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post #1081 of 1094
My impression has always been that MBAs really prove their worth when:

1) Trying to move from one industry to another (e.g. consulting to banking)
2) Getting non-business professionals (engineers, chemists, etc.) into business roles.

Aside from those two areas, I have always been a little bit unconvinced by the value of the degree...
post #1082 of 1094
Completely agree, but I would add:

3) Attending a top 10 program

For people attending top programs, even though I would say most students don't learn much, if at all from their classes (as a BBA with a background in PE and IB, itI definitely was my case), the intangibles (network, career services, ability to rethink career, internship, etc) makes it extremely valuable. Not to mention the opportunity to move to a better firm in a similar industry (ie. going from Deloitte to M/B/B) which a lot of my classmates did. And after a couple years of working 60/70/80+ hours per week, it's quite a nice vacation and allow you to recharge the batteries and IMO, significantly reduces the chances of burning out later in your career!!!!
Edited by kasper007 - 2/18/15 at 1:39pm
post #1083 of 1094
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Completely agree, but I would add:

3) Attending a top 10 program

For people attending top programs, even though I would say most students don't learn much, if at all from their classes (as a BBA with a background in PE and IB, itI definitely was my case), the intangibles (network, career services, ability to rethink career, internship, etc) are makes it extremely valuable. Not to mention the opportunity to move to a better firm in a similar industry (ie. going from Deloitte to M/B/B) which a lot of my classmates did. And after a couple years of working 60/70/80+ hours per week, it's quite a nice vacation and allow you to recharge the batteries and IMO, significantly reduces the chances of burning out later in your career!!!!

What school did you go to if you don't mind me asking? Not sure if I posted here, but I finally ended up choosing NYU.
post #1084 of 1094
Went to London Business School.

You'll have a great time at NYU!!!!
post #1085 of 1094
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What school did you go to if you don't mind me asking? Not sure if I posted here, but I finally ended up choosing NYU.

Congratulations! Good choice and great school.
post #1086 of 1094
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Went to London Business School.

You'll have a great time at NYU!!!!


I have a feeling LBS and the UK market are different than the US market. LBS is a very good school though.

 

Although a lot of my friends have MBAs (including from NYU Stern), I'm hoping my MSc and a CFA will get me through without needing to go back for an MBA. I know in my case my MSc network and  international exposure were excellent for me although it initially netted absolutely no salary increase.

 

An MSc is a really great option IMO. I finished my degree a year early and did the MSc as forth year of studying and had the chance to gain  really subject specific knowledge. It is a shame that they aren't really recognized on nearly the same level as an MBA in the USA.

post #1087 of 1094
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I have a feeling LBS and the UK market are different than the US market. LBS is a very good school though.

Although a lot of my friends have MBAs (including from NYU Stern), I'm hoping my MSc and a CFA will get me through without needing to go back for an MBA. I know in my case my MSc network and  international exposure were excellent for me although it initially netted absolutely no salary increase.

An MSc is a really great option IMO. I finished my degree a year early and did the MSc as forth year of studying and had the chance to gain  really subject specific knowledge. It is a shame that they aren't really recognized on nearly the same level as an MBA in the USA.

Out of interest what did your MSc at imperial get you? I went LSE to quantitative equities analyst at a several hundred billion AUM fund. Considered imperial for risk and financial engineering.
post #1088 of 1094
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Out of interest what did your MSc at imperial get you? I went LSE to quantitative equities analyst at a several hundred billion AUM fund. Considered imperial for risk and financial engineering.


A fast track and salary bump along with no need for an MBA for advancement. Worth it, but Imperial doesn't have the finance connections that LSE does. Even LBS doesn't match LSE in pure finance.

 

Honestly an MSc is a strange beast. Some of my cohort ended up at the post MBA level. Others ended up entry level, occasionally at the same companies they had interviewed with before the MSc. I am sure if you were determined enough you would have had no problem getting the same from Imperial, although it would have been a slightly more up hill battle.

post #1089 of 1094
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A fast track and salary bump along with no need for an MBA for advancement. Worth it, but Imperial doesn't have the finance connections that LSE does. Even LBS doesn't match LSE in pure finance.

Honestly an MSc is a strange beast. Some of my cohort ended up at the post MBA level. Others ended up entry level, occasionally at the same companies they had interviewed with before the MSc. I am sure if you were determined enough you would have had no problem getting the same from Imperial, although it would have been a slightly more up hill battle.


My firm actually only recruited from lse, cambridge and oxford so it would have beeen impossible haha. No I meant what industry in the end. Is LBS even a real school? Never interviewed for a job with someone from there.
post #1090 of 1094
In class now with former lse prof...bs model is today's topic
post #1091 of 1094
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My firm actually only recruited from lse, cambridge and oxford so it would have beeen impossible haha. No I meant what industry in the end. Is LBS even a real school? Never interviewed for a job with someone from there

Yeah I've never understood firms that do that honestly unless it's for strong alumni relations reasons or being too small to deploy to multiple schools in an area. I've honestly only met a handful of LBS alumni.

 

I'm in financial services in NYC at the moment. On the record I never recommend people try cross-channel recruiting, companies are just not set up to handle many overseas applicants due to the different recruiting dates and school recognition. The US is particularly insular and bad at this relative to Europe.

 

Most of my class mates ended up in finance, consulting, , financial service Oil & Gas and F500 rotational programs in that order. A few went back to their home countries and into politics. 

 

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In class now with former lse prof...bs model is today's topic
 
Which school? 
post #1092 of 1094
Umd. The professors here are great. Lots of former Wharton and Harvard looking to focus more on research but still teach in the Mba curriculum.



http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2012-11-12/b-schools-with-five-star-teachers
post #1093 of 1094
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My firm actually only recruited from lse, cambridge and oxford so it would have beeen impossible haha. No I meant what industry in the end. Is LBS even a real school? Never interviewed for a job with someone from there.

totally a fake school, they even managed to get to con FT and other publications to rank it at or near the top for MBA programs!!!!
post #1094 of 1094
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Umd. The professors here are great. Lots of former Wharton and Harvard looking to focus more on research but still teach in the Mba curriculum.



http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2012-11-12/b-schools-with-five-star-teachers


Ah right you mentioned that.

 

A classmate of mine had went there for undergrad. The Dean of Imperial's business school also used to be the Dean there.

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totally a fake school, they even managed to get to con FT and other publications to rank it at or near the top for MBA programs!!!!


That made me laugh. I used to pass by Regents Park all the time when working a side job as a tutor. Pretty enough buildings.

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