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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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F500 Analyst vs Big4 Advisory for M7 (Again)

randomconsultingguy

Lot's of discussion on this forum about FLDP vs Big4 (especially audit) for B-school, with the general consensus that FLDP leads to a better shot at M7 / T-10 programs. But what about the advisory side of the Big4? And what about non-finance roles at F500 or regular analyst positions not part of any...

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MiM and relative GMAT

mamu10

Hi everybody! I'm a non-target Italian student in the second year of my bachelor (taught in english) looking for a MiM suitable for me because I'd like to apply for it in oct/november in order to enahnce my possibilities. I've got a good GPA (29/30, which I assume is around 3.8/4.00), LSE summer sch...

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LSE Finance and Private Equity MSc requirement

Hulu-Hulu

Hello fellow monkeys, Background: I am currently graduating 2020 from non-target Nordic-European Business School (FT 2018 ranking in 4.3-4.5 on current path. During my studies last year got internship from a big Nordic bank (customer service), got employed part-time and continuing on the summer. GM...

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How are US MBAs viewed in Europe?

BubbaBanker

I'm looking to apply for MBAs in the US where I currently live, but at some point down the line I'm considering moving to Europe for a few years. Generally speaking, I know that M7 is globally regarded as the best, but how are programs ranked 10-20 generally viewed in western EU markets (London, Par...

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Undergrad Junior Transfer?

JSB029

I am currently a sophomore at a school that is probably a semi-target and I have been looking into transferring to a stronger target school. I think I am more interested in consulting, but have been going through the networking and recruitment process for IB for the ones that have been doing on camp...

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MSF with 5+ years of experience

512Finance

Hello Peeps, I am considering an MSF program in Texas. A bit about myself, I have almost six years of experience. 3 in M&A and 2.5 in CRE Underwriting. I was looking to apply for an MSF but wanted to hear whether my 5+ years of experience is sought after or if it will work against me given that the ...

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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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UnderGrad: UCLA vs. Berkeley for MBB

annoyedcouch

Just got into Berkeley off the waitlist and want hear some opinions regarding MBB or T2 consulting prospects. I will be majoring in econ and trying to get into Haas my junior year at Cal, and biz-econ at UCLA. I'm in-state so the cost for both would be the same (SoCal specifically so Berkeley would ...

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USC (Marshall) vs Notre Dame (Mendoza)

NDNick

So I have narrowed it down to 2 options for undergrad: USC or Notre Dame I'm an international student so fees aren't an issue but having an international reputation would be much appreciated. I've been accepted into both business schools and I'm hoping to get into IB after college. ...

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Duke (Economics), Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), or UMich (Ross) for undergrad?

spongebobsquarepants

I want to go into business and finance, and I think I am leaning towards investment banking but am not quite sure. Which school would be the best in terms of education and opportunities (internships, programs, etc) and also recruiting and job placement? Also want some sort of well-roundedness in the...

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Cass MSc vs LSE GMiM

Mackyd

Hello, I am holding offers for Global Masters in Management (GMiM) at LSE and also Energy, Trade and Finance at Cass Business School. I am currently studying Business Management with Spanish as an undergraduate, but I want to go onto either S&T or management consulting afterwards. I would really...

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Vanderbilt or Tufts for IB

mikekama4

I had just committed to tufts, but I was recently just admitted off the Vanderbilt waitlist. I really want to work in finance/IB, so I was wondering which one would give me the best job prospects...

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UNC Kenan Flagler vs. Cornell Dyson and other B-Schools

jjmeah

I recently committed to UNC Chapel Hill for undergrad and was interested in their recruiting for NY IB relative to other schools. I was offered the transfer option to Cornell ILR but if advised, would plan to attempt to transfer to Dyson and join a friend who committed there. Would it be advisable...

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UK target Schools

Cloud-Burst

Hi, so I will be applying to undergrad uni this year and I will be applying to some of the unis listed below. What would you rank them for getting into investment banking. How does Nottingham and Edinburgh place as I really like their campus. Warwick (I know this one is the best) Nottingham Bristo...

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Cornell MPS-Accounting VS. University of Michigan Ross Macc

bb_w

Hi everyone, I got 2 accounting master offers and kind of hard to make a decision. One is MPS in management - accounting specialization under Cornell Johnson business school. The other one is Master of Accounting under Umich Ross. I prefer to do auditing or constantly/advisory after graduation in U...

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Edinburgh VS Nottingham

Cloud-Burst

I earlier asked a question about UK tier 1 semis earlier, however I wanted to get more detail about Edinburgh and Nottingham. As this will be my No.2 and 3. after Warwick. I really like Edinburgh, the campus and everything but I don't think it places well into IB. Looking through Linkedin I found ma...

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Advice for an undergrad

carpenmf

Hey Everyone, I am a Junior at a liberal arts college so our business and finance program is definitely different from a lot of other schools. I was wondering if anyone has any resources they find super helpful for me to use to make sure I really do know everything I will need to when I graduate in ...

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Msc Finance Bocconi vs Consulting MBB (LATAM country)

superavitfiscal

Hello everyone, I am looking for some advice to break into IB Little bit of background: -Latin american, currently studying in top university in my home country -GPA in 95th percentile I'd say -CFA Level I candidate for June, expect to pass -5 months FT experience in Big 4 Audit My ultimate goal...

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Business School for head of a company?

tgoodjr

Hey guys, I am the president of a smallish hospitality/real estate company that my dad started in the early 90's. He died 6 years ago and I have been overseeing operations since. Before he died, my plan was to go to business school after undergrad. I deal with everything from purchases, accountin...

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Bad first impression on admissions office - am I worrying over nothing?

QuantKing45

I've recently begun visiting bschools and had some great first interactions with the admissions offices. I made a faux pas over email with one of the admissions offices. Could anything at this early of a stage in the process be held against me later on in the year? I'm assuming they are overburd...

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UC San Diego Rady MBA or Columbia MSRED ?

116610LVB

Hello WSO, a few words regarding my background I have a B.A and an LL.B. Certified as a lawyer and have been working in big law for a few years, specializing in real estate. I'm 27 years old so time is of the essence. I'm looking to transition out of the legal world and I'm really confused as to whi...

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delete this thread please thanks

JWW555

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SMU, ASU, Utah or UC Irvine for MSF, and will this plan work?

statedoctor14

Currently working at a small real estate company in an analyst role (mainly acquisitions/dispositions), would like to jump into IB (if I can) or real estate private equity. Considering Arizona State, UC Irvine, Utah, and SMU for my MSF (I applied to UT Austin but haven't heard back yet), thoughts ...

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advice needed: emory full-ride vs duke (undergrad) vs usc

ladida

high school senior thats needs some advice on undergraduate college choices! i have less than a day to decide so really would love some more advice tldr: like duke better i think, but is that worth the money and the extra pressure/competition of duke my main concerns: a) is duke worth the extra mon...

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Should I transfer from Emory undergrad?

wh

I am currently a freshmen at Emory University. I like the school, but its a little too small. Are there any schools that you guys would recommend me taking a shot at? To be honest, I thought Goizueta had a better reputation than it actually did, but I wouldn't be that upset going to Emory if it mean...

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President of Game Club - Should I Put It on My Application?

ayy-lmao

Throughout all four years of my undergrad I was in the game club, taking up various executive positions until finally becoming president. Should I put this on my resume for Bschool? Will they see it as another leadership position or a geeky negative?...

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Switch job for better chance of M7 or stay?

bout Big 4 life

Hi folks, summary of my situation: - Experience: 2 years at a Big 4 doing Valuation (mainly business valuation and building financial models; not much audit assist). I was also asked several times to join in FDD engagements so I'm positive I could also get some FDD experience. About to get promoted ...

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Professional Athlete for MBA

NotTommyJohn

Hey everyone! I’ve been looking on this site for quite some time and was hoping to get a little feedback. I’m a professional baseball player with a MLB organization but it looks like I’m going to be on my way out of the sport pretty soon. I’ve always wanted to go back and get my MBA to pur...

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Msc Finance chances at top universities

m4ddawg29

Hi all, I am interested in enrolling in a masters in finance program at top universities only (MIT, LBS, Oxford, Princeton) otherwise i will just take the return offer at my firm and start a full time role right away in corporate banking I come from a top university in Asia. Degree: Accounting GPA...

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Undergrad Business Management: Warwick vs King's College London vs UVA vs UBC (Sauder)

orinai814

Hello! I am an International student living in Singapore and I want to study business management in university. These are currently my top choices and I would appreciate it if you could help me decide which would be the best for my career. I know they are all in different countries so hopefully, I ...

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Finance MSc chances?

amatamoros03

I'm a graduate from American University's School of International Service (B.A. International Affairs). My GRE: 162 verbal/165 quant/4.5 GPA:3.6 Internships in top think tanks in Washington DC doing Latin American affairs research. Spent the past year working at a boutique political risk consult...

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To those on top MIF/MiM programs: how many of your colleagues came from non-traditional backgrounds?

ricia_morer

I have mapped some of the LBS/LSE/Oxford MFE/HEC/Bocconi/etc. alumni on LinkedIn and it seems that a lot of them come from the top university in their country. I'm kind of worried about this because that's not my case. **Ceteris paribus**, how much does it matter? I'm from a medium-sized state sch...

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EMBA vs. FSA, order of operations

Stuck_in_insurance

I am putting together a long term education plan, and I am trying to determine the order in which I should pursue an MBA through an evening program (Kelley), an Associate in the Society of Actuaries, and Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. Or if the actuarial letters are worthwhile. Some background...

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Failed an MBA class

canada123

My B-school is in Canada and requires that the passing grade is B- (~65%) and the class average cannot exceed a B+. This is significantly stricter than most B-schools in the US. Recently I learned that I have just failed a class (grade was posted, I haven't had the chance to view my paper yet). I ...

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GMAT 660, retake? Killed verbal, got killed by quant

JulianRobertson

Goal: best school possible obviously, realistic is top public like UCLA, UNC, UT-Austin, etc., some private schools like NYU or USC GPA: 3.0, UNC undergrad economics Background: 4 years wealth management, 2 years mid-office energy, now Army Officer (long story), already have my CFA Charter from bef...

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Warsaw School of Economcis (SGH) for Undergrad

black.swan.analysis

Russian/Polish HS student here, looking towards some main target schools in continental Europe, was considering to just stay in Poland and go to Wasaw School of Economics. Do you think it's a worthwhile place or should I head for schools like St Gallen, WHU and others?...

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Advice needed! Kelley ($0) or Ross ($75k in total debt) for consulting?

thedjrd3

I am currently trying to choose an undergraduate business school. I have been admitted to both IU Kelley and Michigan Ross. Kelley will allow me to graduate debt-free, while I will graduate with about 70k in debt from Ross. I am looking to go into management/corporate strategy consulting. Is the rep...

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help me decide: WashU Olin vs UMich Ross (undergrad)

daffyduck0

my end goal is pretty split between either strategy consulting (aiming for mckinsey, bain) or investment banking (anywhere MM to BB). i'd like a curriculum that would allow me to explore both. cost would be very similar between olin and ross, so it's not much of a deciding factor. i like the campus ...

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Vanderbilt vs Carnegie

Xsega789

Hey guys. I already posted this in the IB forum but I just wanted a wider range of opinions and perspectives. Ultimately I have about 2 days to decide on one or the other and so here I am. I was accepted into engineering at both schools, tho at Carnegie I will not be able to pursue Ece or CS. I wi...

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MSc in Finance: Lancaster or Cranfield?

Sheep29

Hi! I need your advice as for the choice of business school for the master in finance. Cranfield or Lancaster? My background: BA Economics from non-target uni, MSc Economics from target uni (Bocconi) My goals: as I have always studied in Italy, I wish to study abroad to gain international experi...

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Quality of Financial engineering programs: U of Illinois MS Financial engineering, U Dayton/UNC Charlotte Financial Mathematics

AvE

Hello everyone, New Poster here. I will be graduating with a dual major in finance and mathematics from a large midwest state university. In my undergrad, I had a finance professor who, prior to his PhD, got his masters in Financial Mathematics from UNC Charlotte. I had not heard of these types of...

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Thoughts on IU/Kelley, UT/McCombs, and SMU/Cox

SM_ATX

Admitted student to all three schools seeking advice on how their Finance major and placement compare. At Indiana was offered their Kelley ACE program for Freshman (pitched to me as a cohort, small honors classes, only 72 Freshman invited) and SMU was given their BBA Scholars (direct admission to Co...

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Is NYU Stern the right move? (UG)

jrm2019

I love the idea of studying business in NYC but would be turning down a 1/2 scholarship from USC Marshall and a full-tuition scholarship from SMU Cox as a BBA and Hunt Scholar. The whole "lack of college life" argument doesn't apply to me because I personally like the nontraditional lifestyle that...

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In-Semester internships or working?

kprempeh89

Hi, I am curious as to what job opps you can expect to have during the first year of your MBA program. I am concerned about my funds and would like to work? Did anyone do in-semester internships, part time jobs, work at University (RA, TA, call center anything) and please shed light on if it made t...

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Infrastructure Investment and Finance MSc at UCL

theoden

Hello, Came across this programme and seems to be interesting. I'm graduating in two months from a top 20 UK university (not-target for IB) and going into a finance job that is not IB. Currently thinking about a MSc in Finance with the goal to break into IB after a year out working. What are your ...

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How is UT BHP like?

charan1

Long time lurker first time poster here. I've asked on reddit and read some of the forums here but would love to hear new insights, opinions and advice. I recently committed to ut bhp as an in-state student. I know about the advantages about having smaller classes, tight knit community, good profes...

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URGENT: UT - Austin McCombs vs Emory Goizueta ( undergrad )

ArdentCollege

Emory will cost about 6k more for my parent's than UT and I'll be in about 22k in debt vs 15k at UT - really not too bad. My asian mom really wants me to go to UT because it's close to home - she thinks that Emory isn't "prestigious" enough like Northwestern or UPenn to warrant leaving the state and...

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Undergrad Amherst College vs Cornell CAS vs UNC

hi1123

I need help deciding my undergrad: Amherst: 43k a year UNC (Would apply to Kenan after first year): 24k a year Cornell: 50k w/ 10k loans a year Amherst has lower competition, but also less recruiting than Cornell. UNC is close to home and cheaper. What should I do for best chances at IB/consultin...

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Indiana University (Kelley) vs University of Iowa (Tippie)

Melior999

I am currently a senior in high school. I want to pursue a career in finance (preferably starting out in IB and then moving into PE/VC/HF later on), but I got rejected from every target school I applied to. The only schools I got accepted into are the University of Iowa and Indiana University. Addit...

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Fordham Gabelli vs Rutgers Business

mattbongiorno13

Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of deciding between the Fordham and Rutgers business schools. I want to study finance and pair my major with something technical like computer science and I aspire to break into investment banking, preferably into an Mergers & Acquisitions position. Here...

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Duke MMS vs BC MSF

notkevin

Hey guys, I got accepted to both Dukes MMS and Boston College MSF yet I am truly lost in which I should pick, Wanted to know your thoughts on which program might give me a better shot towards big 4 advisory/TAS or maybe even consulting (location not really an issue). Fuqua no doubt has the brand g...

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M7 Chances for Non-Traditional Background

WilliamWaterman

Hi everyone, I am looking to enter an M7 program (specifically targeting Columbia and Wharton) and wanted to get opinions on my odds. I'm planning on working to get into the hedge fund industry post-MBA, specifically a fund with a long/short, value-oriented approach. **Undergrad** 3.6/4.0 non-tar...

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Oxford MFE vs LBS MFA vs LSE MSc Finance

Hans252

Hi all, I am currently in the process of deciding between the programmes mentioned in the title. I think the MFE programme sounds very interesting, but in the early years of the programme it got some relatively negative reviews. Does anyone know if major changes have been made to the curriculum/str...

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BCOM in Accounting and Finance @Ryerson University vs. BA in Financial and Business Economics @York Uni of Toronto Undergrad

Ahmadsoliman127

This one is for my fellow Canadians out there. As of this time I haven't gotten anything from University of Toronto or Queens and things are not looking so bright as I approach the Final decision deadline of May 1,2019. So these two guys are my backups. Which University do y'all think is better for ...

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Would a double major in Finance and CS be worth it at a Non-Target if it causes a 5th year?

C_23

I took a CS course this past semester and really have a nack for it (at least from what I can gather from **one** CS class) and I'm wondering if my goal is to be in Trading, in the end, would it be worth it to add another year of studying to get a double major in Finance and CS(with low math emphas...

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Ross vs. Kelley for Consulting

thedjrd3

I am currently trying to choose an undergraduate business school. I have been admitted to both IU Kelley and Michigan Ross. Kelley will allow me to graduate debt-free, while I will graduate with about 70k in debt from Ross. I am looking to go into management/corporate strategy consulting. Is the rep...

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What is the purpose of an MBA for IB, if you already work in IB and have a bachelors in economics/finance/accounting/etc.??

GeorgeWashington519

I used to work as an IB analyst, and one of the things I have always wondered is why larger investment banks have a 2 year analyst program, and force everyone to go do an MBA for 2 years before being promoted to associate. I've never taken an MBA before, but I did do a bachelors in finance, from doi...

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Start AT Kearney job before Cornell MBA? (Consulting post-MBA goal)

talisagaye

Been in consulting at family manufacturing biz 3-4 years. Offer for AT Kearney Analyst (fresh grad position) right now in Asia but starting MBA in 3 months at Cornell Johnson. Hoping to get an Associate role in AT Kearney post-MBA in New York. Will working for 2-3 months pre-MBA help my case or look...

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Teach For America vs BB ABS role for future MBA?

MusicCityBoer

I currently have two opportunities on the table: Teach For America on a reservation in South Dakota, or an analyst role with an ABS/MBS group at a BB in NYC. I would likely try and follow TFA up with a stint at a consulting firm, and the ABS/MBS analyst job with either an associate role or a shift t...

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Bocconi or ESSEC for MSc in Finance?

Satvik-Bajaj

Hey everyone! I have been admitted into ESSEC and Bocconi for the MSc Finance program and I have to choose between the two. Please help! These are my opinions regarding the two. Kindly correct me if I am wrong: Bocconi: Pros- 1. Better reputation across Europe (excl France) and in London 2. An eve...

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LBS MFA vs LSE MSc Finance & Private Equity

StudentLife

Hi all, This Summer I will be interning at an EB in London. I have offers from MSc Finance and Private Equity and the MFA at LBS. If my long term objective is to break into PE, which do you think I should take? I prefer the feel of LBS, but wondering if this isn't the best choice? Thanks!...

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Chances at top Mfin

slayer11

hello WSO community, I apologize in advance for the long post, but I want to give as much detail as possible so people who have gone through the process can accurately assess my profile. I’m a senior from an extreme non target public school (T100 probably) and majored in CS and applied math. On...

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ESSEC or Bocconi for MSc in Finance

trannhatminh15111997

Hi guys, I am an international student who just received offers from Bocconi MSc in Finance and ESSEC MSc in Finance. For Bocconi, I received a 50% tuition waiver. Since the program in Bocconi is two years while the program at ESSEC is 1 year, the cost is basically the same. Can you give me some ad...

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Boston University vs Georgetown for Undergrad

petertsir

I'm an athlete that's being recruited to both of these schools. I've visited both but I'm having trouble deciding which school to commit to, if you've attended either of these schools, I would appreciate getting your opinion. The deciding factors for me are post-graduation opportunity; time spent pa...

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MSc Finance EDHEC and Vanderbilt

MscFin

Hello! I recently got into MSF programs at EDHEC and Vanderbilt and wanted to know which of the two programs would be better for my future career. For EDHEC: I am originally from the United States and do not speak French well enough to function in a professional environment. Does anyone know what Lo...

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EDHEC Msc in Finance

Tedz1

Hello everyone, Has anyone completed this programme and has made it to London IBD (M&A) positions? I have received an offer with a scholarship from EDHEC, but I have to decide before I get other results from HEC, LSE, or Bocconi. My profile: 1. EU passport holder, but Eastern European descent 2...

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Rutgers Honors College & Biz School vs Univ of Florida Honors & Biz School

Dawsonsinny

Looking for an insight into Rutgers Honors College & Biz School vs Univ of Florida Honors Program & Biz school. Been offered a full scholarship at UF and Rutgers will cost me abt $22K / yr. Any thoughts/ experience appreciated...

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NYU Stern vs Fordham Gabelli Global Business Honors Program

Dawsonsinny

Looking for perspective. Have been accepted to NYU Stern w Zero scholarship/aid. Also accepted to Fordham Gabelli Global Business Honors program & as a Nat Merit Finalist, received a free tuition scholarship for all 4 yrs. Trying to weigh the programs, cost benefit & real value to "prestige" factor....

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Bachelor decision (RSM vs University of Groningen)

mischavdf

What study should I choose, IB at the University of Groningen or IBA at Erasmus University Rotterdam? I got accepted at EUR as well as at the University of Groningen and now I have to choose between these two. I really like the city in Groningen and I already made some friends there but I like EUR m...

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UMich Ross vs UC Berkeley (in state tuition)

joonc0000

I am a pre-admit to Ross, and I would start in Economics at Berkeley and apply to Haas at the end of sophomore year. I will be paying in state tuition (around 30k per year) compared to full tuition (around 62k per year) at Ross. I was leaning towards UC Berkeley initially due to cheaper cost, but i...

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