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  2. First, shout out to @phantombanker for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title. Introduction Re: This Post This post applies mostly to ...

    85 comments12 Apr 2019 -

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

    57 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. MBA after 2-3 years of work experience

    Business School and GMAT

    I've heard MBA programs are taking students with less work experience now- is that true? Specifically, will 3 years of international IB experience (basically analyst stint, which are usually 3 years where I live) be good enough work-experience wise t ...

    77 comments24 Jan 2018 -

  5. Congrats to the round 1 admits!

    Business School and GMAT

    So round 1 decisions are out at almost all the b-schools, and a bunch of people I know have been fortunate enough to get into top programs. They're obviously ecstatic, as they should be. Congrats to all of you guys who got in! Your hard work has paid ...

    268 comments26 Dec 2011 -

  6. Wanted to mention that this is my virgin WSO post, and that I'm hugely grateful to have found this community. I appreciate whatever feedback you guys can offer! I'm a CU Boulder math/phys double major enrolling in classes for next semester and c ...

    23 comments23 Apr 2018 -

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

    547 comments11 Oct 2011 -

  8. I have received questions from people on WSO regarding whether or not their chances of acceptance will be impacted negatively because they don't have 'brand name' work experience. I wrote a blog post over on our company blog on this topic ( ...

    28 comments14 Dec 2016 -

  9. I'm a senior right now, planning out my courses for my final semester, and am considering taking my philosophy class pass/fail, so I can concentrate on my other courses. I'll be taking two MBA courses and am doing work as a TA/Independent Study ...

    48 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  10. MBA Admissions from MBB?

    Management Consulting

    I'm wondering--- do most people who work at MBB have basically their choice of business school? Assuming you have a GPA high enough to get an offer at MBB (3.7+), a 700+ gmat score, and aren't a total dud of a person, are you generally a lock at ...

    33 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  11. If you want a top MBA, avoid trading

    Business School and GMAT

    From seeing my trader friends get absolutely crushed with top b-school admissions the past few years, I'm convinced that if you have any intention of going to a top school, avoid trading. The skillsets you develop there are not what schools want. Fai ...

    37 comments10 Aug 2012 -

  12. Straight from poets&quants. I mean we've always known that HBS is selective, but the profiles of the people who got dinged this year is just insane. HBS admissions used to be kind of straightforward, but as the best students from the top schools ...

    30 comments20 Feb 2015 -

  13. Is 740 the new 700?

    Business School and GMAT

    About five years ago, the conventional wisdom was, "just break 700, and you'll be fine with the top b-schools." The median gmat however has increased a lot since then. Virtually all the top 10 programs are now in the 720-730 range. HBS and ...

    38 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  14. Chances of admittance

    Business School and GMAT

    I am looking for BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my chances to gain admittance to a top 10 MBA program (Preferably M7) and get into a buldge braket associate role afterwards. Ideally I would like to start the MBA in Fall 2013, working at my current company un ...

    31 comments28 Jul 2011 -

  15. Top MBA Feeder Companies

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    After having seen a lot of questions on getting into a top MBA from corpfin, I decided to do a little research. I came across some info on Poets & Quants and put it into a spreadsheet. To answer the main question: Big 4 vs F500 CorpFin Big 4 wins hand ...

    18 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  16. I've been doing MBA admissions consulting for 5 years, and worked in MBA Admissions at Cornell and UNC for 5 years. Happy to help answer questions about the MBA Admissions process, the strength of your candidacy, or anything else MBA Admissions-relat ...

    12 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  17. Strategy& FT Offer Evaluation

    Management Consulting

    I currently have a FT out of undergrad offer for Strategy& in the NYC office within the FS practice and wanted to hear people's thoughts on exit opps, b-school sponsorship/admissions, culture, travel, job stability, etc. I know that a lot of the ...

    12 comments27 Sep 2017 -

  18. What is considered a "Promotion"?

    Business School and GMAT

    What is considered a Promotion? I've read people say that they received 3 promotions within three years, what does that mean exactly and how can you actually prove to MBA admissions that these were actually promotions and not just lateral moves withi ...

    18 comments20 Sep 2012 -

  19. Hi all, I am aiming at sending an application to Harvard/Wharton/Columbia/MIT Sloan for fall 2012. I am an Indian and currently working with Deloitte Consulting- Strategy and Operations as a senior consultant in Munich,Germany. My profile: Age: 28 yrs Edu ...

    23 comments17 Dec 2010 -

  20. As someone who applied to undergrad not knowing what the "Ivy League" was, I have always felt that the best application to a school is a raw reflection of the individual (along with all important scores and grades). When I heard about MBA admiss ...

    13 comments25 May 2012 -

  21. Both of their activity has nearly evaporated? I don't think that's feasible for B-schools. They're at multi-year lows? Only trading volumes are. The industries are downsizing? You're thinking too far into the future. Okay, so this is a ...

    11 comments9 Sep 2012 -

  22. Hello Monkeys, I'm jumping off my regular Q&A Forum to post a link about "feeder schools" to top business schools. I know that Poets & Quants has done an excellent job aggregating the top feeder schools, but I do want people to know ...

    11 comments22 Jan 2013 -

  23. I have been in Big4 Audit for 2 years now and am looking to leave soon. i've been trying to switch into TAS/Valuations but that is a little difficult at the moment so I am looking to other positions that will teach me something new as well as positio ...

    8 comments28 Sep 2012 -

  24. In praise of Essay Snark

    Business School and GMAT

    I have never started a thread praising an MBA admissions consulting service, but I'm going to make an exception here. So a few friends highly recommended this service called Essay Snark. They provide a lot of a la carte services which are pretty reas ...

    8 comments24 Jul 2012 -

  25. I was recently watching a podcast interview of an admissions officer at Wharton MBA. She said that the most important criteria for admission is "career progression." They want a candidate who has assumed more responsibility and leadership throug ...

    7 comments27 Mar 2010 -

  26. I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Chicago. Say I get hired for a major i-bank or consulting firm. If I apply to Booth business school some years later, should the fact that I went to UChicago undergrad help me in admissions? Obviously, I ...

    5 comments3 Nov 2012 -

  27. I am requesting a review of the schools that I want to apply. My research has been primarily based off of rankings which is why I need help- the rankings aren't everything, and I am struggling to find data on how "good" the networks of scho ...

    5 comments8 Sep 2012 -

  28. Hello, I am considering applying to full time MBA programs for the 2015 intake, and am currently preparing my story. 3.85 GPA in Economics from the top school in my country. GRE equivalent of a 650 GMAT (taken once in 2013) I currently work at the central ...

    4 comments8 Aug 2014 -

  29. Hi everyone, I did a search on this but couldn't find any information that was posted in this or last year. If there's a thread that I somehow missed, please post it below. I recently graduated from a pre-experience masters program in business ( ...

    4 comments24 Jun 2014 -

  30. Hello everyone, It's my first post here on WSO. I graduated from a small non-target school in the Northeast and just started out in Project Management at a F100 company. I did decently in college- graduated with a GPA just above 3.9 (Econ major), but ...

    3 comments4 Jun 2014 -

  31. Hello WSO, This is probably a silly post so I apologize in advance. I am a long way to worry about MBA admissions (roughly 5 yrs), but considering that I recently graduated from a non-target, I would like to make sure that I do the most to improve my chan ...

    3 comments20 May 2013 -

  32. You're invited to 7 Steps to MBA Acceptance in 2020, a live webinar which I will present on Wednesday March 13 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. I'll be discussing steps you should take between now and the summer to optimize your application in fall and wint ...

    1 comment13 Mar 2019 -

  33. I am planning to apply to B School next year and I have no ECs to speak of. However (I know it doesn't look too good) I am planning to do something over the next year or so to pad my Resume. I am in the NYC area and am looking for suggestions on ECs ...

    1 comment26 Nov 2017 -

  34. Hi, So let's say I have received the following offers for my internship after my junior year. Which offer should I take to hopefully convert to a full-time offer and later use to get into a top business school?-IT Intern, Cardinal Health (Columbus, O ...

    1 comment16 Oct 2017 -

  35. Hi WSO'ers, I would like to invite you to a webinar I'm giving today at 10 AM PT/5 PM ET on Chicago Booth Admissions. if you are applying to Booth now or in the future, please join me for this free webinar. I've been advising successful app ...

    16 Nov 2016 -

  36. I've heard different opinions on this. On one hand, some have told me that as long as the letters are not bad or ridiculously good, they won't make too much of a difference. On the other hand, some have said that recs are the second most importa ...

    1 comment11 Nov 2012 -

  37. I'm a senior at a semi-target, and I need an upper division, non-business elective class. A friend told me about this world religion class online that is really easy. I'm concerned this will look bad when I apply for MBA programs though. MBA adm ...

    1 comment6 Nov 2012 -

  38. Tuck Admissions Essays for 2011-2012

    Business School and GMAT

    Every week, Veritas Prep will post information about the essays and deadlines for specific top 20 business schools. We'll continue this week with Tuck (Dartmouth): Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business recently published its application deadlines ...

    14 Sep 2011 -

  39. Okay, this is like the sequel or spin-off of my other thread regarding work experiences to MBA admissions. Hopefully by getting these questions answered will erase most of my concerns. What are the "desired" or "appropriate" work exper ...

    1 comment13 May 2010 -

  40. So I go to a top 20(Business Week rated) undergrad B-School, GPA of 3.8 and starting in a BB operations 2 yr program. Haven't taken my GMATs yet. I could only get middle/ back office interviews but nailed everyone and got offers. Ultimately I want to ...

    1 comment6 Apr 2010 -