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  2. 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 -

  3. 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 ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 30 2017 - 2:00pm -

  4. 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 -

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

    The main takeaways are either headers or in bold. If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take "prestige" out of the equation. I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Whar ...

    144 comments - 64 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 6:26pm -

  6. 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 ...

    23 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 25 2017 - 4:46pm -

  7. Is It Really Worth It?

    P&Q actually put out a pretty interesting article about the work/life balance of an average MBA. According to their study, the average MBA works about 55 hours a week. On an adjusted, hourly basis, MBAs that work in IB, Consulting and in VC make about ...

    52 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 25 2016 - 11:00am -

  8. 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 ...

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

  9. 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 -

  10. 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 UCLA at ...

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

  11. 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 -

  12. 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 - 41 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:18pm -

  13. Path to PE Post-MBA w/o pre-MBA banking experience

    Hey guys, 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. ...

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

  14. 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 -

  15. 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 - 11 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 11:02am -

  16. 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 ...

    174 comments - 147 silver bananas - Jun 9 2015 - 12:12am -

  17. The painful reality of graduation

    Fellow second years, believe it or not, graduation is not too far away. It hit me this past week that it's almost over, and I'm slipping into quasi-depression. No more epic traveling and parties with dozens of classmates, waking up at noon with ...

    87 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 15 2015 - 2:00pm -

  18. 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 ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 17 2016 - 1:25pm -

  19. 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 -

  20. 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 -

  21. 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 -

  22. 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 -

  23. 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 -

  24. 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 -

  25. 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 ...

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

  26. 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 ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 12:00pm -

  27. 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 - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 4:19am -

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

    So I'm a professional engineer in Canada and doing a part time MBA and seriously targeting a switch into management consulting, but I want MBB. I go to one of the top 6 Canadian schools and have excellent grades (just under 90% GPA) and a 710 GMAT cu ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2017 - 6:25pm -

  29. 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 -

  30. 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 ...

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

  31. 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 -

  32. 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 -

  33. 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 -

  34. 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& ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 5:00pm -

  35. Is B school worth it if you're already a consultant?

    The reason that I ask is that I'm currently interviewing for a position that after two years I'd be promoted to consultant. Is it worth going back to business school if your career plan is to stay in consulting, and you're already a consult ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 12:08am -

  36. Comparative Ranking of US, EU and Caandian B-Schools

    Hye, I have been following the rankings of major publishers, namely FT, Forbes, Businessweek and P&Q. I also understand that their input parameters for evaluating a b-school are different and hence, their rankings show a great deal of difference, apar ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 1 2016 - 7:47am -

  37. 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 -

  38. rgerg

    Upsr Mortgage housing MBA ...

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

  39. 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 -

  40. If you could start over...- What would you do differently?

    If you could start over, right from the 9th grade, what would you do differently? Would you still go into your career in banking/consulting/finance- and if so, what kind of decisions would you make to maximize your chances and set yourself up for the futu ...

    50 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 5:13am -

  41. 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 -

  42. "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. "These c ...

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

  43. 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 -

  44. 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 ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 12 2017 - 8:54pm -

  45. 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 -

  46. 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 ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 15 2017 - 1:13am -

  47. 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 -

  48. 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 -

  49. 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 -

  50. 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 -

  51. 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 ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 9 2016 - 11:32am -

  52. 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 -

  53. 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 - 10 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 12:39pm -

  54. At a Top Business School- ZERO Banking Experience- Going to do M&A- But Have No Idea How I'm Going to Do it....

    Hello All, first post on the forum. So as the title says, I'm going into IB after I graduate B-School, there's no question about that. The "problem" (as some might see it) is that I have zero experience in banking and don't know w ...

    14 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 27 2016 - 11:00am -

  55. 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 -

  56. 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 -

  57. 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 ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2015 - 5:24pm -

  58. 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 -

  59. Are there German / Austrian schools that are respected by McK/BCG in the states?

    I am an American citizen currently consulting in the US and, for personal reasons, I need to do an MBA or masters in a German speaking country with my end goal to work a top consulting firm in the USA. My current background is an undergraduate degree from ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2016 - 8:45am -

  60. Which job offer to choose to get into top MBA?

    So as the title says, I have two offers on the table which I need to decide between soon. Assuming all my other metrics are top-notch, which of the two jobs below likely offers me the smoother path into a top 10 MBA program (to be followed up with a job i ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 29 2017 - 2:33pm -

  61. 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 fall as a full-time MB ...

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

  62. MBA with no previous full-time work experience--> analyst or associate?

    Since there is a certain amount of students every year that complete an MBA straight out of undergrad, I was wondering what kind of positions those kids get upon graduation? Say they go into finance (IBD, S&T), will they start out as an analyst or ass ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2015 - 4:58pm -

  63. 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 -

  64. 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 -

  65. 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 ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2017 - 2:10pm -

  66. 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 -

  67. Which schools place most effectively in Chicago?

    Obviously Kellogg and Booth, and then I'd imagine Ross, Kelley, Mendoza. Does it matter which school you go to to place in Chicago, or do most top schools give you the ability to move there? Is regionality really an issue for placing? I see a lot of ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 3 2016 - 12:07am -

  68. 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 -

  69. ajknajkcackjabwkbc

    delete MBA ...

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

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

    Hello everyone, Recent grad here from a non-target undergrad. Just started in Corporate Banking with a regional bank about 6 months ago now, and although I don't mind it, I want to move to "the real thing"- IB. I actually started realizing ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2015 - 1:49am -

  71. Feeling stuck one year post MBA

    Just wanted to get people's thoughts. I'm one year post-MBA (top 15) in corporate strategy/ M&A gig at a large-cap tech firm (not a household name) I enjoy the job but It's located in a crappy small city which I HATE. I also realized th ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 13 2016 - 7:12am -

  72. 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 -

  73. Advice regarding career choice

    Hello everyone, this is my first post to WSO, and I eagerly await anyone's advice. I'm a 28 year old RN with 4 years experience; the money has been fantastic, and with the OT rolling in, I've been able to save/invest a fair bit over the las ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2015 - 12:45am -

  74. USC $$$$ vs Rice $$$$$

    FT MBA program. Got in McCombs and Rice Jones, and USC Marshall. McCombs with no $, rice with full scholarship, USC with Fellowship. Career goal is consulting, (not necessary in energy industry), maybe investment bank. Don't mind staying in Texas for ...

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

  75. Path to post-MBA PE without Pre-MBA PE Work Experience.

    Hi everyone- I find myself in an interesting position. I want to move into private equity from S&T. Does anyone have any experience with this-- is it doable? I've not found much discussion on this topic, and I thought starting a new thread might ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 26 2017 - 2:43pm -

  76. This guy quit his job at McKinsey to pursue a Wharton MBA... and a hip-hop career

    Hip hop artist Clyde Kelly Atkins (stage name is Clyde Kelly) quit his job at McKinsey so he would have more free time to pursue his music career and obtain a Wharton MBA at the same time. "You don't have anyone in your life that you sort of see ...

    10 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 25 2017 - 3:06pm -

  77. My chances of getting into London Business School?

    Delete this..........................................?............................................... MBA ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 26 2017 - 5:59pm -

  78. Good jobs for lower GPA?

    I will be graduating next year from a non target with a 3.2-3.3 GPA and a finance GPA of a 3.6-3.8. I am interested in IBD or S&T but not optimistic on breaking in with these stats. What would be a good job that might be more obtainable for me that wo ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 2:32pm -

  79. Should I go to China?

    Dear Friends, I am writing because I was hoping to get some advice on a decision I have to make. Someone would have to have some experience working in China/ MBA admissions to really comment, but any feedback is very much appreciated. Background: 25 years ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2015 - 12:37pm -

  80. 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 ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 4:06pm -

  81. MBA Decision- Vanderbilt Owen vs. Georgetown McDonough

    Recently accepted to both MBA programs, any thoughts on which to take? Background in big 4 management consulting. Hoping to jump to IB or strategy consulting post-MBA (think Strategy&-- MBB probably out of reach and not very active on either campus). ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 25 2016 - 10:35pm -

  82. Strategy for Dividing MBA Schools by Round

    Hello hello. My plan is to apply to: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Booth, Kellogg, and Yale (as of now, in that order). Wharton- Stretch Columbia (ED?), Kellogg, MIT, and Booth- I'm competitive Yale- Strong I'm looking for some advice as to how ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2014 - 5:22am -

  83. Stanford GSB or Reapplying to HBS

    Hello, Out of school, I got accepted to GSB but not HBS 2+2 Program. I am extremely happy with GSB but I am planning to work in Europe after my mba and was wondering how strong is the network there or how GSB is considered. Thanks a lot for your time and ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 12:00pm -

  84. Geography vs. Brand (MBA)

    Canadian here. Having a hell of a time picking between UMich (Ross) and Duke (Fuqua). Currently in Asset Management and looking to move into management consulting, if that fails, corp strat or corp dev. Post MBA I want to work in Chicago, if not, mid-atla ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2015 - 3:54am -

  85. MBA- To be or not to be?

    Dear Forum, I am an equity research analyst at a boutique investment firm. I joined the company right after college and have been at the firm for four years. Last year, I completed my CFA and was promoted to VP (all-in income of $275k). Overall, I would s ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 10:47am -

  86. Just joined WSO and looking to get into PE

    Hi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning t ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 4 2017 - 7:40pm -

  87. Tier 2 schools for MBA (targeting for IB)

    Dear all, I am considering the following schools for MBA program, while my criteria would be (1) Reputation (2) Location (3) Finance Focused. I hope that I will land a summer internship in an investment bank, whether it's a boutique or bulge bracket ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2017 - 11:39pm -

  88. Career Advice- want to be a trader at BB

    Can I get some career advice? I want to be a trader at one of the big guys (Goldman, JPMorgan, etc.). I'm currently a Junior in business school with a 3.8 GPA, majoring in Finance and minoring in economics. I have an internship at a hedge fund, but I ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 8:23pm -

  89. Which PE firm to intern for?

    Career switcher. Ivy undergrad. Attending a top 5 MBA [1st year]. Great profile (and connections) to interview with top PE firms but lack the relevant finance experience to do so right now. Our program offers a Buyout Lab class where you intern with a PE ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm -

  90. Which offer to take: PE or MBA

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    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 3:45pm -

  91. Should I apply for next year?

    So I understand more experience is probably the norm, but I have a bit of a story and wondering if that helps my case at all. I just graduated in May 2017, but I worked full time through school. I did business development for a growing financial firm for ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 6 2017 - 3:38pm -

  92. Applying to Bschool, here's my profile hit me the hardest you can

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  93. Buy-side in the South

    Was wondering if anyone can give a breakdown of firms and what its like to work on the buy-side in the South? Specifically for PE and any hedge funds/investment managers that have a strong presence. Topics that would be helpful:-list of firms and location ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 4:56pm -

  94. Help me chart out my plan to get a top MBA! All advice appreciated!!

    WSO has always been a very helping community and has definitely helped me over the years. Now personally I try to help and give advice (PM or threads) whenever I think I can add good value and see this as paying it forward. This is a thread for personal r ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:50pm -

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  96. 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 ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 9:59am -

  97. 31 yo and stuck after Equity Research, Looking to get into banking

    I deleted this because I want to Help WSO avoid duplicate content! If we find content that's related or similar to what you're posting it will be listed below. Hover over topic get a preview or click through to read. MBA ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2016 - 7:31am -

  98. MS Finance after MBA?

    Hello, Does it make sense to do an MS in Finance after an MBA with finance concentration? Also, my undergrad was in commerce. I'm in the top 1% of my class and I have a somewhat good profile, with college-level awards, paper presentations, and active ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 28 2016 - 6:17am -

  99. If you're not from a BB or megafund are you screwed for M7 MBA programs?

    With a 710 GMAT and 2 years analyst stint at a respected regional MM bank in an industry group think (Harris Williams / William Blair / Raymond James / BB &T) is it pointless to even try competing against the guys from BBs and mega-funds at the top MB ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 3:27pm -

  100. Troubled 17 year old. Which path should I take?

    Hello fellow monkeys! I have been browsing this forum for quite a while and I took the decision to express my worries here. I am a seventeen year old student from Greece (the country) and I used to be misguided about what I wanted to do in life. I always ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 7:14am -

  101. INSEAD MBA for IBD

    Dear Monkeys, Do you think that INSEAD MBA is good enough for IBD in London these days assuming limited finance experience before the program? I am talking about the January intake which allows for a summer internship. How big is the difference compare wi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2016 - 10:15am -

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