Thanx for the reply again...I have been looking at the top universities and I see most of them have average work experience 4-5 yrs in their class profile.Do you think it is wise to wait and apply next year???How much will my chances improve for say the top 20 ranked universities??
Also, wat do you think of my chances at MASTER in Finance or MASTER in FINANCIAL ENGINEERING at schools such as university of california, berkeley or MIT
if I apply this year. I hear that these courses require less work experience than MBA and the course is more quantitative in nature. IF this two a no no then which other school do u think is in range!
In that case I would definitely recommend waiting till next year. Rushing things will give you no advantage at all! And waiting one more year will:
- Give you one more year of experience before you apply.
- Allow you to apply R1 and have better chances
- Allow you to prepare yourself very very well.
It's true that folks who study for an MF have less experience than an MBA, but since you don't have any finance experience, it will be pretty tough to get in to top programs line MIT or Berkeley. But if you went a bit down the line, you could find some excellent programs which fit. But on the other hand, if you do get in, it should be easier for you to make that career switch to finance because you will have all the necessary technical skills that the industry looks for.
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