NYU Stern good school for Investment Banking switch?

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js09204p

EY Acctg

BIO
Currently a CPA at Ernst & Young working in assurance
js09204pmore
Oct 28, 2019 39 Comments

looking to switch to IB very badly. I won’t have trouble getting into NYU’s MBA program. Currently at EY for a little over a year, CPA, CFA level ll candidate. Looking to join any size investment bank.

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Chase OzzyOVO
    How many years of work experience do you have total? Yes, Stern has a solid m MBA program that could plug you into IB
    Oct 28, 2019 5
    • Chase OzzyOVO
      Oh wow your timeline is aggressive and you got this! You done taking the GMAT right?
      Oct 28, 2019
    • EY / Acctg
      js09204p

      EY Acctg

      BIO
      Currently a CPA at Ernst & Young working in assurance
      js09204pmore
      OP
      Thank you! And I take it on Saturday 😳. Def a tight timeline but I would really like to start in spring. They told me if I got accepted in spring I could deferred enrollment till fall if I wanted
      Oct 28, 2019
  • Chase / Sales
    TechBanker

    Chase Sales

    PRE
    Wells Fargo
    TechBankermore
    Do you recommend a specific GMAT prep company? What score are you aiming for?
    Oct 28, 2019 3
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      The only thing that is useful is their English writing booklet, it’s wonderfully brief and on point. You can buy it for about 50$ used. Other stuff in gmat is trivial, just get a few sample question to get used to their weird language and answer sets. Anyone with healthy brain and decent school grades should crack mid 700s easily.
      Oct 28, 2019
    • EY / Acctg
      js09204p

      EY Acctg

      BIO
      Currently a CPA at Ernst & Young working in assurance
      js09204pmore
      OP
      I used Magoosh, I liked it it was pretty good
      Oct 29, 2019
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Good school. Whether they’re worth the money is a different quest.

    Talk to your manager about tuition reimbursement, talk to NYU about the scholarship. Rich schools have very good budgets for support
    Oct 28, 2019 0
  • Oracle _foobar
    OP, how did your gmat go?
    Nov 2, 2019 3
    • Oracle _foobar
      730 is kickass. Please share your prep strategy!
      Nov 4, 2019
    • EY / Acctg
      js09204p

      EY Acctg

      BIO
      Currently a CPA at Ernst & Young working in assurance
      js09204pmore
      OP
      I used magoosh but I am very good at standardized test tho!
      Nov 4, 2019
  • Societe Generale / Other NYC Random
    Why not just apply directly to an analyst IB role? If you get someone to actually recommend you; there is a decent chance you can avoid a MBA. In general, proactive career management goes much further than certificates and additional educational degrees
    Oct 28, 2019 3
    • EY / Acctg
      js09204p

      EY Acctg

      BIO
      Currently a CPA at Ernst & Young working in assurance
      js09204pmore
      OP
      Iv been applying, it’s super hard! I didn’t come from a target school . My undergrad was a top accounting school tho
      Oct 29, 2019
    • Societe Generale / Other NYC Random
      Finding someone and impressing at a client event is the piece you need to do.
      Oct 30, 2019
  • Chase OzzyOVO
    Hey congrats on the GMAT. What study resource did you find very helpful for GMAT Verbal?
    Nov 4, 2019 0
  • Bank of America / IT nyc_eng
    Stern full time if you want to change careers. Part time - much less of a chance. (So zero tuition reimbursement, unless your company pays your full time ride.)
    Oct 28, 2019 6
    • Bank of America / IT nyc_eng
      Occasional, support and emergencies. Otherwise discouraged.
      Oct 29, 2019
    • Prudential / IT jacob4205
      thats terrible
      Oct 29, 2019
  • Insightly wcpe
    Why not stretch and shoot for Columbia if you think nyu is a shoo in?
    Oct 31, 2019 5
    • Insightly wcpe
      Google it. Same tuition and both in NYC so cost of living is the same.
      Oct 31, 2019
    • LinkedIn loudfan
      Yeah Columbia is exactly the same. Tuition is basically exactly the same at all these schools.
      Nov 2, 2019
  • LinkedIn buddhabowl
    Yeah stern basically is optimized for cranking out investment bankers (no buy side stuff though, that goes to h/s/w).
    Oct 28, 2019 2
    • FTI Consulting / Consultant
      Claud19

      FTI Consulting Consultant

      PRE
      PwC, Deloitte, Citibank
      BIO
      Finance and accounting professional with small business, large bank, and Big Four experience.
      Claud19more
      H/s/w?
      Oct 28, 2019
    • State Farm sweeeeee
      Harvard Stanford Wharton
      Oct 28, 2019
  • Baird / Finance SiriusBlah
    You need at least 5 years experience to break in with an MBA. Any less and your resume goes straight in the shredder
    Oct 29, 2019 1
    • LinkedIn buddhabowl
      Not true. Know people who were like journalists for two years who got ib jobs from my m7 program. Ib is not that competitive for mba, you just need to hustle
      Oct 29, 2019

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