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Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?
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Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?



You should disclose , else the Adoms would be wondering what you did during those years. You should use the optional essays to explain your circumstances.
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topmbahopeful2017 wrote:
Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?


It is always preferable to mention 1 or 2 schools above but near to the current school's rank AND one or two below it.
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topmbahopeful2017 wrote:
Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?



I totally agree with vivek6199. The adcom will see there is a gap in your resume , if you do not mention the MS. But what you should pay attention is how you are going to address this issue carefully. You do not want the adcom say "ok he left, once he gets a job, so he might do the same". You can work with a consultant about your story maybe in an optional essay.
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topmbahopeful2017 wrote:
Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?


I've had applications that ask for ALL institutions attended, and others that ask for only institutions in which a degree was granted. I think that as long as you do not have a glaring absence in your resume timeline, it will come down to how the application asks the question. Just my .02
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topmbahopeful2017 wrote:
Several years ago, I attended a Masters in Finance program, but did not graduate. I attended the program only to have another chance at recruiting for investment banks, so once I received an offer, I left the Masters in Finance program and did not graduate. Am I required to disclose this to any MBA programs I apply to? If I do not, would that be seen as unethical and/or grounds for dismissal/degree revocation should I be admitted and graduate?


Hi topmbahopeful2017,

Thanks for your query.

While we are a bit late in responding to you, we do hope this reaches you in time.

As already mentioned above, you must mention that you attended the program, as a gap in your profile is not considered desirable at all. However, it is important that your portrayal of this experience is appropriate (basically, your reasons for leaving should be very strong). Of course, do showcase this experience as a positive one, even though it did not last very long :)

Should you require any assistance in this regard, feel free to reach out.

All the best! :)
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