advice for undergrad business schools

Hey guys would like to ask for some advice here. I am currently 17 years old studying in Melbourne, Australia and am originally from Malaysia. I would like to pursue a Major in Finance at a top business school in the US, while also having the ability to study International Relations/History which is another one of my interests. I participate actively in co-curricular activities at school and a above average student. My predicted results for my high school certificate are at the top 5% of the state and i should score fairly well on my SAT's with my two extra subjects being Chinese and World History.

I would like to study at a good school where there is a strong teacher - student relationship and a nice environment. I would eventually like to work as an analyst or something of that sort.

This is my list so far, please tell me what you think and if i could get in or not.

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) - Early Decision First Choice
Cornell University (Charles H. Dyson School)
University of California Berkeley (Haas)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
New York University (NYU) (Stern)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
University of British Columbia (Sauder) - Canada
Boston University
University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Thanks very much,
Jet

WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

Comments (11)

Nov 8, 2010 - 4:49am

.

One of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.
Nov 10, 2010 - 1:44pm

Add Columbia and Duke....similar caliber and good/great street placement

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Nov 11, 2010 - 7:53pm
happypantsmcgee:
Add Columbia and Duke....similar caliber and good/great street placement

I understand that but I mentioned them because, assuming his goal is to get to the Street or other lofty finance/business related field, both of those options would do a great job of getting him there irrespective of the fact that they don't have a UG BSchool.

Second the UVA suggestion though.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
  • 1
Learn More

300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

Learn more
Nov 11, 2010 - 9:17pm

Ask on collegeconfidential.com
As for constructive feedback, I'd add Boston College as it falls neatly between complete non-targets like BU and real target schools...just in case.

Nov 17, 2010 - 5:21am

Business schools are educational institutions which are majorly focused on providing courses on business and management related subjects. The administration of these B-schools can be independent or they may be functioning under a parent university. Business schools provide business courses that effectively ready the student to take up corporate challenges he may have to face in his career ahead.

http://www.thedegreeexperts.com
Nov 19, 2010 - 12:41pm
Carolyn Perry:
Business schools are educational institutions which are majorly focused on providing courses on business and management related subjects. The administration of these B-schools can be independent or they may be functioning under a parent university. Business schools provide business courses that effectively ready the student to take up corporate challenges he may have to face in his career ahead.

Just tracked all of this lady's posts. Obvious promotion fail is obvious.

Carolyn Perry, you have been blocked.

“Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do”
  • 1
Most Helpful
  • Business School in IB - Gen
Jul 21, 2021 - 7:18pm

UBC is 2nd/3rd rate in Canada, Ivey HBA at Western University of Ontario is the best in Canada with Queen's University's BCom being a close 2 (or even 1A based on their recent placement).

If you're going to Canadian route, those two are by far ahead of UBC.

McGill's BCom is definitely 3rd after those 2 but the University of Waterloo makes an interesting case if you're into something quantitative, as they have a co-op program with their math/engineering/business students in both the faculty of science/engineering and business school that places kids in top hedge funds (quant @ Citadel, Two Sigma etc) right out of undergrad + top BB (ie. consistently Goldman) but you'll need to have a serious interest in math to survive.

I would then put UBC after those options as 5th, in probably the same tier as Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto.

UBC does have a program called PMF that places kids into super elite positions out of undergrad (ex. Goldman TMT NY, KKR PE Analyst etc.) but they only take 6-7 kids a year and you have to apply after 1st year, so there's no guarantee you'll get in. Vancouver IB is completely dominated by UBC but Vancouver IB is a tiny market and comp + buy side exits suck. Will occasionally see non-PMF UBC kids break into SF IB but would have better shot at NY/SF/LA/Chi etc + Toronto IB at any of the top 4 options I mentioned. Big bonus of UBC is how beautiful it is there tho, and the general reputation of UBC outside of finance in Canada is very high (ie. Medicine, Engineering etc)

Hope this helped, let me know if you have any questions about Canadian schools

EDIT: just saw that you said you might want to study History as well, which is even more reason to go to Ivey. Ivey is a 2+2 program where your first two years you do whatever you want (ex. BA in History, BS in Biology, BEng in Chemical Engineering etc) and then do your last 2 years in the Ivey Business School, but you apply for acceptance to Ivey when while in high school. Let's you actually finish with 2 degrees while having an option to study an unrelated field for 2 years, while u can also just do business/economics for those first 2 anyways. Ivey has very strong placement in both LA/SF and NYC in both top BB and EB like Evercore, Moelis, Qatalyst etc plus PE out of undergrad like Silver Lake/Ares (who basically only recruit at Ivey + top Ivys & maybe stanford/MIT). If you go to Canada and have a choice, Ivey is prob ur way to go and is a fun party city, albeit cold as fuck (like everywhere in Ontario). Queen's places very well also into BB/EB in NYC.

Source: Canadian who went to non-HYP Ivy

  • Business School in IB - Gen
Jul 21, 2021 - 7:27pm

Modi sapiente quaerat dolor quia nulla nisi quia aspernatur. Et quos animi ipsum harum nihil. Dolor nobis quidem labore nostrum tempore. Aperiam rerum ipsa expedita placeat ducimus. Quae quibusdam omnis accusamus. Sint ut quos sunt sint.

Dolor incidunt ut quae rerum earum. Facere labore nostrum velit. Iste fugiat vitae odit repellendus minima laboriosam cupiditate. Consequatur ea et aliquid sapiente. Non similique eaque inventore numquam recusandae dolor aut.

Doloribus et vero illo. Ex est et officia dolores. Nemo omnis error dolorum consequatur impedit sunt nesciunt. Non deleniti nihil id qui.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (38) $367
  • Associates (218) $232
  • 2nd Year Analyst (132) $153
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (30) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (102) $144
  • 1st Year Analyst (483) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (375) $82