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This course provides a brief overview of financial intermediaries and their functions. With the aid of case studies, students focus on measures of interest rate risk, including the periodic (re-pricing) gap and duration gap, the management of interest rate risk using the appropriate composition of assets and liabilities, futures, options, caps, floors, collars, and swaps, value at risk measures, the management of credit risk, off-balance sheet risk, liquidity risk, capital adequacy, and deposit insurance. MBA MBA
Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition For aspiring MBAs, the summer is a time for quiet reflection, not to mention getting a jump on the competition through either an internship or other educational opportunities. Reading is another affordable way to expand your mind and give you deeper insight into management. "I'm a fervent believer that information adds to knowledge, and knowledge is a powerful tool for good decision-making," says Hassell McClellan, associate professor of operations and strategic management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management (Carroll Full-Time MBA Profile), who used to have his own children read five to six books each summer and turn in one-page book reports. Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition
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Target Acquired : KELLOGG it is ! « Target : MBA admit for fall 2012 Target Acquired : KELLOGG it is ! « Target : MBA admit for fall 2012 The long arduous path is over … sitting snugly in my mailbox at 1:30 am in the night was that much anticipated email – “Welcome to Kellogg” :D Heart skipped a beat, mind went numb and I stared with disbelief and unblinking eyes. 8 months of preparations, networking, hard-work, bloody-mindedness, creativity and thoroughness had finally culminated in an email I will treasure for ever. Ahead of me now are lots of decisions – I have an 8 month window ahead of me, with complete freedom.
MBAdventure Hello, friends! It’s been a while, apologies for my radio silence over the past month. Things have been crazy. MBAdventure
As those of you who read yesterday’s post about my own personal GMAT horror story know, I (unfortunately) have a lot of experience with this test. A quick recap: I took the test twice – the first time I studied on my own (e.g., did not take a class) and bombed it with a 590. The second time I took a prep class with Veritas Prep, studied smarter, and pulled out a 710. Before I get into some of the things-I-wished-I’d-known-but-didn’t, let me make a note on target scores: General wisdom holds that you should aim to meet or beat the average GMAT score of the programs to which you are applying. GMAT Advice and Lessons Learned « MBAdventure GMAT Advice and Lessons Learned « MBAdventure
Hello out there, fearless MBA applicants! Now that I have droned on about the GMAT I am going to move to the larger (and much more interesting) topic of your “story.” Now, before you think that I’m getting too touchy-feely, hear me out: Yes, your application consists of specific data points that admissions directors use to get a sense for your general intellectual strength. These data points are things like your GMAT score, your undergraduate GPA, your salary compared to peers from your company, etc. I definitely do not want to imply that these data points are not important – because they are – but I do want to stress that they do not make up who you are. What’s Your Story? « MBAdventure What’s Your Story? « MBAdventure
MBA Recommendation Guide at MBA Applicant.com MBA Letter of Recommendation How to write a recommendation for an MBA applicant. In the Seven Application Elements section of this site I talked about the emphasis (or lack thereof) placed on recommendations. What I said was that most people end up having to write their own rec's or at the very least help their recommenders write them. The joint-effort approach is fine, but if you end up helping your recommender, be sure to address some of the following key issues and try to avoid some of the common pitfalls. MBA Recommendation Guide at MBA Applicant.com MBA Letter of Recommendation
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by John A. ByrnePoets & QuantsAuthor on July 1, 2011 Ms. Peace Corps (cp) 750 GMAT3.74 GPAUndergraduate degree from a near-Ivy public universityWork experience as a Peace Corps business advisor in Honduras with two and one-half years as a strategy consultant with Deloitte ConsultingExtracurricular involvement as a three-time All-American women’s rugby player and a one-time USA under-23 team memberMinimal volunteering, but nothing too exciting. Part II: Your Chances of Getting In Part II: Your Chances of Getting In
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Fourth Ed. - The 8 Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides Fourth Ed. - The 8 Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides Description This set of 10 Strategy Guides is the core of our curriculum. Each book delves deeply into a single area of the exam, providing detailed and specialized instruction. Used together, these guides produce a substantial learning impact, helping you develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Included in this set are: GMAT Roadmap, 5th Edition Fractions, Decimals, & Percents GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Algebra GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Word Problems GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Geometry GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Number Properties GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Critical Reasoning GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Reading Comprehension GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Sentence Correction GMAT Strategy Guide, 5th Edition Integrated Reasoning & Essay Strategy Guide, 5th Edition ISBN: 978-1-935707-70-7
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