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MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 10:36
Hello everyone!

I took the GMAT last Friday and only scored a 650 (q47 v34) :( despite aiming for around 680...
Anyway, I would like to know what you think about my chances for the programs I will be applying.

I'm thinking of:
Stockholm school of economics---> MSc Accounting and Finance, specialization in Corporate Finance
Rotterdam School of Management---> MSC Finance and Investments
ESADE--->MSc Finance
LSE ----> MSc Accounting and Finance
Cass --->MSc Finance
St. Gallen ----> MSc Banking and Finance (I'm also thinking about SIM for this one as it has lower GMAT score requirement)
Imperial---> MSc Finance (I know it doesn't need GMAT though :P )
and maybe Warwick MSc Finance

I just graduated from a Greek business school with a grade of 8.06/10 which is top 10% of my class and considered high 2:1 or maybe even 1st in the UK, solid marks at finance, maths and accounting courses, good academic references and also 2 internships one at an accounting office for 8 months and one at a top strategy consulting firm here in Greece (one of the biggest in Eastern Europe) for 4 months. I also took TOEFL and scored 114.
Thank you for your time!
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 00:58
anyone??
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 08:55
How do your stats compare to the mean and median stats at these schools? A 650 is usually the bare minimum for top MSc programs.
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 12:21
Well the SSE for example has 653 avg. Other universities have higher averages (like EDHEC has 668, 670 for ESADE and so on) but I don't think it's a big difference from my score. I also have good GPA so I think that makes up for it.
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 08:06
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How do your stats compare to the mean and median stats at these schools? A 650 is usually the bare minimum for top MSc programs.


My GMAT score is 660 (Q49 V31), should I apply for a school of which the average GMAT score is around 550? I mean, will the admission committee reject my application because my score is far beyond what they need?
Also, can a higher score in Quant (Q49>V31) be considered as a good point for an MSF program?
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 01:50
As far as I know HSG looks only at the total GMAT score, so your high Q may not be considerated, and they require a minimum score of 680. But I think they don't take admission fees so you would lose nothing, except some time, by applying. Maybe your internships and good grades can outweight the "bad" GMAT result.
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 07:15
@midofnowhere: I can't comment on whether your higher quant score will help you at HSG because I am not familiar with the admissions at HSG. But I can say that at many other masters finance programs a higher quant will be very helpful in obtaining admissions, especially the more quantative programs.
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Re: MSc Finance Admission chances [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 02:11
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@midofnowhere: I can't comment on whether your higher quant score will help you at HSG because I am not familiar with the admissions at HSG. But I can say that at many other masters finance programs a higher quant will be very helpful in obtaining admissions, especially the more quantative programs.


I don't think it will help as much if the score is unbalanced. I have personally talked to two ESADE admission directors, both of them told me that one better has a balanced score (the higher, the better ofc). As far as HSG is concerned, they only look at the overall score. Check their webpage for more information.

@AkisGr: Did you contact the SSE admission office? I have read in older threads that the avg GMAT score for the CF/ Inv Mgmt specialization was around 670-680 in past years.
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