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Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2013, 00:15
Hello,

Please see my profile below and kindly advise on my likelihood of admission into my desired programs, as well as key areas I need to improve on (most important parts of my app)

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Location: Greater China
Undergrad: North America - Honors degree Cum GPA extremely average . Last 2 years were significantly better (GPA > 3.5)
Work Experience: Approx. 3 years working at a boutique investment banking firm doing M&A
Extra Curriculars: Various sports/social clubs in University. Also worked/still working for a charity (approx. 2 years)
Misc: CFA Level 1 completed
GMAT: Currently preparing - aiming for 700+ (or at least high 600s)

Desired Programs
Degree: Master of Finance
Location: Mostly thinking in the UK although open to additional suggestions that suit
Colleges: Imperial, LBS, LSE, Oxbridge
Planning to apply this year R1, R2

Goal: Investment banking in any of the bulge brackets or international IB houses
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Re: Profile Evaluation [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 20:17
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bulletpoint wrote:
Hello,

Please see my profile below and kindly advise on my likelihood of admission into my desired programs, as well as key areas I need to improve on (most important parts of my app)

Profile
Location: Greater China
Undergrad: North America - Honors degree Cum GPA extremely average . Last 2 years were significantly better (GPA > 3.5)
Work Experience: Approx. 3 years working at a boutique investment banking firm doing M&A
Extra Curriculars: Various sports/social clubs in University. Also worked/still working for a charity (approx. 2 years)
Misc: CFA Level 1 completed
GMAT: Currently preparing - aiming for 700+ (or at least high 600s)

Desired Programs
Degree: Master of Finance
Location: Mostly thinking in the UK although open to additional suggestions that suit
Colleges: Imperial, LBS, LSE, Oxbridge
Planning to apply this year R1, R2

Goal: Investment banking in any of the bulge brackets or international IB houses


Your GMAT quant score and quant grades are going to be very important. If you get above 80% in quant and have a decent score on the verbal and your quant grades were good, then given the increase in your GPA and your strong work experience you will have a chance at all the MiF programs you list. The farther away from these bench marks you are, the worse your chances.

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