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Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 00:22
Hi there,

I am a 25 year old, with 5 years working experience in the financial field, till present, doing proprietary trading.
In my first 3 years, I trade for my family's firm and have a track record of making money for 2 of the 3 years.
In my 4th year, I was head hunted and started working for a taiwanese security firm in Hong Kong for 7 months. 3 months into the job, I was the top trader in the firm, but decided to quit and pursue my studies, as I thought it would further round off my experience.
I am currently now still working back in my family's firm and looking to apply for universities.

I previously studied in University of Melbourne, majored in psychology and asian studies.
I was chosen to be part of a student's ambassador leadership programme.
When I was working, I have also adopted a charity and be a mentor to a myanmar girl for a year.

This being said however, my GMAT scores are quite low .. My latest score is 560, and I was wondering if With my background if its possible to qualify for an MBA programme or a Masters in Fianance programme?
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Re: Profile evaluation [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 14:53
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Hello,

Anything is always possible, but a 560 score as you are aware, will make an MBA program pretty difficult. You could perhaps look at programs like University of Pittsburgh or other programs in that tier. I think your professional experience is interesting and it seems that you have consistently been a top performer, but I'd say your background is a bit nontraditional as far as MBA goes. That doesn't mean that you can't get in, but you'd likely have to aim for lower tiered programs. I'm not as familiar with Masters of Finance requirements, but I imagine that similarly, you'd have to look at lower tier schools.

Best of luck,
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