Hi guys !!!!
I really need your help to come to a decision.
In april i had applied to two colleges for an MFIN
1 > LSE
2 > HEC Paris
I got rejected at HEC but got an offer LSE. I am in the process of completing my documentation with LSE. my question is this should ijust forget about any other school and go ahead with LSE or should i differ the offer for next year and send applications to other schools ??
I have figuratively not applied to any other school besides the two mentioned above, as the deadlines for 2014 had already passed for most schools by the time i gave my gmat.
Undergraduate in Commerce
GMAT score 710 ( i owe this to online forums like GMAT Club)
What I'm looking out for ?
1 > Knowledge - This is my most important need ... i want to learn and learn from the best at that.
2 > Brand - as i haven't decided where i would like to work and settle a bigger brand will help me gain access to a wide variety of regions even though an mfin is generally a localized course...
Some of the places I'd really like to apply to : Oxford, MIT Sloan, Princeton
So what is your take on this ?
Very hard to answer the questions until we know:
1) What are your career goals?
2) Where do you plan to pursue your career? (Asia, Europe, US)
3) Which program is this LSE Mfin? Finance and Economics? Finance? or Risk and Finance?
4) All the schools have different programs, from the list you have mentioned. MIT is an MFin. Princeton is basically a fin math or engg degree and Oxford is financial economics degree.
So what do you wanna study?
Hi samuraijack !
thank you for a quick response
about my personal plans
1 > the way i see it, i wish to land a job in an organization that deals with invesments( IB, VC, MF) ... as i still don't have any experience about which role suits me best my plans here are flexible... but yes it has to be along the lines of an analyst or a fund manager(down the line
)... i do however definitely plan to take up the CFA program as soon as i am done with the masters...... during which i will also spend time gaining practical experience.... now call me out if I'm wrong here, but i plan to do an MBA if required.. obviously not in finance but some other specialization that will be an asset to the intensive knowledge gained through the masters .... an analogy would be this; an engineer having technical skills and now pursuing an mba to start his/her own business. I also currently am certified to work as an Affiliated financial Planner and if time permits will try and get a Financial Risk Manager Certification to get a kick out of it ( i know i'm probably creeping u out now hehe)
2 > alright this may be a tad bit weird but here it goes.... i have atopic dermatitis ( sounds hot doesn't it ??
)... that means extreme heat and humidity ( one of my concerns with London) are out of the question.... my country has both in abundance year round (lucky me
) ... i am a moving allergy target during the summer and the monsoons... people put beauty packs at night before sleeping ... i plaster my face with a cortical steroid before sleeping... so yes pleasant weather is what i need... as i said this will be a weird reason and i really do expect to be laughed at for it hehe.
3 > This is the full-time Finance track not the others that you mentioned.
4 > true all schools do have different courses and each course has its own strengths ... but i think a broad way to split them would be theoretical, Hard quants, Generalist.... am i right in assuming this categorization ? if i go by this id like a program that really allows me to modify the direction so that after i get a taste of it and after i extensively discuss it with the professors, Councillors, etc and probably make them all go crazy ^_^ ( yes i do sound like a maniac, don't i ??