a better shot at getting into Harvard/Stanford/Wharton: person A (3.2 GPA/780 GMAT) or person B (3.9 GPA/700 GMAT)?Let's say that you have two candidates with nearly identical backgrounds/profiles except for two things, UG GPA and GMAT score. Who has a better shot at getting into a top 3 B school - a 3.2/780 or a 3.9/700?...
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What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):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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Advice for Rising Senior Aiming For IBAll, I am a rising senior at Texas A&M University in Mays Business School with a major in Finance and minor in Economics. My GPA is currently 3.74 and I have 2 more years left. I really would like to go into IB and that is my goal. I spent a summer abroad studying Corporate Strategy at the London S...
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Colombia MS Accounting and Fundamental AnalysisHi Guys I wanted to know the value you get from Colombia MS Acc.&Fundamental Analysis. I have at least 8 years of work experience,in auditing, Equity sales trading and PE. I am a qualified accountant,and would love to work in hedge fund in NYC. GMAT 730. Is this MS worth going for at all?...
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MBA to get into Banking/PE or make 200k/yr running my Amazon business?I studied finance at a non target and had my first internship working on middle-market IB deals. I was unable to land an offer in banking and I hated the thought of working a mundane, back office job so I decided to start my own company. I currently make 200k a year running my own Amazon business ...
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Columbia CIBE worth it? I am thinking of pursing a Columbia "Certificate in Business Excellence"(CIBE). I currently work in tech as a manager at a FANG. I always wanted to work as a research analyst. I was a finance grad but ended up in tech. Has anyone had any experience with the CIBE benefits such as access to Columbia's...
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Undergraduate, Boston or Washington DC?I'm currently a high school student and planning to learn the business(finance or accounting) in the university. I'm expecting a future occupation in NY but not planning to apply for a university there(under consideration though). Besides my potential choices in NY, here are my questions for Boston...
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USC worth it for IB?Hey everyone currently I am a rising junior at Auburn University and have the potential to transfer to USC (SoCal) majoring in Economics with a minor in Finance. I do not know the environment too well out west so I was curious whether USC is somewhat considered a target school and whether it is wort...
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Need Help Choosing Between 2 CoursesHello, I am currently choosing courses to enroll in for my MS Finance program. I am somewhat uncertain about which course to choose. I want to know whether one course has more of a practical use/ would appeal more to employers. I included both courses below with their description. As a side note...
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Post-MBA Jobs with Great Pay to Time RatioI've been looking a lot at post-MBA career options lately and wanted to see what WSOers thought were some good/best options when looking at a Pay to Time Ratio for jobs coming out of the MBA? ...
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BERKELEY VS USC VS UCLACollege choice: Berkeley, UCLA, USC. Which one should i go for business. I like all campuses. I realize Haas is no guarantee, but it's good. Marshall is good for networking. UCLA is straight up a chillin place. give me your advice ...
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USC Marshall MBA Hi all, Recently accepted at USC Marshall for an MBA and interviewed at UCLA, NYU, and Duke (no decision yet on those three). If I don't get into any of the others, is an MBA from USC worth it? I know Marshall undergrad is well respected, but how is the MBA viewed? Specifically interested in Medi...
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MBA dilemmaI've got an incredible dilemma, and would really appreciate some inputs on this. I've had 2 years of experience in audit + 1 year in transaction services (financial due diligence) as a senior in a Big 4 in a second-tier Canadian city. I have my CPA title, and awaiting my CFA L3 results. I'm turnin...
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University of Richmond -- Non-Target?I've found conflicting information about my school. Some lists say it's a non-Target, some say semi. Anyone have any insight into this?...
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Chances for an UK Master? Hello everyone, I would like to kindly ask for fair opinions on chances of getting into a decent UK programme. My profile: Female, 3rd year undergraduate at #1 B-school in the country (CEE Europe) GMAT: hjust started the preparations, practice test are around 700 & taking the actual test in Novem...
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Software Engineer to MBA PathI am a rising junior at an Ivy doing Software Engineering for the summer. I don't particularly love coding all day and want to keep other options open (especially consulting since I just enjoy critical thinking and can talk to people).. What can I do to prepare for applying to a top MBA program down...
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8 Weeks Until Fall MBA Application Deadlines – How To Best Use This TimeIt may be hard to believe but we are less than eight weeks from the first MBA application deadline. To keep you on track, Personal MBA Coach has included a round up of application deadlines below, along with our advice on how to best use the next two months! If you followed our earlier 4 month pl...
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Anyone doing the Booth School of Business summer program in Chicago?I am looking to maybe link up with a few guys who are going and interested in Wall Street. ...
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Semester exchange advice Mannheim University in Germany vs. WU Vienna in AustriaHi all. I'm starting my Masters of International Business program at Queen's University in Canada this fall. I have to select a B School for my semester exchange and I need a little help regarding it. I have selected the following universities in that order. Please see that I want to get into manage...
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How to break into international banking; Imperial College, Oxford, LSE or RSM?Hey all, Doubting about what Masters to do for 2019-2020. My ambition is to become an international banker in Asia specifically, able to go to e.g. Hong Kong and Singapore. I am currently thinking about the following options, but not sure which is the best, any help is MUCH, MUCH appreciated!; - ...
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Grad School and AgeFinancial Advisor and can't see myself finishing my career doing this. 40 and thinking of Grad School. Had a late start to career. Would like to move the direction of Corp Fin. and would like to end up in doing something thats strategy oriented. Undergrad in Econ (3.53 GPA). Career plus-Have been a...
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GRE Study Recipe Taking GRE, programs I like require it in many cases. It just makes sense for me. What is the recipe? Before dropping a bunch of cash on kaplan and other test prep materials/programs I am looking to hear what you have to say about the best possible recipe for getting a respectable score. KAP/MAG/Man...
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What MBA path should I take?Hi I am wondering what I will do after I get out of undergrad. Should I take a 5th year to get an mba and then enter the workforce? It sounds like an MBA without work experience doesn't mean much. However, if I get a job should I get a part time mba with 3-4 years of work experience or would I quit ...
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How promising is Big data (data science) in Finance I am a student in Monash University. And I am applying the QTEM program which offers an opportunity for an exchange. My major is Master of Banking and Finance. There are some courses related to Big Data and Data Science in Finance offered by HEC lausanne. I would like to know if Big data and Data ...
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Do Business School Financial Aid Penalize for Saving?I'm expecting to save a large portion of my paycheck and I'm hoping to maximize my financial aid when I apply to business school. I'm trying to decide whether I should save the money or to allocate it in ways that won't decrease my financial need (ie. max out my retirement accounts). What is the bes...
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Does having the CFA help for MBA admission?Title pretty much sums it up. Does completing the CFA before applying to b-schools offer any significant advantage? *Note: would take level 1 senior yr of undergrad. Nontarget -> BB (Complete CFA) -> PE - Top Bschool? Would a CFA help for the above goal or should focus be placed on other areas in...
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