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  1. 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 -

  2. 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 ...

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

  3. 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 ...

    142 comments - 58 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 6:26pm -

  4. 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 -

  5. 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 -

  6. 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 transparen ...

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

  7. 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 ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 12:08pm -

  8. 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 -

  9. 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 - 3 silver bananas - Jan 6 2017 - 3:21pm -

  10. 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 wan ...

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

  11. 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 -

  12. 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 -

  13. 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 ...

    38 comments - 10 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 11:02am -

  14. 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 -

  15. 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 ...

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

  16. 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 -

  17. 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 ...

    167 comments - 124 silver bananas - Jun 9 2015 - 12:12am -

  18. 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 ...

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

  19. 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, wa ...

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

  20. 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 -

  21. 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 a ...

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

  22. 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� ...

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

  23. 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 -

  24. 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 ...

    48 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 9:50am -

  25. 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 -

  26. 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 -

  27. 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 ...

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

  28. 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 -

  29. 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 -

  30. 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 -

  31. 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 -

  32. 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 -

  33. 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 -

  34. 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 -

  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' ...

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

  36. 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 -

  37. rgerg

          Upsr Mortgage housing MBA ...

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

  38. 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, ...

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

  39. "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 ...

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

  40. 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 -

  41. 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 -

  42. 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 -

  43. 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 -

  44. 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 -

  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. 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 -

  47. 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 -

  48. 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 -

  49. 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 -

  50. 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 -

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

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

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

  52. 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 -

  53. 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 probab ...

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

  54. 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, ...

    24 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 12:39pm -

  55. 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 -

  56. 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 -

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

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

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

  58. 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 subseq ...

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

  59. 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 ...

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

  60. 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 yo ...

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

  61. 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 -

  62. 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 actual ...

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

  63. 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 -

  64. 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 ...

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

  65. ajknajkcackjabwkbc

          delete MBA ...

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

  66. 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 -

  67. 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 ...

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

  68. 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 -

  69. 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 -

  70. 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 -

  71. 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 -

  72. 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 -

  73. 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 ...

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

  74. 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 s ...

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

  75. 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 l ...

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

  76. 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 Chic ...

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

  77. Which offer to take: PE or MBA

    deleted private equity business school MBA ...

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

  78. 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 -

  79. 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 - 2 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 7:14am -

  80. 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 -

  81. 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 -

  82. 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 ...

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

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

          Country: African country Background: Telecom Engineer in Telecom Regulator 2 years exp (managed only interns) Academics: Studied at public local engineering school. we don't have rankings but i received merit scholarship and grad ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 7:26am -

  84. 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 -

  85. 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 -

  86. 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 -

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    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 9:51pm -

  88. Progression in MBB without MBA

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  90. 650 GMAT for IB

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

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  92. Worldwide MBA Programs divided into tiers

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    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2016 - 12:38pm -

  93. MSF vs work at small firm then MBA

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    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 23 2016 - 10:36am -

  94. Deloitte BTA or Accenture MCDP

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    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2014 - 7:37pm -

  95. MBA Profile Review

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  96. Compass Lexecon vs. NERA

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  97. MBA after undergraduate for Military Veteran

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    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 10 2015 - 3:19pm -

  98. Things to do in the months before MBA starts

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    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2015 - 5:52pm -

  99. IU Kelley vs Vanderbilt Owen (MBA)

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    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2015 - 1:25am -

  100. I could use an outside opinion

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