Firm Name vs Group Strength in B-School Admissions

I was wondering how much emphasis is placed on the name of the firm compared to the group. In my case, I ended up selecting a EB over two IB BBs due to the landing in the top EB's group with a large amount of exposure to private equity and private credit markets. Now I look towards B-school (M7s), I am worried that I will be seen as a weaker candidate due to the EB name not carrying as much weight as BBs

Do B-schools admission team care more about the name (GS>Moelis) or the role (financials sponsors>coverage)? 

Comments (6)

  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
Sep 1, 2021 - 8:59am

Name, but EBs are very well known in the business world. You shouldn't have any issues whatsoever with MBA admissions if you're at an EB vs a BB.

  • Analyst 1 in HF - EquityHedge
Sep 2, 2021 - 10:41am

FYI the deferred admissions program for Wharton is named after Moelis.

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Sep 2, 2021 - 12:59pm

Would it not be cooler though if it was called the  Moelis NYC M&A Advance Access Program though? 

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Sep 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
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