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What's the Difference?Why is it that having a 4.0 at a core school different from having a 4.0 that is not? Is the Ivy League teaching different material then the other schools, do they have some secret that they won't share to anyone else? What are you paying for anyway? Is it just the access to the alumni base or it's ...
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What's the best B-School to attend?What do you think is the best B-school to attend? The CEO of Goldman Sachs is an alumni of Dartmouth......
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Guys,Guys, wanna ask you for honest opinion: what chances do I have to get into IB (Associate) after MBA and no IB experience whatsoever? I'm currently on a grad scheme in FMCG and actually my whole experience (internships and now grad scheme) is based on consumer goods. I realise that to get into IB I ...
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transferring while in graduate MBA schoolare business schools setup the same as undergrad setup where i can transfer if i have the grades? my future situation is probably NYU Stern for part time and then transfer to Columbia for full time. is that possible?...
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GMAT InfoI took the GMAT on Monday and scored a 690. I've heard some mixed reviews and I'm not really sure if I should take it again mostly because I'm not sure if I can even raise my score by 30 pts or so. Anyway, here's a bit of info about my background. I worked at an investment bank in nyc and now I do...
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European b-school choiceHi All, I'm thinking about applying for an MBA to start in Sep 2007. At the moment top of my list are the Said Business School (Oxford) and INSEAD. I'm also considering Cass (City) and the London Business School. For a bit of background - I live in london, have a good degree from a top UK uni, hav...
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Top School - longshot or even money?I trying to assess my chances of getting into a top mba program -currently looking at Wharton, Chicago, Columbia and LBS. I know a lot will depend on my rec's/essays but I'd appreciate some feedback on my basic info......Many Thanks Undergrad Bach Sci in Finance Bach Sci International Business ...
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Eur Analyst + US or Eur MBA for City Associate?Given I've got IB experience in Europe (London+Paris) and want to continue in banking in London after an MBA, how would a top US MBA compare with a top European one when it comes to associate recruitment?...
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wonderingIm a 3rd year tax associate at a large law firm in the southeast. I was wondering about applying to some of the top business schools. I love my work but would rather be doing more of the business type work. 3.98 under grad accounting, Also a CPA Top 3% at top 30 law school Federal clerk I was won...
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University of Memphis for iBankingWhat are my chances of getting into iBanking by going to the University of Memphis. Which major should I major in?...
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Law School vs Biz SchoolI'm thinking about studying for the LSAT and applying to a couple law schools. Law schools want to see GPA/LSAT and business schools want to see a whole barrage of shit. ...
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Is it worth it? mcgill over US schools?Is it really such a bad idea to go to Canada to study from the US? My range of schools in the US would be limited to the middle tier public schools(e.g UMD, PSU, UIllinois, etc) and possibly even NYU and USC, though I have a pretty slim chance at the schools. But the problem is I am in love with ...
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How selective are business schools?Is it more or less like Ivy for undergrad? Need to have a good SAT score=GMAT Need to have good HS GPA =undergrad GPA Need to have good ECs =Job Or is it more selective? ...
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HaasHow does Berkeley's HAAS compare for landing an IB job post MBA? Would they be considered a top 5? 10? Furthermore, if you are interested in HF/PE fields, which business school are best to target? Finally, how does working as a junior analyst at a small HF look for MBA apps? thanks...
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new businessweek rankingsharvard 4th? stanford out of the top 5? stern 14th? absurd....
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4 wks 2 days to GMAT....PLEASE advice?Hi everyone, I'm a medical doctor trying to get into a top MBA program. I have been through both the maths and verbal sections in both the Princeton Review and Kaplan books. That is the section they tell you how to approach the verbal and maths questions and the basic maths and verbal concepts. T...
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ESSAY HELP!!Iam applying for bachelors at Tepper and need to write an essay. what should the essay be like. Is it ok if it gets a lil personal?? How in dept?? I am thinking of wiriting about "differences of doing business in USA and Qatar" and write about general things... ya know kinda things everyone knows....
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Schools for a Career ChangerI'm currently working as an Engineer, but I want to do a career switch to i-banking. I'm applying to the following B-schools: Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Tuck(Dartmouth), Sloan(MIT), Stern(NYU) and London. These may be a stretch for me since I only will have 2 yrs work experience, but the experien...
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Does a JD help?I have a law degree from a "Top 50" school (e.g. not highly respected, but not completely worthless). I am contemplating getting an MBA from a top 5 school. Will a my law degree help my chances? I had average grades in both law school and undergrad....
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Stern on the StreetWhat's the reputation of the school? How does it compare with Columbia/Chicago GSB? Thanks!...
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How does ugrad affect MBA?I go to a non-target undergrad (think around #50 on USNews). I will be an analyst next summer in the equity research department at JPM. In the future, will the fact that I did not go to the best undergrad hurt my chances of getting into a top 5 MBA? Thanks....
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Is this true?I spoke to my friend yesterday, and he told me that business schools don't like investment bankers because they are too agressive, hostile towards others, and never want to work in groups. He said that NYU for example stopped taking ibankers alltogether. Any truth to this? ...
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What are my chances?I transferred to DePaul University in Chicago this fall. I am a Junior. Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Finance. What are my chances of employment at one of the investment banks? Thanks....
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OSU vs. CO OP educationI am currently a sophomore at drexel university in philadelphia and wanted to know what you guys think about the benifits of a top level undergrad business school v. the work experience of a co op education from a lower level school. I am a bus. admin major with concentrations in accounting and fina...
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Formula for SuccessI am currently a sophomore at a very small private school. It is considered a "prestigious" school in state, but most people out of state have never heard of it. It did get the 19th rank for USnews' Northern Universities-Masters Top Schools. I have a 3.9 GPA, and I am majoring in Business Managem...
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Master's in Finance at University of Colorado - Denver, while working, before MBA school... help!I know about Boulder but I'm considering taking a grad program in Denver (where I work and would make it more practical) that my employer will pay for while I'm working. I want to go to a top MBA school after some WE but I'm looking at both an MS in Finance and a terminal MA Economics degree right n...
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GPAS for B schoolsI was wondering how important undergraduate gpa was in b-school admissions. ...
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Best time to take GMATSince the GMAT score is valid for 5 years, i would think that taking it right after university would be the best time since you do not have the constraints of having a full-time job AND your still in "university study" mode. Here in lies my question: Do admissions look at the GMAT score differently...
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Post Banking Experience for B-SchoolHey all, With all the news about how b-school applications are surging, and with all the advice that's out there about getting a couple of extra years of experience before applying, what do you all think a good position to grab would be? I mean, say you'd want to get 4,5 yrs before applying as so...
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University of Chicago GSB - Hypothetical ?This honestly is not my profile. Im still an undergrad student, but Im beginning to think this may be my eventual profile. Strictly an educated guess though. -610 GMAT -3.4 GPA (non-target public school) -3 to 4 Years in Sales division of 3rd Largest Mutual Fund and Asset Management Company. Im ...
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Career Help - Career advice in ibanking? Greetings everyone, this is my first post here and I'm glad I stumbled across this site. I'm seeking help as to career advice in iBanking. Im currently a student at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Commerce and Finance going into my third year. My marks aren't that great. My CGPA is ju...
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What is the best business school?Let me know your thoughts on the best business school....
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MBA BSchool RoundsHello I'm wondering what BSchools refer to when they talk about "rounds"? Does this mean I can apply for the third round as in the 2009 classes?? [ie: 2006 now so 3 years later] Whats the different and advantages/disadvantages of applying in the first round compared to the second or third etc. ...
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Harvard 2+2 chances? Should I apply?Hey everyone, I've been lurking a bit in this forum after stumbling upon Harvard's 2+2 program. I've read a lot of the threads that deal with the topic, and believe I have a pretty good hold on what HBS is looking for - motivated leaders, non-business majors, etc. I was wondering if those more fami...
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9 MBA's Cost Over 200k: Are MBA Programs Too Expensive?Hey Monkeys,  Just read this article about the total cost of several MBA programs. This article details numerous factors and breakdown for the cost of attendance for the top 25 MBA programs in the United States.  I found that it was pretty interesting, but unsurprising, that no school in the top ...
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Post MBA Career Choices?Thinking about making a career switch from engineering to finance and from what it sounds like MBA is my best bet at that (in-terms of upward mobility, pay increase etc). I think I could use a bit of advice from the experts here on choosing a career path for after I get my MBA. From what I've learne...
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The kind of work experience that impresses an MBA adcomI have received questions from people on WSO regarding whether or not their chances of acceptance will be impacted negatively because they don't have 'brand name' work experience. I wrote a blog post over on our company blog on this topic (http://blog.accepted.com/qualifies-good-work-experience-mba-...
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Pre-MBA Experience for IB Associate after MBALooking for help and advice to get into investment banking as an Associate post-MBA. I have spent one year at a data analytics consulting firm and now work for an economic consulting firm (reputable shop, i.e. Cornerstone, Compass Lexecon). Specifically, I work in the antitrust/competition practice...
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Masters in (Financial) EconomicsHow do masters in economics programs (focusing on or specializing in finance) stack up against M. or MSC Finance programs in terms of appeal to IB or AM firms. I am mostly referring to programs such as the M. Financial Economics program at Columbia and Oxford. I also wanted to know if anyone has any...
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Is double degree BBA/ Comp Sci good enough for Wall Street?I'm a first year student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I'm planning on graduating in 5 years with a dual degree in BBA and Computer Science. The math side of CS seems to apply the most to the finance field of business which is why I wanted to know if Wall Street takes any double degree students. I'...
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Asking for a scholarship during/after MSF programHi guys, I'm currently enrolled at a top MSF/MMS program. My program offers scholarships, and gave scholarships to (what seems like) a majority of the class this year. Despite receiving maximum scholarships to every other school I applied to, my interview at this school was botched by the intervi...
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Cambridge MFin Job prospectsHi, I have an offer from Cambridge Masters in Finance Program, Can anybody share his view or experience over this my MFin salary/job prospects in North America & UK. My background: Asian Corporate banker with 6 years experience in 2 countries. MBA & BBA from Pakistan both with CGPA 3.9+ Thanks. ...
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Small school, little name recognition, could it hurt my chances?I'll graduate from a very small liberal arts college with very little name recognition in a few months. I'm not trying to discount the education I've recieved, but I know from SA recruiting what the situation is. I have a 3.9 gpa heading into my last semester, planning on working to keep that where ...
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Pace MBA ....hidden gem?I always thought that the only legit b-schools in nyc were columbia and nyu.....however, i've been a bit surprised at the number of pace mba people who have top jobs in BB. Quite a few I've seen who have worked in back office at a bank, and then used Pace to move into IB. I have also seen a number ...
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USC Investment Banking(Undergraduate)Alright so I have read a lot of threads on this topic as there are many, but a few are old and I'm looking for some advice more in the present. I have been offered only the TTP(Trojan transfer Plan) and In doing so I would spend 1 year in switzerland, paris, london, or Rome and then go to USC for th...
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How to explain a 2 year employment gap between college graduation and 1st job bc of illness? So I graduated from college (UC Berkeley) in 2010. I was unemployed for two years because I was diagnosed with a serious neurological illness and wasn't able to work. I rejoined the workforce in 2012 and have worked for five years at my company (Oracle Corporation) as a sales rep, and have experienc...
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MBA – Invaluable experience or incredibly overrated?Monkeys - I decided to write a blog about MBA life. My main goal is to create a transparent view of the MBA. Please refer to the end of this post for further information, background, credentials and objective for this blog. My low post count does not allow a link to a website yet. PM me if intereste...
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Majors for a Potential Quant/FinTech person?Hello WSO! I am currently at a semitarget business school and I was wondering whether I should pursue a Finance degree with a minor in Computer Science or a double major in Computer Science and Economics. The reason I would be able to do a double major with economics is because economics is not in ...
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Big 4 IT Advisory and MBA?Hey, thanks for visiting. I'm currently working in the IT Advisory department of one of the Big4 firms (as a Senior Consultant), and was hoping to do a part-time MBA. My aspirations are to work for an F10 IT firm later in my career at a managerial/senior position because frankly, I don't want to be ...
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Is Baruch MS statistics helpful?Hello, Currently I am still studying accounting at undergraduate level and will go to JHU this fall to pursuit MSF(Only one year program for 36 credit). My career goal is to do financial analysis or financial advisory. I am doing intern at an financial advisory company in NYC right now. I don't thi...
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Associate Vs. VP Title for IBD RecruitmentHi all. On a throwaway account to preserve a little bit of anonymity. I will be attending Columbia next year. My background: 3 years at a MM investment bank as a generalist. 2 years at a tiny (sub 30) microboutique IB. My question: I'm pretty much due for a VP promotion. This isn't a large fir...
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Grad School with rolling / late admission?Hey, I was wondering whether there are schools with late admission in the US. Precisely, I'd be interested in a Master's program in finance, financial engineering, economics. LSE (uk), for instance, offers rolling admissions until late september. Thanks in advance....
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Best US MBA for management consulting in AsiaI'm thinking of going to business school with the intent of switching from tech to management consulting. I've been thinking of going to Asia (particularly HK and possibly SEA) for a while now. That said, which MBA programs in the US have the best reputations in that geography? I assume the top scho...
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Purdue VS DePaul for FinanceHi everyone, I joined this community after reading a great deal on these forums. I am currently looking to transfer out of my community college into a finance program as a junior. I am deciding between Purdue and DePaul for the most part, because that is what my GPA allows. I have also considered...
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Intern/Co-op At A Big 4I'm thinking about interning at a Big 4 Accounting Firm to build up my hours to obtain my CPA designation. From what I've heard students can build up half their hours while at school, and complete the rest after graduating. Once they have enough hours, they can write the exam and obtain their design...
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PE or Asset/Investment Management gig out of undergraduate B-School?Hey Guys I was wondering how the job prospects were to get a decent job at a PE or Asset Management firm right out of undergraduate business school. I am planning to continue graduate studies afterwards and I am looking just to gain some real world experience so I am not looking necessarily for a ...
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