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Where do I stand? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 00:12
Objective: MBA (FT) 2010 - want to switch career to equity research analyst / IB
27 / female / asian
Undergrad: top 5 Canadian University; Commerce Finance & accounting
GPA: 71 - 72%

Reason for not so competitive grades: very active in a student club, was the president in the last year (the club had 400-500 members and 60 working executives); also had a 4 day part time job at that time

Work experience: 4+ years with a big international bank; stepping up from admin clerk to manager level (relationship manager in personal financial services)

Post grad qualification: Certified Financial Planner

GMAT: to be written

Target Schools: Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge, HKUST (don't want to stay in north america, plan to work in Asia after MBA)

Just want to know where I stand given my background and experience.
I just don't want to over / under estimate myself in choosing schools.
Most worried about the low undergrad GPA.

Please help. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Where do I stand? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 22:22
I think you should be competitive for your target schools. If you're interested in investment banking, I'm not sure if going to HKUST will do it for you - since the major banks (or what's left of them) in Asia tend to hire Asians who went to the top US/Euro b-schools. You may be able to get into a local bank or a smaller player, but if you're looking to get into a major bank in HK on the investment banking side (whether it's a major US or Euro firm), your best bet is still to focus on the US and European b-schools. Maybe apply to INSEAD or LBS as your stretch school (and INSEAD has a Singapore campus as well).

Alex Chu

Re: Where do I stand?   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2009, 22:22
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