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Mar 26, 2019

DecisionWire Spotlight: Cornell / Johnson, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, or UVA / Darden for Investment Banking

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to Cornell / Johnson, Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, and UVA / Darden.  The candidate is planning a post-MBA career in investment banking and received scholarship offers from Johnson... Read more »

Aug 22, 2018

Morgan Stanley Still Loves MBAs and the Feeling Is Mutual

Though interest in finance careers has never completely recovered after the global crisis of 2008, investment banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are still in-demand recruiters among many MBA students. (Although this just in: J.P. Morgan Chase is letting go of 100 people in its asset... Read more »

Jun 27, 2018

Michigan Ross Dean Calls for Unified Commitment to Ethics in Financial Services

In a recent blog post on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Medium channel, University of Michigan Ross School of Business Dean Scott DeRue and Goldman Sachs Managing Director Will Bousquette called upon American business school deans and finance executives to unify their commitment to ethics in the financial services... Read more »

Mar 12, 2018

Getting to Know John Gilligan: The New Director of the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Are you looking to dive deep into finance during your MBA program and seeking opportunities to interact with banking firms, funds, and industry leaders? That’s precisely the theory behind the Finance Lab at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Inside the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab The Oxford Saïd Finance... Read more »

Mar 5, 2018

The Skinny on Corporate MBA Fellowship Programs—Could One Be Right for You?

Prospective MBA students looking to join a program at a leading business school have a wealth of opportunities available to them in the form of corporate MBA fellowship programs. These highly competitive fellowships, often geared toward under-represented minorities, are offered by many major corporate recruiters hoping to secure top MBA talent... Read more »

Feb 27, 2018

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top... Read more »

Dec 22, 2017

A Ross MBA Student’s Unexpected Journey: From Teacher in the Rural South to Investment Banker

Fridays from the Frontline Vaish Shastry came to the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from the Mississippi Delta, where she taught middle school children. She came to business school thinking that she would return to the nonprofit world upon graduation. Instead, she’ll be working in the Consumer and... Read more »

Dec 13, 2017

Can Stanford MBA Grads’ Pay Climb Any Higher?

Wondering what kind of pay day you can expect if you are among the select 6 percent of applicants who gain admission to Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)? Are you sitting down? Perhaps you should be, because the school’s 2017 employment report—released today—reveals record-breaking salaries for the third year... Read more »

Dec 8, 2017

Chicago Booth MBA Student Reflects on First Few Months and “First-Time Ever Experiences”

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business helped kick off an exciting if agonizing time for Round 1 applicants to leading MBA programs—Decision Week (or weeks, as the case may be). Chicago Booth released decisions on December 7th, among the first in several waves of notifications that will flow... Read more »

Dec 5, 2017

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries Up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business today became the latest leading business school to share details from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing an all-time high average first-year base salary and signing bonus of $158,194. To get there, the mean base salary climbed to $127,986 from last year’s $123,934,... Read more »

Nov 20, 2017

The Push for Women in Finance at Cornell Johnson

Sponsored Content A career in the finance industry is often sought after by MBA graduates. After all, few other industries offer a mean starting salary of $123,259, plus bonuses of $42,175 and other guaranteed compensation up to $35,278. (That’s a total first-year salary of more than $200,000). At Cornell University’s... Read more »

Nov 7, 2017

LBS Welcomes 3 New Finance Executive Fellows

This fall, London Business School (LBS) has welcomed three senior business executives as Executive Fellows in finance, chosen in part for their commitment to ensuring that finance serves society as a whole. The fellows all come from senior roles in business at various finance companies and will bring their talent, backgrounds,... Read more »

Oct 24, 2017

Top MBA Programs for Finance & Investment Banking

Though it has been almost a decade since the global financial crisis of 2008, investment banking and the financial services industry still aren’t the same. Overall, the percentage of MBAs interested in a career in finance is continuing to drop, especially as the products/services and tech industries lure more and... Read more »

Oct 16, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Sep 12, 2017

Top Investment Banks for MBAs to Work for in 2018

While a career in investment banking may not be as highly sought after anymore among MBAs, it’s still a fairly popular option. And according to a U.S. News interview with Jeff McNish, assistant dean of the Career Development Center at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, investment banks... Read more »

Aug 29, 2017

MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: A Future In Banking

MBA applicants are figuring out their target schools for Round 1 and sharing their plans on ApplyWire, Clear Admit’s latest tool to aid in your admissions process. This week, we take a closer look at one candidate trying to find their preferred path in the banking industry with 10 schools on... Read more »

Aug 24, 2017

Berkeley Haas Welcomes Largest Ever Full-Time MBA Class to New Green Building

Like many top business schools this time of year, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley is welcoming its incoming class of MBA students—but at Haas it’s a bigger group than ever before moving into brand-new digs that promise to be among the greenest in... Read more »

Aug 16, 2017

CEO Activism? Biz Leaders Tell Trump Enough Is Enough

President Donald Trump got elected—in part—because he represented a break from traditional Washington politics that had left many frustrated and disillusioned. A businessman who’d made billions in real estate, he prided himself on being able to close deals. He quickly set out to surround himself with business-minded folks like himself,... Read more »

Jul 26, 2017

The Cambridge Judge MBA Finance Approach

According to U.S. News & World Report, a career as a financial manager is the third hottest job for a graduating MBA student in 2017, while a career in accounting ranks number one. Indeed, finance careers pay well and they offer robust job growth, low unemployment rates, and the opportunity for MBAs... Read more »

Jul 21, 2017

Darden Debuts MBA Application Tip Video Series Amid MBA Program Leadership Changes

Sara Neher, long-time assistant dean of admissions at UVA’s Darden School of Business, recently announced the debut of a 12-part MBA application tip video series for the 2017-18 admissions season. The brief videos—each between three and five minutes long—cover individual components of the application and are designed so that applicants... Read more »

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MBA LiveWire

Interview Invite to Carnegie Mellon / Tepper via email.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 740. New Jersey.
Interview Invite to UT Austin / McCombs via email.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 740. New Jersey.
Applied at Duke / Fuqua via n/a.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 740. New Jersey.
Interview Invite to U. Chicago Booth via portal.
GPA: 7.3/10. GMAT: 760. Chicago.
Interview Invite to U. Chicago Booth via portal.
GPA: 3.0. GMAT: 710. APAC.

MBA DecisionWire

USC
Enrolled: USC / Marshall
Admitted: USC / Marshall
GPA: 3.77
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
And
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCLA Anderson, USC / Marshall
GMAT: 620
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital
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Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Duke / Fuqua, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 730
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Haa
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs
GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.64
Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital

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