I am currently in high school in the UAE, I am going to be doing my bachelors and masters(not sure) and come back to work in Dubai. I am going to be applying to a finance course(or something closely related) in the UK or Europe. My UK list is: LSE, Warwick, Manchester, Nottingham, Exeter Netherlands: Rotterdam school of management, University of Amsterdam Italy: Bocconi I am a bit worried about my UK list, as I don't know if there are better alternatives. I would love some opinion on my list, and if I should replace a specific uni on my list with some other university. Thanks
09 Sep 2020
Most people are skeptical of this program, as it is not following the classic prepa system. Will MBB/Tier 2 still target the program?
26 Jul 2020
I found another mega-thread about Masters in Finance rankings for IB placement. Could anybody make a list for MiM programs and Consulting Placement?
12 Aug 2020
Hello fellow Wall Streeters, I am faced with a dilemma and would much appreciate any recommendations or advice you can give me. As you know, this year's college admission cycle was crowded, leading to lower acceptance rates overall. I got rejected from all the Ivy League schools, and my only option is Georgia Tech. The question is whether it is possible to break into IB from GaTech, hopefully in NYC. I plan on majoring in computer science with a minor in finance. My other options are betting on a gap year or trying to do a transfer which is quite tricky as well. I am an international, if that
09 Apr 2021
I am currently in the college admission process. I want to work in investment banking/ VC; also would like to do start up consulting. I have been waitlisted at Georgetown so I will not find out about that until end may so I need to commit to a school in the mean time. Next I have Georgia Tech, where I would have to pay somewhere in the range of 25-30k, but I am trying to have it lowered. I really would like to go here if the costs are affordable. But I don't want to have 120k in debt. They have a strong business program with prestige so I know that my chances will be strong there. Then last of
28 Mar 2021
**Disclaimer: Semi-target Alumni** Now that training is finishing up at my bank (GS/MS), I wanted to share with WSO how radically different the analyst class make up is compared to the pre-conceived notion of it being filled with mostly target schools.
27 Jan 2019
Hello, after having discovered WSO a few weeks ago, I have come to realize that there is no comprehensive list of European target schools for Investment banking... Could someone kindly provide us with a list (featuring targets, semi-targets and tiers in each category)? I think it would help many European students as there is a lot of talk about US targets but not much for Europe (which is understandable, WSO having more members living in USA).
02 Sep 2019
Hello everyone, I am debating between colleges and looking for advice. I have been accepted to Marshall at USC (without scholarship money) and ASU with nearly a full ride. I was wondering if the debt from USC is worth it. If I work my ass off at ASU, will I have the same chances as attending USC? Any information will help. Thank you.
26 Mar 2018
I want to break into either consulting or I-banking. Trying to decide which school is the best fit to break into consulting or I-Banking. Do most firms see PennLPS like Columbia? A lot of my friends from Columbia have broken into investment banking. Just curious.
14 Nov 2016
Good day everyone, I am a community college student who is looking to transfer to UIUC. It's certainly not an Ivy League school, but I believe their college of business is still really competitive, and hopefully, GPA of 3.9 will suffice to get me accepted. However, I recently found out that there are also these three academies within the institution called The Stanley C. Golder Academies. One is for Investment Banking, one for Finance, and one for Investment Management. All three are highly-selective, which leaves room to wonder: how important are these academies for one to be competitive on
14 Feb 2017
One would think being a fratstar and working in IB would go hand-in-hand. However, many target schools (Stern, Chicago etc.) have abysmal Greek life, while the best Greek schools (FSU, ASU, Alabama etc.) are big state schools and total non-targets. Are there any target schools with good Greek life, or are Frat Row and Wall Street mutually exclusive?
15 Jun 2014
I want to major in finance and am considering top schools. I am going to be a Junior next year. GPA - unweighted 3.822 - weighted - 4.815 As a sophomore I received straight As, while taking all honors classes and AP US History and AP Comp Sci. Freshmen year was rough, with a couple of Bs. Again all honors classes and AP Human Geography (AP Score = 4) Extra Curricular so far: Volleyball - grades 9,10 (plan on playing all four years) Basketball - grade 9 (play in a recreational league currently) DECA - grade 9,10 (qualified for state grade 10) BPA - grade 10 (qualified for state grade 10)
23 Jun 2015
Obviously a huge topic of interest on WSO is that of the "target school," especially when those who are in high school ask for advice regarding which school they should go to to maximize recruiting. I'm starting at a large BB this summer, and I think that the numbers of how many students from each school we have (at all locations, not just New York, although the rankings are nearly identical just for NYC) is very interesting and completely contrasts the reality of this last year's recruiting with what we expected. Now yes, I know that one year at one BB may not be indicative of a larger trend
28 May 2012
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 get a clear answer. I've heard some people say UCLA is a target, and others say its barely a semi-target. Some say that UC Berkeley beats it in terms of recruiting by a long shot and will give you access to NY and SF, while UCLA is limited to tiny LA offices that barely hire anyone.
15 Jan 2014
Hey guys, currently I am a sophomore at the University of Houston, unfortunately my school is terrible when is comes to OCR and it's very difficult to land an IB gig out of here. I have applied to a few target schools so that I can transfer out this spring and am waiting on responses. However, if things don't work out and I am not accepted to any of them I will be forced to apply to schools that are easier to get into so; are any of the following schools which I have considered targets or even semi-targets? Thanks. Schools: Southern Methodist University Wake Forest Emory
02 Dec 2012
Thought I would share the list of Ugrad schools Moelis recruits from. Buddy who SAed there showed me, and I thought I would share with you guys. Cornell Duke Harvard Indiana London School of Economics New York University Northwestern Stockholm School of Business University College London UC Berkeley University of Cambridge University of Oxford University of Pennsylvania University of Virginia University of Warwick
02 Sep 2012
Business Week just released its annual Best Undergraduate Business School rankings and it got me thinking about the value of said degree to the average aspiring monkey. Surely we know that finance, accounting, math and medieval interior design are the typical banking majors, but what about the backbone of all business?... business. As has been mentioned ad nauseam on these boards, undergraduate business degrees may be one of the less likely paths to Wall Street. In fact, Wharton is the only undergrad b-school represented in the upper crust of these rankings, as far as traditional Wall Street targets go.
16 Mar 2011
Hey WSO, This is my first post on WSO, how exciting! Anyways, I'm a 16 year old junior in high school, and I am totally going into a finance or economics major in college. Since you are all either in business school or established in the field, I thought you guys could give me some pretty good advice. I'll just list my creds here first: 4.42 GPA (I think 4th in my class or something?) Cross Country, Winter Track, Spring Track Possible internship at tax/accounting firm Working on finance website/blog Invest in the stock market - $500 account Associate president International Club, School
23 Nov 2015
I'm having a tough time deciding where to go for undergrad. I know Stern and UVA are generally considered target schools, but I have scholarships at Vandy and Rice. Would going to Stern be worth going into debt for? I also heard life sucks there, so how realistic is it to break into a BB from Vandy or Rice? Any advice is appreciated!
19 Apr 2011
I'm hoping to get into Goldman Sachs for Investment banking for a summer internship and possibly a few years in their CF department before going on to doing my PG which requires about 5 years of job experience . I was wondering if anyone knows what are the latest target schools for Goldman Sachs ?
19 Apr 2012
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between Harvard, Duke, Wharton and Vanderbilt. I know that Harvard and Wharton are bigger targets and have more prestige than Duke or Vandy but socially they don't even compare. Everybody I met at Wharton were huge tools who kept talking about their aspirations to become investment bankers 24/7 and everyone I met at Harvard were huge nerds who couldn't talk about anything normal like girls or sports. Duke and Vandy, on the other hand, were incredibly fun and I probably had the two best weekends of my life there. The weather was gorgeous in both Nashville and Durham and there were hot girls in sundresses everywhere I went. Everyone was hanging out, drinking, playing frisbee and throwing footballs around on both campuses the weekends I went while at Harvard and Wharton, everyone was always either in their dorms or the libraries.
19 Apr 2010
Hi, I am currently a grade 11 student in Canada. I am studying in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). At the moment, I achieve high marks in my school (Around 94-97%). I am involved in few clubs in my school. I am part of the Student Activity Council, part of the investment Club (will be an exec or other high ranking senior positions in those clubs in grade 12) Also, I am planning to run for school treasurer in march for the year of grade 12. I plan on doing a double major in accounting/finance, and breaking into ibanking or some other corporate job. The only question, I have here is what should I
16 Sep 2011
http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/user/26892 In less than 72 hours... I just can't take you...these guys are on here to help and all you tell them to do is shut it...granted that you might have been attacked first...but that's how guys are when trying to defend their territory...it's how it will be in the real world. Leave the strap-on at home hon. You are giving us girls a bad rap...
16 Jan 2010
Magna cum Laude vs. Summa cum Laude: does it matter? both check the box, right? so an applicant with one has 0 advantage from this over another, if they are from the same target? Not to sound defensive but Magna > Summa in the sense that the person was not a total grade whore.
10 May 2010
http://qz.com/180247/why-google-doesnt-care-about-hiring-top-college-graduates/ I wonder if this will start to be more and more of a trend. As more and more people go to college, pumping out many idiots who don't know what they're doing (not everyone in school is like this, of course), the value of the degree just keeps going down. I remember when I was in school, the best people in our compSci department were those who had already tinkered with computers on their own. In my broader experience, the best programmers/sysadmins/whatever I've come across just knew their shit and didn't have any flashy degrees to show off. They sincerely liked what they did and were absolute nerds on it.
17 Sep 2014
Before you neglect this post due to my inexperience in the actual field or belief that I am going to change my mind about this, hear me out. First off, I didn't become passionate about business because I watched Wolf of Wall Street once or twice. I've grown up with a business and entrepenurial mindset, which ultimately culminated to a passion with finance. I started off buying a couple stocks a month, checking them day to day on my iPhone's stock app, but have recently gotten more serious. I attended a wall street camp this past summer in New York, getting a taste of the NYC feel and fast
15 Dec 2014
Hi all! I am applying for 1 year QTEM Master in Finance exchange (0.5 year in one university, 0.5 in other). There is a list of available schools below. I highlighted schools that I consider good (or even target). I checked Financial Times and TOPUniversities rankings, but do not trust them much. I think that the best option for first half of a year is EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL/MONASH BUSINESS SCHOOL and WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL for the second half of a year. I ask you to help me to choose 5 best schools from the list below except Warwick. MONASH BUSINESS SCHOOL SOLVAY BRUSSELS SCHOOL OF
12 Feb 2019
I'm currently in my final year of high school in Belgium and got terrible grades last year (69% overall when I would usually get +90% for economics). So I won't be going to a real target-university in the UK or USA. Does anyone have information about the best Belgian university for an investment banking (m&a) career? Or maybe a different option/university I could het into with my grades? Thank you all!
22 Sep 2015
A while back I posted about how public universities are developing a growing presence on Wall Street. In that post, I highlighted four undergraduate programs that have earned an upstanding reputation for job placement. Over a four week span, I will give you guys a better understanding of each and the benefits of joining them. The University of Michigan is arguably the best public school (notice I said public, not non-target) for prospective monkeys. Founded in 2007, Investment Banking Club gives its members all of the resources necessary to pursue careers on Wall Street.
19 Jul 2012