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  2. How to deal with THAT associate

    TBT: Originally posted on September, 2012 Props to bankerella for an insightful post delving into the mind of the newly-minted first-year investment banking associate. The only thing it was missing was a blanket apology for all of the seasoned analysts wh ...

    57 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  3. Possible to break into top MBA programs right after I graduate from college?

    Is it possible to break into top MBA programs right after I graduate from college, without any post-graduate working experience? Will that be a disadvantage? Thanks! MBA ...

    100 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  4. NYU Stern: overrated MBA?

    Everyone says that nyu stern is great for finance, due to its strong faculty and NYC location. But when i look at the actual job placement, i was surprised at how bad it was. Even with BB banking and trading, which is their bread and butter, they didn ...

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

  5. 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 ...

    174 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 6:43pm -

  6. How are military personnel viewed for MBA programs?

    I am a sophomore in college (non-target but still good school), and although I have an IB internship under my belt and two internships set up for this summer (Foreign AM, healthcare startup) I am planning in case if I can't get a FT offer (plus a par ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  7. Military Officer MBA Prospects

    I'm about to get out of the Military after 5 years, and I am planning on applying for MBA Programs in Fall of 2012. I've done some perusing of the boards and realize quite a few of you have a good handle on the admissions process of the top-tier ...

    135 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  8. 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 ...

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

  9. Four myths that b-school shattered for me

    If the most valuable type of learning is learning you're wrong, this is the most valuable section of the $250k notebook: Revenue synergies are like unicorns. If someone says he's seen one, he's probably never been fucked. The triple bottom ...

    102 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 17 2012 - 3:54pm -

  10. Post MBA at Chevron/Exxon/Shell

    Anybody know what life is like at these companies after you get your MBA? I've searched their websites and have found some useful info but nothing about salary or work-life balance. I work in Energy right now for a different major but would be open t ...

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

  11. Rice MBA

    How is it? From what I can gather it has pretty good regional recognition so if you wanted to get into a BB that has an office in Houston you'd stand a decent shot for investment banking. Outside of Texas it's obviously not as highly regarded. I ...

    145 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  12. MBA in KOREA-- Is it worth it??

    I am Korean American finishing up my military service here in Korea. I've decided to stay in Korea for the long term and have been thinking about getting an MBA from KAIST University- pretty much #1 or #2 school here- but all I read about Korean MBAs ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  13. Company sponsored MBA's

    How long do you typically need to work at a company that has an MBA sponsorship program before you are eligible for it (ie how long do you need to work at a company before they will pay for/subsidize an MBA)? Specifically in IB. MBA ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  14. M7 MBA- Worth It?

    Recently I had a chance to have a long conversation with my friend's roommate, who finished M7 MBA 2 years ago and now works in BB IBD. He previously worked in consulting. As someone who currently works in consulting and was thinking about doing MBA ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 12:41pm -

  15. Going Back to Banking

    I know this sounds like an insane question, but would anyone here go from private equity back to investment banking? I know exactly what the implications are here from a lifestyle/compensation perspective, but I'm wondering what happens to the promis ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  16. MBA necessary in ibanking CAREER?

    So I've searched WSO and I can't come up with a clear answer. What if you want to stay in ibanking after your analyst stint? As in progress to associate, VP, MD. If you don't start out as an analyst, you obviously need an MBA to break in as ...

    138 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2014 - 12:15am -

  17. Importance of an MBA for PE and Hedge Funds

    Hi, I am new to Wall Street Oasis, but have a very important question that I do not feel has been drilled at enough here (despite what some may think). I want to know what the importance of an MBA is for someone looking to go into private equity and hedge ...

    91 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  18. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

    How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    56 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  19. Lowest ranked MBA you would attend

    We all know how expensive pursuing MBA can be. Most programs would cost you anywhere from 50-80k a year including living expenses. Then, factor in the opportunity cost of leaving your work for two years, and MBA sure as hell is an expensive credential to ...

    342 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2012 - 2:25pm -

  20. Maintaining a relationship during b-school

    I know this topic is not related to admissions so my apologies in advance if it's not in the right forum. I am currently in a relationship with a great girl; we've been dating for about 2 years, and even though marriage is not something that ...

    125 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 3:23pm -

  21. Investment banking after 10+ years of engineering?

    Hi folks, I just joined this forum and need some advice. I am an engineer in Silicon Valley with an MS in CS and about 12 years of total work experience. I am doing good career-wise but I am not a super achiever by any means, both in terms of rank and sal ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 8:04am -

  22. Fall MBA 2016 Admitted Students

    Where is everyone headed this fall? I'll be matriculating at Tuck and can't wait to get started! MBA ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2014 - 8:00am -

  23. The joys of returning to school

    For those of us going to b-school this fall, will any of you miss the life you have now, professionally and socially? I recently had this conversation over drinks with a few former co-workers who asked whether I regret quitting my job to go to school and ...

    184 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 3 2013 - 1:18pm -

  24. 2015 MBA Ranking

    Thoughts from everyone? The one that stands out to me is Ross being placed above Fuqua and Yale SOM... 2014 U.S. News & World Report MBA Ranking 2014 Rank & School Index Score 2013 Rank 2013 Index Score Ranking Change 1. Harvard Business School 10 ...

    111 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 11 2014 - 11:15am -

  25. Big 4 to Equity research..

    ...what are some possible routes? Im only a 2nd year in big 4 audit so I know manager in big4->Mba-> ER might beone route but I cannot stick the job anymore....No way I am sticking around until manager. So what are some alternatives? Im willing to st ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2017 - 8:09pm -

  26. Quickest Route to CFO or CIO

    What is the quickest route to a CFO or CIO position (preferably at a Fortune 500 Company)? Is a financial analyst or treasury analyst position a good way to begin this pursuit, or would it be better to work in IB, ER, or Asset Management? What is the best ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 4:59pm -

  27. Top MBA Programs for IB

    Hi guys, After graduating with a MSF from a non-target school, I am looking into getting an MBA from a top school. In your opinion, what are the top MBA programs targeted by IB companies? Here is a list with schools I came up with: Wharton Harvard Chicago ...

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

  28. Haas MBA for finance?

    Not much here about haas. It seems like haas is ok in consulting and tech but very weak for finance. Would it be a mistake to attend haas with the intention of getting a finance job coming out? MBA finance Haas ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  29. 690 GMat-should i retake?

    Should I retake the GMAT? I got a 690, Q43, V41 so did horrible on the quant (64 percentile). I've been out of ugrad about 4 years, and saw that the test format was changing and wanted to take it now before the new test comes out. There's basica ...

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

  30. The decline of MBA OCR

    I wrote on this topic briefly earlier but curious to hear other 2nd year MBA students' thoughts on this. So this past week I met up with my career counselor, and she said "OCR is increasingly becoming a less important aspect of full-time job pla ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 6:22pm -

  31. 90% conversion rate for front office IB BB (and elite MM) jobs at M7 Business Schools

    Hey guys, got the official figures from the CMC and investment banking club at Kellogg. Of the 51 people who recruited from IB last winter, 45 received internships. I've seen quite a few threads asking for these figures, so figured that I'd post ...

    46 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 11:00am -

  32. Pre-MBA PE associates- How are you thinking about MBA?

    Question to all the incoming pre-MBA associates and current pre-MBA associates (of course post-MBA PE associates also welcomed to chime in). How are you thinking about the MBA 2-3 years down the line? A quick poll among the analyst class indicates that mo ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2015 - 9:08am -

  33. GMAT needed for top MBA program?

    Team WSO, I have a fairly common question, but given my circumstances I was hoping to receive some personal advice... So my question- what gmat score do I need to be competitive at a Booth/Kellogg/Sloan/Columbia? I am going to go ahead and take myself out ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  34. New MBAs Head to Asia in Big Numbers

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Is the bloom off the Private Equity rose for today's MBA students? An interesting phenomenon is ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00am -

  35. savings before MBA?

    just curious- for those guys in MBA programs or starting soon- how much savings did you have prior to starting? i can't tell if i've been fiscally irresponsible- but will have about 50k after 4 years working in nyc- 1 yr in banking, 3 at a start ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:35pm -

  36. Reflections on Year 1 of MBA

    After reading CompBanker and TheGrind's excellent posts on their b-school experiences, I feel an obligation to chime in. There probably isn't too much that I can say here that is something you guys haven't heard before, but nonetheless I am ...

    70 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:03pm -

  37. Best B-school for Equity Research

    I'm applying to b-schools this fall for next and I want to do ER post-grad. What are the best schools for giving me the most ER opportunities after getting my MBA? Are any schools particularly well-known on the street? Any additional info related to ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  38. Banking vs. Consulting-- Post-MBA

    I see a lot of threads comparing banking and consulting at the undergrad level, however I haven't seen too many of them comparing these two at the post-MBA level, so I wanted to start one. I will be starting at a top 10 MBA program this Fall. My work ...

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

  39. MBB GMAT Cutoff from MBA

    So I think its well known that to be interviewed by MBB you need a minimum 700-- but is it 700 and up is fine, or 700 is minimum and 720 is more so the desired area? And do they care more for the quant than the verbal (as most b school programs do?)? ANy ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  40. Corporate Lawyer to MBA

    Hi all, I'm a corporate (BigLaw) lawyer practicing in the field of M&A and start-ups. I work at one of the top three tech law firms in the country and I'm based in the Bay Area. I'm considering applying to MBA programs next year and, in ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2015 - 6:27pm -

  41. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  42. Are Stern MBAs looked down upon?

    So I'm looking at applying to Stern this upcoming year along with other schools. When I talked to friends and alums who went to M7 schools, they all laughed at Stern and say that people don't take their students and alums seriously. One Wharton ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2012 - 12:59am -

  43. Energy backgrounds going for MBA.

    I've been researching MBA programs on the East Coast and have noticed that professionals from Energy are barely represented at schools like Columbia and Stern. Columbia's class profile shows only 2% from energy background and 3% for Stern. I kno ...

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

  44. MBA class of 2015 applicants thread

    I haven't seen this thread yet, so i figure it's time to get the ball rolling since round 1 deadlines are coming up. If you can, post which rounds you're applying to, and rank the schools in order of preference. If you want to add more deta ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2012 - 4:17am -

  45. Ask Stacy Blackman Consulting- Business School Admissions

    Hey Everybody- if any of you are looking for a quality GMAT preparation I'd encourage you to check out our partnership with Veritas Prep here because WSO members get 10% off: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/veritas-gmat-prep-d... For those of you thin ...

    547 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 11 2011 - 4:46pm -

  46. 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 -

  47. To what lengths would you go to boost your MBA admission chances? (i.e. pretend to be gay)

    Yes, this is technically unethical. Yes, this is bizarre and desperate. But I'm wondering how effective the following strategy could be: Start getting actively involved in a gay professionals organization; try to assume a leadership role. Write a com ...

    75 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 31 2011 - 11:32am -

  48. Motivational videos for MBA applicants

    For those of you about to embark on the grueling MBA admissions cycle, here are some videos to get you guys PUMPED UP, so you can go on BEAST MODE. I hope all of you guys get into your top choices, and live the DREAM for two years. Good luck, fellow monke ...

    58 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 1 2012 - 1:49am -

  49. From medical school to consulting or banking?

    I went to college at a school ranked in the 20s with a minor in business and I will be finishing medical school in 2012 at a school ranked in the 10s. GPA is 3.9 in college, and my grades are above average in medical school. My questions: 1. how competiti ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  50. value of CFA for private equity job

    Hi, I have no financial/accounting background, I recently got a MBA from a top US school, I am just 30 and currently working for an operational advisory team for a big 4, I plan to join a PE firm in the future and I am wondering if having a CFA would add ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  51. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

    Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q &A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportunity to help provide a ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  52. Josh Kaufman Basically Says "MBAs Suck"

    So I read this article a few minutes ago, and I wanted to share it with you guys (as well as some quotes below). http://poetsandquants.com/2010/10/04/why-josh-kauf... Kaufman believes that MBA programs "teach many worthless, outdated, even outright d ...

    85 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 28 2010 - 7:20pm -

  53. MBA- Kellogg vs Yale vs Cornell Go!

    Hey guys, I have the fortune to be accepted to these programs and would appreciate some honest feedback on which school to spend my next two years Background: late 20s upon matriculation, 4 years in 2nd/3rd tier consulting (big 4), public university engin ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2014 - 3:19pm -

  54. How much does pre-MBA work experience affect post-MBA employment opportunities?

    I'm wondering how much pre-MBA work experience affects post-MBA employment opportunities. For example, do the majority of those who get management consulting jobs post-MBA already have consulting experience? What about those who get IB associate gigs ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2017 - 9:51am -

  55. McCombs MBA for IB/Consulting?

    Hi I have an admit from the McCombs MBA program at UT-Austin. How strong is the IB /Consulting recruitment here? Over the past few years even though MBB and BB IB's have come on campus, the number of students recruited (SA as well as Full-time offers ...

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

  56. Craziest B-school Parties

    Interesting list from Business Insider. I'm surprised that Priscilla's Ball at HBS (annual drag party) and Walnut Walk at Wharton (guys wear suit jackets, dress shirt and boxers and women wear lingerie while bar hopping!!!!) did not make the lis ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2013 - 10:31am -

  57. Oxford for MBA?

    Is Oxford a good school for getting an MBA to work in US finance? MBA Oxford ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  58. Is Fuqua a Target for BBs?

    Is Duke's Fuqua MBA considered to be a target for BBs? Particularly asking this for IB and IM roles. Who really hires on campus? And how well it is represented on the Street? Appreciate any thought/insight... MBA duke fuqua GS/MS/JPM ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  59. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 8:03pm -

  60. Conversation with a former top 5 MBA student adcom

    So with round 1 mba admissions cycle starting to get into full gear, a lot of applicants are very anxious. I recently had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine who just graduated from a top 5 business school and was a student member of the adcom ...

    45 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 12:29pm -

  61. Applying to PhD in Finance, PhD Math, and MBA at a Same School (Not Dual/Joint)

    Let's say I am applying to University of Chicago, and my real hope is that I get into the MBA program on a fellowship, without which MBA is no good for me--I want it free. But of course, I realize that I'm dreaming and understand that the chance ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2013 - 12:02pm -

  62. Asset Management vs. Equity Research

    If the ultimate goal is to be a PM, which path should one take when starting right out of undergrad? Post MBA? What are the differences in their career progression? And how do the tasks differ as an entry level employee? MBA Equity Research portfolio mana ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  63. McMaster-Carr Management Trainee Program

    Got an e-mail about this last week. Anyone know anyone in this program? It seems like they like to take kids from top schools, put them in their trainee program, and then the kids manage factory workers. It's still sounds more interesting than what I ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  64. B-schools with the best facilities

    Based on my visits and what I have seen: 1. HBS 2. Stanford 3. Booth 4. Sloan 5. Upcoming new Yale building Schools that have underwhelmed me in terms of facilities: kellogg, columbia, stern. Of course, this is trivial in terms of selecting a school. MBA ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2013 - 3:47am -

  65. Mugged too often- Need advice on exit opportunities

    Hi, I understand that this may sound stupid to a lot of you, but life is a continuous evaluation of priorities and I have decided that there's only so much I'm willing to give up for my career. I'm currently a second year analyst at a PE sh ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2014 - 10:05pm -

  66. What is wrong with this picture?

    I am an MBA, a CFA Level III candidate, and have been working in ER for a year. My comp is 60k base. What the hell am I doing wrong? Am I in the twilight zone or is this even remotely normal sounding? MBA Equity Research CFA ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2011 - 11:38pm -

  67. As a non-Mandarin speaker, would it be advisable to pursue an MBA at a top MBA school in China?

    I'm looking to re-brand and apply to an MBA program this fall. Would it be advisable to apply to a top Chinese school if I'm thinking about doing PE long-term? How are their programs different than from the US programs? Do you still have summer ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  68. How to explain gaps in resume

    What should I say to explain the when I was: considering graduate school, looking for work, improving my health, ect. MBA resume CFA graduate school MAcc MSF Finance PhD ...

    41 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 23 2013 - 2:34pm -

  69. Which Canadian Program? McGill, Ivey or Schulich?

    Hey Forum, I'm a Canadian business student who has gotten into McGill Commerce, Ivey's Advanced Entry Opportunity and the Schulich School of Business. In the long term I would like to work in the States, and therefore I plan to do an MBA in a to ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  70. MBA Rankings, U.S. M7 v Euro-schools, & is the Economist biased?

    Here's a fun way to end the week for some of our aspiring MBA monkeys. Arguing over what the Top 20 MBA landscape currently looks like. If the [/embed]following Economist article is to be believed, the landscape has changed quite a bit. Obviously, we ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 14 2011 - 2:47pm -

  71. Tell me about Yale SOM

    I'm very intrigued by Yale SOM and would like to hear people's thoughts on this. From what I've gathered, the following are the pros and cons of yale som. Please no trolling-serious responses only. Pros 1. Dean Snyder has done an amazing jo ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 17 2012 - 11:35am -

  72. What defines an Asian? *not a racist post*

    Hi fellow monkeys, I will be applying to BSchool in the next 2 years and I was wondering if Asians fit the URM category? I understand Asians as a whole are not minorities in any case (especially in finance and in B-School), but the term "Asians" ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2014 - 2:40pm -

  73. M7 profile. How do I stack up?

    I'm in the process of deciding whether I want to pursue an MBA in the near future. Brief background:- BAs in political economy and German studies from a non-target (4.0 GPA)- MSc in political economy from LSE- MSc in Russian and East European studies ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 8:57am -

  74. Is there such a thing as a family finance job?

    Ok all, I am 34 Finance BS, will finish MBA at Ross in fall 2012, working on CFA and FRM. Looking for a job in finance that is 40ish hours a week. Love spending time with the fam (got 3) and only looking to break 6 figures. I know you all are young and ov ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2011 - 8:32pm -

  75. How do you view these 2nd tier MBA schools for IB? Thanks

    Haas Ross Darden Fuqua Johnson Edit: Adding Yale SOM Trying to narrow my list down for applications in the fall. I am thinking about applying to 2 or 3 of the 5, but there doesn't seem to be much information around online as far as which are the best ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2014 - 6:11pm -

  76. MBB--> PE--> MBA?

    There have been a number of threads recently comparing MBA placement from different arenas (Consulting vs PE vs IB). It seems of the three, MBA programs seem to, at least generally speaking, look most highly on MBB applicants. If someone hopped from MBB t ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2017 - 1:58pm -

  77. Delete_thread.

    Deleted. IB MBA consulting mbb Scholarship Darden ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2014 - 6:27pm -

  78. Target Programs in Canada

    hi everyone, i got my BA in Finance in Manchester, UK and i was just wondering if anyone could suggest some target programs/schools like an MBA or a M.A in Financial Economics. i know the usual five are Ivey, Schulich, Rotman, McGill and Queen but i was w ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2012 - 2:20pm -

  79. 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 -

  80. Taking the plunge and applying for class of 2017- How do I make myself shine?

    Hi all, I've debated with myself the value of the MBA over the last 2-3 years, and I've finally decided to take the plunge. I want to taste that sweet, sweet pedigree and strap myself into the catapult named "Career Trajectory". My tar ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2014 - 10:34pm -

  81. How to be THAT associate

    mod (Andy) note: make sure to check out fellow writer Aaron Burr's response in " How to deal with THAT associate " September: the time of the year when hundreds of newly-minted MBAs are unleashed upon their new groups. To those highly-educa ...

    23 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 3:32pm -

  82. GMAT: quant much more important than verbal?

    I've heard mixed things about this from people. Really curious to know what others think. So as everyone knows, it's the overall gmat score that factor into b-school rankings, and schools care about it rightfully so. At the same time, I've ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 2:41pm -

  83. Do any FT MBA students here work part time during the semester to pay for expenses?

    When I say work part time I mean work part time in Finance or Industry, not part time at walmart or anything. The advantage of FT MBA is so much greater than PT MBA but losing the salary is a hard pill to swallow. Just wanted to see if any of you current ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  84. Starting All Over!?!?

    Gentlemen and Ladies, Not really sure where to put this, since its not a job related, nor Business (MBA) school related question really. So I'll ask the people who know the industry better than I. In short, I want to get into consulting. You may deci ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 28 2010 - 8:48am -

  85. Post-MBA career options

    Hi All, I could use a bit of advice on choosing a career path for after I get my MBA. I'm planning to apply to programs next summer, and for a few months now I've been running with the idea of becoming a management consultant after getting an MB ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  86. Georgetown MBA brand name

    How good is the Georgetown MBA brand name? I know any school outside the top 15 is usually a regional school. But how about Georgetown's reputation? I know Gtown places some kids on Wall St..but what happens when you go farther away.. like say in Chi ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  87. why is it rare for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experience

    I have heard a lot of people saying it is almost impossible for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experience. But I assume that a 3 year pre-MBA BB IBD (more ideally M&A team) experience should give you lots of deal experiences and sufficient mod ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2012 - 6:01am -

  88. Insead vs. Columbia

    Assuming Background is 1 year M&A at top firm and 2 years MM pe at top continental european firm. Aim is to move to the US (WC or NY) after graduation in a PE / HF (Value- L/S) role or in a general management role. thanks MBA ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  89. Wharton Undergrad, need an MBA?

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