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  2. To anyone considering an MBA

    There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I'd share some thoughts. You ...

    190 comments - 175 silver bananas - Oct 31 2018 - 8:41pm -

  3. I am a finance professional with a disability. AMA.

    What the title says. I've been on this website for quite a while now and having just finished business school, decided to actively post again. I don't know if this topic would be of help to anyone, but I know I would've found it useful so p ...

    29 comments - 13 silver bananas - Aug 5 2018 - 11:00am -

  4. MSRE vs. MBA decision- looking for opinions based on my situation/interests

    I know the MSRE vs. MBA topic has been discussed here multiple times, and I have read through the old posts. I wanted to share my situation/goals and see if anyone here could shed some light on some of my thoughts. Me:- Analyst in acquisitions for a large ...

    36 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 5 2018 - 11:46am -

  5. MBA Applications on Decline

    MBA applications are on a decline. What do you guys think the root cause is behind that? Is tuition getting too expensive? Are the applicants hesitant to pull additional loans after continuing to pay back UG loans? MBAs aren't too attractive/sexy any ...

    89 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 2 2017 - 4:26pm -

  6. Public Accounting to M7 MBA- AMA

    Hi WSO, I wanted to give back to the community now that my MBA admissions journey is over. I've left some facts and thoughts below, would by more than happy to provide additional insights if it would be helpful. Undergrad: Large state school GMAT: 73 ...

    33 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 2 2018 - 4:00am -

  7. Get Your MBA Immediately After Undergrad?

    Should you get your MBA immediately after getting your undergraduate degree? I am thinking about getting it right after I graduate but I was told to get work experience first Should I Do an MBA right after undergraduate? An anonymous user shared that you ...

    177 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 20 2018 - 3:44pm -

  8. Worldwide MBA Programs divided into tiers

    Hey guys, I have been doing research on MBA programs but I've never come across a global tiered system for MBAs based on prestige/placement/quality, etc. By a tiered system I mean that you group the schools into tiers, and if you get into a school in ...

    355 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 30 2018 - 1:53am -

  9. AMA: Big 4 Audit--> Advisory--> Top 15 MBA

    Starting an AMA thread for any Big4 Auditors or Advisory folks looking to transition to an top MBA. I leaned heavily on WSO to complete the journey up to this point, and want to give back to those currently mired in the Big 4 grind. I cannot thank WSO eno ...

    17 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 31 2018 - 6:15pm -

  10. What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/19/14 and ranks #6 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. The takeaways are in bold If you get a ...

    153 comments - 68 silver bananas - Jul 17 2018 - 8:23am -

  11. Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits

    AMA Given round 2 results are just out (congrats AdMITS!) and inspired by a few of the other people (@Masterz57, @OpsDude, @TheGrind, etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at MIT's Sloan S ...

    62 comments - 12 silver bananas - Apr 9 2017 - 8:00pm -

  12. Georgetown vs USC vs Vandy vs UNC MBA

    How would you rank these for someone looking to go into IB? Would like to live either northeast or out west upon graduation. Also open to other schools in the top 20-30 range if you have recommendations. I have a 3.45ish from a state school and 680 gmat. ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 15 2018 - 4:59pm -

  13. Rip Me to Shreds: Is it Worth Applying to a Top-30 MBA?

    Hey all, Just finished reading the WSO B-school bible, which was extremely helpful. I'm 25 and wasn't able to land in IB out of school or lateral in. I've been considering applying to MBAs to matriculate in Fall 2019. My combine numbers:-3. ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 24 2018 - 3:31pm -

  14. "Banking is still a place where the cool kids want to go"

    An interesting article on the Financial Times talks about a new trend of MBA's going into banking in order to work with the tech industry: : The banking sector is holding its own as an MBA employer. But it is doing so in part by offering new kin ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 31 2018 - 1:00am -

  15. Restaurant owner/chef looking for MBA Advice

    Hey Monkeys- I'm a former consultant/current chef in NYC looking for advice regarding MBAs. I went to NYU for undergrad, majored in Econ with a minor in math (CAS not Stern), and worked 2 yrs at a executive compensation firm. Then I worked at Momofuk ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 13 2018 - 5:10pm -

  16. Too young for MBA?

    I am currently 23, a year out of school and considering enrolling in a full time MBA program at 25. Is this too young of an age to be pursuing a MBA full time? I am currently in a Finance & Accounting development program in the banking industry and wo ...

    15 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 17 2018 - 1:00am -

  17. How good is INSEAD, really?

    Content minimum length is set to 100 characters, 99 to go. Content minimum length is set to 100 characters, 41 to go INSEAD MBA ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 10 2017 - 1:30pm -

  18. 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 ...

    137 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 4:46pm -

  19. Top Business School for Low GPA

    Its no secert guys I have a sub 3.0 gpa but looking to apply to b school. Which top programs do you know of that have accepted people with sub 3.0? I am looking at Texas and Rice and know two people who go there now with sub 3.0 so all good there. However ...

    331 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2018 - 10:42pm -

  20. IU to Stanford?

    Hi all, I am a student at Kelley business school at Indiana University. I am looking to pursue a career in investment banking and I know that Kelley is not a target school for most banks. However, I heard that a lot of Kelley grads get recruited by Willia ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 7 2018 - 12:18pm -

  21. Good MSF programs in the US for fresh undergrads

    I am currently a senior student at a univeristy (not famous) outside US and Europe majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. I am considering applying to Master of Finance programs in the U.S. and Europe and upon completion trying getting a job at an in ...

    66 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 20 2016 - 12:31am -

  22. Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA Level

    Most of recruiting discussion here are for SA /ANL, and I realized MBA level recruiting is very different after went through the entire process. So I want to give back to the community and write a short guide about it. Since all these are pretty transpare ...

    69 comments - 15 silver bananas - Jan 31 2016 - 4:00am -

  23. What Distinction is Better- CFA, MBA, or CAIA?

    So, the age old question...what is more useful for a long term career in finance, the CFA, the MBA, or the CAIA? Wait, a minute, what even is the CAIA? This article will go through the pros and cons of pursuing each of these three certifications. The upfr ...

    260 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 7:53pm -

  24. Wharton vs. Columbia vs. Booth

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 6:00am -

  25. Reflections on Year 1 at Booth

    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 comments - 42 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:18pm -

  26. The weak post-MBA finance job market

    What's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wanted banking got it, b ...

    126 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 9:24am -

  27. Are MBAs becoming less important?

    Interesting blog post from Fortune, which talks about how prominent PE firms such as GTCR are no longer requiring their associates to attend business school. Rather, promising associates are being promoted from within. A similar trend is happening at MBB ...

    118 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 9:50am -

  28. INSEAD MBA: Yay or Nay?

    Hi community, I don't want to spark another general,,MBA worth it or not" discussion, instead I'm interested in your opinions based on my specific situation. Some background info: European citizen 31 years of age (yes, old but quite normal ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2017 - 4:00am -

  29. Prestige on Wall Street: Oxbridge PhD in Physics vs Harvard MBA

    Hey all, what's up? As far as the likes of McKinsey, Goldman Sachs etc. are concerned, what's more impressive? PhD in Physics from Oxbridge + a bit of good breeding (joke), or an MBA from a top American university like Harvard? MBA PhD physics b ...

    37 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 12:40pm -

  30. Path to Private Equity Post-MBA without Pre-MBA Banking Experience

    Currently I'm working in valuations with a plan to apply to MBA programs next fall (2015). One thing that I have not seen much discussion of on this site has been on the topic of breaking into PE post-MBA without pre-MBA banking experience. I would l ...

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

  31. Calling All Business School Applicants! (WSO Version)

    Hey folks, Harvard's round 1 is due VERY SOON! Anyway, who's applying to b-school this year? Let's make this thread a motivation for those who are grinding through apps and also give helpful tips when we can. I'm applying to Ross, Duke ...

    127 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 11 2014 - 1:27pm -

  32. Professional Designations for Email Signatures and Resumes

    We've all seen that person on an e-mail signature listing out 6 professional designations following their name. You like to take exam. We get it. While you're at it why don't you should include H.S.D. for your high school diploma and that r ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2018 - 12:51am -

  33. MBA to get into Banking/PE or make 200k/yr running my Amazon business?

    I studied finance at a non target and had my first internship working on middle-market IB deals. I was unable to land an offer in banking and I hated the thought of working a mundane, back office job so I decided to start my own company. I currently make ...

    32 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 17 2016 - 1:25pm -

  34. Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCG

    Hey guys, An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in mys ...

    41 comments - 12 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 11:02am -

  35. Will sales keep me out of top MBA?

    I am a senior finance student who was unable to get an Asset Management analyst job. I have received multiple sales offers as internals for top AM firms and want to know if a couple years in AM sales would hurt my chance at a top 25 MBA? My ultimate end g ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2017 - 12:14pm -

  36. B-School Q&A w/ Betsy Massar of Master Admissions

    I'm Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions. I'm glad to be here on Wall Street Oasis back with kindred spirits. Right out of Harvard Business School I worked for Goldman Sachs and have spent most of my professional career in and around the f ...

    620 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 7:37pm -

  37. MBA for Immigration, worth it?

    Hi guys, I did my undergrad at a top Indian college (think #1) and then straightaway enrolled at an MBA program in India (Indian Top 5). I had interned at a top consult (think McK, BCG) and subsequently joined Goldman in their Asset Management division as ...

    24 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 12:08pm -

  38. Creative Strategies to Break into HBS or Stanford GSB- Please Help

    Hello monkeys, Wanna B MBB 's AMA depressed me (very strong credentials / similar to mine, no interview at even Wharton), and got me thinking- there has to be some clever strategies to earn acceptance to HBS or Stanford. So, I'm turning to the o ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 12:00pm -

  39. MBA vs. MSF- Investment management

    In which cases is it better to go for the MSF than the MBA? In which cases is it better to go for the MBA instead of the MSF? Obviously, this will depend on my interests and what not, so here's a little context for answering the question. 1. I doubt ...

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

  40. Differences between MBA and Law students

    I've recently had a lot of opportunity to spend time with the law students at my university, through meeting them randomly and grad mixers. The differences between the students at the two programs are unbelievably stark. The best way to describe it i ...

    55 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 4:19am -

  41. Meet the 19 year old MBA student

    Apparently, there is a 19 old attending at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey school of business. According to this article he is quite the prodigy. : The Los Angeles native began attending community college at 8 years old. He transferred to ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 14 2017 - 5:19am -

  42. Day Trading, back office to Hedge Fund

    Hello Everyone, I am just about to graduate with my MBA from a decent state school on the west coast. I was wondering how to become a successful day trader on the side while I try to break into the finance industry. My plan is to find a low-level back off ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 12:10pm -

  43. 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 -

  44. MBA Program

    Hi everyone, This is my first post on the site, but I have been reading the blogs for a while now. I have a questions in regards to which MBA program I should choose, if I am accepted. I have been invited to interview at several MBA programs and want to m ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 11:56am -

  45. MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work Experience

    Hey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either venture capital or private equity. I wanted to hear what are the pros and cons of getting my MBA right ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 2 2017 - 8:24pm -

  46. Which Firms Offer MBA Tuition Reimbursement?

    In passing, have read threads/articles (sorry, can't recollect where exactly- no citations) that mention firms that buy out your student debt. Specifically, I remember an article mentioning consulting students having their firms pay for their MBAs bu ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2017 - 12:25am -

  47. UNC KF or NYU MBA?

    I have been accepted to NYU, paid my deposit and was dead set on going there until UNC came in today with a half tuition scholarship. Approximate to about $60,000 2 year total. With cost of living, tuition difference it'll probably be a total of $100 ...

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

  48. Online vs. Part-Time MBA

    I have an engineering degree working for an engineering firm. Currently looking into doing an MBA to get into investment banking. Some of the schools I'm looking into are Carnegie Mellon (online), UNC (online), UT (part-time Houston), and Texas A& ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2017 - 2:50am -

  49. Top Masters programs- 1/2 years of experience

    What are some of the top masters programs for someone with 1-2 years of work experience? Obviously, MBA is out of the question at this time and I want a quick 1 years masters program (preferably) or 2 year program that will help me break into a top indust ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2016 - 4:00am -

  50. MBA- US or India

    What is the current scene for Indian Students studying in (M7 +Next 8) Business Schools in US?Are they able to get good jobs after MBA?How much role does Visa sponsoring play in final FT Recruiting for Indians there who doesn't have work permit/green ...

    161 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 12:33pm -

  51. Join the Military, See the World!- Pivot into being a Leader and Perks of Serving YOUR Country!

    This is a repost from another thread. I felt it appropriate to break it out into a category of its own because I see a lot of people struggling to find jobs, in and out of finance, without considering all options on the table including Military. If you ar ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 6 2017 - 3:21pm -

  52. Should I get a 2nd MBA?

    Currently work as a mid level manager in the finance/accounting department of a F500. My long term goal is to get to the C-Suite of a F500, and I'm willing to do anything necessary to get there, including switching companies multiple times or spendin ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  53. rgerg

    Upsr Mortgage housing MBA ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 31 2015 - 3:10pm -

  54. Career Help- MBA? Etc.

    Hello everyone, I have been doing some research on this site and just joined because I was wondering if I could ask for some help with my career goals. I went to college and my original plan was to do Army ROTC and just have a career in the military. Due ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 13 2017 - 9:34pm -

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

    . business school MBA Investment Banking corporate finance ...

    20 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 30 2018 - 4:08pm -

  56. Annual MBA Vegas trip, April 2-5

    Anyone going? I just signed up; we are expecting about 400 people from b-schools nationwide to show up. I missed it last year, but my classmates who went said it was easily one of the highlights of the year. Pool parties, nightclubs, great food, gambling. ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2015 - 4:29pm -

  57. The Future of the MBA

    Hi All, I'm new to this site, but wanted to get commentary from likeminded people about whether or not to pursue an MBA. My rule of thumb is that it's only worth consideration from a T-20 program, especially if an employer or grants aren't ...

    12 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 23 2018 - 2:00pm -

  58. MBA seeking advice for MSRE or MSRED

    Hi All, I am currently three years out of my MBA, concentration in Finance and International Management from a Top 40 school. However after much self introspection, I have decided I want to transition into Real Estate. Past work experience includes 8+ yea ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2016 - 12:34pm -

  59. MBB (specifically McKinsey and Bain)- direct promote without MBA?

    Hi guys. Does anyone here know if McKinsey and Bain ever promote their junior team up to the post-MBA level (Associate at McKinsey and Consultant at Bain) without an MBA? Let's say if someone joined the company out of college and wants to work for 4 ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2015 - 6:19pm -

  60. Duke Fuqua tops Bloomberg Businessweek's 2014 MBA ranking

    The Complete 2014 Business School Ranking Certainly a shocker. MBA ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2014 - 1:13am -

  61. 2014 P&Q Ranking is out

    http://poetsandquants.com/2014/11/26/poetsquants-2... Thoughts? GSB taking over the one spot for the first time over HBS is interesting... business school rankings MBA ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 10:11pm -

  62. How low-ranked/easy/bad does an MBA have to be before it becomes a net negative to go?

    *Understand that I'm a bit more liberal in what I'd accept as a reasonable MBA path because I'm in corporate finance and not in capital markets. I know a lot of you dream of going to a top 10 MBA and that's not realistic for most of yo ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 11:18pm -

  63. Small Boutique IB or BB Wealth Management

    Hi Guys, So I'm caught in a bit of a dilemma. I am coming from a non-target school, graduating in a couple of weeks with Finance degree, 1st gen college student. Didn't do BB summer internship, but I went overseas and worked at a 2B+ hedgefund a ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2017 - 2:10pm -

  64. "Why Stanford Is Beating HBS Among Dual Admits"

    This is consistent with what I've been hearing from inside sources for a number of years. That dual admits long used to split about 50/50 but that recently (for a few years now) it is heavily in Stanford's favor to the tune of 3:1. : " ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2015 - 10:05pm -

  65. Student complains about the HBS party scene

    A HBS student indulges in self-righteous whining about the "excessive" partying scene at HBS and the lack of an intellectual culture. Is this guy freaking kidding? First, he doesn't have the courage to reveal his name since he knows his cla ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 11:37pm -

  66. How To Become An Investment Banker With A Biology Major

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2016 - 4:57am -

  67. Columbia MBA Early Decision- MBA application for ED?

    Anyone know when Columbia opens their MBA application for ED. Also, assuming I do it as early as possible, when would theoretically be the soonest I could find out. Trying to gauge if I will need to prep other round 1 applications while doing Columbia ED ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  68. Strategy Consulting at a Top Firm- What are my chances Really

    Deleted deleted deleted deleted marry had a little lamb little lamb little lamb mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow. MBA mbb IB ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2018 - 9:51am -

  69. Yacht Week, British Virgin Islands

    It's on March 14-21. Bunch of my b-school bros are going for spring break, and I'm thinking of joining them. Wondering if any other current MBA students are also thinking of going. Spring break MBA yacht week ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 1:06am -

  70. AMA: Looking back on the first few months at Tuck

    After seeing an HBS and CBS thread on their reflections on the first term of their MBA programs, I thought I'd do the same. Thank you to @dabears92 for the format that I'm using below. 1.) Recruiting a. MBB- As someone recruiting for consulting, ...

    26 comments - 11 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 12:39pm -

  71. Best b-schools for single straight men

    Yes, I know that b-schools in general are not great for guys due to the gender ratio and the fact that a lot of women come in already committed to serious relationships. However, from my own personal experience and talking to numerous buddies at the top p ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2015 - 1:04pm -

  72. The next "hot" career path?

    Hey, I just read a passage in the "WSO Business School Bible" about how every decade since the 80's has it's "hot" career path wich all MBA students aspire. In the late 80's it was working on Wall Street especially in Tr ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2016 - 3:57pm -

  73. What are Deloitte/Booz & Co/Accenture salaries post-MBA?

    I looked at managementconsulted.com's salaries and they were $160k+ right out of b-school. That seems pretty high first year out; I assume those salaries are from high cost of living areas only. I also checked Glassdoor, but they seem inaccurate. Can ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 5:35pm -

  74. Top 10 US MBA entry

    From Australia, I want to ask my chances of getting into a Top 10 MBA program in the US. GMAT 780 GPA 6.4 [3.4 in the US] WAM <80 but not substantially Currently working at a top global IB in Australia (think GS, MS). I studied finance & economics ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2016 - 1:11am -

  75. Stanford GSB v Wharton?

    TLDR- Stanford GSB vs Wharton to transition to HFs after graduation? Thank you all for the responses. Stanford GSB Wharton MBA business school hedge funds ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 9 2018 - 5:59pm -

  76. Family Business vs. Venture Capital experience for Top MBA

    What do you guys think will better prepare me for top MBA admissions after two years of experience? Family Business (head of international business development as a start, and head the company as CEO later on) $5M ~ 10M revenue, green technology manufactu ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 7:59pm -

  77. 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 in the South Finance ...

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

  78. Understanding the Investment Banking industry

    Hi All! I've been on the forum for a while, haven't contirbuted much and have more-often-than-knot been latently absorbing the knowledge from others. All of this great info has nevertheless left me a bit confused about the industry and the assoc ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2016 - 11:09am -

  79. What makes Business School hard?

    What is it that causes certain MBA programs to be harder than others? Some programs such as Darden are notorious for being very challenging. Is this mainly because of the case method? Amount of classes? Balance in time. etc. What do you guys say make a pr ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2015 - 12:39pm -

  80. MBA- Analyst role with a top4/5 RE PE group

    Hey guys so I just landed an Analyst role with a top 4/5 RE PE group. My undergrad GPA ~3.3 and I'm pretty sure I'll get some solid letters of recommendation. What do I have to score on my GMAT to get into a top 5-10? Also, what are some good ex ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 7:42pm -

  81. Odds for top 20 MBAs? Very Low GPA, Above Average GMAT, 5 Years work EXP

    Hi all, I am looking forward to get an MBA soon and I would like to get some "reality check" for my chances at top 20 MBAs with 5 years work experience, as my undergrad was a sad story. Nationality: 100% Thai Final undergrad GPA: 3.13, Engineeri ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2017 - 12:49pm -

  82. Is 3 years work experience enough for an M7?

    Seems that the average is 5-7 years. Also, does age really count when applicants are being considered? MBA ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 7:57am -

  83. Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?

    Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subsequent breakdown by sch ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 3:21pm -

  84. Is CBS MBA worth the money?

    Hi, Is Columbia MBA worth it, being a little more expensive than other top MBA programs since it's in NYC? (Totaling at ~250k) MBA ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2014 - 3:12pm -

  85. ajknajkcackjabwkbc

    delete MBA ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2015 - 11:11pm -

  86. HSW MBA w/ Banking&PE Experience Considering Banking Again

    Hey guys, I've been following this site for the past 9 years while I was still looking for summer analyst positions in college; never thought that I would be writing this kind of post! To make things short, I'm currently a HSW MBA student with i ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 23 2015 - 12:58pm -

  87. Deloitte tech to LEK?

    Hello friends, I'm currently a tech consultant at Deloitte, and been with the firm almost a year now. I currently work on big data and machine learning engagements in TMT due to my background, and I quickly discovered that I'm very interested in ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 5 2018 - 8:38pm -

  88. Leave MBA Program for Job Offer?

    I was having a conversation with a few classmates recently and the topic of networking and job offers came up. One question I am going back and forth about is whether or not you should accept a job offer if it required you to leave your current program. T ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 9:45pm -

  89. Suggestions for Building a Top-Tier Quality MBA Profile

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  90. Advice regarding career choice

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  91. Progression in MBB without MBA

    So I know the standard line of progression for MBB is 2-3 years post undergrad--> MBA---> Return to firm. But recently on LinkedIn I have noticed, for BCG in particular, that it's becoming more common to go from Associate (undergrad position) s ...

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  92. Deduct MBA Tuition for tax purposes?

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  93. Should I go to China?

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  94. MBA After Name on Resume

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  95. Non-Target Undergrad to Top 5 MBA?

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  96. Feeling stuck one year post MBA

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  97. Stanford GSB or Reapplying to HBS

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  98. USC $$$$ vs Rice $$$$$

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    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 11:30am -

  99. Strategy for Dividing MBA Schools by Round

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  100. Advice on the GMAT

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  101. Which schools place most effectively in Chicago?

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