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What are best-in-class ops for consulting and government?

bschoolappp

I'm a recent graduate with an MS related to data science a top 5 engineering/CS school and I'm considering a variety of options. I'm interested in consulting and government work and I'm hoping to get an idea for opportunities that'd be considered "best-in-class" by MBA schools in these fields. Am I ...

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30 years old female MBA candidate?

abitofluck

My husband has been studying for the GMAT. Since I don’t have a full time job, I’ve been studying with him to keep him motivated. I took a few practice exams with him. To my surprise, I’ve consistently scored very well..780+. I always preform better on the quant section than the verbal sec...

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What do top schools have/do that other schools don't?

famejranc

What resources do the top undergraduate business schools have that lower ranked schools don't? What do top schools do to separate themselves, apart from having smarter students and better ocr?...

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Help on my college list!

mohammad-hasan

Hello fellow WSO posters, I am going through the process of transferring from a community college after finishing my AA in Finance. I have attempted to look through multiple different postings but with gaps in years, info I have found myself struggling to find an idea of which unis to prioritize. A...

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About to graduate from HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Deo et Patriae

About one year ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-1st-year-at-hbs-ask-me-anything-ama) about finishing my first year at HBS. Two years ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama) about being accepted ...

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Which university for master?

wallstreetmsc

Hi, I have received offers from strathclyde business school and university of Glasgow for Masters in finance which one should I pic, which one is the best career choice in general? Appreciate all the help. ...

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Taking Classes After Graduation Just to Boost GPA

jalabam

Hello All, I recently graduated from my University with a degree in Economics and a 3.3 GPA. My university allows me to take courses after graduation and the grades I get in them add to my Undergraduate GPA. I plan on taking easy courses for the sole purpose of boosting my GPA and making myself loo...

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What is the most appropriate amount of working experience before applying to MBA?

HoggieT

I saw the other thread about age to apply, and was wondering if there's like a golden rule of the years of experience you must have before applying. Let me share my thoughts, I'm a banker/investment analyst and if I have to make a judgement call on which year to apply, I'd say the 3rd year would be ...

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Deferral MBA/MSF (2+2, GSB deferral, Yale silver scholars) and postgrad scholarship chances (Rhodes, Marshall, etc.) chances

Gilmour

**Background: ** *Non-target state flagship (SEC) + Honors college (including thesis) *Internship in renewable energy/Alternative fuels department *Separate short internship at specialty oil/gas firm *Finance major 3.91 gpa *Business frat VP (finance) *Fellow/Scholar at school impoverished city dev...

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Kicking Off Round 2

Personal MBA Coach

With summer coming to an end (though for those of us on the east coast it does not feel that way weather wise) and round two deadlines for most schools that fall in January, it is easy to put your MBA applications on the back burner. Don’t make this mistake! Whether you aren’t quite ready for ro...

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How do you save for graduate school? Confused about the best way to manage my money

Anonymous Monkey

I have read through the many posts on savings on WSO, but I have a few specific questions in regards to saving for bschool and how people tend to view the subject. 1. How much of my savings should be cash vs 401k? Say I want to go back to school within 2-3 years, does it make sense to hold my savi...

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Tuck Business Bridge Program

fmonkey

Is anyone familiar with the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth? Someone I know at school did it and I believe it led him to his SA position at UBS IBD the following summer. I am currently a sophomore from a semi target with a 3.8 gpa and a large amount of work/extra curricular experience, s...

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Which MSF programs? goal is San Francisco banking and I have a low GPA (3.0)

BirdBath

I graduated from Indiana Kelley majoring in finance and am hoping to use an MSF to get out of Chicago and land middle market banking gig in San Fran. I've done a lot of research on the top MSF programs for banking and noticed most are in the South or East Coast (Vandy, UTA, Villanova, DukeMMS). I h...

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Should more colleges offer CFA exam prep courses?

famejranc

I found out that the [University of Toronto offers CFA prep courses](https://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/courses/accounting-finance-risk-management/cfa-exam-prep) for all three levels of the exam. Their passing rates are very good (81% for level 1, 82% for level 2, no ...

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The Clock Is Ticking

Personal MBA Coach

As round one deadlines rapidly approach, Personal MBA Coach is here to help keep you on track. For some schools, such as HBS, you have less than 2 weeks to go. For others, there is still a bit of time to perfect your essays. However, that window is quickly closing. * Denotes early decision deadl...

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MSF or MBA (and gaining some MM IB Experience)?

EUROPETARGET

Hey Guys, In a few weeks I will start my internship at an american MM IB in Europe (think Harris Williams, Baird, Raymond James, Blair) which I will hopefully convert. However, after speaking to some people online, it seems almost impossible to transfer from a european office to an american office ...

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Vanderbilt MSF Chances

jcw6s

Hello everyone. I am a recent 24 year old graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a liberal studies degree. I have a 3.2 GPA and a GMAT score of 760. My gpa is due to me working full-time during school. I spent 5 years with Dollar General, 4 of which in management. I also spent 4 months...

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Emory Goizueta MBA vs UNC KF MBA vs Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA

lovestorun

As an international non-US work authorization and trying to break into banking, which of the three full time MBA programs has the best on-campus opportunities and alumni network to score a BB banking job? Please share your experience and any numbers comparing the programs. ...

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BAML MBA Recruiting - 5 Schools

AKBOS

I understand that BAML has decided this year to significantly cut the number of MBA programs that it participates in on-campus recruiting with from 12 to 5. I heard that HBS, Wharton, Tuck, Fuqua and Stern are the ones that they are retaining. The reason cited was that they are focused on A2A recr...

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Is 35 too old for full time MBA and post-mba investment banking?

anachistgt3

Basically the title.............................................................................................................thanks...

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Best way to Fit in GMAT Studying

I_Don't_Even_Go_Here

Going into the final year of Undergrad, looking for advice and experiences with studying for the GMAT while in school. Thanks!...

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GMAT score 690. Where Universities should I aim for, for an MS in Finance?

sam_1

I am a BTech in Computer Science and have no relevant professional work experience. I am considering a MS in Finance. Can you suggest which Universities would be the best bet for my profile? Indian, Male, Engineer, GRE 690, GPA 3.2/4....

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Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) or..?

Life2Hard

Hello all, I have an offer from Cambridge for their Master of Finance program (MFin) and am wondering if the program is worth the cost. My background is 2 years of entry level position at a central bank and am currently pursuing a MA in economics for quantitative/economic modelling knowledge and m...

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IE MIF 2018 vs Possbly HEC 2019

404 offer not found

I've been accepted at IE MIF for both 2018 and 2019 intakes. At the beginning, I decided to go for the 2019 intake, as I tried HEC MIF but it was the last round and they didn't accept me. However, I wrote them asking if they would recommend me to apply again this year and they told me "If you were t...

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Please evaluate my profile MBA

rightonit10

I'm looking to apply for business school and wanted to get everyone's thoughts on my profile. 29yr old male Undergrad GPA: 2.26 in Economics from a small unknown state school Grad GPA: 3.7 Masters in Applied Economics from Southern New Hampshire University GMAT: 730 Work Experience: 6 years at a F5...

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Best MBA's for Chicago banking?

premier_1528

Wanted to see everyone's opinions on the best programs for Chicago banking. I won't be able to get into Booth or Kellogg. Ross is my reach with a 3.8 GPA, 700 GMAT, and F500 experience. What's everyone's thoughts on Indiana, Notre Dame, UIUC? I know Vandy places a lot of kids in the south, but...

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How Can Presentation Skill Training Course Improve Your Career Opportunities

abhinay

Top 5 skills that you will learn from a good training course on presentation skills. Please suggest ........

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Are STEM-Certified MBAs The Future?

ptm24

[quote] The University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business will become the first U.S. business school to gain full STEM designation for its full-time MBA program. [/quote] Will this catch on? Duke Fuqua and Wisconsin-Madison both have similar programs, and they seem to be attracting more inte...

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Trinity College Dublin MBA?

Beers

Does anyone have any insight into this program? Any students, former students, or friends of? Looks attractive from a time/cost perspective as it is a 1-Year program and is priced competitively, and the international experience would be cool, but would a Trinity MBA be a relative non-factor in te...

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Part Time/EMBA Options for NYC Lawyer

BirdLaw

Hi All, I am a mid-level (3 years of experience) corporate associate focusing on M&A, with an emphasis on LBOs, at a top NYC firm (think Simpson Thacher, Kirkland, Latham, Debevoise, if that helps). I am considering pursuing an MBA in order to help move over to the buy side in a business role. I ha...

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Get Accepted to Wharton Webinar -- You're Invited!

Linda Abraham

Hello WSO-ers, I know many of you are interested or currently applying to Wharton. I am presenting Accepted's [Get Accepted to Wharton webinar ](https://reports.accepted.com/mba/get_accepted_to_wharton_webinar) tomorrow August 22 at 10AM PT/1 PM ET and at 5 PM PT 8 PM ET. The webinar is free, but ...

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Why so many MBA's go to consulting?

jalabam

My question is to why so many people who graduate from the top MBA programs in the nation (USA) go to consulting firms. Also, how they do so. Do consulting firms just like picking up MBA graduates from top B-schools or is it that there are many consultants who only have an undergrad degree that then...

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Fraternities?

targetprekalum

Hi, I'm highly considering attending Penn State for the Nittany Lion Fund. I was just wondering if anyone could say how important fraternities are in the whole recruiting process. I would love to go greek but since it is Penn State I am also worried about not dying. Thanks in advance ...

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My real response to the MBA essay

Croato87

Because of my gmat score and the dismal state of MBA applications, I know it makes absolutely no difference what I write here. Normally, I would tell you I want to get an MBA so I can start a business raising puppies for poor schoolchildren in war-ravaged, droubt-ridden regions of East Africa, or t...

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Tulane Masters of Management in Energy (MME) - updates?

ajt803

I saw that there were a couple of posts about this program, but they were all 5+ years ago. Any students that have gone through the program in the last couple of years that would like to share their experiences? Have people been getting jobs after completing? I've heard great things about it, but e...

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Business School Odds Wharton Undergrad and Navy Afterwards

fb224

Doing this for my older brother... He doesn't think he has a good shot at a top B school, I feel like he does. Undergrad: Wharton (Class of 2014) GPA: 3.25 GMAT: 730 Work: He did some low key internships with family friends Joined the Navy Special Warfare (Seals) directly after college, is leavin...

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How is Strathclyde business school MsC?

wallstreetmsc

Hi, I have been accepted to strathclyde business school for their MsC finance, I wonder wether or not it is good for IBD or if I should wait and reapply to other universities?...

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Study in Sweden

studyineurope15

To the international student, Schengen nations offer a ton of opportunities. The Schengen nations are one major network and the visa for the student is a common one which is valid in all these countries as a single document. For instance, if a student is aspiring to [**Study in Sweden**](http://www....

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Bocconi Exchange Student Courses

PTD1995

Hello everyone! I'm an economics second-year student, and next semester I'll be attending Bocconi university as an exchange student. Except two courses that are core in my degree (Macroeconomics and Public Finance), I am able to choose the other courses that I will attend while in Milan. However, I...

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Too young for MBA?

Hank4321

I am currently 23, a year out of school and considering enrolling in a full time MBA program at 25. Is this too young of an age to be pursuing a MBA full time? I am currently in a Finance & Accounting development program in the banking industry and would like to make a switch to consulting/ibanking....

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Are Your Applications Ready?

Personal MBA Coach

With the first round 1 deadline in less than 3 weeks, it is time to check on your progress and make sure your applications are solid. For some, waiting until round 2 may be the way to go if you are not quite ready. Unsure if your applications are ready? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself. [Do ...

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Doing it... applying with a 700!

deloittemonkey1

I'm at the weird point where R1 apps are due, and I have a 700 on the GMAT. I am retaking in late September, but that will be long after most of my top programs are due. I've been speaking to people on forums (reddit + gmat club) as well as with current students (through forte/company events). It's ...

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Stern MBA IB Recruiting Competition?

imthelord

Stern is widely known as a "finance school" or a "school for bankers" and it seems like the best place to be (outside of the M7) to get a position as a post-MBA associate. But, I was hoping if any Stern alumni could comment on how competitive banking recruiting is and provide what percentage of folk...

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Will I have a decent shot at HBS or GSB?

Cabepusher-9999

These are the only two schools that I would consider going to business school. Graduated this past spring and am trying to plan for down the line (4-5 years): Undergrad: Non-HYPSW Target GPA: 3.76/4.00 in Econ Work experience: Just started at an EB, but plan on jumping to the buyside after 2-3 year...

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GMAT and Harvard 2+2

rww2211

I just took my GMAT and had some concerns and wanted to see if anyone could give me some odds and advice on the HBS 2+2 program (or similar deferred admissions programs at GSB and Sloan). Stats: School: Top public (think Michigan, Berkeley, UVa) GMAT: 740 (49Q, 41V, 8 IR) Major: Engineering GPA: 3...

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Oxford PhD Financial Economics

rm427804

I am very interested in financial economics and wish to go for a PhD. But I'm not sure whether academia is for me and am instead leaning more toward industry or policy as of now. I have been considering the financial economics PhD program at Oxford's Said Business School but am not sure how it compa...

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What degree combination is most appealing to investment banks?

Bugsbunny7

I am an incoming freshman at a target university. I am not in the business school, however. I have already begun working with my academic advisor on transferring into the business school. That being said, which of the following degree is most appealing to BB banks? Business (concentration on finan...

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Professional Designations for Email Signatures and Resumes

Nivo0o0

We’ve all seen that person on an e-mail signature listing out 6 professional designations following their name. You like to take exam. We get it. While you’re at it why don’t you should include H.S.D. for your high school diploma and that rock climbing certifications after that brutal safety t...

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Undergrad: Cambridge v Duke v Columbia v Uchicago

Lynnnnn

I'm a high school senior and I got into Cambridge and Duke while being waitlisted by Columbia and Uchicago. For Cambridge, I got to read BA Economics at Robinson College. It's the newest college, pretty small, not as wealthy as Trinity, but nothing bad. For Duke I got into Provost Scholar Program so...

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UK Master in Finance Advice

Ben Rickert

Hi all, I am a penultimate year Business Management student at a semi-target university in the United Kingdom (think Warwick, Bath, Durham). I am currently doing an industrial placement (12 months) in the Asset Management division of a BB in London. I will be applying to the below schools for a M...

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What The Internet of Things Means for Businesses

aezioninc

Along with AI, The Internet of Things is changing the expectations of consumers. It will also change the way that businesses operate. The initial uptake of interconnected smart devices was slower than was forecast. But, the demand for the technology is now developing at a rapid pace. That demand wil...

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MS economics Georgetown

AYC123

Hey, What do you make of Georgetown MS Economics, how does it compare to NYU or Duke, how valuable are these masters in the first place? Thank you...

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What do you think of the following schools?

MoneyisHappiness

Just wanted an up-to-date discussion on some of these schools for undergrad IB in **NYC** after graduation: 1. Northeastern 2. Tufts ...

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College Choice for my Career Interests

DAYANIR

Hi, I am a senior who will be applying to colleges soon. My career interest is either going to a BB IB and then move to a PE or HF or going directly to one of the latter ones out of college. I am planning to apply ED to Wharton, which would not allow me to apply to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or MIT ...

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Transferring to Target schools

andrewmyles80

I go to a community college in Westchester. My grades are pretty good, I'm in 3 honors groups, have a good amount of extracurriculars. I got a pretty good internship with a healthcare advisory firm in NYC that almost exclusively works with PE, HF's, and investment banks. Also I'm going to intern at ...

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Combining a traineeship with a thesis

King Louie

Here it goes, my maiden speech. Do you guys think it is possible to combine writing a thesis with a traineeship? When I attended a business course of a big4 m&a department I aimed at getting an internship. After the business course they offered me a full time traineeship. At first I wanted to finis...

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MBA Odds

BigOilBanking

Hey all, I was just seeking to gauge what kind of odds I'd have at getting into top 8 MBA programs. Some key credentials are as follows: -40-50th ranked public school (ranking among public schools) -4.0 GPA -780 GMAT -Still an undergrad, May of '19 is graduation -Two summers in oil & gas at top com...

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College Choice for my Career Interests.

DAYANIR

Hi, I am a senior who will be applying to colleges soon. My career interest is either going to a BB IB and then move to a PE or HF or going directly to one of the latter ones out of college. I am planning to apply ED to Wharton, which would not allow me to apply to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or MIT ...

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College Choice for my Career Interests?

DAYANIR

Hi, I am a senior who will be applying to colleges soon. My career interest is either going to a BB IB and then move to a PE or HF or going directly to one of the latter ones out of college. I am planning to apply ED to Wharton, which would not allow me to apply to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or MIT ...

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Middlebury, Emory, W&M or CMC for I-Banking

Safin92

I'm transferring from a community college and I have been admitted to William & Mary, Middlebury, Emory and Claremont McKenna. Depending on which school I choose, I will major in either Finance or Economics. My goal is to get the best possible internship and land on Wall St. after graduating. What w...

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Accepted to HBS 2+2: AMA

1600mPenn

Just graduated college and was fortunate to be accepted to the 2+2 program at HBS. When I was going through the application process there was a noticeable lack of business school info on WSO geared towards college seniors, so I figured I'd do an AMA to help future monkeys. Some basic info on my pr...

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All in on Investment Banking with MSc Optional Modules?

AVeryGoodMonkey

As part of my MSc in Finance and Investment, I have the opportunity to select 3 of the following optional modules to study. Since my end goal is Investment banking, would it be wise to all in on those tagged? Or should I pick a module that isnt entirely IB related? Core Modules: Asset Pricing Fin...

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MSF or MBA for my experience level?

breeshbroosh

Long story short, I didn't get the exact job I wanted out of college (non-target private school in northeast) and am working on the product rather than securities side in fixed income. I want to transition to a capital markets or trading, or research role where I can interact more with the actual se...

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Using , MBA as a suffix

Blake w Mitch and Murrary

Reasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry such as selling ...

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Best MSF's to shoot for given my stats?

L4S

I know you guys get asked stuff like this all the time but it's a very case by case thing so I'm going to ask again. I'm a state school kid with a 3.9/4.0, expecting a 720+ GMAT at the very least (you'll just have to trust me on that), with no real work experience to speak of. I did a small consulti...

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Which business school?

wallstreetmsc

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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Situation on post-MBA (and internship) recruiting for International Students

chfbr

I am in the process of applying for a FT MBA in the US (targeting T10 mostly) and, given all the confusion with H-1B, F1 Opt, can anyone elaborate on how the recruiting is going for international students? There are a lot of conflicting reports of companies just flat-out not recruiting if you don't ...

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M7 MBA with a star studded CV, apart from an undergrad 3.15GPA / high 2:2 degree(mitigating medical circumstances)?

hlrd

Hi everyone, I graduated from Warwick university 4 years ago, which is a top target and highly competitive uni for Wall Street, for my undergraduate with a high 2:2 degree (converted to 3.15 GPA). I suffered from debilitating social anxiety and mental health illness and considered taking my life a ...

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USA to Rotman?

acctingaddict

I'm currently a CPA and have been working in Big 4 audit for the past three years. I've been trying to make the jump to IBD with no luck. My next option is business school but honestly, I'm not too sure if I can get into a top school in the US. I've been considering going to Rotman since I have some...

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Deferred MBA programs?

Undercover meme

I know Harvard does the HBS 2 + 2 program, but I was wondering what other schools offer some sort of deferred admission program?...

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MSC in Investment from Leeds, Durham or Edinburgh?

genialkris

Which university should I prefer if knowledge is of significance and which of it has reputation for campus placements? I am an Indian looking forward to studying from one of these universities. Hope you could help....

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NYU Liberal Studies Core Program

MoneyisHappiness

Anyone out there with knowledge on NYU's Liberal Studies Core Program? Basically, you spend your first two years in NYC or Florence or Australia, and you take liberal arts courses. Additionally, in your elective space, you must take electives that fulfill degree requirements. At the end of your sop...

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Villanova CAS

MoneyisHappiness

How is Wall Street recruitment for IB for someone not in Villanova's business school? Is it viable? I want to attend Villanova, but not confident in admission at VSB. Econ would be easy to get into for me. ...

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Get into Harvard with finance ECs

anderr

Right now I'm a rising senior applying to colleges. I'm passionate about investing/portfolio management, and after college I want to either work at a hedge fund, or investment bank. Obviously for these types of jobs, schools like Harvard/Wharton are the places to go to. I've heard from a friend at H...

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Kaplan vs. Bloomberg Exam Prep for CFA

newyorker3

anyone find one or the other better to use for CFA prep? Taking december level 1 and not sure which one to go with. thanks. ...

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Non-Ivy school recommendations

Inexperiencedbateman

Hello all, I have been wondering lately what some of the top schools for recruiting is (outside the Ivy League ), which place reasonably well, and have strong relationships and connections to Wall Street. Preferably northeast, however, if the school fits the criteria then that will do. Open to any ...

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Confused about semitarget Masters in fianance UK

pedrofdezgs

Hi there, Currently, I have two offers one at Cass and other at Durham. The atmosphere tells me to go Cass although, academically Durham may be better right? and is 15K less. Also, I do not know about Durham city. Exeter, StAndrews ,Edinburgh have offered me, but Cass and Durham seem above by w...

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Best one year Masters for FO IB?

lproffitt

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?

David_Solomon

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 MFe

mak14

Hello 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?

French35

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)

dexinthecity

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 quant

wangyifei66

I 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?

RatinaMaze

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?

JAB123

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?

TheDebtStar

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)

targetprekalum

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 Admissions

BusinessMaster22

So 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

tinker_hatfield

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 program

astrosfan2017

I 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 Pitfalls

Personal MBA Coach

As 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 school

isopropyl

we 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?

wallstreetmsc

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?

Searcher

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 Change

Personal MBA Coach

If 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 courses

VeryLost

I'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/PE

ether007

I'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. Yale

stomb

Is 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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