Hello, I was just wondering if anyone could analyze what types of MSF schools I could get into?
GPA - 3.52 (graduated cum laude) B.S. Biomedical Engineering - Drexel University.
GMAT - should be around 700-750
Work Experience - 1.5 years intern work with reputable biomedical engineering companies.
I am looking to get a Master's in Finance for a career change. MIT is my first choice (am I dreaming?). JHU would be my 2nd.
Also, does anyone know anything about how reputable Villanova's program is?
Please don't write the same post again and again. If people have anything to say around here, believe me -- they will. I'd like to help you out but I don't know that much about MSF programs. Based on the Global Derivatives rankings, which are from 2003 and seem somewhat fishy, MIT's program is (predictably) good but not the best at 10th, and JHU is 20th. Villanova's not there.
That said, I'd be rather surprised if JHU really had the 20th best MSF program -- their b-school doesn't have a very good reputation at all. As for Villanova, I've heard of their business undergrad program a couple of times, but have never heard them mentioned in any sort of way for any of their graduate programs. On their website, they mention the average GMAT score for the MSF is 620, which leads me to believe that you'd probably be shooting way too low with your own GMAT score if your goal is to go with the best possible program.
(I wanted to make sure you received an answer as these are legitimate questions; this really probably isn't worth much more than $.02) http://www.global-derivatives.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=36