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MFin query... [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 00:13

I graduated form the indian institute of technology , Kanpur 3 years back with a gpa of 9.2/10 , majoring in civil engineering. I have since been working in a top oil field services company. I also took a Bsc Economics degree for the University of London International programme as an external student at LSE while working. I graduated with first class honours . I now wish to switch over to commodity(energy) trading and wish to apply to MFin at MIT and Msc Finance at LSE for the same reason.

I recently took GMAT and got a score of 790.
Could you please tell me if stand a chance of getting accepted in either of the programmes .Also could you suggest some other programmes that might help me make the career switch. Further more a 9.2/10 may not seem much on scale of 4 (3.68) but the grading policy at IITs is rather harsh and a graduating GPA of 9+ means that you'd be in at least the top 5 in your class. Are the adcoms at top universities aware of this???
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Re: MFin query... [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 14:30
First of all, every admissions committee is well aware of the IIT grading scale so they will instantly know of your academic accomplishments. This combined with a stellar GMAT score should make you a competitive candidate at almost every MFin program out there. Given just these two factors, you should only be targeting the best programs out there. The only other program where you would get a similar quality student population is at Princeton. However, here you will not have as strong as a recruiting base as you would at LSE or MIT.

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Re: MFin query...   [#permalink] 11 Apr 2013, 14:30
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