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Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2010, 15:42
Hi,
I would really appreciate if you can assess my profile for MS Fin Programs and also suggest me with some which suit best for my profile.
For the start, I am an undergrad and have absolutely no work Experience(except for 4 interns all on quant side)

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Final year student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (Majors in Biotechnology)
GPA - 8.00 / 10
GMAT - 730 (Q - 50, V - 39, AWA - 5.5)

Internships
An internship at Marketing Analytics, Credit Cards at a major MNC Bank -
-aimed at cost saving in marketing campaigns through Predictive Modeling
An internship with a descent B School in Germany - Hypothesis testing in Financial markets.
An Intern with a Startup Investment Consulting Firm in India.
Intern with a Major Drug Production Plant of a Large MNC - it involved optimization of medicine bottle diameters ( A cost Saving project)

College Projects
Project in Protein structure prediction via Bioinformatics.
Project in Protein structure prediction via X-ray Crystallography.
Final Year Project in Predictions and testing for DNA molecules sequences.

Social Service Experience -
A part of social service campaigns through NSS IIT Roorkee, involving the improvement in educational standards in Uttarakhand, India.
One of the Pioneers and Project Manager of Eduslum Program, which was created to find an out of the box solution for elevating standards of education in India.
Managed a team of over 35 Volunteers in Eduslum.

Achievements
3rd youngest in world and youngest in India to hold Chartered Market Technician II from Market Technicians Association, USA.
Part of two Trekking Expeditions - Himalayan Explorer's Club, IIT Roorkee.

My main concern is which MS Finance programs (in USA) should I target and before doing so, should I get any work experience (like applying next year after 1 yr of work exp). I also wanted to know if some lower ranked programs can accept me with this profile and no work exp.

Thanks a ton for reading and really appreciate the time and efforts.
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 09:08
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Hi, thanks for reaching out. Let me start by saying that you don't need work experience for MFin programs the same way you do for MBA programs because they are not designed the same way. An MBA is a midstream degree designed to help people from a variety of industries and in a variety of functions progress as managers and leaders. It's about climbing a rung and bringing an entire management toolkit to a professional position. An MFin is about mastering a subject and ramping up technical skills. It can obviously be a springboard into further academia, into research, but also into elite eventual management positions (sometimes by later getting your MBA). The MFin is a great path for *right now.* There's no use waiting or buying time with some work experience padding. It's a degree that is all about opening doors into jobs, rather than elevating your career path.

As for programs, any MFin list has to start with the Bendheim Center at Princeton. Amazing program, incredible placement, obviously very hard to get into. Stern and Wharton are both super elite business schools with great masters programs.

Abroad you should consider HEC Paris and also Said at Oxford.

Stateside, take a look at MIT Sloan's new program (although I think it has an early application deadline so you might be too late) and also Wash U and Boston College.

Good luck!

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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 12:44
Thanks a ton paul...! It was of great help..!
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Re: Profile Eval for MS Finance / Financial Engg. [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 19:47
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No problem. Let us know if you want to work on your apps. We offer slightly lower rates for MFin programs. You can PM me if you are interested or you can email consult@amerasiallc.com (just be sure to include your profile name in the subject line).

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