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Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !!

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Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 21:12
Hi everyone,

I have been accepted into Villanova MSF program.

I received a 700 on GMAT. I have one year experience working as a consultant in KPMG. I need advice on how good / reputed is Villanova's MSF program. Currently I am confused as to go for this course or should I try for better schools / options.

Really need advice on this desperately as I am too confused to make a decision.
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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 11:01
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Not to be rude or anything, but should you not have thought of this before applying? Why apply to a program you know nothing about?

Take a look at MSFHQ.com. Villanova has good placements, but you need to network. I got into Villanova as well (700 GMAT too).

EDIT: By now, most schools are no longer accepting applications, so applying elsewhere is not even an option.
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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 12:28
Yes I understand. I did do some research before application and the program seemed decent.

But currently I am wondering if I can wait 1 more year and probably apply next year to better programs such as MIT or WUSTL or is Villanova MSF good enough ?

btw are you admitted this year ?
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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 14:24
I was admitted for Fall 2013. I will attend, unless MIT admits me (had interview, will hear back on Thursday).

I think most would argue that WUSTL and Villanova are about equal. MIT is probably the best MSF/MFin in the US. Whether to wait another year and apply to other programs is up to you. How is the rest of your profile? A 700 GMAT probably needs to be backed up by a good UG GPA and some good ECs for MIT.

Villanova is fine. What type of career path are you planning to pursue?
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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 21:52
Hi, Thanks for your reply.

With a 700 GMAT, I have a 1 year experience as a consultant at KPMG with their Advisory practice. I also hold a Master in Management degree from a top-10 B-school in India. My UG GPA is 3.72

What about you ? Can you please share your profile as well ...

And wish you all the best for MIT. Let me know if you get in :)

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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 21:57
And as for career path ... I am planning to get into PE. It might be little difficult to get into a good PE firm directly so I guess initially would be looking to work with an Investment Bank get some experience and deals under my belt and then switch to PE.
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Re: Accepted into Villanova MSF ... Need Advice Urgently !! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 02:30
Before you make a final decision, try speaking with a few current students and recent alumni. Be very candid with them and have your questions ready so that it is a very efficient use of time. Such primary research will provide great insight into the program and give you confidence into your decision. There are many ways to find students/alumni -- calling the school and asking and doing a linkedin search are the most efficient. Also remember that most people understand the importance of this decision so most students/alumni will be willing to give you a reasonable amount of time.

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