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Undergraduate needs suggestions/help! [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2010, 15:58
Hello everyone! I am new and delighted to be here.

I will provide my stats and then move on to the specific questions:

-I go to a state school in the United States
-I have an average GPA 3.4-3.5
-I am an Accounting and Business Economics double major
-I have had 2 finance internships (local firms)
-I have one accounting internship (fortune 100 company) I am working at part-time

Currently I am in a dilemma. I have not been able to get job offers from any accounting firms (most probably due to my weak GPA). I had an interview at a bank however I got rejected. Right now I do not know what to do, I am lost, confused, frustrated.

Now that we have the sobbing story out of the way, I want to know my options. I am looking at masters programs in finance and accounting. I am interested more in the finance/economics side.

I also have yet to take my GMAT.

I would like advice on the necessary steps I should take regarding the Masters in Finance programs. I am obviously keeping the Masters in Accounting program at my current school a back up if I don't get into a Masters in Fin program. However the Masters in Fin is my first choice. I am interested in learning about financial analysis, investments, valuations, capital markets in general, etc. I would like a job in anything that relates as well :)

1) Is a Masters in Fin a good choice for a person with my background?
2) Which Masters in Finance programs should I be looking at?
3) What kind of GMAT score should I target for those programs?
4) Can a Masters in Accounting get me to where I want to be as well?

Sorry for the long read. Any help and guidance is very appreciated! I can also provide a resume in Private Messaging if you want to see it.

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Re: Undergraduate needs suggestions/help! [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 09:21
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Hi, SPH. Sorry for the long overdue reply.

You mentioned a program with finance and economics. For graduate level economics courses, students will need a background in Calculus I, II, and III (or I and II, depending), as well as linear algebra. Also, a strong background in statistics, regression, and excel will help out quite a bit.

A 3.5 GPA is good, but you will need a high GMAT score to get into a top program. Luckily, you have a good bit of work experience. This is a tremendous asset.

A list of MSc Finance programs and rankings is available on the MSc Finance forum, though you have probably already seen them by now.

For your particular career goals, a graduate program in finance would help more than a MSc Accounting.

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Re: Undergraduate needs suggestions/help!   [#permalink] 12 Jan 2011, 09:21
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