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  2. Tricks for getting into top MBA program?

    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 ...

    44 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 2 2016 - 1:00am -

  3. 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 -

  4. 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 -

  5. Colleges for iBanking

    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 ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  6. Stanford Wall Street Placement East Coast

    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 ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2016 - 7:40am -

  7. Cross-Admit Battles

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 4:00am -

  8. "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 -

  9. HBS and GSB decisions- R1 Class of 2017

    Anyone with good news today? Harvard Stanford HBS Stanford GSB ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 1:41am -

  10. Ask Sandy about HBS

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 9 2012 - 8:40pm -

  11. Berkeley vs. Stanford (Undergrad)

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  12. If you could've gone to any undergrad college?

    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 ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2012 - 2:33pm -

  13. Very detailed notes of Peter Thiel's startup class at Stanford

    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 comments - 16 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 1:14pm -

  14. Stanford Just Ganked Martoma's MBA

    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 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 7:23am -

  15. The Best Course You'll Ever Fail

    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 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 22 2013 - 9:40am -

  16. 2.4 GPA- 760 GMAT- Interesting Stats

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 4:55pm -

  17. Highest Paid Stanford MBA earns $522K

    Damn. Any idea about this guy's profile? http://poetsandquants.com/2013/11/13/highest-paid-... Stanford ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2013 - 7:23pm -

  18. Crazy HBS and Stanford rejections

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2010 - 11:39am -

  19. Chances at HBS/Stanford/Dont Like Wharton

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2009 - 6:48pm -

  20. Georgia Tech vs Stanford Masters in Engineering- Which one will open more doors in Banking?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 8:09pm -

  21. mba tier 1

    Say I get a nice rotational financial analyst program at a Fortune 500, stellar gpa (finance) at Rutgers, and do above average on GMATs, what are my chances of getting into a Tier 1 Bschool (top 20 or whatever). More specifically Berkeley (Haas), Thanks. ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2011 - 8:21pm -

  22. UCLA vs UC Berkeley recruitment for IB

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2014 - 9:04am -

  23. Stanford MBA baller lands $675K offer

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2011 - 9:26pm -

  24. MFIN + MBA, worth it?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2011 - 4:18am -

  25. Does anyone regret going to a top 3 MBA program (H/S/W)?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2008 - 9:47pm -

  26. Great Debate: Wharton vs. HYPS. Which is best for Finance?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 21 2009 - 3:25pm -

  27. Stanford/Harvard- am i good enough?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2012 - 5:41am -

  28. Seeking advice from current lawyers; about getting a JD

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2008 - 12:12am -

  29. Big difference in student quality between HBS/Stanford and the rest?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2010 - 9:47am -

  30. MSc in Finance and its effect on top MBA admissions

    Does getting an MSc in Finance immediately following undergrad hurt your chances at a top MBA ~5 years down the road? I will be graduating after 3 years and would like to learn more about finance before I enter the job market. I'm considering applyin ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2008 - 8:59pm -

  31. UCLA major??

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2013 - 5:48pm -

  32. Stanford MBA for College Seniors?

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

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2011 - 9:41pm -

  33. To Get More Work Experience Before B-School...

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 6:03pm -

  34. Would love some feedback on my expectations

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2009 - 1:57pm -

  35. Almost done with high school- where do I begin...?

    Hey guys! My name's Kevin and I'm brand new around here, so naturally I'd gravitate to this section. However, I want my first post to be a learning experience and perhaps narrow down, even if just a little bit, this wide, wide path that I&# ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 6:21am -

  36. Urgent Help!!! Stanford or Chicago Summer Business Program?

          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, whi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2009 - 5:19pm -

  37. M.S. programs

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2012 - 2:52pm -

  38. Rising UG Senior, Incoming MBB Intern, Should I Apply to HBS 2+2 and GSB Deferred?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2015 - 3:29pm -

  39. Chances at M7- Appreciate some advice

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2014 - 8:22am -

  40. Computer Science major for HF or IB

    REDACTED Stanford ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 17 2014 - 12:33pm -

  41. Profile Evaluation: MF/MFE Programs

    Hi, I'm a senior at a T30 state school in engineering (think PSU/NCSU/VTech). I'm looking to attend a top MF or MFE program next year and I'd love to hear some feedback on my chances at the following programs: 1) Princeton- Masters of Finan ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2017 - 9:11pm -

  42. Stanford Engineering Masters--> Associate?

    Can someone who is going to Stanford for a Engineering Masters program (not MBA), but takes a bunch of finance courses be recruited after graduation for BB associate positions? Assume high GPA/high class ranking. I don't know if MBA is mandatory or a ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2010 - 11:52am -

  43. What tier B-School could I expect to be accepted to?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2010 - 1:16am -

  44. Insights on Stanford GSB?

          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 amazi ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2009 - 2:01am -

  45. Getting into PE, VC out of Stanford

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2017 - 5:53pm -

  46. What does it take?- What credentials do you need?

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:45pm -

  47. Non-target to MBB to B-School?

    Hi all, I'm curious about what the transition looks like from MBB to B-School if you went to a Non-Target. Do you have an advantage because the background is less traditional than the typical Target--->MBB--->B-School route? Thanks! career BSch ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2014 - 1:53pm -

  48. Looking for Case Practice Partner for Consulting Interview

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 7:45pm -

  49. HELP MBA!!!! Deferrals- HBS/Wharton/Stanford/Columbia/NYU/Kellogg/Chicago

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2011 - 7:46pm -

  50. When I am applying to B-school a couple years down the road...

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2010 - 4:05pm -

  51. Wharton ED vs Stanford EA

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2016 - 8:14pm -

  52. transferring OUT of harvard

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2008 - 4:42pm -

  53. Visiting GSB before applying?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2015 - 2:56pm -

  54. Stanford joint MBA & MS CS Program

    I've been looking at MBA programs, and I came across the joint MBA & MS CS program form Stanford. I have always been interested in computer science, and I even took a C++ course in school. Do you think the joint program from Stanford can give you ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 11:56pm -

  55. B-School Applications: Stanford GSB and Columbia

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2012 - 4:45pm -

  56. Quantitative Methods In Finance (Stanford)

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 8:47pm -

  57. Stanford Masters in Lieu of MBA?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2012 - 4:21pm -

  58. Previous experience before the MBA?

    The majority of top business school sites seem to indicate that a large portion of the class come from PE/VC or high finance jobs. Such as with Wharton: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/student-life/clas... Obviously admission into the top programs is bas ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2011 - 11:40pm -

  59. Summer Internship for Stanford Grad Student

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2010 - 4:45pm -

  60. stanford SIGM

    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 ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2009 - 7:34pm -

  61. Chances for HBS or GSB 2+2

    Thanks! HBS Stanford 2+2 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2015 - 12:20pm -

  62. What Is Your GMAT Prep Strategy

    Hey all. I have decided to go back for my MBA as the current job market suck big time for me. I will be taking the GMAT most likely at the end of August or something in September. My plan is to study 5 days a week for about 6 weeks, 3 or 4 hours each day. ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2013 - 11:42pm -

  63. Stanford MBA with MS in Computer Science

    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 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2013 - 4:40pm -

  64. Path to B-School

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2012 - 2:35pm -

  65. Undergrad: Princeton ORFE vs. Stanford MS&E

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2017 - 1:28pm -

  66. Small PE vs BB IBD post-college

    About to graduate from Dartmouth. Liberal arts school-- so I'm not a finance, etc. major. Thinking I'll end up with approx. 3.95 GPA and actually already prepped for GMAT with extra time and looking at a 770. ECs are solid (not unbelievable-- so ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 28 2016 - 5:52pm -

  67. Market research firm needs brilliant contractor: $30K for 30 Days

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2015 - 2:22am -

  68. Please evaluate for profile for a top MBA (i.e. M7)

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 4:49am -

  69. Marc Andreessen on Big Breakthrough Ideas and Courageous Entrepreneurs

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 31 2014 - 1:21am -

  70. Types of career paths for computer science and business undergrad

    I am a soon to be freshman at Stanford University. I am interested in studying computer science and math, and how they can be applied to business. From what I have read online there seem to be jobs at startups/tech companies as a programmer, and then jobs ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2014 - 12:10am -

  71. Application for semester at top tier school

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2012 - 4:37pm -

  72. Volcker Rule- In-Depth

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2012 - 7:37pm -

  73. Stanford Many Voices

    Anyone else applying to or have experience with this program? http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission_events/u... Stanford ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2012 - 1:48pm -

  74. Research/Write in B-School?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2011 - 6:34pm -