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 (19)

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Sep 25, 2021 - 6:04pm

Not saying UVA doesn't have great IB prospects but frankly it is strongest in Consulting, esp. at the UG level. Brilliant school all around and a gorgeous campus.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Sep 25, 2021 - 10:12pm

Went to UVa McIntire and that's what I heard about Darden as well. My McIntire professors told me Darden is strong in marketing and consulting.

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
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 25, 2021 - 8:14pm

Hey what industry are you looking to recruit? I'm first year at Darden as well and doing banking track as well.

Sep 26, 2021 - 3:13am

Confirm this is true. Banks, particularly mid tier BBs, have moved away from hiring from Tier 1/M7 schools ( schools such as Harvard, MIT, Kellogg which does not have strong IB interest among students) as it cost a lot of money for banks to recruit on campus and candidates from those schools are usually picky as they have multiple offers and would naturally go to top banks only. otherwise they would rather take their chances with startups/tech. I personally know a 2-3 Harvard ppl from my year who seriously recruited for IB but ended up with no IB offers as only GS/MS/JPM + top EB recruit on campus so not a lot of spots to go around. Heck even JPM got pissed recently as they realized ppl don't really rate them along the likes of GS/MS. No other BBs or EB recruit there as they don't wanna waste time. It's kinda unfortunate cuz a couple of them who would actually happily take an offer from baml/ Barclays etc. working at an EB right now and I know some MD are unhappy that the bank is allocating so many spots to Cornell/ Darden / Tuck over say MIT , Kellogg. . Of course, if you have the option, Wharton, CBS, Booth are still your best bet.

Array
  • 3
  • 1
  • Associate 1 in IB - ECM
Sep 26, 2021 - 11:01pm

Is Kellogg really that much more prestigious than Tuck, Darden? Kinda surprised by this atleast (for finance not consulting)

  • Principal in PE - Other
Oct 4, 2021 - 11:50am

Kellogg has really shot up in the rankings in the last decade while Darden and Tuck have consistently floated around the 8-13 range depending on which ranking you're looking at. Do most senior people really look at a Kellogg MBA and think that it's somehow more valuable than a Darden or Tuck MBA? No. 

  • Associate 1 in IB - ECM
Sep 26, 2021 - 11:00pm

I think this is a little absurd. If you go to HSW, you want IB and put in the same legwork as everybody else, you will have by far the best odds of getting an offer. With Columbia probably being your second best bet due to its general prestige + proximity to NYC

Most Helpful
  • Principal in PE - Other
Sep 27, 2021 - 3:40pm

I graduated from Darden a couple years ago. Not a rigorous analysis, but everyone in my graduating class who wanted to do IB ended up with a good IB job. It's a smaller percentage of the class that pursues banking versus consulting than some of the more "traditional" finance schools but it still has solid placement for those who recruit for banking. 

Honestly, all of the top 10-15 MBA programs are pretty similar in terms of post-graduation job placement. Other than massaging your ego or for the prestige that's mostly in your head, it really doesn't matter which one you go to. You can get to Goldman or McKinsey just as easily from HBS or Stanford as you can from Darden or Tuck or [insert non-M7 but still top-15 program here]. And if you can get into an M7, you might also get a meaningful amount scholarship money from a Darden or Tuck while still getting a fantastic education and still ending up at the same company you want to work for while not incurring the same student debt.

  • Analyst 2 in AM - Other
Oct 4, 2021 - 12:03am

Ut neque sunt qui aut libero odio. Est fuga ut alias laborum fugiat aut dolor. Voluptatem ut tempora consectetur expedita mollitia iusto eius.

Et qui voluptatem animi sed enim est. Consequuntur architecto consequuntur ipsam reprehenderit. Blanditiis rerum ex aut dolorem et. Ut quaerat voluptas repellendus autem eaque. Deserunt at vel tempora et voluptates ad.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

October 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (39) $363
  • Associates (229) $233
  • 2nd Year Analyst (137) $154
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (31) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (104) $143
  • 1st Year Analyst (501) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (387) $83