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# MSc Oxford Financial Economics

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18 Feb 2014, 06:46
Hi Everyone-

I am currently a masters student studying real estate development at USC. I have one year in real estate experience and am thinking about applying to Oxford's financial economics MSc.

Reason for this masters: I've been slowly realizing I want to work on the private equity side of real estate. As I've been exploring this, I've seen this field is more focused on finance and technical skills I don't have. I want to really understand economics, finance, and the way these two fields affect real estate.

I have a b.a. in economics with a 3.7 from a state school.

Concerns:

1) I have a 710 gmat with a 47/41 split. The 47 is only a 70% in quant and oxford says they expect an average of 90% on the quant. The program has an average gmat score of 730

I can take the gre and score much high percentile wise on the quant- I took a practice test and it's much easier. However, my verbal would be very low roughly 50/60 percentile. Not sure how that plays out.

2) That I am already in a masters program studying a non-related field.

Any suggestions or insight would be great.

Thank You
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20 Feb 2014, 02:45
I don't think you should worry about your GMAT - 90% on the quant might correspond to a score of 50. IMHO, I don't think 47 vs. 50 is a huge difference. The huge percentile difference is simply because a lot of people are scoring at that level. The ability level is roughly the same at both scores.

Also, I can see the thread - your undergraduate degree in Economics will help.

So give this your best shot! Good Luck.

Karthik

transfer9858 wrote:
Hi Everyone-

I am currently a masters student studying real estate development at USC. I have one year in real estate experience and am thinking about applying to Oxford's financial economics MSc.

Reason for this masters: I've been slowly realizing I want to work on the private equity side of real estate. As I've been exploring this, I've seen this field is more focused on finance and technical skills I don't have. I want to really understand economics, finance, and the way these two fields affect real estate.

I have a b.a. in economics with a 3.7 from a state school.

Concerns:

1) I have a 710 gmat with a 47/41 split. The 47 is only a 70% in quant and oxford says they expect an average of 90% on the quant. The program has an average gmat score of 730

I can take the gre and score much high percentile wise on the quant- I took a practice test and it's much easier. However, my verbal would be very low roughly 50/60 percentile. Not sure how that plays out.

2) That I am already in a masters program studying a non-related field.

Any suggestions or insight would be great.

Thank You

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Re: MSc Oxford Financial Economics   [#permalink] 20 Feb 2014, 02:45
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