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Professional Jazz Drummer Seeking an MBA. What are my options? Hi there, I'm a professional jazz drummer seeking an MBA to gain a management job in the music industry. I graduated from Northwestern University with a double major (jazz studies/ percussion performance in addition to communications). For the past 7 years, I've been a jazz drummer/percussionist, p...
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UVA Economics or UT Austin McCombs Finance UndergraduateI want to go into finance/investment banking. Both of them would be OOS and cost doesn't really matter to me....
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GMAT Prep - Is Manhattan material considered the best?Hi all - I'm an analyst a few years out of undergrad looking to start studying for the GMAT. I've read numerous threads that all seem to throw support behind Manhattan's line of books/materials for the GMAT. Does anyone have any suggestions on GMAT prep materials and/or general thoughts? Much a...
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High GMAT school choice: does top 3 vs top 8 really makes a difference (European MBAs)?Within the European top 10 MBA does the school name really make a big difference in terms of outcomes for a high profile (GMAT 790, great job experience and general profile)? There is a small variation of remuneration that can be observed on employment reports from the top European schools: IMD, LBS...
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MBA Ranking by Notable Alumni??Hey guys, Was wondering how you would rank the top 15-20 MBA programs by the quality of their alumni accomplishments? By this, I mean to ask for your perception of business school brand names when it comes to alumni that founded or lead large businesses, became billionaires/famous in the business w...
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Why doesn’t a school teach you how to run a business at a young age. School teaches kids many life skills. It teaches them how to count, read and write. But school doesn’t teach them how to run a business. It is assumed that they will somehow just “know” those skills. Many kids dream of starting their own business during their teens and in the digital age th...
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Asking for Associate S&T as MFE Grad (Former Military)I'm a former Army officer (5 years) that is about to start one of the top tier MFE programs. Is it reasonable to ask for Associate positions during recruiting? ...
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MSF GPA On Or Off?Hey WSO community, I was hoping to get some thoughts on a GPA and resume question. Currently obtaining my Masters of Science in Finance. My GPA stands at 3.63. I have 2 months left before I graduate and have a feeling that it is going to drop a little bit. No idea by how much but due to a mix of di...
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Definitive US MBA TiersHeading to T15 Bschool and bored at work. The 2018 US News Ranking are out and they remain the least bad of bschool rankings. To help future monkeys here is how I view the US BSchool landscape (in terms of overall prestige, job placements/opportunity and quality of fellow students), after researchin...
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MFE: UCB vs Columbia vs CMU vs NYU – I’d love to hear opinionsI am new to this forum so I apologize if I break any rule. I know this isn’t B-school, but please indulge me. I am making my decision on where to go the get a MFE. I know there are is a quant specific forum elsewhere, but it is terribly slow and frankly I think people here are more experienced/ma...
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Quantitative Finance or Finance?Hi to everyone, i am an italian student of business administration, a undergraduate (3 year) course and the next year i'll have to choose in which master of science applying. I really enjoyed courses like corporate finance and financial intermediaries. I'll continue my studies in italy and i'd like ...
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MBA after PhD in Mechanical EngineeringHi Everyone, I am new to this forum and here is my background. I am 29 years old, finished my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from a decent ranked university in USA. Currently, working in a very reputed firm's R&D center in India as a researcher for the past 2 years. Of late, I starte...
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Australian National University for FinanceHey everyone, I am currently in Year 12 and wanting to go to ANU to study bachelor of commerce and bachelor of finance. My main question is ANU reputable to get a job in Investment Banking/Hedge Fund Industry and would it be noticed if I applied for a job in the USA or London? Also, I will be comple...
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Chicago Booth vs. London Business SchoolHi, I will be commencing a Full Time MBA this fall and am considering my options: Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, London Business School, and a couple of other slightly lower ranked schools. I am a finance candidate, but not from a traditional banking/PE/HF background. I will be returning to finance aft...
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Housing for Villanova MSF Hi guys, I am looking for housing at Villanova this summer. I am an international student and currently living in Vietnam, so I have no clue what areas are safe and cheap there. I would like to keep the budget below $700/month if it is possible. Any help will be truly appreciated. ...
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Guy in his late 20s seeking help to decide on univ/courseHi All, Having spent a couple of weeks thinking about future, decided to post here hoping for some solid suggestions. A bit about my background - I am in my late 20s, with bachelors and two masters in mechanical engineering from top universities in India and Canada, with decent (3.8/4) gpa. I have ...
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Cornell vs Stern vs Northwestern vs UCLA for a career on Wall StreetI have to choose between Cornell's Policy Analysis and Management major in the College of Human Ecology, NYU Stern, Northwestern's Economics major, and UCLA's Financial Mathematics major for an undergraduate degree. Stern seems to be the obvious choice, but it is a bit above my price range, being $7...
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Path to T15 MBAFinishing up my undergrad this spring at t20 undergrad (think Vandy, ND, GTown) and will be starting as commercial credit analyst at a BB in the summer. I don't necessarily have a career path nailed down yet, but my inkling is that I'll need a highly ranked MBA once I fully figure it out. I'm going ...
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Do B-School Drug Test for Steroids?Do business schools drug test for steroids? If so, which types do they test for? How often / when do they test?...
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Duke MMS vs USC MSF Hey guys, just a quick question about the two graduate programs I'm mainly considering Duke MMS and USC MSF. I will definitely want to go into finance for jobs so I'm not sure which program is better to find a job? I heard that Duke FOB is a cash cow, but not sure if it is true? I'm a little concer...
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[RESEARCH] Why are REITS, closed-end funds, and others excluded from IPO research?Hi guys, I am going through academic IPO literature and wonder why some IPOs (REIT, ADR, closed-end funds, unit IPOs and many others) are excluded from IPOs whenever IPOs are researched? Would be cool to know Best, Ed Chambers...
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Admissions Consultant: MBAMission or SquareonePrepHave you guys ever used an admission consultant from these two firms? Any reviews/ feedback? I am applying to R1 this year and just narrowing down who I should be working with. Thanks guys!...
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B school selection: Bocconi MSc in ESSvs SSE MSc in FinanceI have two offers: Bocconi ESS vs SSE MSc in Finance. I am interested in Equity research. Thank you!...
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J.D. applying to Master of Finance Programs..Good Evening, I am a law school graduate (I graduated in 2015, although I have not yet taken the bar), who is applying to GSU's (Georgia State University) Master of Finance Program for the fall of 2018. I want to go into the financial planning/the financial advisor route. How is GSU's program? Wha...
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Masters in Statistics with Emphasis in Quantitative FinanceI am currently an undergraduate student finishing a double bachelors in financial economics and mathematics. I have been looking into grad school and would like to see if anyone knew of any schools that allow you to do a masters in statistics with an emphasis, or electives, in quantitative finance (...
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Berkeley vs Cornell for IBI am a rising sophomore at Berkeley, and I received a guaranteed transfer option to Cornell AEM. Is Cornell better than Berkeley for ibanking? If so, does anyone know how much better it is (like how many more Cornell grads place in BB than Berkeley grads)? And is it a lot easier to get an interview ...
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Rsm Msc. in Finance & Investments advancedHi guys, I was looking around for some comments and review about RSM and , in particular, the MSc in Finance & Investments Advanced. How is this program? Is it a target school? How is it considered in Europe? And what about the MSc in Finance & Investments? Does it really differ in terms of employ...
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WUSTL C-track VS USC MSF (International Student)I am an international student from US Top 50 undergraduate. I just got admitted to WUSTL (Corporate Finance track) and USC MSF for Fall 2018. It is so hard for me to make a choice. Please consider: 1. I have no location preference for the future job (maybe slightly prefer the West Coast). Is the US...
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Recruiting for BOTH Banking & Consulting (or: Sloan vs B vs CBS)Hi all, I am happy to announce that I got accepted into multiple M7 schools (completely beyond expectations), including Sloan, Booth and Columbia. I come from a 'non-traditional' background (non-US citizen), have a decent undergrad GPA from an average school and a decent gmat score (740). Upon appl...
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Business Engineering KU Leuven vs MiM TUM School of ManagementHello Everyone, I'm an international student from Thailand and applying for Master program in Business or Management. I've got an offer from Business Engineering at KU Leuven which is very interesting for me since they have business analytic major. The university itself is not well-known in my regi...
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Which school/area to choose? Netherlands (TIAS) or US (Simon)Hi guys! First post here. I am quite lucky to have received 3 admits from several MS programs and having a headache here regarding which one to choose. My background is as follows: - From: Vietnam, 25 yrs old male - Work experience: 2.5 years in brand management (all entry-level responsibility t...
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Profile evaluation/advice, MSc FinanceHi all, I need some advice on picking the right MSc in Finance in Europe. I'd like to pursue a career in IB or asset management. non-EEA BSc Economics - #1 school in my country, top 5% of my class 770 GMAT Solid extracurriculars (case study club, many competitions etc) 1 summer not finance related...
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MBA Banking NPV CalculatorOver the course of 15 years in investment banking (my base case is MM, being conservative on salaries and bonuses (=bad years assumed lol)). I am having trouble finding accurate data This is what I am using so far... any suggestions Base Case: MM, West-Coast Office, for a top 10-15 MBA: Year 1 Gra...
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Trying to decide between MFE programs I currently am considering offers from UCLA MFE and UW CFRM. I've also had an interview for Columbia MFE and will hear from them soon. I personally am looking to get into asset management later on in my career. From what I see, UCLA has a clear edge over Washington's CFRM program when it comes to ge...
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Columbia MS Accounting and Fundamental Analysis or Yale Silver Scholar ProgramI'm a senior undergraduate from China, with a major in accounting and a minor in statistics. I got the offers from CBS and Yale SOM recently. I'm considering to pursue my graduate study among the above-mentioned two programs. I've been researching these two programs for quite a long time, but I fig...
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Should I include my GMAT scores?Hi guys, I recently took the GMAT test and scored 700 (Q47, V39, IR4). I am thinking of applying to LSE (MSc Finance), Imperial (Msc Finance), Oxford Said (MFE), and LBS (MFA). Should I retake the GMAT? Also, Imperial does not require the GMAT, given that their Msc Finance program is highly quant...
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GMAT Webinar on Data SufficiencyFree GMAT Webinar on Data Sufficiency happening tonight! March 13th, 7pm ET. Hosted by Dan Edmonds, who has 3 perfect 800s and has been banned from taking the test again. Dan has been tutoring the GMAT for 20 years, and specializes in helping high scorers get even higher scores. RSVP: https://goo.gl...
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MSc Finance + Computer ScienceSo I'm finishing my undergraduate degree (BSc Economics at UPF, Spain) and I want to get into trading. Talked to a guy at BlackRock the other day and he kept repeating about the importance of programming, which is great since I'm already learning Python, and enjoying it too. So my initial plan was ...
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Undergrad DestinationI'm currently a high school senior looking to eventually go into the investment banking (not sure specifically what part) and want some advice on which colleges I applied to will give me the best shot of landing a job at a BB firm. So far I got into Pitt, Fordham, Indiana, and Northeastern (business...
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Cornell Johnson vs UNC Kenan-Flagler for Real Estate MBAI've done some searching on this topic for real estate specifically but most of the posts were 10+ years old. I've been admitted into these two programs and am pretty set on getting an MBA focusing on real estate finance. UNC offers a real estate specific MBA, had a real estate center, and there is...
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LSE diploma vs. Cass Business School MSc I'm wondering whihc is better: **LSE diploma** in finance and accounting vs. **Cass Business School MSc** in finance? * In terms of job opportunities, which one is more promising? * If I take the diploma, how will it help with applying to other top MSc or other degrees? * With MSc from Ca...
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Creighton Street CredI saw Creighton's finance program is ranked in the top 15 for undergrad by US and World report (you have to be some sort of member to see outside the top 10 by the way) and it got me thinking, does Creighton have any street cred? The program is up and coming. I read online that they've had some JPM ...
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Choosing between Western MFE and Laurier MFin with coop programsWestern MFE has one term internship Laurier MFin has two term coop They are both pretty good programs in Canada, which is why it's hard to choose. I really need your advices. Thanks! ...
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MSF: UMD Vs Syracuse Vs UIUC Vs ASU Vs UTD Hello everyone, I am an international student from Taiwan and I have got admissions from UMD, Syracuse, UIUC, ASU, and UTD so far. I know the truth that all of the programs are not on the tier1 list but since my major is economics, I think it's still worth for me to pursue the degree and knowledge. ...
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Is it true that M7 adcoms prefer buy-side equity research more than sell-side?And how hard is it to get a senior buy-side research role post M7 MBA coming from buy-side research in a different emerging market, like Mumbai? My target M7 schools are Wharton, Columbia & Booth with Duke and Stern as safer options. Do you think Wharton would be a difficult? I have 740 GMAT, 3....
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McCombs vs LSE Finance PhDWhich of them do you prefer? In terms of top publications(JF,JFE,RFS,AER,QJE) it seems that McCombs Finance is a little better. Although LSE is also very good and more toward economics ( more AER and QJE). in terms of placements it seems also McCombs is also slightly better, they've had top placem...
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1 Year MBA Colleges In India at Great Lakes Institute of ManagementGreat Lakes Institute of Management is one of the top MBA institute in india providing [full time one year post graduate program in management](https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/pgpm) creating value based Business Ready Managers. The PGPM is for achievers, high performers and go-getters who want to chan...
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Top 15 MBA Programs By Culture: 2017 Wrap-UpHey fellow monkeys, was browsing around and saw this. I'm definitely considering B-School down the line (still in undergrad) but thought this is still some great information to know beforehand - and might be interesting to a lot of you considering an MBA. Berkeley and Stanford are sitting at the t...
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Been put on the waiting list, is there anything I can do?I am applying for MSF in this fall. Have been put on the waiting list for MSF @USC (the formal decision is not released but I was put on the waiting list according to my source). It is my dream school (I am an MPA at USC now and I am very comfortable to stay here). Is there anything I can do to be c...
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Better to Apply to Undergrad-B Schools as White or Asian?Hi, I'm going to be applying to undergrad business schools next year and since I'm kind of Middle Eastern, I can apply as either White or Asian. I know that for engineering/stem being Asian hurts in admissions, but it seems like there's far more White applicants to the B Schools. Does anyone have an...
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American going to Europe for Masters Management/financeHow difficult is if for Non-EU citizens(Americans Specifically) to find jobs after attending Masters Finance or Masters Management degrees from EU schools such as Bocconi or ESADE. Considering no work experience/internships, undergrad from an American school, and a desire to get finance or consult...
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NYU Stern Part Time or UNC Kenan Flagler OnlineI’m seriously considering the two programs mentioned in the title. I work in real estate (VP level) love what I do and have no plans to change career path. FT programs don’t make sense for me because it would require leaving my job, and kids graduating from Wharton, Johnson ect. are starting at...
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Choosing between LSE MSc in Finance, Cambridge MFin and LBS MFAHello everyone! I have 1.5-2 years of work experience in a big four due diligence team. I want to do a masters to work in London investment banks. I have offers from LSE Msc in Finance, Cambridge MFin (post-experience programme) and LBS MFA. Which one should I choose? (I will need a visa sponsorsh...
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Villanova MSF international students' experienceHi everyone, I'm a Vietnamese, currently working for a small investment management fund in Vietnam. I just got the MSF Fellowship at Villanova and plan to attend this summer. It's not a STEM program, so the OPT will be only for a year. I've been trying to find more info on placement for internation...
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Profile Eval - Filipino Student trying to get into Banking in US/France + late transition to WB/IFC/ADBHi, I'm a Filipino recent-grad with less than a year's work experience and I want to try to get into IB/Consulting in mature market like the US/UK/France. Actually, any "analyst" role in Fin/Consulting is better than where I was (Sales role in FMCG). And then looking to transition into an Investment...
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Profile Eval - International Student: Banking in US/France + late transition to WB/IFC/ADBHi, I'm a Filipino recent-grad with less than a year's work experience and I want to try to get into IB/Consulting in mature market like the US/UK/France. Actually, any "analyst" role in Fin/Consulting is better than where I was (Sales role in FMCG). And then looking to transition into an Investment...
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MBA: Do I stand any chances at a top school?A little bit about my background: - MBB consultant at a tier-2 European city (think Paris/Frankfurt/Madrid), with 2+ years of experience by the time I’ll apply - A few internships here and there at random FTSE100 companies in undergrad - Master’s degree from a top European university (th...
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Oxford MFE or LBS MFADELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. DELETE THIS. ...
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Who seeks the CMA designation and why?So I have an opportunity to have all the expenses associated with studying for and taking the two parts of the exam for the CMA designation paid for and wanted to ask the community about it. It's offered as a scholarship at my university. What is the significance of this designation and what sort of...
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Oxford MFE, Columbia FE, LBS MFA for Hong Kong IBDHi All, I am deciding between offers from Oxford Master in Financial Econ, LBS MFA, Columbia Msc in Financial Econ. I am a senior at a US top20 school with BB IBD internship experience (obviously no return offer). I am thinking about going thru recruiting again for HK IBD internship this upcoming ...
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What exactly is Boston College's Reputation?I am an incoming freshman at Boston College CSOM. I'm not set particularly on IB, but I want to keep that option open. I have been reading on here about recruiting and reputation of BC and it seems to be all over the place. While its universally agreed to be a semi target, I've seen comments sayi...
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What is Wesleyan University's reputationon wall street? How do Wesleyan grads place? On their placement report, it did mention that Lazard, Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and a few others hired Wesleyan grads... Thanks....
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MSF (Master of Finance) ProgramsHey guys, I go to the University of Miami. Im trying to decide if i should try to get into UM's MSF program, which doesn't require me to take the GMAT or have any recommendations as I am already a student of the undergraduate business school OR if i should go back home, study and take my GMAT and ...
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Non-business undergradHey everyone, First post, but I have been around here lurking in the dark and searching threads for a while now. I got out of the Army in this past year and enrolled into a community college. I've pieced together schools (I will attach to the bottom of the post) that I am interested in transferri...
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Johns Hopkins MSF Class of 2018Got accepted to JHU MSF. Anyone else here back? Basically butchered my GMAT and got dinged from my target schools. Not sure if I should wait a year and reapply to better schools or settle for JHU. Any advice?...
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UVA MS Commerce in. Wait for more?Hi everyone, I got into UVA's ms commerce last November and I gave the first deposit. Yesterday I got rejected by MIT after an interview. Director of Georgetown's MS Economics told me that he recommended my profile to the AO. It's a new program. I probably won't go. I'm waiting for NYU MA Econ (...
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GMAT Study PartnerHey, I am looking for a dedicated study partner for GMAT. I have put my profile and study schedule on studypal. Let me know if anyone is interested in studying online. Thank you. ...
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Wharton EMBA vs UCLA EMBALooking for some advice on deciding between the Wharton EMBA (SF) or UCLA EMBA program. I realize Wharton is higher ranked and more prestigious in the finance world, but there are some other factors I must consider. For my background: Active Duty Navy for 13 years (Special Operations) 3.98 underg...
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Ohio State MSF vs Villanova MSFI have made both Ohio State's and Villanova's MSF Programs. I am really torn between the two and would like to hear some opinions on what others think of both programs. I'm from NYC so my preference would be to live and work in NYC. I know Villanova places well in NYC so it would seem that would mak...
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Is Pre-MBA PE required for Post-MBA PE Recruiting?I'm looking for some insight on post-MBA PE and HF recruiting. What are the backgrounds of those who land investment positions coming out of a 2-year MBA program? Does that background change if the MBA program is a top 15 vs a M7? I have roughly 2 years investment banking experience at a large sho...
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Rutgers Business vs. IU KelleySo, IU Kelley gave me an 11K scholarship and I was ready to commit until I got into the Honors College at Rutgers (in-state tuition). If I chose to go to Rutgers, I would end up paying no more than $10,000 per year overall, whereas Kelley would cost me around $40 K with everything considered. Fro...
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ESADE MiM vs Warwick MiMHi, I got offers for the MiM programmes from both ESADE and Warwick, I am really confused about which one to pick due to mixed reviews. Half of the people I have asked have inclined towards ESADE but I am not finding much about it online and haven't gained much info through the alumni of the college...
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Is there free time for hobbies at M7 programs?Hi all, I've been fortunate enough to get accepted into Kellogg Round 1 of this application cycle, and will matriculate there. My goal isn't investment banking or management consulting, but rather, pursuing a f500 corporate marketing career, for which Kellogg is a good fit. I was wondering if I w...
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RSM vs Warwick MScHi Guys, I was wondering, I got accepted to these two master programs: MSc Strategic Management at RSM MSc in International Business at Warwick Business School. Which program would you consider assuming I want to work in the FMCG industry (preferably in London or Hong Kong). Furthermore, which on...
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Paths for Computer Engineers to Wall Street?Hey everyone, I'm a first-year computer engineering student at the University of Waterloo (Canada). I enjoy studying my field but wish to pursue a business career. I want to follow the path of successful businessmen like Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos who studied computer engineering in undergrad ...
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UT-Austin McCombs (In-state) or Michigan-Ross (Out-of-state)I was accepted into McCombs as an instate student (didn't get BHP) so it isn't as expensive for me compared to Ross (accepted as a Preferred Admit). Ross beats McCombs from what I've seen online but is it worth the extra cost (i.e paying the out-of-state) tuition or should I stick with McCombs? I ...
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Some good transfer schools to apply to?Hi Guys, (deleted) Also, I want to apply to schools that will not not be outrageous (good financial aid). Basically my stats are 4.0 gpa in university so far, 32 ACT, have a somewhat successful business I understand most schools on my list are almost impossible to get in, so I don't want to bank...
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Columbia MA Econ worth the investment?Hey guys, I have recently received an offer for Columbia MA Econ (75k USD tuition), LSE Econ (30k gbp) and Toronto MFE (50k CAD). I am Canadian but am open to working in the States, UK and potentially Asia too. Looking at the placements, Toronto MFE places very well in Canadian pension funds and ba...
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Transfer to target with no credit hours or semi-target with 30-60 SH completed?So as a bit of background, I am currently in the process of applying as a transfer student to a large list of schools. I think that I have a strong shot at being accepted into Amherst, Williams College, Columbia School of General Studies, and UT McCombs. While I love the idea of going to a LAC and h...
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Kellogg vs Booth vs Columbia MBA, which M7 would you chose?I just saw the excel file for Booth placements and they were STELLAR! I mean this MBA is perfect not only for finance but tech and consulting too! But then there's Kellogg, another very strong MBA. And then Columbia is probably on par with Wharton for finance. But when one would you choose if you we...
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Will personal investment success help me get into a good university?Hello, I am high school junior. Nothing is too special about me or anything thing I do, 4.0 GPA and top 5% in my class and a 3 sport varsity athlete and captain, besides this one thing. I got my first job when I was 14 working in a bike shop as a mechanic and salesman. With this income I earned thr...
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Vanderbilt MSF Interesting FactThis site has been very beneficial over my college career and I am finally asking my first question about something that may seem trivial but has me quite nervous. I have been working on applying to Vanderbilt's MSF program for a long time and recently submitted my application. I was thinking ab...
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University of AlabamaI'm going to UA next year and I was wondering if anyone knows how Alabama's investment banking academy places for investment banking? Also, how many people from Alabama's graduating classes usually make it to Wall Street out of college?...
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MBA GuidanceFirst off, need to thank WSO for all the wonderful advice and guidance throughout the years. Definitely would not be where I am without the community. I am wondering where I stand for admissions in terms of H/S/W + other M7 schools, and what I could do to further strengthen my profile. My stats are...
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CEIBS MBA - worthwhile?I am in the process of applying for various schools at the moment for MBA. I am from the UK and mainly exclusively looking at US schools around the T15 range. I'm looking to go into tech or consulting post MBA with my definites at the moment being Kellogg, Ross and Duke. I spent a year working in ...
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US Exchange and Future MBAHey WSO Basically an Australian student doing Finance. Based on my GPA, I exceed the eligibility requirements to go on Summer School for some top places. In the US, I have Harvard University in mind. Outside of the US, I'm considering LSE. Once I graduate and (hopefully) work at a BB, my long-term...
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Smartly MBA & Executive MBA - Worth the Free?Has anyone heard of Smartly? Came across it on Instagram. They offer an MBA and other programs that are seemingly totally free. They have a number of quotes on their site from Ivy educated people, and I'm wondering if it's a scam. Anyone have any experience with them?...
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Entry level M&A Analyst or Top 10 Bschool?Guys, Assuming you have 4 year WE in a shitty non-banking job which you hate it so much that you've been trying so hard to break into banking. Then you get the offer for entry level (M&A) from a MM but at the same time, you also get accepted to a top 10 MBA program which does not give you even a pe...
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Distance MBA in CanadaHi, I want to get an MBA while I continue in my Data Analyst Role in Edmonton Alberta. I have the option of going to the University of Alberta (business school is ranked in the 80ies worldwide) which is where I got my BCom as well. I learned about the Accelerated MBA from Queens as well and I can t...
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Canadian Grades to GPA?I'm currently averaging an 83.3 at Queen's Commerce. If I apply to a bschool for my MBA in the US, what would my grades convert to on a GPA scale for any of the top schools like Harvard, Wharton, Columbia ect? All my grades are above 80 except for one and next to my transcript all of them say "A" an...
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Is taking on debt to go to a top 20 MBA school worth it?Are you better off making $55K to $100K staying in a career like corp fin for life or taking on $200K in debt to get into a top 20 MBA school to get into these high finance jobs?...
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18 yrs old, should I start self-studying CFA?Do you guys think jumping the bandwagon and starting to look at CFA material early on would be beneficial, considering I'm only first year college. I just need to know how to start and I think in my spare time I could start hammering down on trying to understand some major concepts....
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What MBA programs should I be looking at?I know it's a little early but I'm going to be applying to MBA programs for the class of 2021. I've been researching programs and I'm still a little unsure of which ones I would be a good fit for and that I should target. My goal is to get into IB to help me break into corporate development. I'll li...
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Johnson (Cornell) 2nd Year MBA Ask Me Anything AMAInspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in M7 MBAs, or you're HSW or bust, feel free to skip this, but for anyone who might e...
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Recently realized I want an MBA - Do I have a shot at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford?Hello everyone - I recently realized that I want to apply for MBA programs in a year or two and was wondering about my chances at these top programs. Previously, I had been thinking about a PhD, but I think that an MBA is more up my alley and will help me achieve my career goals. I apologize for the...
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Cornell MPS in Management Accounting If you have experience with this Cornell program, or any other higher end MACC programs, I would like to hear your opinion. I'm currently at a school in NYC that only really places anyone into Audit or Tax, and maybe IB once per year. I was hoping to hear your opinion on top tier Target MACC program...
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Vanderbilt MSFCan someone who has gone through the admissions process (interview, acceptance/decline) for the Vanderbilt MSF program send me a message? Just a couple quick questions. Thanks...
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Valuable MBA Application Insight from Current MBA's at HBS / GSB/ WhartonAll - 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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