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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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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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Feeder companies and roles to H/S/W

The White Bull

For a big boost to your finance career you would want to get into a H/S/W. But if you don't have a high GPA as I do, you might want to get into a global company with an exceptional track record. MBB along with a handful of IBs make the cut for H/S/W but are there certain roles that you think will tu...

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Colby College

ib_457

How is Colby College? It seems to be on par in with the other top NESCACs (Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin, Midd) in terms of alumni in finance. Any ideas on NYC placement? It seems Citi is hosting some recruitment program there (http://www.colby.edu/news/2014/12/05/colby-pilot-new-citi-recruiting-progra...

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Business School for Product Management Pivot?

YungKingLearvered

Hi Monkeys, I'm a UG student trying my best to put together a tailored career path - I intend on applying to a deferred program and I remain open minded, but a path I'm flirting with mentally a lot right now is to go to business school in order to pivot into product management at a big tech firm af...

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Northwestern ECON vs IU Kelley vs Vanderbilt ECON

AQArgo

With decisions out, I've arrived at the three options above; NU, IU-Kelley, and Vandy. I am currently a student at IU, but decided to apply for a transfer spot at these schools in the case of a "you never know" outcome. Fortunately, I was accepted into both schools, and am now looking for advice for...

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Need GMATS asap - how long to cram?

a5hleybmw

basically my life and trading career is not going to move forward until I get the stupid GMAT Need to get high 700, Starting from scratch, locking myself in room, turning my phone off ...... - how long can I do this in? A week/fortnight? - Which study materials do I need/ do you recommend? - I...

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Cornell or Claremont McKenna Undergrad?

Rc K2

Got off the waitlist at both schools, was wondering which one is better for recruiting. I personally want to go to Claremont and start my career at a West Coast office, but some family friends have been telling me that West Coast banking is on the decline and everyone's headed back to NYC, which Cor...

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Typical Clawback Structure for Employer Sponsored Masters Degree

Carl Icahn't

Hello WSO - Can anyone out there share common clawback structures for employer-sponsored Masters degrees? I have been accepted to a local program and my manager(s) are working on a proposal. Their initial proposal is a 1 year clawback period upon completion of the degree. The degree would take 2 ...

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NYU, Duke or Brandeis for MA Econ?

ndjango10

Hi guys, could you guys help me choose between these three programs: MA Economics at NYU (Accepted) MA International Economics and Finance at Brandeis (Accepted with significant scholarship) MA Applied Financial Economics at Duke (Awaiting Decision) Specifically, I would appreciate if you could co...

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How common is it for employers to pay for MBA tuition?

frnzs95

How common is it for employers (F500 generally speaking) to pay for someone's MBA in return for guaranteeing x years of service in return? I know some offer some tuition reimbursement, but I wouldn't really plan on dropping $150k for a solid program (not M7) when the opportunity cost is really $25...

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Profile Evaluation for European pre-experience Masters

mipa98

Hi there! I just took the GMAT and I'm considering retaking, but first I wanted to ask more experienced people for an opinion on the chances I would have at the top masters pre-experience in Europe (both MiF and MiM) given my current GMAT score and the rest of my profile. I will start applying in O...

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GMAT Please help with my future 3 months study plan

mamu10

Hi everybody, Started my preparation with a cold 440 Q32 V19 (without even knowing how DS works) Then I did 2 weeks using an online platform Another mock 500 Q39 V21 then did another month with the same online platform but I relized I wasn't learning anything. So I decided to start reading all the ...

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Wharton Undergrad prestige

ptrenda

Hi, A friend of mine just got accepted to the Wharton School of Business (undergrad) and I am trying to explain the prestige that comes along with the degree. He is considering other lower tier business schools (UNC, Lehigh) and Cornell. Does anyone know of some convincing articles that show the s...

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Bocconi or St Gallen for Bachelors?

singingrain

Hey WSO Community! So, I have the choice to either attend Bocconi for the BIEM or St Gallen for Business next year. But, I just can’t decide which one I should pick and which will give me better job opportunities. Some background: I‘m from Germany and I would like a career in either finance (pre...

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Profile Review for Deferred Programs

shankutagulla

Background Work experience: Internship at largest semiconductor fab in country in process engineering (Samsung) Internship at medium sized supplier to semiconductor industry in R&D (JSR) Extra curricular: Vice President of American Institute of Chemical Engineers @ USC (2 yrs) Tutor for engine...

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Torn between two universities

singingrain

Hey WSO Community! So, I have the choice to either attend Bocconi for the BIEM or St Gallen for Business next year. But, I just can’t decide which one I should pick. Some background: I‘m from Germany and I would like a career in either finance (preferably IB) or consulting (preferably MBB), hav...

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MBA prospects - Big 4 consulting to tech ops

_consulting123_

Hi all, I am hoping to understand how a potential career change will affect my M7 prospects. I have an offer to move from B4 tech strategy after 2-3y to Lyft operations. I am keen on operations and looking to change from high level to hands on work. Anything I should consider or questions I sho...

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McDonough vs. Carey, MSF vs. MBA, etc.

atlastheman

Hi everyone. I’m trying to figure out my next steps in my career. Here’s a little bit about me... UG is 3.0 from small, unknown private school. I have 3 years of work experience building a real estate business (commercial and residential) and am wanting to eventually start my own investment com...

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Which EU Master (German)

EUROPETARGET

Hi Guys, I'm wondering which Masters to choose. It is significant to know that I'm German and will complete my Bachelors at WHU (and have an offer for the Masters as well). Therefore, I'm only looking at schools which will have better Recruitment (in Frankfurt and London) than WHU. Obviously, HSG,...

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MSF Profile Evaluation

stryker

Hi! This is my first post on this forum. I have seen multiple people getting a profile evaluation and was hoping for a similar response. I am looking for a college with strong placements in USA as I want stay and work there. No location preferences as such. Would most likely want to end up in corpo...

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McGill Desautels vs UWO (no AEO from Ivey)

adaffdaaereaer

I know the Desautels vs Ivey topic has been discussed many times on here but my situation is a bit different. I'm a grade 12 student who is leaning towards going into IB after undergrad but unfortunately I didn't get into Queens Commerce and I honestly don't even know how but I didn't get AEO for Iv...

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MSc Finance profile evaluation

MC71

Hello everyone, After a while I decided to finally make an account on WSO and ask your expert opinions. I'm planning to do an MSc in Finance next year and I'm in serious doubts on which places to apply to, as app fees are really high and I don't want to apply everywhere and be rejected. This is m...

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Financing Your MBA

West Coast Analyst

Now that everything is pretty much set in stone for everyone what are you doing to finance your MBA? I have $40k in my PA that I'm debating on whether to liquidate and put into my living expenses. These are some general questions you should ask yourself before you sign on the dotted line. For thos...

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Msc Finance - ESCP offer vs IE conditional offer

VPR

**Background information** * Age 22 * Speak 4 languages fluently (Dutch, English, French, German) * Currently finishing my 4 Month internship at a Private Equity fund * Did a 1 month investment banking training in London * Did a 1 month equity research internship in London * Had a succ...

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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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Odds of getting admitted to a top 15 business school?

hip2Bsquare

What are my odds of getting admitted to a top 15 business school? Do I have a decent shot at Wharton/Harvard/Stanford? GPA: 3.5 from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service GMAT: TBD, but I'm good at standardized tests (2330 on the SAT) Work Experience: 2 years working at the White House in economic...

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Undergrad Major for Future Business School Applicant

x160687

Hello, I just completed my freshman year at an Ivy league school and am interested in eventually going to B-school. I have an interest in romance languages, as well as quantitative fields like Computer Science and Statistics. I'm also interested in investment banking. A lot of the finance types at ...

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How realistic is this?

Scotch or Scotch

Hey peeps, Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been working as a capital raiser at a boutique PE shop for a little over a yr now. I'm doing well and have surpassed expectations, received a promotion, etc. Graduated UG 2 years ago and have started to think about an MBA. The reason for the con...

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MSc VS MBA for IBD

aconcernedguy

Hi everyone, I am contemplating on applying for IBD target MSc and MBA programmes (leaning more towards MSc due to lack of experience) so I wanted to start a discussion in regards to possibilities for each and to get some guidance on how to position myself. My goal is to land an IB M&A, Lev Fin ...

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What Can I Do Starting Today

eyebee-throwaway

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Columbia Business School Admissions Help from 2019 MBA Grad

Hermes1017

I am a 2019 CBS graduate (from the fall term program) and former member of the Hermes Society (Student Admissions Club). Please message me for details on how we can work together on essays, recs, GMAT Prep, or other admissions related inquiries to prepare you for the CBS application! Happy to chat...

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Columbia Business School Admissions Help

Hermes1017

I am a 2019 CBS graduate (from the fall term program) and former member of the Hermes Society (Student Admissions Club). Please message me for details on how I can help with your CBS application! Happy to chat about my experience and tips on the admissions process at Columbia...

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International Msc in Management at Nova SBE or a Msc in Management (English) at Bocconi??

Moodies

I need some advice about which msc is better to pursue an international career and have the opportunity to work in such countries as UK, France, Belgium etc. I have been accepted to the MSc in Management at Bocconi and I know about the good reputation of the University, but I don't really know abou...

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What should I be doing now? (right out of undergrad)

JPowell

This past week I graduated from college, and I've been thinking about what I can start doing in the next couple years to craft a strong b-school app. For context, I graduated from an Ivy, 3.8 GPA and am an incoming FT analyst in IB at GS/MS/JPM so not sure how much time I'll have to be involved in a...

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Rice vs Emory (Undergrad)

wjc2

Debating between these two schools for a potential career path in IB in NYC. I talked with some students at Rice, and they said that a possible way would be to get into IB in Houston then transfer to NYC. Is this a viable option at all? I feel that doing an internal transfer from Houston to NYC woul...

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Waterloo FARM or Bocconi BEMACC or Queens Smith (Business Undergraduate)?

Stacy Sirui-Du

Hi WSO! I am currently considering which offer I should accept: 1. Math/financial analysis and risk management (Co-op) in University of Waterloo (5 years, $2000 scholarship) 2. Economics and management for art, culture and communication in University of Bocconi. (3 years) 3. Smith (commerce) at Qu...

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Chances of H/S?

Bubba-

**Work experience** * 2 years of due diligence and strategy consulting for a tier 2 (e.g., Monitor, S&, OW) doing an "impact" field (e.g., cleantech, education, environment) * ~1 year of work at a major non-profit impact investing venture / growth company (e.g., Omidyar, Acumen, NewSchools) *...

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WU for undergrad?

black.swan.analysis

Hi chimps, I'm in HS and was planning were to go for uni and among other continental European targets I was considering applying to Wirtschafts Universitat Wien (Vienna University of Economics). Would you consider it a target school for IBD or Big-4 audit? About myself: a russian/polish student ...

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UCL vs Bocconi

Dead

Hello, I'm a new subscribed. I graduated recently from a little university in the south of Italy and I want to work in a BB Investment Bank. After some applications, I got admitted to Bocconi(MSc Finance, italian course) and UCL(MSc Management). My final goal is M&A in London, which one it best in t...

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Best school for MBA if u want to become a hedge fund manager someday

LosBlancosAddict

What should be the minimum GMAT score if you want to go to an M7 program?? And which is better Wharton or Harvard MBA for Hedge fund careers?? And are Wharton and Booth the two Finance Juggernauts or specialist finance schools for any Finance role??...

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Best non M7 Bschool in MA?

Onlyme12

Wondering what the best shcool to get an MBA from in Massachusetts (non M7 school) for a career in finance? ...

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Rotman Commerce vs Schulich BBA vs Laurier BBA/BSC

dangerdolan23

I got rejected from Queens, and Ivey. Which school has better IB placements or general finance jobs (on bay street specifically). Also, which school will give me a better shot at transferring into Ivey after second year? I am seeing a bunch of conflicting comments on similar posts.....

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Chances for top european MiF?

miquelj

Hi, I'm a 22 years old spanish male. **CGPA: 3,3 Finance and Accounting**, 4 years degree, Universitat de Valencia. **Finance courses GPA 3,6 GMAT: 720 (48Q,41V)** On my second university year I had a difficult personal situation and my grades were very low, so it dragged my CGPA. My last two cou...

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Why would an Investment Banking Associate Want an MBA?

Linda Abraham

I sometimes see discussion on WSO as to whether an MBA is worthwhile for someone coming out of investment banking, especially if they are at the associate level. I recently interviewed Ida Valentine for *Admissions Straight Talk*, Accepted's podcast. It was an amazing episode, but she addressed th...

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HEC Paris MIF interview - What to expect?

1 day in IB

Hey guys! I received an invitation to HEC Paris MIF's final interview: anyone around here has gone through this process and could tell me a little bit what to expect? Thanks for your help!...

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Where to Go/Start/End wrt Career

searchingkart

I'm a 2nd year doing my undergrad in Business Administration. My course is integrated with Insurance and ACCA, so I'm also pursuing those qualifications in addition. Though I do well in Finance, I see Business Development or Corporate Strategy as a career for myself. I'm doing a Marketing Internsh...

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Accepted into OSU's SMF, what are my post-graduation career prospects given my past work experience? All help appreciated.

geraltofsnivia123

So I have no real experience in finance and was looking towards a program like this to actually help me break into finance. My original major was in natural science as I was planning on attending dental school (which I was accepted into but decided not to attend). My only work experience is the 3 or...

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Bocconi vs SSE vs WHU

EUROPETARGET

I'm wondering which school would be best for an IB/Consulting career in London and Frankfurt. I'm native German and a former undergrad at WHU therefore biased. But how are the other schools if I'm not interested in a career at their home country....

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MSc in Finance: Bocconi vs ESSEC

ac971

Hi everyone, I have been admitted to Bocconi and ESSEC for a Master of Science in Finance. At ESSEC I have been admitted to the two-year program, because I hold a 3-year Bachelor's degree. I am italian and I speak also English and French. I have done a 6-month internship, but I don't have any financ...

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Studying and Working

gofurther_

Hello everyone, I need your help.. I want to apply for a master in finance but at the same time I have to keep working. Georgetown offers an online MSF that seems great, but at the same time I want to figure out if it'd be feasible to attend for instance MIT SLOAN or Columbia while working.. I'm l...

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Rutgers MFINA any good?

bullfromistanbul

I've applied to the Rutgers Business School Masters in Financial Analysis Program, and have been wondering if it is any good in placing students in investment management jobs. I have an ok GMAT, 600, and the other schools that I've gotten into are Pace and Fairfield and a 3.1 GPA in undergrad from a...

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B-school laptop

fa1313

Feedback from current MBA students appreciated! I'm looking for a b-school laptop and narrowed my choices to two: Dell XPS 13 or Surface Pro 4 Surface pros: - Lighter - Pen support/tablet form factor Surface cons: - Bad battery life - Limited ports So, how important is battery life at b-school? ...

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GMAT Prep Veritas vs Manhattan Prep (Online Instruction)

benzsmarc

Hi everyone, I'm aiming to take the GMAT in a couple months and I'm looking into prep options. After trying out the free trials, I've limited them down to Veritas and Manhattan Prep. I'm looking for an online self-study method that is comprehensive and will help me to reach my 700+ goal (I scored 6...

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Going from a credit analyst with a regional southeastern bank to a top MBA

Dollabill

I’m currently a 2nd year credit analyst with a regional bank in the southeast. I graduated from a state school in the south with an average gpa and I’ve gradually been working my way up. I’ve gone from temp accountant, to an analyst in a community bank’s credit training program and currently...

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Southern California Graduate Schools Saint Mary's College Pepperdine USC MSRED

[email protected]

Currently I am looking into graduate schools Pepperdine MSRE Saint Mary's College of California M.S Finance Combined MBA Dual Degree Program Saint Mary's College MS Finance now STEM approved according to an email I got from admissions director USC MSRED (Real Estate Development) My interest is...

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INSEAD vs. DUKE Fuqua MBA

Alte

Hey Everyone, I got accepted from both INSEAD and Duke Fuqua. Which b-school should I choose? A bit background of myself: -Turkish guy with 5.5 years of 2nd tier management consulting experience with strong quant skills -My post-MBA plans are: Work for an I-Bank as an associate in M&A, live in Eur...

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General Round 2 Discussion - H/S/W & M7

monkey_brah

I noticed prior years had some really active general b-school discussions (where everyone got in, etc.) and didn't see any here. Hoping this thread can serve as a general discussion topic for H/S/W & M7 applications from this year's round 2 (or round 1?) for those who would matriculate in 2019 and ...

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AMA: I'm a current MBA student in the NYU Stern part-time program

HFunder769

Hi everyone, Hope this finds you well. I created this account for anonymity purposes, but wanted to do an AMA on NYU Stern's Part-Time MBA program. I've seen quite a few questions asked about it, but no specific dedicated thread. My background: Non Target, Natural Sciences Major (currently work a...

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Apple vs. PC Laptop for B School?

BusinessGreek

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

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How much should you trust admission counselors ?

The White Bull

It may happen that you don't have a good profile but still your counselor may tell you that you have a good profile and thus tell you to go for your MBA (for obvious reasons) and give the GMAT even when your chances of getting into a college of your choice would be very slim. How do you make a fair...

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IB -> Starting Company... M7 MBA?

InvestInYourShelf

How would an M7 MBA program view someone with 1-2 years of IB experience who took a leap of faith to start a business instead of pursuing the traditional path of PE (assuming the business lasted 1-2 years)? Would it be a tangible differentiator on an application vs. those who went IB -> PE? Other s...

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MBA: NYU Stern ($$$$) vs. Cornell Johnson ($$)

Yeez

Hi all, I was admitted to NYU (with a full tuition scholarship) and Cornell (with a 50% scholarship). My post MBA goal is to work 2-3 years in IB in NYC and, then, go back to my home country (in Europe). It's a tough decision even if, overall, I think NYU would be a better option. Here is why I ...

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Emory vs Vanderbilt MBA

buckeye92

Good Afternoon, I have been accepted to Vandy with no money and Emory with 25% scholarship. My goal is IB NYC but open to other locations as well. I know Emory is ranked higher but the Vandy brand seems bigger in finance. Which would you choose?...

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which recommender? CEO of MNC consultancy (3 months) or supervisor from extracurricular?

ccfcg123

Hello. I am trying to figure out who to write my recommendation or which round to apply. My situation is: 1) I am starting a new job in June at a MNC tech consulting firm. I will be working directly under the CEO, a pretty unique job, half consulting/half strategic planning with C-suite stakeholder...

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Company Has Offered to Pay for MSF, What Effect Will This Have on MBA Application?

Carl Icahn't

My boss informed me that my company is willing to pay for a MSF program at one of the local programs (good, but not great programs) in my city. I am pretty certain I want to get my MBA after having a bit more work experience. Will having a MSF on my application look odd to AdCom? Am I over-thinking ...

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Michigan Ross vs Cornell ILR

CParmBig

Hey guys, I was accepted to Ross and have a guaranteed transfer to Cornell ILR. Should I transfer to Cornell next year or should I stay at Ross? Will the Cornell brand name be that much better than Ross'? I'm conflicted in what I should do even though I have a year to decide. I hope to go into IB or...

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Msc Finance Esade 100% $$ vs HEC 0 $$

Pictet

Title says it all, accept Esade’s Msc with full scholarship or pay for Hec’s msc? cost is around 25-30k eur. Is it worth it?...

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Profile Evaluation for MBA/Masters in Finance

Sudarshan-Mohta

Hello, I am a 24 year old Bachelors of Commerce graduate from SRCC , India with 3 years of work-ex (1 - finance, 2 - Teach For India) and am looking to apply to MFin courses for the 2020 AY. I cleared CFA Level 3 in June, 2017. I want suggestions as to which schools/courses would make more sense con...

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UCLA MFE or Rutgers MQF

Neha-Singh1

Hey guys! Got admitted into these programs. I'm legit confused. UCLA MFE: UCLA MFE is associated with UCLA MBA's 'Anderson' name. Hence has a reputation. But the MFE program doesn't share strong career services with that of the MBA program. You're pretty much on your own. On speaking with a rece...

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Undergrad: Cornell Hotel or Emory

dongqi25

I got accepted as a sophomore transfer to Cornell Hotel and Emory. I would like to be in nyc, so Cornell is the obvious choice here. However, I'm iffy about the hotel school placement (most go into real estate IB) whereas I would be able to be in the business school at Emory junior year. Any insight...

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