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Latam to top business school

ChileanSeaMonkey

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

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Northeastern Business Undergrad

yellowmamba

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

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35 y.o. looking at T-10 programs, mostly non-business background - thoughts?

pilisopa

I've found a lot of useful information on this forum as a lurker so I wanted to give asking my own question a shot. I'm a 35 year old career changer looking to 1) enter the private sector and 2) work in consulting, preferably at a top firm. I've found that my best hope is going to...

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MBA Options? 750 GMAT, Low GPA from Top non-ivey, 3yrs LMM IB Experience

sammytommy123

I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what's a realistic bschool. Per the title, I have a strong GMAT 750, low gpa (2.7) at a top 25 school, and decent work experience, a few years of regional boutique banking. Are Wharton/Harvard/Columbia even an option here given my low gpa. I have few extra ...

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Lower Ranked Schools for tier 2 consulting?

rj1443

I'm currently struggling to get my GMAT where I want it to be. I've still got months to work on it, but part of me is concerned about getting into a top 25 program. I wanted to find out what schools might be best to look at/ what schools punch above their weight class in placements with tier 2 con...

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UVA or Cornell?

JTMarlfort

So I am at city college right now and killed it there with a 4.0 and am fortunate enough to receive offers of admission as a transfer student for next Spring to both UVA & Cornell. I got in Pre-comm for UVA (opportunity to apply to Mcintire) and Hotel for Cornell. I am completely unsure on which to ...

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Being laid off before MBA interviews

discoparadiso

Hi everyone, I moved to a remote location in America (think Boise / Des Moines) to work in Corp Dev and even though I like my job, living here has made me depressed and affected my work performance somewhat. I don't screw it up, produced output is fine, but managers can tell I'm not 100% devotiona...

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White when asking for a profile evaluation?

tehoriginal

Hi, I notice a lot of people state their ethnicity as "White" when asking for a profile evaluation. I'm a bit confused where I would fall. Both my parents are migrants. My mother is sudanese, my dad is Irish. I have olive skin. I'm from Australia, so I really don't know where I'd fall in a prof...

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Transfer vs Stay

Frankey

Hey guys, So I'm currently a freshman studying economics at UIUC, and I'm really confused about where to go in life. I've figured out what I want to do for sure now: Finance. However, I have yet to figure out what IN finance I really want to do. I'm having a lot of doubts about whether I'll be abl...

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Can I get a scholarship for MSc in Finance at Bocconi?

Laura12

Hi there! I want to apply for MSc in Finance at Bocconi (starting in 2019). The university is my first choice and I would be really glad to receive an offer. However, even if I got admitted, I probably wouldn't be able to pursue the program without a scholarship. **My profile:** - Bachelor degre...

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Chances for MSc Fin at Bocconi Imperial, Vandy

AJ_27

Hey guys ! I’m trying to get into the MSc Fin program next Fall, target schools include Bocconi, Imperial and Vandy. Profile: — Non-EU candidate — Undergrad at upper 40 ranked school from Boston, economics and finance combined major, 3.5 GPA — 690 GMAT (48Q, 36V) — 6 month public ...

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Investment Banking vs. Investment Management Workshop

kris1970

Need some advice: our son might end up going to Kelley undergrad. More of a math guy and is planning to major in Finance. See lot of threads here and CC that in order to make it to Banks ..one has to go through the workshops that Kelley does for the undergrads. There are two workshops - Investmen...

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Diversity of Thoughts, People in UT Austin McCombs Programs

kris1970

Would love input from UT Austin McCombs alumnus & BHP students. Most students, 80% (shttps://texadmissions.com/blog/ut-business-honors-class-of-2020-statistics-and-process) students in BHP are students from TX and see that they are all from similar background - academics and Extracurricular activi...

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Crossing over from Wealth Management to Capital Markets via Grad School

retiredfratstar

Hello All, I'm fairly new to WSO, though I have browsed through the site a few times in the past. I've always had a strong interest in finance & capital markets, but until recently I never realized what it really takes to break into a coveted "front office" role with an investment bank, b/d, or eve...

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Help: HEC Master in Finance - Preparation for Programme

VHOFFMAN

I have been admitted to the Master in Finance @ HEC - A miracle because I didn't know during the interview whether the graph of y=1/(1-2x) was convex or concave. Therefore, I want to prepare for the programme, which apparently is very analytical and maths-focused. Does anyone have any recommendati...

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Improve Chances at Chicago Booth

Linda Abraham

If you are applying to Chicago Booth's MBA program, I'd like you help you improve your chances of acceptance. I'm presenting *[Get Accepted to Chicago Booth](https://reports.accepted.com/mba/chicago_booth_mba)* this Wednesday at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. I will cover showing fit with...

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Going from Tier 1 -> Tier 1.5 School for Msc Finance

infraraid

I'm graduating this year with a humanities BA at Oxbridge. I decided quite recently that I'd rather be rich than work for the UN (don't we all), and therefore am applying to Finance/Management Masters in Europe. I've ruled out the UK for financial reasons (almost certainly out of the question unless...

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Should I apply for MBA programmes?

ssc97

I am currently an international (American) student finishing my UG at a top tier UK school in Politics, either with a 1st or high 2.1 classification. Have experience in private equity (large AM), VC and have summer & FT offers for BB banks in markets in Ldn. Am very happy with my current prospects, ...

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Low GPA, 700 GMAT Please review profile

John37

Hi guys! Here is my profile, Backrgound: 25 y/o Male From Eastern europe(very small country) Working in P&G as a financial analyst for 2 years Stats: Undergraduate GPA around 2.0 GMAT 700 Please help me, how can i strenghen my profile? Should i get CFA or ACCA? Target school: Top 15 Pos...

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Duke MMS

NVCC4

Hey guys, Just had a quick question or two about Duke's MMS program. As someone who is looking into different MSF/MMS programs, I was wondering how Duke's MMS program would "rank" if it were to be compared to a current MSF program? I understand the comparison is of two pretty different programs, as...

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Would a double major be worth it?

John Doe 123

I am a freshman hoping to go into IB in the future. I am currently majoring in financial management with a minor in accounting, but at this rate I will graduate over a year early. Would it be worth it to add a second major, and what would employers like to see / would be helpful in the future? I was...

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Chances of getting in to Cambridge's MPhil Finance?

bri1221

I'm a recent graduate from University of East Anglia with a first class degree in Business Finance. I also decided to improve my work experience and have landed a financial analyst role at a real estate developer, mainly focusing on financial appraisals and investment analysis. Doing a masters in f...

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Master in Europe and Job in UK - Post Brexit

Zand

Let's say you do your master or MBA in for example Bocconi or HEC (an EU school), assuming all the other factors remain unchanged, after Brextit: 1) Would you still have the same chances of securing a job in UK? 2) How does Brexit affect your chances of getting an interview (considering Visa compl...

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How does LBS MBA IB/MBB recruiting work?

jnhadekjs

I've heard that there's no formal OCR in UK as in the US and networking almost never works for large banks/firms. So how does it happen? Do they have to apply online to every position?...

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How to become a great writer?

WhoDaFuqua

Hello wso community, I've thoroughly enjoyed this forum not only due to the level of intellect of its members (on the aggregate), but also due to some members' truly excellent writing. Some of the comments/pieces I've seen on here have captivated my attention, and I want to know how you all do it. ...

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Important advice needed

SE1315

I am posting here as well. Hello ladies and gentlemen. I would need some advice on what to do next regarding my career. I am anxious to hear from you and would like to thank you in advance for your help. I graduated in 2017 from a top (British) university (think Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial) with a f...

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Should I get an MBA

kaestchens

Trying to decide whether I should get an MBA or not. I know there are a lot of upsides to my professionals career but it's expensive ...

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Personal MBA Coach’s Top 4 Pieces of Advice For MBA Hopefuls

Personal MBA Coach

Advising MBA candidates is my life’s passion. Over the last 11 years, I have given countless applicants advice through one-on-one consulting sessions, blogs, e-books, webinars and in-person presentations throughout the world. Reflecting back on the tips I have provided again and again, I want to...

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Personal Statement for Msc Finance

ychu066

Hi guys, can anyone give me some advice on how to write a good personal statement and what do they look for? Masters In Finance Personal Statement Your personal statement for your Masters in Finance should tell a story. People relate to stories and remember them. It needs to be a story that shows...

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Profile evaluation for top MBA programs

Guruno1

Planning on applying to B-school next year, and wonder if you guys could help me with some career advice. My profile: M23, Sweden Undergrad at Stockholm School of Economics GPA: 3.7 GMAT: 740 (50Q, 41V) Work experience: Two years at a small PE shop (about 5bn dollars in current funds, offices in ...

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Babson MSF vs Fordham MSGF

pb178

As an international student, with fair control over the English Language and aiming to obtain work in the US on completion of the program, which one do you think is the better choice? I would like to work in Investment Research, preferably on the buy side....

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Do you need to get your MBA after college to become a executive?

Giants123

How important do you think it is to get your MBA? I think it helps but its not mandatory Can you advance in your career without an MBA? I think you could but not that far Is it worth the time and money to get an MBA? yes I think so What do you guys think about this?...

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Has anyone completed a Part-Time/Online PhD in finance/economics while working full-time on the street?

NewAmsterdam

Monkeys, I'm thinking about pursuing a PhD in finance/economics and I don't want to quit my job. Has anyone done this before? Are there good schools that provide this? Thanks....

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Recommend Admissionado for people seeking admission consulting services

Allan Wan

Hey guys on WSO! This is Allan, a management consultant focusing on financial services industry. I am applying for the MBA programs starting in 2019. In Round 1, I applied to LBS and Haas, and I received the offer from LBS and just finished the Haas's interview. For those who want to leverage the su...

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Notre Dame Financial Economics & Econometrics Concentration

mpy

I’m interested in majoring in Economics in Notre Dame. Along the way, I foresee that there’s a chance i’ll be interested in Finance. While I can try to transfer to Mendoza, I’m curious to know how the Econ — Financial Economics & Econometrics Concentration is. 1. Placement 2. Recruitin...

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Which Cambridge College has more funding for postgraduate programmes?

G.London

Applying for MPhils in the business school and economics department. Any advice would be appreciated as need to maximise my chances to get a scholarship/ bursary!...

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Do I need a masters in Finance to get into FO?

HAGS19

I am a May 2018 Graduate from a no name Maryland State school. 3.6 GPA but lots of good extra circulars and leadership roles. I work at JP Morgan in a back office, Financial Control Role in Delaware (interned previously) I passed CFA Level 1; have Bloomberg certification, and manage my own 15K por...

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Profile Review: 25F / 750 GMAT / 3.8 GPA / Chemical Engineer

Emgi

I'm posting on behalf of my spouse. She would plan on matriculating in fall 2020. Age and work years are current, not at matriculation. Here's her profile: **Work experience:** Engineer for ~3 years at a top 5 chemical company (1 promotion). Currently employed ~0.5 year as engineer at a smaller pac...

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MBA vs Undergrad in Business Administration

zeroday

huhu nobody is answering my post :D..........................asdfasdfsadfsadfasdfsadfsadfsadfasdfsadfsadf...

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Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

aakritpatel

Hi everyone, We have compiled 30+ interview questions asked in the Cornell MBA interview. The questions are sourced from interview experiences shared by applicants all over the web. We've compiled and categorized these questions into different types. We've also included the tips shared by successfu...

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Profile Review: Good WE/EC, Bad Grades

justphresh

Target: M7 Current Age: 25 Desired Age for MBA: 28-29 UG School: Top 100; GPA: 2.5; Triple Concentration degree in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing Nationality Info: White, Male GMAT: No official takes, have been focused on career building; when I was studying I was practicing mid 700s...

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Oxford MFE, Vanderbilt MSF, or Virginia Ms Commerce (finance track) for US asset management or IB placement?

vkardos22

undergrad at top 5 US public school with minimal finance recruiting, optimally want buyside in the US...

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What To Do If You Were Rejected In Round 1

Personal MBA Coach

As round 1 decisions begin to roll in, many candidates are not receiving the news they had hoped for. While this is no doubt disappointing, do not give up hope. Personal MBA Coach would like to help you develop a strategy to realize your MBA and career dreams. Candidates rejected from their targ...

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Imperial Economics & Strategy for Business VS Bocconi Management in English

grady

Hi guys, what would you choose between these two options for a master's degree? (My goal is not necessarily London afterwards)...

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Computer Science to Investment Banking?

wallstreetbets

Hey, I'm going to be attending the University of Toronto (Not too highly ranked for business, but is 10th in the world for CS) this September and am planning on doing a Computer Science degree. I'm interested in both CS and Finance so was wondering if by doing a double major, I could compete with s...

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Can I get energy investment banking from Booth or Columbia MBA?

DNMA82147

like 60% of the associates on linkedin are from McCombs which makes me worried ...

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"Harvard" HBX credentials as Education

Tffy12

Hey everyone, Does anyone know of people who put Harvard business school HBX listed as their main education on both their LinkedIn/resume and whether people fall for it? I was only curious since the person in question (when talking briefly in person) could only talk about their Harvard education w...

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Employer-Sponsored MBA?

Dedline

I'm locked into a 3-year vesting period as a Director at a Fortune 20 company. After treading water for the first half of this year, I've rounded into form and believe I will shake out as top-bucket come year's end. If subsequent years to follow should continue to build on the momentum generated, I'...

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Masters in Finance to Rebrand -> Will this help my MBA chances later?

LacrosseMonkey05

Hey everyone. I'm in my last year at a top school in Canada (think Queens/Toronto/McGill), graduating with a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering with roughly a 3.5 GPA. I've only recently (past 1-2 years) decided that I want to ditch engineering and pursue a field such as IB/Consulting, unfortunately t...

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EDHEC - MSc Financial Markets vs MSc Corporate Finance and Banking

BaBaBumm

Hello Let me quickly introduce myself: I am a German student who has just finished his MSc studies at Aston Business School (MSc Investment Analysis), UK, and have been admitted for a Double Degree at EDHEC Business School. I have done multiple internships including investment banking and consultin...

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My Chance with GSB

MBA Thoughts

Hi guys, Do I have a chance at getting into GSB? Please see my background below: Undergrad - Top 50 but less popular majored in Finance GPA 3.3 Current role - LP (analyst) covering all aspects of private capital fund investments at a sub-$10B institutional endowment, ...

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How much of a pivot can you really do from a T15 school?

Poseidon_

A bit of background on myself. I've worked in Corporate Strategy in 3 different industries and I am currently a CS Manager in my 3rd job/firm out of college. Honestly, I never had a master career plan and just took on new roles because they paid better and I was pretty agnostic about what industry I...

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Has anyone regretted going to a top mba to get into IB?

Splatter_master

I graduated in spring 2016 from a state school in SoCal. Baseball was my top priority at the time and I was the first to receive a finance degree in my family, so I was unaware of the importance of a top school at the time. I also had no idea about IB or PE until after I graduated. I'm currently a...

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Do the Big 4 care about college Prestige?

john finn

I was wondering about the emphasis that the Big 4 place on the name/prestige of the B-School. For example, if I really like UGA's Terry, but also got into UVA's Darden, would I be a fool to choose Terry (for accounting)? From what I can tell, there appears to be a lot less of an emphasis on the "bra...

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Vanderbilt MSF Program

Showtime22242

Hello All, I was looking for some advice on my current situation. I am currently a Senior Finance major at a non-target school, trying to get into Vanderbilt MSF. I am wondering if I should apply now in Round 2, or if I should take the GMAT again and wait until Round 3 to apply? Here's info on m...

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1 year into MBA: Things I wish I knew

Bschool

Hi all, Longtime reader and writing as a small way of “giving back.” I’m in my second year at H/S/W and thought I’d share some thoughts and insights. My background is traditional – think IB / Consulting / HF / PE. On the whole, I’ve had a very rewarding experience so far, especially i...

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Which MBA programs to target?

bschool53

I am planning on retaking the GMAT but just in case I do not score higher, where should I be targeting? I plan to pursue banking or PB post mba. My stats are: 660 gmat White male 3.35 gpa. currently in financial sales The schools i am currently looking at are: Vandy USC Duke UNC Georgetown Emory ...

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Companies paying off MBA student loans for new hires?

kyzoo

Is this a thing? I live in Melbourne, Australia and was told by my doctor that her son is working in IB in the US, and got his US MBA student loans paid off when he was hired (don't have any specific company names sorry). So if in the future I take a ~$160,000 student loan to complete an MBA in the...

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Current HBS student offering Essay Reviews

OllieB

Hi, I am a current HBS student looking to help out any R2 applicants looking for additional feedback on their essays to Harvard and other top US schools (Stanford, Wharton etc.) I will review your essays and provide detailed feedback on strengths/weaknesses and actionable improvements to make for...

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Copenhagen Business School MBA Post-Grad Opportunities

bcrew13

I was recently accepted into CBS full-time MBA program and will be attending next year. I wish to go into the PE industry and was wondering if anyone knew of the opportunities that presented itself after such a program? I am willing to go into start-up tech as well, as Fin-Tech is pretty big in Cope...

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Best Non-Target / Semi-Target Undergrad?

JohnBran

Hi all, I'm a current HS senior looking to do something in Finance and Investment Bankings seems like an appealing and interesting thing to pursue. I know IB is not the end all be all, but I would still like it to be an option for me should my interest in it continue into and through college. The c...

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Davidson vs. UNC

DraxxThemSklounst

Hello, I am a senior in high school planning to major in Econ and I have to make a choice between the two schools. I plan on pursuing IB after college. Objectively, which school will be better for: -Job recruiting in Charlotte -Job recruiting in NY -Business school Thank you and any input would be ...

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Sure Tier 2 MBA vs. Uncertain Tier 1 MBA

lookingforMBAadvice

Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of applying for MBA programs. I did an international exchange program where I first studied in Europe before going to the US, and ended up graduating with degrees from both universities. I was top ~10% at my European university and valedictorian at the US ...

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Tuck v Kellogg v MIT Sloan v Columbia for Finance

badmonkey5

Military vet invited to interview at the above schools. Looking to break into finance, specifically IBD after my MBA. Looking to get real-time, unbiased info on the strengths/weaknesses of these schools. General first impressions Tuck- outstanding alumni network, may not have the same upper-level r...

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Credit Arm of MF to B-School?

Sc_ary_99

I know that mega funds regularly send people to H/S/W, but how do people from their credit arms do? (i.e. distressed/direct lending/mezz/etc.) Are they considered comparable to their PE peers? How would top B-schools view Ivy --> EB --> Credit Arm of MF...

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How good is UIUC for economics

chessdemon

UIUC is my state school and I will probably get in. I know its decent for IB at some firms through its business school however I've applied for economics which isnt in the business school. Is it still ok or no...

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Msc Economics

Merlo97

What are, in your opinion, the best masters in economics (or economics & finance) in Europe? (Not only to continue in academia with a PhD, but also to land job). I have herd of the LSE/UCL in the UK (and oxbridge obviously), of the One in Barcelona andò the Bocconi One (btw I am from italy) One pr...

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Chance me for Harvard 2+2

RichChigga

Academic Stats: I'm 23 years old, Asian, Male. Currently, a senior at Pace University (NYC) and will be joining a BB for investment banking credit. I was initially at Baruch College for 3 years with a 2.7GPA and will be graduating Pace University after 2 years with a 3.6 GPA. GMAT 730. Work Stats:...

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DePaul MSF in Chicago or Fairfield University MSF near NYC

deidara777

Hey guys! I am currently in a conflict selecting grad school between DePaul and Fairfield. I have 2 years experience in venture capital and would love to secure a similar job after graduation. I know both of them are not great schools but I only got offers from them. DePaul is said to have great r...

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How screwed am I if I attend the University of Alabama?

rejectedmonkey

Okay, so I'm a high school senior from a lower middle-class background who's been waitlisted/rejected from about 10 or so targets/semi-targets. Going into the college application process, I thought I had a real shot at most of them (I have a 35 on the ACT, decent ECS) but I think I was probably reje...

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Scholarships for High GMAT Scorers

ColdCaller

Because GMAT scores are given considerable weight in MBA programs ranking lists such as US News, some universities are trying to boost their ranking by luring in students with high GMAT scores. So much so that the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah explicitly mentions on its ...

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Which college should I select?

amt2801

Hi, I was wondering which college I should select for undergrad business. I've been accepted to IU, Purdue, and Butler, and have been wondering which choice would present me with the most career options. I've heard that IU is very strong, but after visiting IU and Purdue's business schools, I feel a...

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Has anyone taken the HBx course Business Analytics?

lumber_cruncher

I'm looking to enroll in the next Business Analytics cohort from HBx and was wondering if anyone else has taken it before and what your opinions are on it? For reference, the nonprofit I'm working for right now has offered to cover the cost for me, so as long as I'm accepted I do plan on completing...

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HELP in determining MBA ROI for non-finance person

daniel1402

Best comprehensive way of determining MBA ROI (website links, XLS models, all options welcome)? IB friend recommended I do DCF (no idea how to do this lol) My total comp is ~$85k currently, and looking to enter IB after b-school. ...

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LSE MSF vs UToronto MFE

Sigh-Yogurt

Hello everyone, I received offers from these two programs. Both are excellent programs but I really need to choose one. Could anyone give me some advice? Thanks in advance!!!!! ...

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Peace Corps Volunteer Chances

DazedandHungry

Hello y'all, I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in East Africa as a chemistry teacher. Originally from the rural Midwest, and would like to eventually return. Experience: Peace Corps Volunteer -Taught over 800 students and raised their national exam scores by 40% -Coached and mentored 120 teena...

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H/W/S MBA path with diverse background

wild wild west

Hi everyone, I'm URM, female, military veteran from Ivy leauge. I have IB summer analyst experience at BB in NYC after my freshman year through diversity programs. My next summer internship will be at Boston MBB office. I wonder if I can get an advice on what my junior internship and first employm...

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Fed Reserve Research Assistant to top MBA?

Bill-gates

I'm a junior at a West Coast university (top 40) and I've been considering the federal reserve research assistant program since last year. It's 2 years and it's mostly pure economic research with statistics, econometrics, etc. Right now, I have a 3.75 GPA and have taken Calc and linear algebra. Will...

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Consequences of taking GRE for MBA applicants

rawdoge

Hi, I'm a prospective MBA applicant. I was wondering why people take the GRE instead of the GMAT when applying to b-school. Is there any consequences in doing that? For example, can you still get a scholarship? You don't really affect the school's stats by taking the GRE, so I can see that as a plus...

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Attainable Programs USA/Abroad

DistrictofSuburbia

As a backup, I'm looking to apply to a few MBA programs but unsure of my potential candidacy. I went to a top 20 US school with a double major Finance/International Relations but only with a 2.9GPA. 6 years of experience by the time of enrollment - 1.5 years at The World Bank, 2.5 years at a long-...

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Do business schools prefer regional ties?

Making Gravy

E.g., if someone takes a Private Equity job in San Francisco, better chance at Stanford, Philly/Wharton, etc....

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Consulting vs. PE for Business School

Diamandis

Hey WSO users, I'm currently a senior in undergrad having a hard time choosing between two full-time job opportunities. One is in strategy consulting at a boutique firm, and the other is an entry level analyst position at a middle market PE shop (through a family friend connection). I've already wei...

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MS Finance vs. MBA Finance

Uptown Girl

I would like to get the forums group wisdom on this. Taking out brand name of the school, networking, leadership, soft skills, etc. Please inform me (us) on the difference in actual education in an MBA focused on Finance and a one-year MS Finance program. Ready, set, GO...

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Does NYU MBA place entry-level analysts?

Am2233

Short back story: I’m from a small town and a small state. I went to a small, non-target state university and majored and earned bachelor’s in both Finance and Economics. I worked full-time in retail management throughout school while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. At school I was part of both the Finan...

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Lincoln International - MBA Recruiting

Anonymonkey1111

Hey WSO, I was looking through the interview database for Lincoln International on glassdoor and noticed a couple people say that they were asked for grades and test scores going back to college (and even HS in one case!). I haven't seen anything to this effect in the WSO interview database, so ju...

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Is it worth getting a MSc in Finance if already landed SA position?

Ben Rickert

Hi all, Is it worth doing a MSc in Finance (LBS/LSE/HEC) having already landed a SA position? Background: business management from semi-target in the UK Thanks!!...

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Transferring to target after junior year (current junior)

SkinsFan2020

I'm currently a junior at a non-target state business school (think UMD Smith, OSU Fisher, PSU Smeal, etc.). Finance major with a Cum. GPA 3.475, Major GPA 3.9. I really slacked off the first semester my freshman year and it's killing my GPA, but got a 4.0 last semester and dean's list two semesters...

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What's the use of going to a top b-school if you can get the same opportunities from a lower tier b-school?

askdawj

Employability: Basically the title but I'll elaborate. Considering IB, Consulting and Tech (esp Amazon) are generally the more traditional areas for MBA students to target for recruiting, I've seen that you can get the same opportunities from lower tiered schools as well. For an instance, I've seen ...

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Best B-School for Dallas?

The Beltsander

2 years FIG IB at a bulge bracket + 1 year in a hybrid role doing mostly corp dev with some public and private equity investments (~10-25% of the job; focused only on insurance space). Looking at CFA and/or an MBA. For funds and AM in Dallas, where do they recruit from? Still primarily M7 or do reg...

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Advice For Applicants Considering Round 2

Personal MBA Coach

Many of you may be wondering whether you should pull the trigger and apply to business school during round 2 this winter. First, a few of the basics. While I have many applicants apply during round 1, for most schools there is no disadvantage of waiting until round 2. (There are some exceptions...

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Undergrad business Vs Computational Finance Vs Economics from a Top School

kris1970

I am a parent of a kid who goes to a Top Public/Magnet/Charter school in the country (consistently ranked in the Top 10 High School in the country) and is gifted in Math. He has gotten all perfect scores in SAT & SAT Math and AP Math related subjects through his high school He is not interested i...

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Double major Math+Finance?

BlueMonkey99

Hello! Currently I'm currently a freshman at UT McCombs school of business looking to work in finance. Possibly IB or quantitative but I'm still learning about the different fields so I am trying to keep my options open. I have been heavily considering adding math as a double major to finance with t...

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[UPDATE] Restaurant Owner/Chef Seeking Advice for MBA

bkzen

How's it hanging Monkeys - I made a post in July about my chances at being admitted to a top MBA program ([original thread](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/restaurant-ownerchef-looking-for-mba-advice)) and received some feedback requesting that I elaborate on my background, how I started a re...

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Help Picking University

King Covfefe

The time for college applications is here and I intend to go to business school wherever I go. The schools I am applying to are UGA (safety), Georgia Tech (match), Emory (match), UT Austin (match), UVA (difficult match), UMich (reach). I probably won't get into all of them, but I want to start con...

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What is the best choice for a non-EU citizen to get a job in European IB between Bocconi, St. Gallen, and SSE MSc Finance?

wsoluciano

Hello Everyone! I am an undergraduate graduating 2019. After getting rejected by HEC, I am currently applying for the aforementioned schools in Europe. Which would you say is the best if I aspired to pursue a career in Europe IB. BTW I do not speak any European languages by now....

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Sloan vs. CBS for PE

PEThrowaway215

Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some candid advice regarding whether the full-time MBA program at Sloan or CBS has better placement into PE. If you could also elaborate on the why you feel one program is better positioned than the other (e.g., stronger alumni ties, better brand recognition), it w...

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Something different (Master's)

Ben Rickert

Hi all, I will tell you a bit about my background first: I am a final year student from a semi-target in the UK. I was lucky enough to secure a summer internship at a BB in London for the coming summer. I always thought I would do a MSc in Finance after my undergrad, preferably at LBS/LSE/HEC. I ...

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I have it down to 3 MBA Admissions firms and feedback would be helpful

ctunney

I'm applying for b-school this year and I've been doing my due diligence with vetting consulting firms. After a countless amount of calls, I'm debating between 3 firms at the moment and I'm wondering if anyone here has experience working with some of these folks? The top 3 are Stacy Blackman, Admis...

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Valuable MBA Application Insight from Current MBA's at HBS / GSB/ Wharton

ibhopeful532

All - Some of you might be knee-deep in the MBA application process (currently Round 2), and others might be considering applying next year. I was in your shoes about a year ago and know how convoluted the process can be - it's about as "black box" as it gets. Before I get any further - a bit abo...

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MBA or Masters in Finance after Finance Undergrad

StevenY12

Hello, this is my first post. Some background info, I am a senior graduating from a not a top-tier finance school (UConn). I currently do not have any relevant internships and I am worried about finding a job in equity research and or IB. So my question, what would you recommend for me to get an MBA...

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Do I have a chance at non H/S M7 MBAs?

askdawj

My profile: -Pakistani -750 GMAT -1st class honors degree from a modern UK QS ranked school (don't know about it's equivalence in terms of GPA but WES calculator says 3.7) -Will have 3 years of experience (2 at Big 4 deals and 1 at an investment bank as IB analyst). Strong deal experience and may tr...

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Help a Korean

twocatswithme

I am currently working at sales&marleting at a major oil corporation in Korea for around a year now. I fetched finance career in my undergrad but did not work out very well so I ended up here. I am pretty happy with where I am now but that inch of frustration is still there... Though I graduated uni...

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