Joined: Oct 04, 2011
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750 Q48 V46
This review is for CBS
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2015
On the career front the program at CBS is well designed and I would highly recommend it to anybody interested in Finance and Consulting. The major consulting companies all recruit on campus and the alumni base in finance is incredibly active. Many students have internships during the school year because there are no classes on Fridays. Getting that chance to work for a hedge fund during class can be the difference for many in getting the job they want at graduation. The school is also strengthening the tech/entrepreneurship offerings with a new startup lab. The venture market is New York is growing rapidly and many students start a business with their classmates before reaching graduation.
On the social front the school is very active. The cluster system gives a core group of students you will know well and they travel together, go drinking together and take classes together. The city has more opportunities than you can possibly take advantage of with your limited time. Despite many students having already lived in NYC they still are very active in the school's social scene. The reputation of people scattering after classes is unfounded.
The facilities are sub-par but a new campus is under construction that will remedy that issue.
The Core curriculum is not difficult but provides a good foundation and gives the clusters a great chance to bond in their first semester. The electives have a broad selection and the Value Investing Program is unmatched at any other school for access to hedge funds and real world applicability.
All the major banks, consulting firms and large mutual funds recruit on campus. Hundreds of other smaller companies post to the school's job board but non-traditional career paths (healthcare and retail in particular) need to spend a good amount of time networking on their own to find opportunities.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)
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