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  2. Tricks for getting into top MBA program?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey Guys, I am wondering if any of u know any particular tricks for getting accepting into a top MBA Program. Tricks, such as- when applying for upenn for undergraduate (but really want to go to Wharton), the school statistics have shown that students are ...

    238 comments31 Jul 2018 -

  3. I'm lucky enough to have Full-Time Analyst offers for Investment Banking from both Evercore NYC M&A and PJT NYC M&A. I know I'm splitting hairs here but I'm just wondering if any of you have thoughts if one firm is slightly better p ...

    17 comments23 Aug 2019 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  4. IU to Stanford?

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    28 comments7 Feb 2018 -

  5. 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 comments28 May 2015 -

  6. 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 comments18 Feb 2016 -

  7. Colleges for iBanking

    Job Search Advice

    so i am a rising senior who eventually wants to get into ibanking. as i am starting the college process, what schools are the clear standouts to recruiters. I have gotten different advice from people ranging from you dont actually learn anything at harvar ...

    82 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  8. Andy note: Sanford Kreisberg is the founder of hbsguru.com, a business school consultancy specialing in HBS, Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia and Chicago. He has master's from Harvard in English and was the Director of Communication at MIT/Sloan Busin ...

    58 comments9 Jul 2012 -

  9. Cross-Admit Battles

    Business School and GMAT

    Who in their right mind would get accepted to Harvard Business School and turn it down? Turns out the answer is: someone who also got into Stanford. Interesting article about those fortunate enough to get accepted into multiple top MBA programs, and where ...

    34 comments1 Feb 2015 -

  10. What course at what college would you have done if it was completely up to you? my top 3: 1) Economics at Harvard 2) Economics at Stanford 3) Business at Wharton Undergrad Harvard Stanford Wharton No Yes 178832 388978 421909 392275 177123 ...

    103 comments19 Jan 2012 -

  11. 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 comments3 Feb 2015 -

  12. HBS and GSB decisions- R1 Class of 2017

    Business School and GMAT

    Anyone with good news today? Harvard Stanford HBS Stanford GSB No Yes 192241 147389 150205 308045 369418 ...

    33 comments12 Dec 2014 -

  13. I'm currently trying to decide whether or not to attend Stanford or Princeton for undergrad. I want to eventually work on wall street in NYC after graduation. But I also have some interest in entrepreneurship, although I don't consider myself ve ...

    23 comments25 Apr 2016 -

  14. I came across a blog with very specific notes on the class Peter Thiel is currently teaching at Stanford. I've been going through a class lecture a day when I get some down time in the office. Here are some takeaways I thought we're good from th ...

    35 comments8 Dec 2014 -

  15. This post is for those of you who are into technology and/or entrepreneurship (and those who take a measure of sadistic glee in my personal failings in life, I suppose). If that's not you, I'll see you tomorrow. Chuck Eesley is getting ready to ...

    26 comments22 Aug 2013 -

  16. Wait...what? Can they do that??? Apparently they can. Stanford's Graduate School of Business has rescinded Matthew Martoma's 2001 offer of admission, effectively saying he never attended grad school there, and thereby no longer has an MBA from t ...

    24 comments6 Mar 2014 -

  17. Doing this for my older brother... He doesn't think he has a good shot at a top B school, I feel like he does. Undergrad: Wharton (Class of 2014) GPA: 3.25 GMAT: 730 Work: He did some low key internships with family friends Joined the Navy Special Wa ...

    12 comments26 Aug 2018 -

  18. Which school? Debate is open to all parameters. I'm obviously biased but I'd love some opinions... everything from academics, prestige, job opportunities afterward, actual college experience, publics vs. privates, tuition, quality of peers, futu ...

    28 comments24 Aug 2017 -

  19. Crazy HBS and Stanford rejections

    Business School and GMAT

    Admissions to top MBA programs the past few years has been downright insane. Just some anecdotes of people i know who have gotten rejected at HBS and stanford VP at TPG who got rejected at HBS, now at wharton summa at wharton undergrad, BCG consulting, in ...

    37 comments6 Apr 2010 -

  20. 2.4 GPA- 760 GMAT- Interesting Stats

    Business School and GMAT

    Would appreciate any help in regards to my chances of getting into a top 10 MBA Program: Stats: 2.4 GPA (top 50 Uni- 4 years out of school) 760 GMAT Started own NPO Started own company out of college that grosses 2 m/yr and employs 5 people Now in Sales/R ...

    23 comments8 Sep 2014 -

  21. A moment of silence for my insecurities, please...... thanks. profile: foreigner, 6', black hair, (kidding, but i really am an immigrant) college: top 25 public state school 3.9+ GPA- summa cum laude multiple honor societies (pointless tho really) in ...

    37 comments23 Sep 2009 -

  22. Highest Paid Stanford MBA earns $522K

    Business School and GMAT

    Damn. Any idea about this guy's profile? http://poetsandquants.com/2013/11/13/highest-paid-... Stanford No Yes 353759 147389 150205 426549 149730 ...

    23 comments14 Nov 2013 -

  23. Hello All I have a question/dilemma. I am an undergrad majoring in Electrical Engineering (from Georgia Tech) and am looking to go on for my Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. I have 2 options for my Master's- I can either go to Stanford ...

    28 comments29 Mar 2011 -

  24. MFIN + MBA, worth it?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey, Is a Mfin from MIT then a top MBA from H/S/W/C/C worth it? Let say you will be 27 when applying to an MBA, 2 Masters (one mfin), 2 years ib /consulting experiences (one pre MFIN one post MFIN)? I GUESS you will be promoted to associated when you alre ...

    19 comments7 Mar 2011 -

  25. Stanford MBA baller lands $675K offer

    Business School and GMAT

    Yowza! This includes a guaranteed bonus of around $500K. Not sure if this person will get a discretionary annual bonus on top of that, but either way, it's a sick offer. Apparently, the job is with a "hedge fund in the northeast." My guess ...

    18 comments27 Nov 2011 -

  26. In terms of recruiting, how prominent is UCLA among investment banks, including BB and boutiques, especially compared to UC Berkeley. I've spent a lot of time researching and I've looked up literally every post with the tag UCLA but I can't ...

    15 comments15 Jan 2014 -

  27. So I was recently admitted to a top 3 MBA school, but the idea of being more than $100k in debt terrifies me. What if I want to take time off to write a novel? Or to go to China to learn Mandarin? Or try a variety of careers that don't have to do wit ...

    18 comments26 Dec 2008 -

  28. For people who are deciding on colleges, I think this is a great debate. Lets be real, in my opinion, Wharton is less selective than HYPS, and I can see people getting into HYPS and Wharton. So when it comes down to it, if you are a high school senior, an ...

    14 comments21 Dec 2009 -

  29. First, I need to know about the usefulness of a JD outside of law. I realize that JD will not help in banking, but I'm wondering whether there are other applications for, at least, the knowledge obtained from acquiring a JD if not the credentials ass ...

    13 comments29 Sep 2008 -

  30. Stanford/Harvard- am i good enough?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey everyone, big fan of the board, been quietly following it for a few years.. need some advice myself now. I want to apply for an MBA, only to Stanford or Harvard. I would not go to any other school, and i would only go here if i can get a c. 50% schola ...

    11 comments3 Sep 2012 -

  31. A friend at HBS was saying that he felt the biggest difference between HBS (stanford would fall in this category as well) and the rest of the top schools is the amazing quality of the students. Not so much academically, but their work experience, life exp ...

    12 comments9 Apr 2010 -

  32. Stanford undergrad

    Investment Banking

    Somehow I am getting the impression that this school doesn't place too well in IB (or S&T), at least as compared to the usual suspects on the East Coast. That impression is based on my own internship experiences and those of a couple of friends. ...

    11 comments7 Jan 2008 -

  33. Stanford MBA with MS in Computer Science

    Business School and GMAT

    Just to know, as I have some doubts, To be elegible for the MS in CS, do you need a STEM/ CS undergrad degree? MBA Stanford computer science joint degree Morgan Joseph TriArtisan MUFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Morgan Stanley Smith Barney JP Morgan Securit ...

    9 comments2 Apr 2013 -

  34. Stanford MBA for College Seniors?

    Business School and GMAT

    College freshman in engineering Here is the link to the page: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ I was wondering what the class profile for this looks like (GPA/experience/EC's/GMAT etc.)? How can I position myself to attempt admission into this program? I ...

    8 comments1 Mar 2011 -

  35. I am applying to B school this year, and am not sure if my expectations are in line with reality. Background:- 4 years of experience as private equity associate (mid market ~$500M fund); great deal experience; west coast-based- short stint in I-banking be ...

    8 comments13 Jul 2009 -

  36. UCLA major??

    New User Introductions

    Hi, I'm attending UCLA and hope to eventually work in finance or consulting. I've heard people tell me that its a target, while others say it's barely a semi-target. It's at least clear that it's not as much of a target as the ivi ...

    7 comments26 Nov 2013 -

  37. So, after 2 months of preparation and studying (a lot of credit due to Phantombanker's study guide) I got a 770 on the GMAT. So now I'm turning my focus to actually applying to schools. I'm wondering if I should get more work experience or ...

    7 comments23 May 2013 -

  38. Hi everyone, I need help! It's very urgent! The response deadline is next Monday. I'm accepted to Stanford GSB, Chicago GSB and Dartmouth Tuck Bridge summer business programs. I want to apply for Harvard 2+2 program. So, which summer business pr ...

    7 comments18 Mar 2009 -

  39. Hello, I am considering applying for the 2+2 MBA program at HBS and Deferred MBA at GSB, and I wanted to know if I have a decent shot before I spend the time writing essays and asking for recommenders. Here is some info: Senior Undergrad at USC / UCLA / N ...

    4 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  40. M.S. programs

    Business School and GMAT

    I recently stumbled upon the M.S. in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, as well as a similar M.S. at Columbia. I was wondering what everyone thinks about these programs in terms of placement within IBD / PE / HF? Are there any ot ...

    6 comments2 Dec 2012 -

  41. I'm interning this summer at MBB as a consultant and have considered applying to the HBS and Stanford deferred admissions programs for a while now. I think I would be a competitive applicant (3.74 cumulative GPA, MBB return ideally, strong on campus ...

    5 comments13 Apr 2015 -

  42. Chances at M7- Appreciate some advice

    Business School and GMAT

    Posting for a friend here: Background- Female- Raised US- Born Korea- Korean citizen Work (thus far)- 1.5 years @ EY's Commercial Advisory team focuses on MM PE DDs (US)- Interned at Accenture (US)- Interned at large foundation with $2B AUM (US) Volu ...

    5 comments8 Jul 2014 -

  43. I'm just looking for a little guidance based upon my current situation and I appreciate the feedback. I will be graduating in April from a non-ivy, yet sold/reputable university with a 3.7/4.0 GPA. I accepted a job with Goldman Sachs doing Ops out of ...

    5 comments10 Jan 2010 -

  44. Insights on Stanford GSB?

    Business School and GMAT

    Greetings, I do not doubt it's an incredible business school. From rankings Stanford GSB is always in the top 3 business schools in the nation, however I was wondering if someone could provide specific details about what an amazing place it is. I ...

    5 comments12 May 2009 -

  45. What does it take to get into a top school like HBS, Wharton, Stanford for an MBA from Canada? What credentials do you need as an undergraduate student? I'm trying to be realistic, and I know that from Canada, WS will be hard to break into. That' ...

    4 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  46. Hi there! I'm a Stanford graduate student planning a career in management consulting. I am looking for a partner to practice cases with. If you are interested in practicing together, give me a shout. I'm hoping to complete the practice within a ...

    4 comments25 Apr 2012 -

  47. Question to all MBA'ers or recent MBA'ers.... Which of the following schools allow deferring your admissions and for how long (6 months- 1 year or both)? HBS Wharton Stanford Columbia NYU Kellogg Chicago Michigan I really need to know b/c of a n ...

    4 comments6 Jan 2011 -

  48. I am graduating from one of HYPMS this year with a > 3.9 GPA. I worked at a BB in IBD last summer and am going to work at MBB after graduation. I am planning to work hard for the first couple years, find out what type of industry/job I would like to pu ...

    4 comments27 Dec 2010 -

  49. transferring OUT of harvard

    Business School and GMAT

    i'm an athlete at harvard who is thinking of jumping ship (i'm just not getting what i need training wise). for me personally, stanford is really the only school that i feel might be worth the trade-off. i'm not going to be an athlete forev ...

    4 comments8 Nov 2008 -

  50. I'll be a Management Science and Engineering Major at Stanford starting this fall. I'm interested in the combo between tech and finance. I am not really the entrepreneurial-type person that would make my own startup (which people say is the best ...

    3 comments16 Apr 2017 -

  51. Wharton ED vs Stanford EA

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello fellow monkeys, I am a high school senior trying to decide whether to apply to Wharton ED or Stanford SCEA. Currently I have started two companies in high school and am looking to get FDA approval for a medical device that I have created (might take ...

    3 comments31 Jul 2016 -

  52. With the release of essays by Columbia and Stanford, we are officially in the midst of b-school application season 2012. If you somehow missed the major essay releases, here they are for your viewing pleasure: Columbia: What is your immediate post-MBA pro ...

    3 comments7 Jun 2012 -

  53. Visiting GSB before applying?

    Business School and GMAT

    Is it important to visit? GSB is only offering 3 more campus visits before the October deadline (according to their website), and the dates make it difficult for me to swing the trip. Is there an alternative way to get a genuine sense of what the people / ...

    3 comments13 Apr 2015 -

  54. Hello Monkeys, As some of you may know, I'm struggling landing an analyst position. I'm thinking about pursuing a graduate certificate in Quantitative Methods in Finance from Stanford. It's 3 classes for 11k. It would give me a chance to pr ...

    3 comments17 Dec 2012 -

  55. Stanford Masters in Lieu of MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    If you've already made it to your industry of choice (private equity/ venture capital), and there's no real need to get a brand-name MBA in the short-run (e.g. you don't need the placement or career office of a MBA program), would it make s ...

    3 comments8 Jun 2012 -

  56. So I'm an Masters Student at Stanford doing Environmental Engineering. I didn't do well this past qrt and I was wondering if that will hinder my chances of getting a summer internship this year. My current GPA is <3.0. =(Aiming for Ibanking. ...

    3 comments12 Jan 2010 -

  57. stanford SIGM

    Investment Banking

    Is the the Stanford SIGM worth the $10,000? Or is just a way for rich underachievers to put stanford on their resume for grad schoo? I am considering applying, but coming up with 10k would be hard. thoughts? Stanford No Yes 196541 308045 294295 278086 341 ...

    3 comments24 Jul 2009 -

  58. Stanford GSB Anyone?

    Business School and GMAT

    You are invited to Get Accepted to Stanford on July 25 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET or 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. In this one-hour webinar I will present my four-part framework for a successful MBA application and apply that framework to the Stanford 2018-19 application, in ...

    2 comments12 Jul 2018 -

  59. Chances for HBS or GSB 2+2

    Business School and GMAT

    Thanks! HBS Stanford 2+2 No Yes 190065 133869 147389 308045 432212 ...

    2 comments22 Oct 2015 -

  60. Path to B-School

    Investment Banking

    I'm curious as to what are the different path's that one takes to get in to a top tier b-school for his/her MBA degree? I come from a semi-target out here in the mid-west (think Wisconsin, UIUC, Indiana etc.) and am aware of a lot of kids doing ...

    2 comments17 May 2012 -

  61. Hi guys, I was hoping to get some advice. This is my first post, but I've been reading this website a lot. I'm a New York born and raised guy that went to a liberal arts college and played top 20 division I lacrosse (earning a 3.4 GPA). My inter ...

    1 comment13 Feb 2019 -

  62. Should I apply or pursue an MBA?

    Management Consulting

    Hi all, I recently finished the analyst program at MBB in a Tier 1 office (NYC, SF, Chicago, etc.). I was also recently direct promoted to the associate (post-MBA) role and accepted. I already have a BS and MS in Management/Operations/Finance/Engineering ...

    1 comment30 May 2018 -

  63. I am currently an undergraduate student finishing a double bachelors in financial economics and mathematics. I have been looking into grad school and would like to see if anyone knew of any schools that allow you to do a masters in statistics with an emph ...

    1 comment18 Mar 2018 -

  64. Hello, I'm debating between these two options for a potential career in finance. I'm specifically interested in PE / VC, but not sure how to get into it (uncertain if I need a Master's, need to work in IB first, etc.). Any thoughts about th ...

    1 comment7 Apr 2017 -

  65. I/ In 2014 @pmarca started tweeting his wisdom in short bursts of 140 characters (or more). Good news, the @a16z GP does interviews as well... II/ Most recently @Stanford with the GSB's @andredehaes interviewing. A MUST WATCH video. 55m of incredible ...

    1 comment31 May 2014 -

  66. SSIA..contact me. See below: Consultant will be responsible for the following: * Management and oversight of research design, programming, and fielding (platform dependent on skillset); * Output data in an SPSS data file, with custom banners and organizat ...

    15 Jun 2015 -

  67. Hi Guys, I'm trying to gauge a sense of my credentials to get into an M7 school (think WHS). Was hoping anyone with advice on the matter could suggest anything. I've highlighted my background below, however it's a little verbose! I'm a ...

    1 comment30 Jan 2015 -

  68. Hey, I'm currently enrolled in a MS in Management program at a top tier European university. The program is structured in three semesters, 2 spent at my university and one spent abroad. Therefore, I would like to apply for a non-degree program at top ...

    1 comment21 Nov 2012 -

  69. Volcker Rule- In-Depth

    Sales and Trading

    attached is a report done over at Stanford regarding the Volcker rule and its implications the proposed consequences are to be expected from the place where John Taylor and the Hoover Institute reside, but I feel it is quite interesting and worth a read e ...

    1 comment30 Apr 2012 -

  70. Stanford Many Voices

    Business School and GMAT

    Anyone else applying to or have experience with this program? http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission_events/u... Stanford No ...

    22 Jan 2012 -

  71. Research/Write in B-School?

    Business School and GMAT

    Curious if anyone has any experience and/or knowledge about the kind of opportunities there are to work with faculty on research projects and/or write for publication while enrolled at a top business school? I'm an undergrad starting at MBB in the fa ...

    15 Feb 2011 -