I'm looking into some MS Finance/MA Math of Finance programs and they seem to be highly competitive. I'm wondering what you think my chances are based on my stats below.
3.5 GPA in Chemistry from an Ivy League school (my chemistry GPA is about a 3.5 as well)
GMAT: 770 (50 Q/46 V)
Will have 4 years of work experience by the time I matriculate (2 years in bank risk management, 2 years in consulting for financial institutions, focusing on portfolio and risk management)
I'm looking into the following programs (in order of preference):
Columbia MS Financial Engineering
Stanford MS Financial Mathematics
UChicago MS Financial Mathematics
I'm worried that my GPA might be a bit low, but I'm not sure whether my work experience and GMAT will overcome my GPA. Also, since I'm a little ways out of college, I'm not sure if I can get a recommendation from a math professor.
My blog: http://www.theapplicationist.blogspot.com/
My application status: 2012-profiles-w-admit-dings-results-no-discussion-116595.html#p983273