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Dec 7, 2015

I recently interviewed for Duke's MMS, but I'm far from an expert on admittance. From my perception throughout the application process, they seem to like applicants with clear goals, a teamwork attitude, and many extra-curriculurs. There application includes many essays beyond just the typical personal statement (i.e. "25 random things about yourself") Of course GPA and GMAT are determining factors as well, though they don't seem to weigh as heavily as a strong desire to contribute to the school and be a team player within the Fuqua network. From your profile, I think you have a good chance of being admitted. You should ask yourself if the program will really help you achieve your goals though. Something that the interviewer told me is that sometimes people in the program who were business majors in undergraduate don't find the depth that they were looking for. Despite this, they seem to place well in many consulting firms. Their employment information can be found online.

Dec 7, 2015

stop posting shit twice.

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Oct 20, 2016

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Dec 8, 2015

Only apply to UTA, Vandy, Duke, and Minnesota. Don't bother with more schools. If you can afford WUSTL(no scholarship money), then also apply there. But Minnesota program will be enough for Midwest, especially Minneapolis banking, it's like a Harvard there. You're a finance major, so I don't think you'll get much out of Duke, but you'll get the brand name and 1 amazing year plus the network and new friends and extra-curriculars. If you want to drop 41-45k for just that, then be my guest. But you'll get whatever you want if you do well in the program, and network, and not just be a lazy bum, regardless of which program you attend. So yes, I would add Minnesota and drop the rest. Kellogg is not possible since they don't want business undergrads.

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Dec 8, 2015

UTA= University of Texas-Arlington. It's just UT

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Dec 8, 2015

UTA= University of Texas - Austin

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Dec 8, 2015

@Interlude12 just stop it dude, no one calls UT-Austin "UTA", it is simply UT.

Dec 8, 2015

Wow, what's wrong with you? Its not set in stone. UTA could mean both

Dec 7, 2015
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Wow, what's wrong with you? Its not set in stone. UTA could mean both

dumb comment. it's even worse than before

Dec 8, 2015
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Wow, what's wrong with you? Its not set in stone. UTA could mean both

Except it can't. University of Texas has two schools in its system that start with an A- Arlington and Austin. UTA breeds confusion, and its not correct. No one in Texas (or anywhere else that I've ever seen) ever calls the flagship campus UTA.

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Dec 8, 2015
jacobc23:

Goals: eventually to be a CEO/CFO/Founder, but to start out in: investment banking, or whatever the best job I can get out of one of these programs.

My only advice to you is to refrain from saying this on any of your MSF interviews. It shows a lack of clarity and understanding.

Also, I would forget about applying to Miami and JHU altogether. They aren't worth your time and they're definitely not worth your money. JHU is a good school, but not for business. Baltimore is a disaster. There's Legg Mason, TRP and that's it. Literally a dead city.

Oct 20, 2016

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Dec 7, 2015
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@Esuric @Interlude12" @Amy1870I appreciate the advice!

So the general consensus is that I'm a safe bet to get into at least one out of Texas, Duke, Vandy, and Wash U?

What school should be my safety in case I don't get accepted at any of those four?

Thanks again!

MSf can't save your life, Don't tell me UF isn't enough for a job. Otherwise no MSF will take you.
If you don't like what I say, i will just end with the note Good Luck when you keep screwing yourself at $45k per year.

Dec 8, 2015

Goals --> CEO ... haha this is rich stuff

Oct 20, 2016

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Dec 8, 2015

Don't you think it sounds a bit clownish to say your goal is CEO (which gives no indication of which industry you're looking to work in or what you're passionate about) and then say you'll start out in investment banking (very difficult to break into) or whatever the "best" job you can get. It just sounds like you're dropping buzz words and have no clue what you're talking about.

Also, what is the selection committee of your fraternity? Is that a rush chair?

Dec 8, 2015

Why don't you talk to Kelly and try and do the UF MSF program. Amazing placements. With your stats I suggest you apply to Vanderbilt and maybe UTA. You'll get into Vandy.

Dec 7, 2015

UF MBA isn't a network upgrade. But frankly, it's not like a MSF makes people drag you into IB!
Everybody does the same tiresome amount of networking and recruiting prep like those undergrads.

Dec 8, 2015
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UF MBA isn't a network upgrade. But frankly, it's not like a MSF makes people drag you into IB!Everybody does the same tiresome amount of networking and recruiting prep like those undergrads.

It is the UF MSF, not MBA. Their MSF program has incredible placements, primarily because the career and admissions office is strict with networking and placing you with a mentor. They only accept UF undergrads. Their placements are on par with all the top programs.

Dec 7, 2015
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