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  2. All- Some of you might be knee-deep in the MBA application process (currently Round 2), and others might be considering applying next year. I was in your shoes about a year ago and know how convoluted the process can be- it's about as "black box ...

    57 comments25 Feb 2018 -

  3. Wharton vs. Columbia vs. Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I wanted to hear some opinions on these three schools for banking recruitment. I'm probably looking to do 2 years in Investment Banking in NY in a BB and then come back to Brazil to work in PE Megafund. Current BG is 2 years in ER at a local bank ...

    252 comments30 Nov 2014 -

  4. Reflections on Year 1 at Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I recently completed my first year at ...

    159 comments30 Jun 2015 -

  5. The dream and desolation of the high finance world. Which path to the upper crust of middle-class suburban boredom do I take? Do I jump to the buy side? Do I stick it out in this simian hell of pitch books and Excel? Which is really right for me? A friend ...

    65 comments7 Oct 2010 -

  6. Kellogg vs. Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    Fellow WSO members, I know a lot has been said about this but the threads I was able to find were pretty old, so I would really appreciate your comments. ...

    69 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  7. Chicago Booth has always been a great b-school, but its rise in the last 5 years has been simply astounding. David Booth's $300 million donation in 2008 was a true game changer, for it allowed Booth to do several things: revamp career services, expan ...

    53 comments2 Feb 2014 -

  8. CBS vs Booth: recs, opinions, insights?

    Business School and GMAT

    . Booth ...

    41 comments18 May 2015 -

  9. Long time lurker, first time poster. I was accepted to Booth (no $), Tuck ($) and McCombs ($$$) and I am still trying to make a decision on the school I should attend next year. My post-MBA goal is to work in Houston, either in O&G IB (indifferent bet ...

    35 comments5 Mar 2013 -

  10. Part-time MBA at Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    So I know that part-time MBA is primarily for those who wish to stay at their current firm and receiving sponsorship. But at Booth the part-time students are allowed access to on-campus recruiting and networking events if they sign a waiver. I've hea ...

    39 comments6 Jul 2011 -

  11. Kellogg PT vs Booth PT

    Business School and GMAT

    Trying to decide between the two. I'm pretty early in my career, currently in an investment management role I plan on staying in. I've already gotten my CFA. Don't really need an MBA now- but given I'm in Chicago it's extremely co ...

    22 comments12 Jun 2013 -

  12. Chicago Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    Does anyone have insights into why Booth has been ranked #1 for 3 consecutive BW rankings? I've heard the former Dean, Ted Snyder, is a relationship guy and a bit of a rankings turnaround specialitst (it will be interesting to see what happens with Y ...

    23 comments14 Nov 2010 -

  13. Hello Everyone, I am currently a Senior Corp Dev Analyst for a European-based information services/software company located in Chicago. I have gotten some good international deal exposure (from Latin America to Asia Pac) and love the team I work with. I w ...

    17 comments31 Oct 2013 -

  14. Sloan vs Wharton vs Booth vs Kellogg

    Business School and GMAT

    Please share your perspectives on Sloan, Wharton, Booth and Kellogg. Its commonly thought that Wharton is the best finance feeder of these four schools. Is that really true? Which of these schools would provide the best student experience? business school ...

    18 comments29 Jun 2010 -

  15. What shot do I have at a top 5 MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    -3.72 GPA at non-target state school; accounting and finance double major with Latin minor-CPA-two years experience as an analyst at an MM firm-spent two years working in the Peace Corps' Business Advising program in Africa (after the analyst stint)-r ...

    16 comments8 Jun 2011 -

  16. I have a 4.0 GPA from UNCG and I can graduate with a BS in Economics this December. I could extend my graduation date by a semester and graduate with disciplinary honors, international honors, a global studies minor, and a year's worth of Chinese; is ...

    12 comments9 Jun 2014 -

  17. A lot of business schools are sending out final decisions this week for round 1 applicants. HBS will notify interviewed applicants today, along with booth, and later this week wharton and LBS will send out decisions. Good luck with everyone waiting to hea ...

    14 comments14 Dec 2010 -

  18. MBA OR?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I am an electrical engineer with 8 years of experience, worked in power distribution, sustainability and renewable energy. I am planning on doing my MBA next year, it seems like a big commitment and wanted to see what others out there think. I am an e ...

    10 comments27 Oct 2015 -

  19. I'm finishing up my junior year at a top liberal arts school, and I'm weighing my options for whatever I end up doing postgrad. I'm an Economics and Classics double major, with a ~3.8 GPA (inducted into Phi Beta Kappa). I'm also an ana ...

    13 comments30 Apr 2010 -

  20. Do I stand a chance at Booth?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm applying to the Booth Scholars Program. It's offered to fourth year UChicago undergrads. It consists of a $10,000 annual scholarship and a 2-year deferral to Booth. http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/admissions/ea... I'm confident in ...

    12 comments23 Mar 2011 -

  21. Advice needed- MBA Exploding Offer

    Business School and GMAT

    Odd situation here and hoping I can get some quick advice. My boss promised to fund my MBA full time, if I was accepted into a top part-time program and continued employment. I was considering full-time only and applied to the top 6 schools for full-time, ...

    11 comments25 Oct 2012 -

  22. Booth Part-Time VS McCombs Full-Time

    Business School and GMAT

    I know that for career switchers full-time is the way to go but is the Booth name so strong that it can overcome the expected obstacles of the Part-time MBA recruiting process? In the long-run, there is no doubt that the Booth MBA will stand out much more ...

    10 comments17 Apr 2013 -

  23. S&T recruiting at Booth

    Sales and Trading

    I recently talked to a former co-worker who just finished his first year at Booth. He said that about 95% of the people who get recruited for S&T end up in sales, NOT trading. He said BB trading jobs are insanely difficult to get. I was really surpris ...

    10 comments2 Jul 2010 -

  24. Summer After Senior Year of College?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello. Although I am only a rising sophomore, I have already begun to think of the future. My questions are: 1. What do people typically do the summer after their senior year of college? I am aware that most people graduate with a job offer and I imagine ...

    7 comments19 Jun 2014 -

  25. I am researching business schools to apply for next year, however I am a little concerned regarding my UG grades. Here are the schools I am considering and my scores / grades: I earned a 3.0 GPA at a top 50 US private school, though my major school (Inter ...

    7 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  26. So, after 2 months of preparation and studying (a lot of credit due to Phantombanker's study guide) I got a 770 on the GMAT. So now I'm turning my focus to actually applying to schools. I'm wondering if I should get more work experience or ...

    7 comments23 May 2013 -

  27. Very first post, I stumbled to this site couple of weeks ago... and now I can't get enough of it. I have been binge reading the forums and came across some great, authentic and unbiased advices that has helped me figuring out my near and long term go ...

    7 comments10 Feb 2013 -

  28. Hey guys, basically as the tittle says, if youre looking to leave the US and go to Europe/ Middle East/ Asia, and you're aiming for a corporate strategy role with a Exxon or samsung etc, which would you recommend? Current work experience (3 yrs) is i ...

    7 comments27 Aug 2012 -

  29. Buyside placemenet at Booth this year

    Business School and GMAT

    Not sure how accurate these numbers are but they're from a friend who's a 2nd year there and went through full-time recruiting for HF and IM. Apparently, around 20 booth students got offers from PIMCO (account management and product management), ...

    7 comments18 Apr 2012 -

  30. Chicago Booth Powerpoint

    Business School and GMAT

    Does anyone, especially admitted students at Booth, have examples of 'good' powerpoint slides for the essay 3?:D chicago PowerPoint Booth ...

    7 comments1 Jun 2011 -

  31. Private Equity: Booth vs. Columbia

    Business School and GMAT

    Was going to apply to HBS, Wharton, Booth and Columbia (Round 1). Debating dropping Columbia and keeping Booth. Does anyone have recent thoughts (last threads are from 2014) on Booth vs. Columbia? Personal Stats/Career History:- Top Tier Undergrad (3.8 GP ...

    5 comments1 Aug 2017 -

  32. I've been debating over which is a better company to start off with between Booz and Huron. For Booz, I'll be aligned with the strategic Innovation Group and with Huron, I'll be aligned with education. Personally, I want to go into healthca ...

    5 comments22 Jan 2015 -

  33. Chances at M7- Appreciate some advice

    Business School and GMAT

    Posting for a friend here: Background- Female- Raised US- Born Korea- Korean citizen Work (thus far)- 1.5 years @ EY's Commercial Advisory team focuses on MM PE DDs (US)- Interned at Accenture (US)- Interned at large foundation with $2B AUM (US) Volu ...

    5 comments8 Jul 2014 -

  34. This is a simple question. What is the conversion rate of application-> interview-> offer at MIT and Booth? (I'm an incoming student. I have dozens of hours of case interview study under my belt, though I'm rusty, and my firm intention is ...

    4 comments2 May 2017 -

  35. Booth PT+CFA for IM

    Business School and GMAT

    How realistic of a path is this for someone looking to break into IM? Possible or does it have to be M7 full-time+CFA? MBA CFA im Booth Salary ...

    4 comments17 May 2012 -

  36. This is not a question of if, but how. With 4 years Regulation/Risk background, 2 years Big 4 Advisory (so basically zero experience, relative). Basically I have a pretty sweet gig and I'm about to attend Chicago Booth part-time but would like to eve ...

    4 comments22 Aug 2011 -

  37. B School Probation

    Business School and GMAT

    What happens if you fail a final exam at school? I go to Booth and I pretty much just bombed a final. Booth probation ...

    3 comments13 Jun 2018 -

  38. Hi, ladies and gentlemen. I am working on equity/macroeconomic research in East Asia. Even though my work in current position is quite nice (in terms of salary and lifestyle), I want to move into US/UK financial market to expand my perspective. Thus, I ap ...

    3 comments6 Apr 2014 -

  39. Improve Chances at Chicago Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    If you are applying to Chicago Booth's MBA program, I'd like you help you improve your chances of acceptance. I'm presenting Get Accepted to Chicago Booth this Wednesday at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. I will cover showing fit w ...

    2 comments3 Dec 2018 -

  40. Not really sure what my options are.

    Business School and GMAT

    So I believe I will be moving to Chicago in December, and I am choosing to graduate early by fitting in my last 3 Econ courses. I had planned on doing the master's degree program at UNCG because it would be easiest, I even talked with the Econ profes ...

    2 comments8 Jun 2014 -

  41. Hey! ...

    2 comments7 Jun 2014 -

  42. Long/Short Placement- Booth vs Kellogg

    Business School and GMAT

    What is the view on how competitive Booth graduates are in getting into long/short value funds? Is Kellogg competitive here? Booth clearly is strong in quant based strategies but how well do its graduates place (and how does it compare to Kellogg) into fu ...

    2 comments4 May 2010 -

  43. Any word for Round 1 applicants on WSO yet? I've heard that in previous years they have released invites in small batches over the course of a few weeks. Not sure if there is any rhyme or reason to which applicants receive their interview invites fir ...

    1 comment16 Oct 2018 -

  44. Hi, I'm a former Harvard Interviewer, and a Harvard grad. I run the MBA admissions consulting firm, MBA IVY LEAGUE out of Manhattan. Happy to try to answer any questions anyone has about the MBA or EMBA process. Jillian, Founder & President MBA I ...

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  45. Contemplating between EMBA (Columbia/Wharton) and Full Time MBA (Booth/Columbia/Wharton). I need to move to hedge funds or Asset Management post MBA. long term goal is to be a Portfolio Manager. I have 5-6 years of experience in Derivatives Pricing/Risk i ...

    29 Dec 2012 -

  46. Do I have a chance at Booth?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'll be applying to the Booth Scholars Program in April. It's open only to UChicago graduating undergrads and it offers a $10,000 annual scholarship and 2-year deferment to Booth. http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/admissions/ea... I'm co ...

    30 Mar 2011 -

  47. Hedge fund recruiting at Booth

    Business School and GMAT

    I was reading a chat transcript sponsored by Chicago Booth, which featured MBA students who were entering the financial field after graduation. One guy who was going into banking said in response to a question that very few hedge funds actually recruit at ...

    1 comment30 Apr 2010 -