I will be taking GMAT next month and am expecting a score b/w 680-720 as per current mocks.
My profile is as follows:
BTech in CSE from IPU (2009)
CFA level 1 (CFA Institute, USA) dec,2010.
CFA level 2 band 10 (not cleared) june, 2011.
Would be taking CFA level 2 again in June, 2012.
NSE certified market professional level 1.
ii. Portfolio management (97.5%)
iii. Option Trading Strategies (92.5 %)
Rank 277 National Science olympiad (Science Olympiad Foundation), 2000
rank 69 in SMO (Indian Mathematical Olympiads Foundation), 2002
No notable extra curricular
Standard Chartered Bank (Customer Service Executive) 5 months
TCS (Analyst) 2 yrs 8 months by Aug 2012
Worked with following clients in TCS as Analyst:
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
Areas of interest:
Strategy based trading in derivatives.Have been trading for around 4 yrs now with occasional breaks.
I am not sure which colleges should I target based on aforementioned score and profile.
What I am looking for is post graduation in Finance from the best college within reach in accordance with my profile and GMAT score range. I am really interested in investments side and it would be really great if someone could help me with some relevant colleges.
The colleges I have in mind are: ISB, NUS, UCLA.
My dream colleges are : Chicago Booth, Columbia, Wharton. NYU - Stern is one college I would like to evaluate my chances for.
Please guide on some (both "worth taking a call" as well as "safe") colleges.
Your current work doesn't sound like it contains the leadership and impact that these top programs will be seeking for their MBA programs, but you may wish to consider MSc in Finance programs, which are focused more on your academic success and GMAT score. UCLA's Master of Financial Engineering (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/mfe.xml
) or Chicago's MSFM program (http://gradadmissions.uchicago.edu/acad ... inmath_ms/
), for example, or any of the pre-experience MSc in Finance programs that the Financial Times ranks here: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... ience-2011
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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