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The MBA Thread

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Tarmac, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    To clarify, my comments were specific to emba, not other pt programs (of which I know nothing about).
     
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    I ended up moving into an M&A/BD role at a F500. Debating if doing the CFA still makes sense. Thoughts?
     
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    Not needed. I was in Corp Dev and it was never an issue. If it was a very complex transaction, we ended up hiring outside advisors, where a CFA might have been helpful for establishing credibility, but you really don't need all that technical knowledge for M&A modeling purposes.
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    not needed for M&A.


    In other news, passed Level 1 CFA this past June. Signed up for Level 2.
     
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    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Yeah I've been told as much. Wondering if it is still prudent long term and worth the money and time.
     
  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Depends what you want to do long term.
     
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    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Good question, but hard to know other than that it will be in finance. Like not in investment management either.
     
  8. venividivicibj

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    Can't hurt. But that time could also be spent on an MBA or some other post grad also.
     
  9. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Already have an MSc, not sure if I want to spend the time and money on an MBA at this point.
     
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    Any preferred GMAT study programs?

    Any benefit to taking the GRE instead? Looking at entrance into a top part time program, so I'm not really that worried (I think they really just want your money at that point), but I still want to make sure everything works out.
     
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    Normally, I would recommend Manhattan. Unlike most of the other study programs, it pretty much focuses on hard questions so it's best if you are aiming for a high score.

    I wouldn't do the GRE, while adcom are used to seeing it, employers care to some extent about your GMAT score (especially if you go to a school that has grade non-disclosure) and are generally less familiar with the GRE.
     
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    I just grabbed a dozen of books from the library - Princeton Review, etc. It worked for me.
     
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    i liked knewton, they have a money back option if you don't score 50 points higher after using it. Im also a visual learner so it worked better for me.
     
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    I did Manhattan, really liked it. I did some basic studying from their books before starting the actual course and scored low-600 something on the first practice. By 3/4 of the way through the course I was able to break 700, and on the actual exam I ended up with a 770.

    Never ended up going to B-school, left finance to work in Tech instead.
     

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