Firstly I dont think Universities consider student scoring 50 more intelligent than student scoring 47 . 47 is a good score. I am still scratching my head as to why u did not get 730 with 47/41 , which is so balanced score.
You did not mention whether you are working professional or not ?
710 for Msc is good . You need to convince them that you have nice math scores in your graduate degree . Masters in Finance is a gateway to Investment Banking from good colleges . But if you work in non-banking sector for 4 years , and then pursue MBA to get into Investment Banking --> then its going to be very difficult . No one can prove whether 710 is worth for Msc or MBA ...even if someone say , dont listen
To get into MBA of top 7 colleges , even 750 would not help if you have a mediocre profile . You need to potray lot more , which is explained in this forum at many links.
If you are a fresher , with some certifications like CFA , FRM etc you can complete your MSc and then apply to IB...you might get a job , provided the market is good.
Do agree that a score with 750+ gives an edge to you over others , but you would need to figure it out whether you are able to score more or not . If you have time and patience , go ahead and give one more try to check if you get 750+.........
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