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  1. Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions

    WSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: Natalie I'm here to answer any questions you ...

    1135 comments - 30 silver bananas - Jun 13 2017 - 12:27am -

  2. Re: Does School Prestige Matter?

    "Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters- to you, ...

    112 comments - 45 silver bananas - Jan 1 2017 - 1:00am -

  3. Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out

    The Truth About The Back Office Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the back office (i.e Operations) on this site but I just thought I'd add my 2 cents as I recently left for another job after spending 1 year in BB Ops. 1. Pay: I don' ...

    68 comments - 28 silver bananas - Jan 5 2017 - 3:31pm -

  4. 2018 U.S News Best Business Schools thoughts?

    The US News Business School Rankings... What are your thoughts? #1 HBS #1 UPenn Wharton #3 UChicago Booth #4 MIT Sloan #4 Northwestern Kellogg #4 Stanford GSB #7 UC Berkeley Haas #8 Dartmouth Tuck #9 Yale SOM #9 Columbia #11 UMich Ross #12 Duke Fuqua #12 ...

    28 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 17 2017 - 12:00pm -

  5. How are NESCAC schools viewed?

    Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that the NESCAC is viewed very good overall since it is considered the L ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2017 - 10:06pm -

  6. What banker careers really look like: real private data

    Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12. The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage ...

    208 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 6:29am -

  7. 2015 MBA Application Thread

          Alright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 ...

    94 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 3 2015 - 11:05pm -

  8. High GMAT, Crap GPA: Any Chance at M7?

    Hey WSO, I'll be heading into my final year in college and have been considering applying to some top MBA programs. Specifically, MBA programs that admit college seniors. I'm curious of my chances because I have no idea given my background. My s ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  9. MAC or PC Laptop?

    Real estate peeps, I heading to grad school in a few months and can't decide between a PC or a Mac. What do you guys think? I had a Macbook Air since after undergrad until now (been 4 years) but it was damaged so I need a new machine. Functionality w ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 5:30pm -

  10. Is 31 or 32 too old to apply for business school?

    I am 29 years old. I was talking to my 27 yr old friend who will probably be attending Haas next year about business school. I told him I planned to apply to business school at 31 or 32 and he told me it would be hard for me to get in because of my older ...

    121 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  11. What I learned in b-school: is it worth $250k?

    Mod Note (Andy)- Throwback Thursday- this originally went up July 2012 A while back I mentioned that during the two years of my MBA program at a top-5 school, I'd put a star next to every note I took that I thought was worth carrying forward into my ...

    80 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 19 2014 - 8:00am -

  12. Should I get licensed? (CPA)

    Happy hump day, I'm planning on applying to full-time MBA program this fall and need some advice about getting my CPA license. Post MBA I'm hoping to go into corporate strategy/corporate development, but it's possible later down the road I& ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 9 2016 - 4:30pm -

  13. Apple vs. PC Laptop for B School?

    Apologies in advance as I'm relatively tech illiterate, so may be a dumb question- I'll be headed to business school this fall, and I am currently without a laptop (had a Macbook Pro 13" from college but has since died). The question is, wh ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  14. How do you manage finals week?

    As a fourth year college student, I feel I have acquired some necessary skills related to exam-taking. My strategy, tried and true, requires students spend many hours studying outside the classroom during the first 12 weeks of the semester, but guarantees ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2017 - 3:53pm -

  15. CFA Study Tips

    I just started to study for the CFA Level 1 exam coming up in December. I thought I'd see if anyone on these forums (please, only those who have took the CFA Exam) could give me some useful advice regarding studying for the CFA Level 1. Thanks in adv ...

    91 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  16. Top MBA Programs with a Real Estate Focus?

    Does anyone have any experience with real estate developers and/or real estate focused private equity firms and what MBA programs they recruit from? Since I have a strong desire to work in this field post-MBA, I want to make sure I'm applying to the ...

    127 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  17. Things MBA students like

    It's that time of the year again. In a couple of weeks, roughly two thousand of the world's (arguably) best and brightest douchebags will descend upon the world's most hallowed halls. I congratulate you. As you undoubtedly know, the next tw ...

    175 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 6:43pm -

  18. What happens after the golden ticket? BB IB-> MM/MF PE-> HBS-> PE/HF: then what?

    Hey guys, longtime lurker here, reading a lot about the short term of working in IB and going into PE/ HF, and maybe later B-school. But what happens after that? I hear a lot about hedge fund analysts looking to be PM's and starting their own funds, ...

    88 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 8:00pm -

  19. This Wall Street CEO Isn't Impressed By 'Fancy Schools

          Interesting read hopefully this motivates any hard working non-target students who need a little pick me up. Feel free to post your opinion on the article. I want somebody that's smart, hungry, not spoiled. Someone that comes in ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 3:15am -

  20. Math is useful they said... Advice?

    So even though i'm anticipating the usual "go enjoy school" crock of crap that I see here quite often, I found that it'll probably be useful to figure this stuff out right now. First off, an introduction. Im from the midwest. Im intere ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 11:00am -

  21. Which places better into hedge funds, HBS or Stanford GSB?

    Assuming you have bulge bracket banking and solid PE experience pre-mba, which school is going to provide you with better HF opportunities? Does the larger HBS network + east coast location make a difference? What is the recruiting process like? Thanks! b ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  22. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  23. Yale SOM ($) vs. Vanderbilt ($$$)

          I've got two days to make a final decision. I'm looking to go into endowment management, only a slight change from the FoF work I do now. I liked the fit at both schools, though Nashville is much better than New Haven. Here& ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2015 - 3:16pm -

  24. NYU Business School Professor- Tell Us How You Really Feel

    In case you haven't seen this yet, read below.... Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:15:11 PM GMT-08:00 US/Canada Pacific Subject: Brand Strategy Feedback Prof. Galloway, I would like to discuss a matter with you that bothered me. Yesterday evening I ...

    79 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 9:19pm -

  25. PE Funds That Sponsor MBA

    Anyone know of funds that sponsor MBAs (even if just for the very top associates)? If not, then what is the best route to go from an associate role at a fund that forces you to leave for an MBA, to a senior associate / VP in PE without going to business s ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  26. Do women flock to HBS guys?

    Just wondering if going to an elite business school increases your chance of attracting women and if HBS guys are just absolutely slaying it out there. Sure they're probably doing quite well for themselves already, but having that association m ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 1:32am -

  27. Stanford GSB v Wharton?

    TLDR- Stanford GSB vs Wharton to transition from 3yrs sellside ER in NYC at a lower tier bank to HFs post-grad? As far as background goes, I went to an undergrad barely in the Top 100 here in the US, graduated top of my class, and have regrettably been do ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 7:45am -

  28. NOVA MSF: courses and such

    . business school ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2015 - 5:16pm -

  29. Is Michigan State good enough for wall street?

    Looking towards applying to Ross business school and Eli Broad Business School. If Ross doesn't workout should i apply to different schools out of state Michigan or Would Michigan State be good enough, MSU's business school homepage does show a ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  30. Should I put Mensa on Resume???

    Mensa--> society that accepts people who have top 1% IQ. Just wondering if this is a good idea to put on my resume or if it has no relevance and may seem them I'm too smart for my own good. But then again, since I'm from a non-target it would ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 30 2016 - 10:26am -

  31. Is Stern undergrad that bad?

          I'm interested in NYU Stern, but I keep hearing how NYU is great for recruiting but is awful overall because of how cutthroat everyone is. I want to go to a school with a solid entry to ibanking and hedge funds in NYC, but I want ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 7:38pm -

  32. When is an MBA not worth it?

          This is the first thread I've started (I think) so bear with me... I'm a late 20's CFA charterholder who works in a FO job in asset management (global shop that manages >$100bn) and would like to have a go at HF. I l ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 4:47am -

  33. ***MBA Class of 2016 Internship interviews open discussion thread***

          Hey everyone. At most schools, internship interviews for consulting, banking, etc have started this week or last week. How's the experience going for everyone? business school ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 28 2015 - 12:11am -

  34. Hot Girls at B-School

    I want to hear you guys take. Lets say I want to go to a b-school in the top 25-30, where are the hottest girls? What have you heard? I'm assuming UCLA is up there and I know the Chapel Hill girls are hot...Lets hear some insight Investment Banking M ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  35. What b-school taught me about negotiations

    Here's where that $250k notebook starts to earn its keep. Set standards up front: "No swearing, no walking out." Write it down on the whiteboard so you can point to it if you need to. Small talk is big talk. Start with low-priority issues o ...

    50 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 6 2012 - 2:45pm -

  36. Best schools for Chicago banking?

          Other than the obvious Ivies, Stanford, MIT, and Northwestern, what are the best schools to get into banking in Chicago? Seems like Miami U, UIllinois-Urbana Champaign, and Indiana top the list, but what others are there? Any opinions ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2015 - 1:00am -

  37. The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs

    Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled The Real Reason New MBAs Want to Work for Goldman Sachs. This article walks through the "prestige" factor that name brand firms have and why so many recent grads strive to end up on th ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2014 - 12:46pm -

  38. SMU's undergraduate business school good for Investment banking?

    Im hoping to become a Investment banker in New york. I think i have a good chance of getting into SMU. Is SMU a good school to break into banking? Will its location, it being in Dallas, be a major disadvantage if I want to work in New York? Is it a Semi-T ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  39. Age is just a number right?

          I am 31 years old and live in Florida. I have a nontraditional career/education path and need some advice. After I graduated high school I became a firefighter paramedic. It was a great job. The schedule was amazing pay was good and I ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2015 - 12:03am -

  40. Cornell JD/MBA

    Is it worth it to do this? Cost is going to be 1.25 the price. It is not a particularly well ranked school. business school Law School ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:24am -

  41. Best MBA with GI Bill?

          Hi all, I'm shipping out on May 19th with an 11x Option 40 contract for the Army (pretty sure there are a few Rangers here). I'm planning on getting my MBA after my 4 years are up, things could change, but that's the pl ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2015 - 1:17am -

  42. I came across my father's HBS 30th Reunion profile book...

          My father is a graduate of Harvard Business School. HBS's alumni association (not exactly sure if it's actually the alumni association, but I am guessing it is) creates a "profile" book for each graduating class of ...

    22 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 25 2015 - 8:00pm -

  43. 18 Months- Need Some Direction

    Hey Fellow Monkeys, I could use some advice. I'll try to keep this somewhat brief, and appreciate any and all input. In about 18 months from now I will be making some sort of career change as my wife will be finishing her grad school, but I am contem ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2015 - 4:00pm -

  44. Ross or Stern

          business school ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 11:52pm -

  45. If you screw up undergrad...are you doomed for life?

    ... business school ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2015 - 11:22am -

  46. Olympic Athlete- MBA application

          I've just started researching MBA programs and will really appreciate any feedback about my profile. I served in the military for a couple of years before being recruited to a varsity team in a Big Ten school and a had a very suc ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 9:04am -

  47. Military Officer to Private Equity

    WSO, I've lurked for a bit and am looking for some mentor ship and advice. I spent six years in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer and am currently an MBA Candidate at Fuqua. I've spent the first half of my MBA experience talking to cur ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  48. Could I Ever Get Into an M7- If Not Then What is the Best I Can Hope to Do?/What Should I Do?

          Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Looking for a profile review of sorts as well as general B-School advice. Any advice/constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated! Academic Profile: Non-Target University ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2015 - 10:00pm -

  49. Bankers from Harvard/Columbia

    I was taking a campus tour at Columbia today and realised that they do not have a business news school for undergrad. I went on my phone and realized that Harvard and some other ivies did not. If Harvard doesn't have a business school for undergrad, ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2015 - 9:51pm -

  50. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School...Possible 50% discount?

    I have learned that it may be possible for me to gain a 50% discount to attend the JHU Carey Business school once I graduate due to extenuating circumstances. Therefore, it would come out to be about $54,000 total to gain an MBA. Do you guys think that it ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 12:43pm -

  51. How does working at a small firm influence MBA admissions?

          I am curious to hear people's thoughts on getting into a top MBA program from a small private company. When looking through M7 MBA candidates profile's on LinkedIn, most come from "name brand" firms. Companies most ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2015 - 4:13am -

  52. Private Equity- No IBD?

    Background: I've worked the past two years since college in industry, and would love to ultimately get into a (non-megafund) private equity firm focused on that industry. College: Texas A&M, which is non-target but the network within Texas is unb ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2015 - 8:02pm -

  53. Calling all Canadians. Esp Canadian MBA grads.

          Hi guys, I'll be attending a top Canadian MBA soon. I'm not going to say which one but guess away, obviously there are only a few good ones. A few questions: For those that got a Canadian MBA: 1. How was recruiting, in gener ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 2:52pm -

  54. Importance of GMAT and GPA per school

    A lot of people make posts here asking about GPA and GMAT. I found this blog, in which some applicant has been analyzing gmatclub data to see which schools care about GPA versus GMAT more, and the impact of each. I can't speak to the validity of the ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 19 2014 - 3:33am -

  55. EDHEC or Warwick

    I was gonna go to EDHEC MSc in Finance, and I already paid EU5000 to secure the position, but I recently received an admission from Warwick Master in Finance. I know Warwick is a good school, but EDHEC has some advantages too (learning French, internation ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  56. How important is the 'prestige' of your job matter for admissions into top MBA programs?

    Hey yall, I was wondering how much does the prestige of the job matter when it comes to top MBA admissions (top 10 MBA programs). It seems like for a top MBA program you either have to be high finance (IB/Consulting), military, or come from an unorthodox ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2013 - 7:01pm -

  57. Ahead of the Curve (2 Years At HBS): A Monkey's Review

    "Absurdly profitable company seeks journalist with ten years' experience and a Harvard MBA for extremely highly paid, low stress job in which he can wear nice suits and loaf around in air-conditioned splendor making the very occasional executive ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 1:45pm -

  58. Where are you IN for Business School? 2013 Edition

          I hear that some of the first rounds are releasing/released so I figured I'd start this up to see where the community has had luck and has struck out so far this year:) I'm down in Brazil sipping caipirinhas and working at a ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 10:45pm -

  59. LBS. This is how good you need to be!

        Below is a pdf link (hope it works for all) containing CVs/Resumes for students at LBS giving a good benchmark of what you'll need to get in. Thoughts? Edit: For clarity, the above link is generally for MaFin, the one below MBA. MOD EDIT ...

    53 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 20 2012 - 7:52am -

  60. B-School Q&A

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews This forum seems to have a noticeable lack of content focusing on...business school. No, asking if you should retake with a 740 because your quant score was "too low" does not ...

    44 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 25 2013 - 6:55am -

  61. Lessons from an Investment Banking Club Reject

    - An investment bank raises capital for companies, underwrites securities, and provides M&A advisory for their clients.- EBITDA stands for Earnings before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization- Fill the 3 gallon jug all the way, pour it into the ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 4 2015 - 11:00am -

  62. School/Life Balance of Business School.

          Can someone please explain a schedule of what business school is like and how much studying is involved and what type of work is done in the school thank you. business school ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 6:00pm -

  63. What b-school and Ben Franklin taught me about networking

    Four more quick ones from my $250k notebook: 1) Small talk is big talk. Do not fuck it up, do not ignore it. It is just as worthy of practice as your STARR model and your handshake. 2) Weak ties are more valuable than strong ties. They enable you to reach ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 2:45pm -

  64. Six things I have learned after joining a top business school- Part One

          A few months ago I arrived in London to pursue a Masters in Finance at London Business School; though my journey started a few months ahead of this when I did my research into business schools in Europe. London Business School was alw ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 9:16am -

  65. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  66. My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program- Part 1

          After reading the forums and taking the advice of contributors for several years I have decided that it is now time for me to give back to the WSO community. I am matriculating at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business this f ...

    20 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 4:18pm -

  67. Business School and Trading

    Is business school really the key to break into trading? This has been popping into my head a lot lately, with the job market as it is today, more and more prospective monkeys have dropped the chase and picked up the books instead to realize their BSD dre ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 8:03pm -

  68. Should I retake my 700?

    47Q, 40V. Lowest Verbal I've gotten since my cold test (was averaging 43-44). Quant is in line with practice tests. White Male, lots of volunteering, 3.4 Econ graduate from top private but non ivy school (think Duke/Northwestern), FLDP at F500 then F ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 12:47pm -

  69. MBA- Possible to do 2 MBAs?

    Is it possible to do two MBAs? Say u go to a small state business school and get an MBA in Marketing or Accounting (1 year program), work for a few years afterwards, and then go to a top business school to get an MBA in Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  70. Stock pick for entry-level analysis

    Hey Guys- A female friend of mine is taking an entry-level finance class as part of her masters program. They have been told to pick a publicly traded company which they will have to do a relatively high-level analysis of. Looking at financial statements, ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2013 - 2:39am -

  71. How much loans did you take out for B-School

          Basically the question is in the topic Also what would the max advisable amount of loan to be taken for an MBA beyond which point its not even maybe worth it to pursue the MBA Thanks college loans business school ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2015 - 6:36pm -

  72. GMAT (how many times?)

    A question for those who are experts or know pretty well about the minds of the admissions offices at b-schools. How many times of taking GMAT is considered "preferred" when candidates apply? The reason I ask is that I feel pretty desperate, hav ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  73. hbs interviews

          so anyone receive the invitation today? apparently went out at noon EST. i didn't get one business school HBS round 1 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2013 - 12:13pm -

  74. 720 GMAT, low quant %-> retake?

    Got 720 on the GMAT. Serviceable score, but with a nasty split: 95th percentile verbal, 75th quant. Planning to pursue IB post-MBA, and will likely present this story at MBA interviews. If that's the case, I'll probably want a higher quant score ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  75. Georgetown McDonough MBA-- Worth the Investment?

    I was admitted to Georgetown McDonough's full time MBA program a couple months ago (also waitlisted at UCLA Anderson and NYU Stern. UPDATE: ADMITTED TO STERN NOW). Am excited about the prospect of business school, but also nervous about making the le ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:40pm -

  76. Is Tufts a Semi-Target?

    Hi guys. I am a high school senior right now and I've been rejected to all of my target/semi-target schools, except a waitlist at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. I may get into Cornell as a guaranteed transfer for sophmore year though. ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  77. Visiting Business Schools in the UK- What I Learned (Part I)

    A couple of weeks ago, I spent a little over a week in London to visit some family. Because I'm looking into studying in the UK for my MSc in Finance in a year or so, I thought this would be a great way to visit some schools there. I picked some of t ...

    28 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 6:33pm -

  78. AMA: MIT Sloan

          Hi all, I am currently a 2nd year student at MIT Sloan graduating in the summer and heading for a position in New York afterwards. The forum has surprisingly little discussion around Sloan so I thought I would try to provide some colo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 6:54pm -

  79. Is IB a realistic option for me?

    I am 33 and have worked in the UK for 5 years in IT, in software development and management. I have a master's degree in computer science and I am finishing my MBA from a top5 UK b-school. I haven't got any consulting experience and the companie ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2015 - 11:11am -

  80. Columbia MBA and Scholarships

          I am strongly considering applying early decision to Columbia's MBA program this summer. Does anyone have any knowledge about their scholarship support for ED applicants? I've heard a mixed opinion on this issue so far. I am ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2015 - 4:44pm -

  81. Buying a house

    I am thinking about buying a house after my first year at a BB. (EDIT: I am working in Houston, so this is definitely more doable than NYC.) The first year I'll be staying at home with my parents and saving my money, so I'll have a good amount o ...

    84 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2010 - 1:34pm -

  82. American, White Males at Stanford

          This is from Stanford's website. Class of 2013 Profile International- 38% Minorities- 27% Women- 24% Total 99% I am no mathmatician, but it seems that this leaves 1% for white males from the US. Seems a little strange.... Am I mi ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 11:42am -

  83. How much more would you pay to attend HBS?

    When discussing top b-schools, many people use phrases like "top 5" or "top 10" or "M7"- and most people would be excited to attend any of these schools. However, in finance, and in PE in particular, there seems to be a huge ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2011 - 11:47pm -

  84. Umich Econ VS. Fordham U Gabllie Finance

          Hello guys, I need some help. I am an international student. Used to study in Marquette U finance, right now, in UIUC econ undergrad progam, and the econ program in UIUC sucks. I applied transferring to Umich econ, fordham, William an ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2015 - 4:02pm -

  85. The Business School Sex thread

          There have been many recent posts about relationships and banging one another at top MBA programmes... It's a topic that seems to highjack nearly every serious b-school thread, so I thought it would be useful for you guys to have ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 25 2011 - 6:44pm -

  86. Pissed of by the 1% Why dont you join it?

    More of a rant post but what do guys think of this? ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 12:55pm -

  87. --Ask Personal MBA Coach--

    Advice and Tips: What to do if you have too many recommenders to choose from? I recently had a discussion with one of my clients about his recommendation strategy because he faced some tough decisions. Like many of you, he had multiple people he could ask ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 17 2016 - 9:24pm -

  88. Quitting while applying to b-school

    Is this ever a good idea? I fully committed to applying by the December deadline just a few weeks ago. The problem is that my current position is very demanding. There is simply no way that I can work the hours that I do while giving serious time to GMAT ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2013 - 5:45pm -

  89. PE/VC is now the most represented industry at HBS

          Venture Capital and Private Equity has surpassed Consulting as the top industry experience at HBS class of 2017, accounting for 17% of incoming students. For the first time ever, Harvard Business School is enrolling more students with ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 2 2015 - 4:10pm -

  90. What b-school taught me about the job hunt

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