HARVARD EXTENSION SCHOOL ???? Master of liberal arts in finance ????

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So, what do you think about the master of liberal arts in finance offered by Harvard extension school ??? is it good in order to be accepted by an investment bank?

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Jul 14, 2016

Its Worthless.

You'd be better off spending the money on a sex change and blow your way into IBD than getting in through a MLS from the Extension School.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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Jan 20, 2018

@UTDFinanceGuy Despite the fact that Harvard Extension School has a unique admissions process, HES has a 32% acceptance rate, which is far more selective than most private American colleges in addition to most top 10 public universities. So, it is not completely useless, dude. You just perceive that it is useless because you either don't like non-traditional students, don't like Harvard, or don't like HES's unique admissions process, which forces students to progress towards graduation by proving themselves.

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Jan 20, 2018

Found the kid who doesn't want to believe his HES degree will be worthless

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Jan 21, 2018

Harvard EXT really isn't that bad as people claim it is around here.

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Jan 22, 2018

@Matrick Are you an employer?

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Jan 23, 2018

Currently a HES student in the Finance ALM program. The classes/professors are definitely hit or miss. Not sure how the Finance community or employers in general view the degree, but I will push back on @Howard Hughes statement that people who go to HES do so because they can't get into a better school. As an active duty military guy, lining up B-school depends a lot on separation timing. I chose HES because it was the best program in the area that allowed me to further my goals while still working full-time. When the timing lined up, I applied to B-school and was accepted to an M7.

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Feb 2, 2018

As a ALM Management graduate, I can say that the quality of the coursework is great especially for the cost. Many professors come straight from Harvard (HLS, HBS included) or other top schools.

Post-graduation, your mileage may vary. If you get a 3.5+ GPA, you may be eligible for Harvard College's Undergraduate Career fair for entry-level positions. As for Harvard Extension's career fair, many prestigious firms take a hard pass. As an Extension student at Harvard University, you'll have to work much harder versus the other schools at Harvard to land a position in high-finance if you don't already have substantial experience and solid credentials from undergrad.

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Feb 2, 2018
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