MBA v CFA

  • Communiqués, MBAs, News

    Let’s Talk About: CFA Results

    Are you among the 42 and 39 percent, respectively, relieved? What will you be doing to celebrate? Running out and buying the next level of books during lunch? Not as lucky? Feeling like you just threw away the last four to six months of your life? Want to get angry? Want to make someone pay? […]

    / Jul 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM
  • MBAs, News

    So This Is Now Happening

    Jumping off point question for the group: is this meant to indicate he’s only passed (or maybe just taken and will later find out he failed) Level I?

    / Jun 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM
  • Communiqués, MBAs, News

    Good Luck To All

    It’s CFA time tomorrow and we know everyone taking it is going to do great! And if you don’t, it’s not like this shit matters– just ask any of your MBA friends. Alternatively, think about it this way– becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst will spell the end of your budding pornography career. Plus, we’ll be […]

    / Jun 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein Moving Up In The (MBA) World

    The president may not appreciate them but you know what? Screw that guy. JD and LB don’t need him when they’ve got the votes of MBA Candidates. CNN Money’s annual ranking of the top companies business students want to work for is out and apparently these kids want a piece of James D and his […]

    / May 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Harvard Business School Graduates Continuing Year Old Oath-Taking Tradition

    Last May, a bunch of HBS grads got together and decided to take an “MBA Oath,” promising not to do anything wrong once they were released into the world. They put a condensed version on little laminated cards to keep in their back pockets as a quick reference in case they ran into a situation […]

    / May 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM
  • MBAs, News

    Random NYU Stern Students Have Lloyd Blankfein’s Back

    A bunch of MBA candidates were stopped on campus for their esteemed opinions on the Goldman sitch. The consensus is they “don’t want to work at a firm like Lehman Brothers” and “what you can respect about Goldman is that they’re greedy but they’re long-term greedy.”

    / May 7, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Would-Be Times Square Bomber: Victim Of The Housing Crisis

    Also a University of Bridgeport business school grad! At the time of his arrest, Faisal Shahzad and his wife, Huma Mian, were facing foreclosure on the compact home of gray vinyl shingles they owned on Long Hill Avenue near the center of Shelton, Conn. He is “financially bankrupt,” said a high-level official briefed on the […]

    / May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Day 30: A Bunch Of Idiot Traders Drop By The Office And Steve Hisses At Them And Pisses In Their General Direction

    Early last week, we were alerted to a message board containing a comment by a woman who accosted Bill Ackman at a recent General Growth Properties hearing. In it, she recounted their meeting and although perhaps mentally unstable, had a genius idea on her hands. Here is the relevant text: “I waited Till Mr. Ackman […]

    / May 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Business School Follies: “I Go To Darden, B*tch”

    Looking to douse yourself in a little second-hand embarrassment today? Business school follies are here to help! If the above offering from Darden doesn’t do it for you, perhaps the future business leaders of America at CBS can get the job done. Update: Wharton has beseeched me to throw their effort into the running. *Confidential […]

    / Apr 28, 2010 at 10:45 AM
  • MBAs, News

    Let’s Bicker Over: B-School Rankings

    US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you want to bitch, so get it out here and now. 24. University of Minnesota– Twin Cities 24. Georgetown (McDonough) 23. Indiana University– Bloomington (Kelly) 21. UNC– Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) 21. Ohio State (Fisher) 20. University of Southern California […]

    / Apr 15, 2010 at 3:15 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Columbia Business School Outrage

    A distraught listener writes: “Bess- I stumbled onto this Columbia Business School Vineyard Vines logo tie on the clearance rack at Century 21 the other night. It’s the same tie our investment management club gave to Buffett in Omaha last October. That tie was full price in our bookstore – $65. Century 21 is unloading […]

    / Apr 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  • MBAs, News

    INSEAD Has Ways Of Dealing With MBA Students Who Can’t Keep Their Pants On

    One point for the CFA track. From: Student Council – Social Reps Subject: Campus Exchange – Update on Restrictions Dear all, As some of you are aware, the MBA office has decided to put in place certain restrictions on the campus exchange. Since the beginning of this year, and particularly in January/February, some students have […]

    / Apr 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Let It Be Known, The CFA Will Not Have Its Name Tainted By Images Of Taints

    For those of you currently debating whether or not obtaining a CFA charter is worth flushing several years of your life down the toilet, I’d like you to consider one thing. When and if you finally do pass that third exam do you want the institute to own your ass? Budding pornographers, erotic novelists and […]

    / Mar 11, 2010 at 1:15 PM
  • MBAs, News

    MBA Candidates Still Into Wall Street, Have Plan Of Attack For Dealing With Haters

    Gang, I want you to meet Ben Bloomfield, a first-year at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Why is Ben so excited to be holding a phone to his face that presumably has no one on the other line? I’m guessing it has to do with the fact that Ben’s pretending his new colleague, […]

    / Mar 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM
  • MBAs, News

    Let’s Talk About: CFA Level One Results

    Are you among the happy 34 percent? What will you be doing to celebrate? Buying the Level II books? Not as lucky? Feeling like you just threw away the last four to six months of your life? Want to get angry? Want to make someone pay? Let it out, here.

    / Jan 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  • MBAs, News

    Wharton Students Will Have Their Annual Ski Trip, Damn It!

    Regular Dealbreaker readers know that we spend a lot of time around these parts having the CFA v. MBA debate (well, not me, but some of you, amongst yourselves, in the comments, losing your shit). Today brings a point in favor of the b-school track, courtesy of Wharton. Apparently a bit of disagreement has been […]

    / Jan 21, 2010 at 12:33 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Congratulations, CFA Candidates

    Not because you think you passed (you probably didn’t?), but because it’s over and you don’t have to think about this thing again for a few months, at which time you’ll receive your results and either a) slit your wrists or b) decide to give up another million hours of your life for the next […]

    / Dec 7, 2009 at 5:38 PM
  • MBAs, News

    CFA Takers: Good Luck To All

    From a candidate: How about a shout-out for those of us who are sleep deprived and freaking out about tomorrow? something to cheer us up and forget that we paid over $1k for this test that (according to all estimates) most of us will probably fail. Something special, because we need it. Give us hope, […]

    / Dec 4, 2009 at 3:10 PM
  • MBAs, News

    MIT Will Not Be The Only Business School With A Cringe-Worthy Take Off Of “I’m On A Boat” To Speak Of

    Chicago Booth now has one too. Earlier: “I’m At MIT Sloan, Racking Up The Mother F*cking Student Loans”

    / Nov 16, 2009 at 9:52 AM
  • MBAs, News

    HBS Grad: The Fewer Harvard Business Alums Out There, The Better

    For the good of the market, encourage your MBA-candidate friends in Cambridge to pursue careers in the cross-dressing and law enforcement fields. 2009 Harvard MBA Indicator Shifts to ‘Neutral’ [PDF] A Contrary Indicator On MBA’s And Stocks [DealBook]

    / Nov 6, 2009 at 12:23 PM
  • MBAs, News

    Harvard Business School Students Manhandle Cop, In Drag

    Allegedly! The part about them assaulting an officer of the law, not about them being dressed as women, that’s been pretty well established (and the faded lipstick and eye make-up seen at left don’t lie). According to the Boston Herald, HBS’ers Christian Huot and Dina Mustafa Sidna were thrown out of the “Priscilla Ball” going […]

    / Nov 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM

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